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31 Beautiful White Places around the World you should visit

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Did you know that exploring white places around the world is the latest travel trend?
Not just because we are getting close to Winter, snow, and Christmas.

Traveling to white destinations is part of the dopamine travel trend.

White travel places are bound to evoke feelings of tranquility and symbolize new beginnings. It is not just about traveling to winter destinations and searching for the land of Ice and Fire.

Below you will find a collection of white places to visit, from buildings to salt flats, mosques, and opera houses. All handpicked and personally visited by myself and other travel bloggers.

🏯 If you have been wondering “How many white places from the list has Anja visited?”, you will find the answer hidden in the blog.

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White, often associated with cleanliness and simplicity, is the color of Wat Rong Khun or White Temple in Thailand, and the color of endless Salar De Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia. White is perfect for dopamine travel and is found in many forms in nature and architecture.

Below are perfect fairy-tale white travel destinations around the world, dressed in various shades of white. From bright white to cotton, ivory, and coconut, to pearl white and porcelain, to make you feel more serene and at peace.

Now, find out which white places in the world you want to add to your bucket list.

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1. Psychology of white color and emotions it evokes

White, often considered the absence of color, holds a unique place in the spectrum of human emotions.

White represents purity and cleanliness and is often associated with clarity, simplicity, and a sense of new beginnings. Its pristine and neutral nature also makes it a symbol of innocence.

On the other hand, too much white can be perceived as sterile or cold and can bring out emotions of emptiness or isolation.

In interior design, white spaces are utilized to create a sense of spaciousness and tranquility. White in medical settings signifies cleanliness and sterility, providing a calming influence on patients.

White has a different cultural significance across the globe. In Western cultures, it is often associated with weddings, symbolizing purity and new beginnings in the union of two individuals. In Eastern cultures, white is a color of mourning, representing loss and the transition from life to death.

Even though white is the absence of color, there are different shades of white that impact emotions. Ivory, eggshell and cream tones can evoke a sense of warmth and timelessness. Bright white shades, like coconut, cotton, and pearl may amplify feelings of modernity and minimalism.

folds in white satine fabric
White Satine

2. White places around the world on a map

White places are predominantly found in nature. Like snow and ice in Antarctica, Canada and Finland. White are also vast salt flats, such as those in the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, or Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Then there is white sand on beaches, like Whitehaven, and calcium carbonate in Pamukkale and Postojna cave.

There are also man-made white places, like the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the White Temple in Thailand, the White House in the USA, and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Find white places around the world on a map or search for them on Google Maps.

world map with pins showing locations of white travel places
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3. White places in the world to visit

3. 1. Antarctica

Stunning scenery of Antarctica, with a lot of ice and cold ocean surrounding it
Antarctica | Solo Passport

Name of place: Antarctica

Location: Antarctica

With stunning glaciers and unique wildlife, Antarctica provides untouched and pristine beauty. The stark dramatic beauty of the scenery with massive icebergs and ice fields, Antarctica, as the most well-known white travel destination, offers a rare and extraordinary adventure and journey. Known as the Last continent, Antarctica is the remotest continent in the world.

Tips for visiting Antarctica
The best and the only time you can visit Antarctica is during the summer season which starts in November and ends in March. With dry weather and temperatures ranging between 0°C and -5°C (32°F to 23°F), these days are suitable for adventures and exploration of the continent.

Despite being better in the summer season, Antarctica’s weather is harsh and unpredictable. So, it is always better to be prepared for extreme cold weather and have layers of clothes.

Because of the remoteness and limited accessibility, you can only reach for stepping on Antarctica only by cruises. The cruises mostly leave from Ushuaia in Argentina and Punta Arenas in Chile. There are a few charter flights from Punta Arenas in Chile, but they are mostly to fly over the continent and get back.

What to see & what to do in Antarctica
Even though the continent is less explored, there are still many best things to do in Antarctica. From exploring the historical sites on Deception Island to photographing the variety of unique and strong wildlife such as penguins and seals, this continent is for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.  

Where to stay when visiting Antarctica
As Antarctica does not have any stay options, the only places to stay are on the cruises that take visitors to Antarctica from other countries like Argentina and Chile.

Recommended and visited by Raksha from Solo Passport.

4. White places around the world to visit in Australia

4. 1. Sydney Opera House, New South Wales

Sydney Opera House on a summer day
Sydney Opera House | Anja On Adventure

Name of place: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Location: New South Wales, Australia

The Sydney Opera House is an iconic symbol of Australia, marking the entrance into the Sydney Harbour. It is usually one of the top things to see on every first-time Sydney itinerary and one of the most recognized white buildings.

Designed by the renowned architect Jørn Utzon, this architectural masterpiece is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The distinctive shell-like structures, inspired by an orange, is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, hosting various performances from opera and ballet to concerts.

Tips for visiting Sydney Opera House
The Opera House is best enjoyed both during the day, with its stunning waterfront views, and at night when it’s beautifully illuminated.

Taking photos of the Sydney Opera House (and Harbour Bridge) from every possible angle is free. But due to the popularity of the site, there will always be people around. 

Opera House is within walking distance from Circular Quay. You can get there by ferry, bus or train. There is even a direct train from the airport to Circular Quay.

Ensure to book tickets for a guided tour of the inside of the Opera house well in advance. The same is true if you plan to attend a concert or opera performance at the Sydney Opera House.

What to see & what to do in Sydney
Beyond attending opera performances, take a walk around the Opera House. Explore the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens and Circular Quay.

