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Published June 15, 2012 by xubobo

Stargazing at Mono Lake, California

A tufa rock formation juts out of Mono Lake, brilliant under a starry sky. Mono Lake sunrises and sunsets are famous because of the colors reflected in the tranquil water, Travel Favorites submitter shreenivasanm says. “If one has the will to venture to the lake shore during the night, you could experience a visual spectacle of … billions of stars.”

Cherry Blossoms at Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Spring brings bright blooms to Kyoto’s Kiyomizu Temple. “Cherry blossoms last only a short while—a week to ten days at peak,” Travel Favorites submitter hirowadausa says. “[You] must be aware of weather conditions and temperature when you go out there to take a shot.”

Coastal Walk in Cornwall, England

This section of England’s famed South West Coast Path offers views of dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, and lighthouses, says Travel Favorite submitter Atul_kshirsagar. “This walk is almost four or five miles long, but worth each meter.”

San Gregorio Magno Church in Majayjay, Philippines

Travel Favorite submitter xylo17m snapped this photo of San Gregorio Magno Church in Majayjay, Philippines. Majayjay is in Laguna province

Geek Shopping on Apliu Street, Hong Kong

“Visit Apliu Street to ‘geek out’ and find all kind of electronic components in this huge flea market,” says Travel Favorite submitter (and National Geographic staff member) robertmurray. “A shopper can find both new and used merchandise in the area.”

Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Travel Favorite submitter—and Good Traveler blogger—aricqueen has a word of advice for visitors to this spot in Petra, an ancient Nabataean city in Jordan: “Hold on to your camera tightly. Jaws—as well as things in hands—have been known to drop.”

Night Sky Over Crater Lake, Oregon

Stars dot the vast sky above Crater Lake in Oregon, a favorite of submitter shreenivasanm. “This lake wears the bluest of blue color on a clear summer day. Due to its remoteness, gazing at the night sky [is] an amazing experience for tourists.”

Sa Sartiglia Carnival, Oristano, Italy

The Sa Sartiglia in Oristano is one of the most famous and spectacular equestrian events in Italy,” writes Travel Favorite submitter MariaPaolaLoi. “It takes place on Sunday and Tuesday of Carnival.”

The Blue City, Jodhpur, India

This view of Jodhpur from the Mehrangarh Fort, taken by Travel Favorite submitter Kristian Bertel, explains the origins of the city’s colorful nickname

Old Post Office, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

A foggy night made this shot possible for Travel Favorite submitter hirowadausa. “It was such an experience, as if somebody [used] stage effects to make it look like old Quebec 400 years ago.”

Tso Moriri Lake, Ladakh, India

“Indian Himalaya is one of the best photographic destinations,” says Travel Favorite submitter Neloy Bandyopadhyay. “There are many high-altitude lakes hidden inside the Himalaya mountain range. Tso Moriri is one of the most beautiful among these.”

 

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