If you, like many others, live in a metropolitan city, then getting to see nature in its truly raw form is a rare occurrence. Still, there are some vacation spots around the world where you can breathe in some fresh air, smell nature, and become bewitched by the dazzling night sky. Here are some of the best places around the world where you can enjoy some unforgettable stargazing.
Utah, United States
This southwestern American state provides a range of stunning sites in the desert, including the Grand Canyon. But more than that, Utah boasts more International Dark Sky Places than anywhere else in the world. Consider spending a night in the Dark Sky-certified Canyonlands or Bryce Canyon National Parks to enjoy an unprecedented stargazing experience.
NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
By taking measures such as limiting the use of vehicle headlights, this African nature reserve goes to large extents to protect its wildlife, from nocturnal creatures to its plant life. For an unforgettable nighttime experience, there are numerous stargazing safaris on offer.
Aral Sea, Uzbekistan
With a large amount of nomadic, Uzbekistan’s skies remain largely unpolluted. In Samarkand, 1400s astronomer Ulugh Beg built an observatory overlooking the Aral Sea. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy unfiltered viewing of the natural beauty that Uzbekistan has to offer.