For a unique experience, consider a Sydney harbor cruise or Sydney helicopter flight, both offering unparalleled views of the Opera House. For the view of the famous opera from the water, go on a ferry from Circular Quay.

If you are visiting in December, during Australian summer, spend New Year’s celebrations on one of the luxury cruises in front of the Sydney Opera House. Enjoy counting down with one of the biggest fireworks shows and be in one of the first cities to say Hello to the New Year.

For combining an amazing dining experience with the view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, book a table at Cafe Sydney!

Where to stay when visiting Sydney Opera House in Sydney
There is a plethora of places to stay in Sydney. Choose Park Hyatt Sydney for a luxurious stay with unrivaled views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Alternatively, the Shangri-La Hotel, located in The Rocks district, provides a perfect blend of comfort and proximity to the Opera House. If you are tight on a budget, stay at YHA Sydney Harbour – The Rocks hostel. Their terrace offers amazing views of the Sydney Opera House.

Recommended and visited by Anja from Anja On Adventure.

4. 2. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland

Anja On Adventure jumping on a silicate Whitehaven beach on whitsunday Island in Queensland, Australia
Whitehaven Beach | Anja On Adventure

Name of place: Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, QLD

Location: Queensland, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, on Whitsunday Island, is right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. This is a 7km long stretch of white silica sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Sand is made of 98% pure silica, which means the sand doesn’t retain heat and stays cool to the touch even on the sunniest days.

Tips for visiting Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island
Best time to visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet is during Australian Spring and Summer, from September to December when weather is sunny, sea is calm and winds are light.

Access to Whitehaven Beach is limited and primarily possible with Whitehaven boat tours departing from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. If you don’t have a full day, another, faster, option is to book a Whitehaven Heli Tour with beach landing.

Make sure, you don’t take any sand with you as a souvenir! Silica sand is protected under the Great Barrier Reef National Marine Authority and if they catch you, you will be fined $10,000 on the spot.

What to see & what to on Whitsunday Islands
Most tours will take you to the iconic Hill Inlet lookout first. There you will be able to see turquoise waters and white sweeping sands. Later you will be able to take a dip and enjoy in the 7 kilometers of unspoiled Whitehaven beach and silica sand.

Most tours, daily tours from Airlie Beach, or 2 days cruises, will stop along the way on some of the best snorkeling spots around Whitsundays Islands, which are surrounded by coral reefs. You might even swim with a sea turtle.

Where to stay when visiting Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays
While there are no accommodations on Whitsunday Island itself. The best places to stay is in Airlie Beach or on Hamilton Island. Airlie Beach offers a range of options, from budget-friendly Magnums to luxurious Coral Sea Marina Resort, with stunning Coral Sea views. For a more secluded tropical experience, consider the Hamilton Island Beach Club.

Recommended and visited by Anja from Anja On Adventure.

5. White places around the world to visit in Africa & Middle East

5. 1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is on of the famous white travel destinations
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE | Kitty Meets World

Name of place: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

When you see the blinding white and gold of this huge Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque you will feel as if you stepped right into the Arabian Nights. With its many domes, minarets, and reflective pools it seems unreal, like a mirage.

Inside the Grand Mosque, you can admire the world’s largest hand-knitted carpet which took 1,200 artisans two years to craft as well as impressive chandeliers sparkling with Swarovski crystals and gold. And the reflective pools and gardens outside are just as impressive!

Tips for visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Visiting the Grand Mosque is free with a tour, otherwise, you need to pre-book an entry ticket online. Make sure to follow the suggested dress code as it is strictly enforced. Everyone should wear loose-fitting clothing that covers the entire body and women need a head scarf.

The white marble of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is extremely bright in the sun and the glare can be hard on your eyes. Do take sunglasses along!

What to see & what to do at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
You can just wander through the Mosque and admire it but to get the most out of your visit a tour is a good idea. You can either join one of the free guided tours or book an independent tour to learn more about the history, architecture, and cultural significance of Abu Dhabi’s most famous sight.

Check out the public restrooms at the mosque. They are just as opulent and impressive as the rest of the building! And if you are staying in Abu Dhabi overnight you can’t miss seeing the Grand Mosque illuminated at night – the lighting changes according to the moon phase.

Where to stay when visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in UAE
Many tourists visit the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi on a day trip from Dubai or during a cruise. However, there are also plenty of modern and luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi itself.

For exploring the city where many Holywood films were made, a hotel along the Corniche is ideal as this central location offers a beach, a park, and a nearby mall.

If you are up for a splurge, the Emirates Palace Mandarin Hotel is the ultimate Abu Dhabi experience. Decorated in the traditional opulent Arabic fashion, it is still bright and airy. This is the hotel if you have always dreamed of living in the splendor of an Arabic palace.

Recommended and visited by Kitty from Kitty Meets World.

5. 2. Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Street in Sidi Bou Said, tunisia as a white place around the Wrold
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia | Map and Camera

Name of place: Sidi Bou Said

Location: Tunisia

White village Sidi Bou Said is famous for its artistic atmosphere, and its typical Andalusian architecture with whitewashed buildings, blue doors, and wrought iron windows. Bougainvillea and jasmine add vibrant color to the white houses.

Tips for visiting Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
The best time to visit Sidi Bou Said is in spring and fall. The weather is mild without the summer heat, and because it is off-season, there are fewer tourists.

Sidi Bou Said is a small village overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Tunisia. It is located a few kilometers from the capital city of Tunis and is easily accessible by public transportation.

