Here is the The World’s 100 Greatest Places List 2018 as chosen by TIME Magazine, and includes museums, parks, restaurants and more!

You’ve probably read about some of these picks on Ecophiles already, we’re delighted to say. TIME Magazine’s World’s 100 Greatest Places List 2018 features 100 places all over the world and is the first annual list of the World’s Greatest Places.

TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories—such as museums, parks, bars, restaurants, theme parks, and hotels—from editors and correspondents around the world as well as industry experts. Then they evaluated each one based on key factors, including quality, originality, innovation, sustainability, and influence.

To Visit:

Tianjin Binhai Library, Tianjin, China

Remember we told you about this futuristic, eye-shaped library in China? It has attracted more than 1.8 m visitors since opening in October 2017. Read our story here.

China architecture tianjin-binhai-library Ossip van Duivenbode, courtesy of MVRDV china library

Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode, courtesy of MVRDV

Golden Bridge, Ba Na Hills, Vietnam

Walk through the hands of Gods over this spectacular new bridge in Vietnam. The splendid architecture deserves a spot on this list of Greatest Places. Read about Golden Bridge here.

Giant hands Danang Vietnam golden bridge outdoors

Photo: Vietnam Insider

Louvre, Abu Dhabi

The new Louvre in Abu Dhabi is an architectural wonder. You can walk through the promenades overlooking the sea beneath the museum’s 180-metre dome, comprised of almost 8,000 unique metal stars set in a complex geometric pattern. When sunlight filters through, it creates a moving ‘rain of light’ beneath the dome, reminiscent of the overlapping palm trees in the UAE’s oases. Read about it here.

louvre abu dhabi

View overlooking the sea © Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photography: Mohamed Somji

Other noteoworthy places to visit:

  • Cycling through water, Genk, Belgium
  • Morgan’s Inspiration Island, Texas
  • Tippet Rise Art Center, Stillwater County, Montana
  • Pandora: The World of Avatar, Bay Lake Florida
  • Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
  • Mariposa Grove, Yosemite, California
  • Casa Vicens, Barcelona, Spain

To stay:

Tree Hotel, Sweden

Six treerooms, designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading architects, are suspended 4-6 meters above ground in the tall pine forest, all with spectacular views of the Lule River. Quite a fantasy come true! Read about it here.

Swedish-tree hotel Mirrorcube

Photo: Tree Hotel

EcoCamp Patagonia

Go glamping in sustainable, stylish digs in domes designed for nature-lovers. Read about what it’s like to actually stay here.


Photo: Lori Sorrentino

Icehotel 365, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Ice hotel, ice sculptures, ice beds – an uber cool place to stay, literally! Read all about it here (with stunning photos)!

ice hotel 365 don't get lost suite

Photo: Icehotel 365

Other noteworthy places to stay:

  • Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Alila Fort Bishangarh, Rajasthan, India
  • Hotel Xcaret, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia

Check out the complete list of World’s 100 Greatest Places List 2018 on TIME.

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