The closest airport to Sidi Bou Said is Tunis Carthage International Airport. It is well-connected to many European destinations. From the center of Tunis, take tram line 1 to Sidi Bou Said. It is a scenic half-hour ride that will cost you about 1 USD. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or a rental car, but be aware that parking can be a problem.

What to see & what to do at Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia
Visit the Museum of Folk Art and Traditions and the Ennejma Ezzahra Palace. It was once the home of a wealthy Tunisian family. The palace is a center for Arabic music. The building itself is an outstanding piece of architecture.

Sidi Bou Said is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Tunisia. Take your time to explore the cobbled streets of the village. You will be tempted to stop and take a photo every step of the way. Walk to the edge of the cliff for a breathtaking view of the sea below. Take a break in one of the many cafes and watch the sunset over a cup of mint tea.

Where to stay when visiting Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
There are plenty of options on where to stay. Book a room at La Demeure and enjoy your stay right on the beach, or stay at the Maison Dedine-SmallLuxuryHotels, with adults-only policy and infinity pool for a perfect Tunisian holiday.

Recommended and visited by Maria from Map and Camera.

5. 3. Diani beach, Kenya

Dhow boat on white sand Diani beach in Kenya, East Africa
Diani beach, Kenya | Travel the World Pages

Name of place: Diani beach

Location: Kenya

Diani beach is without any doubt one of the whitest sand beaches in the world. With its heavenly turquoise color waters, 17 km (10.5 mi) long palm-fringed shores, and colobus and vervet monkeys greeting the visitors all along the coastal area, it is one of the most
exciting and beautiful beach destinations in the world.

Tips for visiting Diani beach, Kenya
The best seasons to visit the beach are between December and March and June to September.

In April and May, which is the rainy season, you could be lucky enough to experience this natural wonder almost on your own, and still be awarded with splendid sunny days. The rainy season can offer you better budget opportunities to visit the beach while avoiding the high-season crowds.

Diani beach is just 40 km (25 mi) from Mombasa Airport and can be easily reached by taxi or public transport.

What to see & what to do at Diani beach, Kenya
There are plenty of things to do in Diani beach: from experiencing a magical sunset boat tour at the Kongo River, which divides Diani and Tiwi beach, to snorkeling or diving with dolphins and many other stunning marine life in Wasini or Robinson Island.

You can also visit the Colobus Conservation Organization and get in touch with these lovely monkey creatures that live in peaceful harmony with humans all along the beach.

Where to stay when visiting Diani beach, Kenya
Alongside Diani beach there are plenty of accommodations for all budgets. Bahari Dhow Beach villas feature a huge size pool where vervet monkeys hang around the whole day, a beachfront, and a good restaurant where you can listen to live local music performances on selected days.

Recommended and visited by Pilar from Travel the World Pages.

6. White places around the world to visit in Europe

6. 1. The Brilliant in Postojna Cave, Slovenia

Stalactites and stalagmites in Postojna cave, Slovenia
The Brilliant, Postojna Cave, Slovenia | Anja On Adventure

Name of place: The Brilliant, Postojna Cave

Location: Postojna, Slovenia

The Brilliant, is a 5 m (16.4 ft) tall stalagmite shining in a bright, brilliant white color. Based on the height it is more than 50.000 years old and is made of pure calcium carbonate. It is a symbol of the Postojna Cave.

Postojna Cave is over 24 km (14.9 mi) long cave system, with the first documented underground railway (opened in 1872), in Slovenia’s Karst region.

Tips for visiting Postojna Cave
Everytime is the best time to visit Postojna cave. There is no bad weather and temperature in the cave is constant 10°C (50°F). Wear warm clothes or a light jacket if visiting in summer. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, since part of the pathways may be slippery.

Visiting Postojna Cave is, besides Lake Bled, one of the most popular day trips from Ljubljana. If you don’t have a car, plan your visit to Postojna Cave with a guided tour.

What to see & what to do at Postojna Cave, Slovenia
Tour of the Postojna Cave lasts around 1.5h. You will go on a short train ride in the Cave and then walk 1.5 km (1 mile) in the cave. You will visit different chambers, galleries in different colors and stalagmites and stalactites formations.

In one part of the cave you will be able to see “olm” or “human fish” (Proteus anguinus). Olms are blind cave salamanders, sometimes referred to as baby dragons, that can live up to 100 years, and survive without food for up to 10 years.

To get the most out of your day, combine the visit of Postojna Cave with Predjama Castle, perched dramatically on a cliff and connected to the Predjama cave system.

Where to stay when visiting Postojna Cave in Slovenia
While Postojna offers various accommodation options, like Hotel Jama, staying in Ljubljana provides a more central location for exploring Slovenia. Consider the Grand Hotel Union or the Cubo Hotel for a comfortable base, close to Ljubljana’s main attractions and great as a base for day trips around Slovenia.

Recommended and visited by Anja from Anja On Adventure.

6. 2. Alberobello, Italy

street in Alberobello in Apulia, Italy with traditional trulli houses and being one of the best white travel places to visit
Alberobello, Italy | Travel with Simina

Name of place: Alberobello

Location: Apulia, Italy

Alberobello is a unique town due to its iconic trulli houses, which are traditional Apulian dry stone huts with conical roofs. The historic center of Alberobello is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is definitely worth a visit!

Tips for visiting Alberobello, Apuglia, Italy
The best time to visit Alberobello is during the spring and early autumn. The weather is pleasant, and the town is less crowded, allowing you to wander the streets. The town is free to visit all year round.

The nearest airport to Alberobello is Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, which is about 90 km (56 mi) away. From the airport, you can take a train to Alberobello. Alternatively, consider renting a car, which offers more flexibility in exploring the surrounding areas or taking the train from nearer cities like Bari or Lecce.

What to see & what to do at Alberobello, Italy
Some of the things to do in Alberobello are exploring the Trulli District, visiting the Trullo Church of St. Anthony and trying some local cuisine.

Stroll through the Rione Monti district, the heart of Alberobello’s Trulli homes. Visit Trullo Church of St. Anthony and you can even enter some of these houses, like the Trullo Sovrano, a museum showcasing the history of the trulli.

Be sure to try local specialities like orecchiette pasta and panzerotto. Pair your meal with a glass of Apulian wine for an authentic experience.

Take a 2-hour guided Trulli tour to enrich your Alberobello experience. You will be led by knowledgeable locals who can provide insights into the history and construction of Trulli, along with interesting stories about the town.

Where to stay when visiting Alberobello in Italy
For a unique stay, consider booking a Trullo accommodation like Trulli e Puglia Resort.

Recommended and visited by Simina from Travel with Simina.

6. 3. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Miracle garden and leaning tower of Pisa are on the list of white places around the world
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy | Culture Craving Couple

Name of place: Leaning Tower of Pisa

Location: Pisa (Tuscany), Italy

This architectural marvel is one of the most popular sites to see in Italy. The Pisa tower was built in the 12th century without an adequate foundation and other similar towers that were built this way have long since collapsed, so it’s a miracle Pisa has not. 

Tips for visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Pisa is a seaport in Tuscany so the best way to get to Pisa is to take an hour’s train ride each way from Florence or join a day tour to Pisa, San Gimignano, and Sienna.

The best time to visit is in the shoulder seasons which are April and May or September and October. The tower opens between 9-10 am, depending on the season and entry is affordable. Get your tickets online to secure your spot!

What to see & what to do at the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
The main attraction here is walking up the hundreds of stairs to overlook the beautiful Piazza Dei Miracoli as well as take the famous photo of yourself holding up the tower. You can also walk inside the beautiful Pisa Cathedral if you would like to explore more buildings.

Where to stay when visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Pisa itself is a small town, so you will want to stay outside of the city. Staying in Florence will allow you to make an easy day trip to Pisa while still staying somewhere with a lot to do. Hotel Pendini is a great central location with free breakfast!

Recommended and visited by Taylor from Culture Craving Couple.

6. 4. Sacré-Coeur, France

Sacré-Coeur church in Paris, France as one of the white churches and on the list of white places in the world to add to your travel bucket list
Sacré-Coeur, Paris, France | MayCauseWanderlust

Name of place: Sacré-Coeur

Location: Paris, France

With its elongated Roman-Byzantine domes, the Sacre-Coeur is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Paris. It sits atop the butte of Montmartre and overlooks the city like an elegant guardian. Every Paris itinerary should include a visit to the Sacre-Coeur!

It is made from Château-Landon travertine, a kind of limestone that exudes calcite on contact with water, making it white forever.

Tips for visiting Sacré-Coeur, Paris, France
Come any time for the exterior views and the view of Paris from the steps outside. But to go inside, you’ll need to stick to opening hours (currently 6:30 am to 10:30 pm daily). Entry to the church is free, but there’s a fee for the crypt and the dome.

But be ready for a leg workout: the whole area is hilly and it is impossible to avoid steps and slopes in Montmartre!

What to see & what to do at Sacré-Coeur, France
There are great views of both the church and the city from the terrace and steps outside. And you can marvel at the mosaic ceiling and the grand organ inside. The dome, which is reached via 300 steps (and no lift!) offers unique panoramic views of Paris.

And around the Sacre-Coeur is the charming, bohemian village of Montmartre, with plenty of cobbled streets to wander and historic cafes to sit in.

Where to stay when visiting Sacré-Coeur in Paris, France
A stylish option for accommodation in Montmartre is the Terrass” Hotel. It has comfortable rooms, some with Eiffel Tower views, and a lovely restaurant and terrace bar on the top floor.

Recommended and visited by Martha from MayCauseWanderlust.

6. 5. White Cliffs of Dover, Ireland

White Cliffs of Dover, Ireland, white travel destinations for English history enthusiasts and nature lovers
White Cliffs of Dover, Ireland | UK Every Day

Name of place: White Cliffs of Dover

Location: Dover, Ireland

The White Cliffs of Dover have played an important role in Britain’s history, serving as a natural defense against invasion and as a symbol of hope and freedom during World War II. This location also offers some of the most spectacular views of the English Channel.

Tips for visiting White Cliffs of Dover, Ireland
Check the weather forecast before your visit to avoid disappointment. On a clear day, you can see across the coast of France. Therefore, consider visiting the White Cliffs of Dover during summer or spring.

The terrain can be uneven, so it’s important to wear comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking. Exploring the White Cliffs of Dover is free, but there is a small fee for the National Trust car park if you travel by car.

What to see & what to do at White Cliffs of Dover, Ireland
If you want to learn more about the cliffs and their history, consider taking a guided tour. Several tour operators offer guided walks or you can join a tour from London.

For history buffs, Dover Castle is a must-see attraction. The castle dates back to the 11th century and played a key role in defending England throughout history.

For those interested in maritime history, the Dover Museum is a great place to learn about the town’s history as a port and its important role in the Channel crossing.

Where to stay when visiting White Cliffs of Dover in Ireland
For those looking for a luxurious stay, the Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa is a great option. This hotel features stunning sea views, an on-site spa, and an amazing restaurant.

Recommended and visited by Paulina from the UK Every Day.

6. 6. Luskentyre beach, Scotland, UK

Luskentyre beach, Scotland, UK | Scotland Less Explored is stunning white beach in Isle of Harris and a white travel destination for your bucket list
Luskentyre beach, Scotland, UK | Scotland Less Explored

Name of place: Luskentyre beach

Location: Isle of Harris, Scotland

Luskentyre beach regularly features on TripAdvisor rankings of the best beaches in Europe. However, given it is located this far north it is very little visited.

On a sunny day, when the tide is out, the whole bay around Luskentyre and Seilebost is just bright white sand and turquoise water. It looks more like you are in Southeast Asia than in Scotland.

Tips for visiting Luskentyre beach, Scotland
The beach is on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, which is a group of islands north of mainland Scotland. To get here you can either take a ferry from Skye or fly from the mainland to Stornoway on the nearby island called Lewis. Hire a car to get around since public transport is limited.

The best time of year to visit is during the summer months with early summer being particularly pretty. Needless to say, Luskentyre is always “open” and there is no entrance fee.

What to see & what to do at Luskentyre beach in Scotland, UK
Luskentyre beach is perfect for walking. You can walk for miles along the white sands. Or try the circular walk around Beinn Dhubh for fantastic views out over the beach and the sound of Taransay. It is possible to swim in the area but the water is very cold.

Where to stay when visiting Luskentyre beach, UK
Harris is a small island and there are no big towns. The largest town is Tarbert but it is nicer to stay in one of the remote guest houses such as Grimisdale Guest House.

Recommended and visited by Kristin from Scotland Less Explored.

6. 7. Rovaniemi, Finland

winter wonderland in rovaniemi, finland
Rovaniemi, Finland | The Honeymoon Guide

Name of place: Rovaniemi

Location: Finland

Rovaniemi, in Finland, is not only one of the whitest places in the world during winter but it’s the official hometown of Santa Claus, too!

This is a place where you can experience the magic of the Arctic Circle and the only color you’ll find is when the Northern Lights dance across the sky in their celestial magic! The snow-draped forests and the crisp, frosty air make you feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a Christmas storybook.

Tips for visiting Rovaniemi, Finland
The best time to visit Rovaniemi is during the winter months, from December to February when the landscape is a pristine snowy paradise.

Fly into Rovaniemi Airport (airport code: RVN) either via Helsinki or from other major European cities.

What to see & what to do at Rovaniemi, Finland
There are many fun things to do in this white paradise. Go for a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride, a husky sled ride, cross the Arctic Circle, visit Santa Claus village and see the Aurora Borealis. Don’t miss the views from Ounasvaara Hill.

Where to stay when visiting Rovaniemi, Finland
Think Finnish Lapland is just for families wanting to meet Santa at the Santa Claus Holiday Village? This white part of the world is made for romance too, with igloos, snow, and treehouse hotels like the Arctic Treehouse Hotel that have private views over the snow-covered treetops with a magic combination of local tradition, Lappish heritage, and modern Scandinavian design.

Recommended and visited by Kaz from The Honeymoon Guide.

6. 8. Oia, Santorini, Greece

Oia, Santorini, Greece famous image of the iconic Greek Island with white houses and blue Aegean Sea
Oia, Santorini, Greece | Travel + Tannins

Name of place: Oia, Santorini

Location: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is the definition of paradise. From the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea to the incredible Mediterranean food, to the lively nightlife and picturesque wineries, Santorini has something for everyone.

But, one of the most special things about Santorini is the town of Oia, which features incredible white-washed buildings and churches jutting out from the landscape, making it easily one of the most photographed white travel destinations in all of Greece!

Tips for visiting Oia, Santorini
While Santorini is open year-round for tourists, many of the hotels and activities stop operating during the “off-season” for travel. For this reason, it is best to visit Santorini during the months of April-October, with the best time visiting during the shoulder season months.

During the high season, there are many flights to Santorini, from Athens or other European countries. You can also come here by ferry on a Greek island hopping holiday.

What to see & what to do at Oia, Santorini, Greece
Oia is the major city on the northern end of the island and is where most of the photographed shots of the white buildings and churches are. There are many things to do in Oia, including wine tasting, shopping, eating, and soaking in the views.

If you are staying on other parts of the island, join an Oia sunset tour, but before go on an incolic volcanic island cruise to see the village from below.

The best place to see the sunset from Oia is right behind the Church of The Akathist Hymn Of The Virgin Mary, where you will get gorgeous views of the sunset with fewer crowds.

Where to stay when visiting Oia, Santorini in Greece
The best place to stay in Oia is the Hom Santorini, which features an incredible pool overlooking the Aegean Sea and many amenities. 

Recommended and visited by Jess from Travel + Tannins.

6. 9. Mijas Pueblo, Malaga, Spain

Mijas Pueblo, Malaga, Spain as a white city and on the list of white places in the world to travel to
Mijas Pueblo, Malaga, Spain | My Little World of Travelling

Name of place: Mijas Pueblo

Location: Malaga, Spain

Mijas Pueblo is one of the prettiest inland villages on the famous Costa del Sol. Its whitewashed buildings with beautiful flowerpots on the walls, cobblestone streets and amazing coastal views make it a special place.

It is a very picturesque destination and the perfect example of a Spanish white city to immerse yourself in an authentic Andalusian village.

Tips for visiting Mijas Pueblo, Malaga, Spain
Fuengirola is the closest town to Mijas, and you can drive or take a bus from the bus station.

However, if you come from Malaga, the quickest way is to go by car to Mijas. It is important to be aware of the road since it is on the mountainside. It is narrow and a bit hilly, so it isn’t recommended for inexperienced drivers. Better to go with a tour.

Despite keeping its charm, the village gets busy during peak season (June to September) and hot, so it is much better to visit it during the shoulder season.

What to see & what to do at Mijas Pueblo in Malaga
Mijas Pueblo isn’t big, but you will be surprised by the numerous activities you can do. You can enjoy breathtaking views from its viewpoints, visit the town’s museum and the Mijas Wagon with impressive miniature artworks or buy typical Andalusian ceramics.

In addition to these things, you can spend some time wandering and taking photos of the charming streets across Mijas town centre, and if you have a sweet tooth, you will love the Mayan Monkey Mijas chocolate factory.

It is also important to mention that donkey rides are popular in the town, but it is better to skip them for animal welfare and opt for a tuk-tuk tour.

Where to stay when visiting Mijas Pueblo in Spain
The town doesn’t have as many accommodation options as nearby coastal towns, but OPUNTIA Hotel Boutique is in the heart of Mijas Pueblo and has comfortable and lovely rooms.

Recommended and visited by Cristina from My Little World of Travelling.

6. 10. City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia spain as one of the white travel places in the world
City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain | Valencia Revealed

Name of place: City of Arts and Sciences

Location: Valencia, Spain

Nestled at one end of the dry bed of the Turia River, the City of Arts and Sciences stands as a modern marvel, seamlessly blending futuristic architecture with a celebration of sciences and culture. 

This white complex is a testament to human ingenuity, housing several white structures covered in shattered tiles, like the Hemisféric, an eye-catching planetarium, and the iconic Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, an opera house that seems to defy gravity.

Tips for visiting City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia
While there’s never a bad time to visit the City of Arts and Sciences, if you were to be picky, then the best time to visit is probably during the summer months, when the days are long and the sunsets spectacular, allowing visitors to fully explore the outdoor spaces at a leisurely peace.

To get there, you can either walk from the centre of Valencia or take the tram or a bus, which will leave you right next to the City of Arts and Sciences. To avoid the ticket lines, buy them online.

What to see & what to do at City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain
Once you arrive, immerse yourself in the interactive exhibits at the Science Museum, stroll through the serene Umbracle gardens, or catch a fun dolphin show at the Oceanografic.

Where to stay when visiting City of Arts and Sciences in Spain
For a unique and luxurious stay, consider the stylish Barcelo Hotel, situated just a stone’s throw away from the City of Arts and Sciences. This hotel offers not only comfort but also convenient access to this famous white travel gem.

Recommended and visited by Laura from Valencia Revealed.

7. White places around the world to visit in North America

7. 1. Oculus, New York, USA

Oculus, Lower Manhattan, NY is a new great white architectural marvel and a tourist attraction in New Yrok City
Oculus, Lower Manhattan, New York, USA | Find Love and Travel

Name of place: Oculus

Location: Lower Manhattan, New York, USA

The Oculus is an aesthetic transportation hub that looks like something taken straight from the future. This building was built to represent the strength of New York during 9/11 and is designed in a way that looks like a child is letting go of a dove. One thing for sure is that this is an architectural must-see.

Tips for visiting Oculus in Lower Manhattan, New York
This area is filled with both tourists and locals commuting, so expect it to be quite busy, no matter what time you visit. To avoid the crowds, try not to visit during rush hours.

To access the Oculus, you can use the Metro and get off at Church Street or Greenwich Street. The Closest Metro station is Wtc Cortlandt. The Oculus is also one of the best free things to do in NYC.

What to see & what to do at Oculus, New York City, USA
Inside the Oculus, you’ll find various well-known shops to browse.

On weekends, they often have a farmers market and a holiday market during Christmas time. Also, there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy something to eat. You could also just simply admire the grand architecture. The entire building makes for some great backdrops for photos.

Where to stay when visiting Oculus, NY, USA
Moxy NYC Downtown is a great hotel located in Lower Manhattan, which features everything from a bar, lounge, and even an old-school arcade game area.

Recommended and visited by Samantha from Find Love and Travel.

🏯 “How many white places from the list has Anja visited?” Eight, so I still have alot of traveling to do.

7. 2. White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA

White Sands National Park is another one on the list of white places around the world to travel to
White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA | Say Yes to the Trip

Name of place: White Sands National Park

Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

White Sands National Park is the world’s largest gypsum dune field, stretching over 275 mi2 (712 km2). It can actually be seen from space! The natural wonder received its official ‘national park’ designation in 2019.  

Tips for visiting White Sands National Park
The best time to visit White Sands National Park is from late September to November when you can escape the summer heat and monsoon season.

You’ll need to purchase an entrance pass to access the park (children 15 and under are free), but there’s no need for advanced reservations.

The national park is situated in the southern part of New Mexico, with the nearest airport, El Paso International Airport, approximately 100 mi (161 km) away. When traveling from Albuquerque or Santa Fe, White Sands is roughly a 3.5-hour drive.

What to see & what to do at White Sands National Park, New Mexico
While visiting White Sands National Park, you can’t miss the fun-filled experience of sledding down the sand dunes. There are also five marked hiking trails to enjoy or you have the option to join a park ranger-guided tour to discover more about the park.

Another popular activity to do at White Sands is to book a professional photoshoot. The white gypsum dunes paired with the cotton candy skies at sunset make for the perfect backdrop.

Where to stay near White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA
The nearest town to White Sands National Park is Alamogordo, about a 20-minute drive away. Consider booking Home2 Suites by Hilton Alamogordo which includes an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms. As a bonus, the hotel also offers sleds to borrow if you plan to slide down the dunes.

Recommended and visited by Devon from Say Yes to the Trip.

7. 3. White Pocket, Arizona, USA

White Pocket is one of the places that are white in the US and a perfect example of white travel destination
White Pocket, Arizona, USA | Moyermemoirs Empty Nest Travel Adventures

Name of place: White Pocket

Location: Arizona, USA

White Pocket is a photographer’s heaven and an alternative to the ever-popular, Instagram-worthy hike of The Wave in the Vermillion Cliffs of Utah. The only difference is that it is WHITE and you don’t need a permit to hike it!

Tips for visiting White Pocket, Arizona
The beautiful destination of White Pocket is located in Arizona, but really close to the Utah border.  It is one of the most unique places to see in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and should be a part of a southwest itinerary for any outdoor adventure lover. 

You can travel to White Pocket on your own but it is difficult to get to. There is not much cell service throughout the route to White Pocket so make sure you have a map and know where you are headed.

Visiting White Pocket requires some pre-planning to visit White Pocket because access involves at least 2 hours of driving on bumpy dirt roads that need 4-wheel drive and high clearance to drive through all the sand. All other vehicles are not permitted and will get stuck! Because of this is best to go with a tour.

The best time to visit White Pocket is when it is dry out with no forecasted precipitation.  Any amount of rain makes the roads impassable and dangerous, so you should not attempt going to White Pocket in bad weather.

What to see & what to do at White Pocket in Arizona
Two major reasons for a visit are hiking and photography.

While hiking White Pocket, you will see gorgeous views and white fossilized rock formations in the heart of the desert landscape. Scenery is amazing with easy hikes to view it and great photo opportunities.

Where to stay when visiting White Pocket, Arizona, USA
One of the closest cities is Kanab, Utah where you can book a room at the historic Parry Lodge where previous Hollywood movie stars have stayed.

Recommended and visited by Michelle from Moyermemoirs Empty Nest Travel Adventures.

7. 4. Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA

Bonneville Salt Flats found in Utah USA are another white place to travel to in the USA
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA | Jetset Jansen

Name of place: Bonneville Salt Flats

Location: Utah, USA

The Bonneville Salt Flats are stark white salt plains that span over 30,000 acres. It’s a fascinating place to visit as the minerals in the ground form circular shapes in the salt crust. It also happens to be where they test speed and several speed records have been set here!

Tips for visiting Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
The salt flats are located just off I-80, straight over from Salt Lake City. There are stop-offs along the highway so you can park and walk right onto the flats.

It’s free to explore and very accessible but the best time to visit is during the summer when the flats are likely dry. They can flood at times, often during the winter and while you won’t be able to drive at that time, it’s a great opportunity for reflection photos. 

What to see & what to do in Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
The salt flats are a beautiful landscape, but there’s not much to do here. It’s a great place for photography and a lot of people like to do illusion photos since the area is flat and expansive.

You can also drive on the salt flats in certain areas but you’ll want to make sure it hasn’t rained so you don’t get stuck! If you don’t have a car, you can visit salt flats with a tour from SLC.

Where to stay when visiting Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA
Because the salt flats are located off the highway in the middle of nowhere, the best place to stay is in Salt Lake City. You can either take a day trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats or see them on a road trip along I-80. 

Recommended and visited by Ashley from Jetset Jansen.

7. 5. Integratron Sound Baths, California, USA

Integratron Sound Baths is considered an acoustically perfect sound chamber in California are a perfect example of dopamine travel trend, travel by sound a an example of white rtavel destination
Integratron Sound Baths, California, USA | Palm Springs Insider Guide

Name of place: Integratron Sound Baths

Location: near Joshua Tree National Park in Landers, California, USA

If you need a relaxing escape from the world, this is the place for you. The dome-shaped building is 38 ft (11.5m) high and 55 ft (17m) in diameter and is considered an acoustically perfect sound chamber

Tips for visiting Integratron Sound Baths, California
Reservations for visiting Integratron South Baths are a must. They do not have a waitlist for a sold-out days, so book your spot as soon as possible. Calendar opens for 2 months in advance.

Sound Baths last for 60-minutes but make sure to arrive 0.5h hour before your session. Integratron, a perfect dopamine travel trend destination, is open from September to July, from Thursday through Sunday. It will be closed on January.

What to see & what to do at Integratron Sound Baths in California
Once you enter the chamber, you lie on the provided mats for the sound bath experience.

It begins with a historical talk of the building’s beginnings. Then, 20 quartz bowls are played and sing at different frequencies for about 35 minutes. Chamber Music is played for the final phase while you lie there, soaking in your relaxation and heightened awareness.

When the experience at Integratron is over, it is time to head to one of the many hammocks provided on the grounds. You can lie here, relax, and continue to enjoy the cloudless sky and pure desert air. 

When you feel like it, take time to explore the surrounding grounds filled with usual art and peruse the gift shop. 

Where to stay when visiting Integratron Sound Baths, California, USA
Since it is a 45-minute drive from Palm Springs and 30 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, you will find plenty of accommodations within easy driving distance. To complete your sound bath experience, book your stay at Moroccan-inspired retreat Korakia Pensione featuring luxurious facilities.

Recommended and visited by Kathy from Palm Springs Insider Guide.

8. White places around the world to visit in South America

8. 1. The White Mountain Range or Cordillera Blanca, Peru

The White Mountain Range (Cordillera Blanca)
The White Mountain Range (Cordillera Blanca), Peru | I Travel Peru

Name of place: White Mountain Range or Cordillera Blanca

Location: Ancash, Peru

The White Mountain Range (in Spanish, Cordillera Blanca) is one of the most iconic mountain ranges in Peru, located within the larger Andes mountain range. It’s famous for its glacial lakes, challenging treks and its majestic snow-capped mountains, after which it is named 

Tips for visiting White Mountain Range, Peru
Most travelers use the small city of Huaraz as their base for exploring the surrounding area. Huaraz is located an 8-hour drive away from Lima, the capital of Peru, and the best way to get there is by taking an overnight bus.

To visit the best lakes and treks in the White Mountain range, you can take day tours that depart from Huaraz.

What to see & what to do at White Mountain Range, Peru
Huaraz and the surrounding White Mountain Range are the perfect place to spend some time in nature, especially if you like hiking or trekking

Huaraz is actually known as the “hiking capital of Peru“. There are lots of hikes in Huaraz, for both beginner and experienced hikers. From very easy hikes of just over 30 minutes, to treks that last for several days that involve camping in the heart of the mountains.

The most famous hike in the White Mountain Range is the one headed towards Lake 69, which is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Peru. There are also multi-day trekking options, like the Huayhuash trek and the Santa Cruz Trail.

The highest mountain in Peru, the Huascaran, is also located in the White Mountain Range. For the adventurers, the Huascaran offers an exciting opportunity for mountaineering and climbing on snow-covered peaks.

Where to stay when visiting White Mountain Range, Peru
You can either stay in Huaraz, a small city which is the capital or the Ancash region, or in small towns like Caraz or Carhuaz.

Recommended and visited by Sharon from I Travel Peru.

8. 2. Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Salt flats of Salar de Uyuni in bolivia are one of the most famous white places around the world to ravel to
Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia | Explorers Away

Name of place: Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia

Known as the world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia are a sight to behold. Stretching as far as the eye can see in a remote corner of Bolivia’s high plains region, the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats are so dramatically white, so impossibly flat, and so expansive that they’re known for creating optical illusions you can’t experience anywhere else.

Pure white in the dry season, they’re perhaps best known for their appearance when flooded with water; still pools of water sitting on the surface of the salt perfectly reflect the sky, creating what is known as the world’s largest natural mirror.

Tips for visiting Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Most travelers visit the Salt Flats by departing on a day trip from the tiny town of Uyuni, though multi-day jeep 4X4 tours offer a much more in-depth experience at both the salt flats and the surrounding region, which is known for having some of South America’s most beautiful landscapes.

The Salt Flats are incredible to visit year-round, though most travelers try to plan a visit to correspond with the rainy season when they flood and create the magical mirror effect that is so famous.

Aim to visit between December and April for the best mirror effect, though visiting in September or November guarantees the warmest, nicest weather

What to see & what to do at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
Visiting the Salt Flats with a guided tour is the best experience here. Tour the area with a guide to visit nearby destinations like indigenous grave sites carved into volcanoes, an abandoned train cemetery, and nearby sites like dramatic multi-colored lagoons like Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde.

Make sure to test your creativity on a unique photoshoot location.

Where to stay when visiting Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Multi-day trips will take care of all your accommodation, but if you’re spending the night on your own, make sure to stay at one of the area’s famous salt hotels. These hotels are made entirely from giant blocks of salt cut from the salt flats, and even have floors and furniture made entirely of salt. 

Recommended and visited by Carley of Explorers Away.

8. 3. Popayán, Colombia

Popayan Colombia is another white city and another white travel destination you should visit
Popayán, Colombia | G-Extreme Travel

Name of place: Popayán

Location: Colombia

Nestled in the heart of Colombia’s tranquil coffee-growing region, you’ll discover the enchanting city of Popayan, lovingly referred to as “La Ciudad Blanca” (The White City) for its stunning whitewashed colonial buildings.

Tips for visiting Popayán, Colombia
This gem of a city is a year-round destination, but it truly shines during the Holy Week processions, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage event that draws visitors worldwide.

For travel, buses, and taxis are readily available from Guillermo León Valencia Airport or the city of Cali.

The city’s historic landmarks, including the iconic Clock Tower, are generally free to enter and open most of the day, though it’s advisable to check local listings for specific timings during your visit.

What to see & what to do at Popayán in Colombia
Embrace the walkable nature of the city, and you’ll find that every corner reveals a new facet of its rich cultural tapestry. Indeed Popayan boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage waiting for you to explore.

Wander through its cobbled streets, and you’ll be transported back in time. Visit the Clock Tower, an iconic landmark of the city, and immerse yourself in a captivating blend of history and architectural grandeur.

And don’t forget to experience Colombia’s vibrant culture and cuisine firsthand. Consider joining a city tour that includes a cooking class, where you can learn to craft traditional Colombian dishes, all while immersed in the city’s warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Where to stay when visiting Popayán, Colombia
After a day of exploring, retire to the comfort of the Dann Monasterio Hotel. This former 16th-century monastery, now transformed into a luxurious hotel, offers a unique blend of history, comfort, and top-notch service.

Popayan, with its stunning mix of history, culture, and gastronomy, is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list.

Recommended and visited by Giorgy from G-Extreme Travel.

9. White places around the world to visit in Asia

9. 1. Himeji Castle, Japan

Himeji Castle in Japan during sakura or cherry blossom as a white destination
Himeji Castle, Japan | Anja On Adventure

Name of place: Himeji Castle

Location: Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the most visited and largest castle in Japan. Himeji Castle, also known as, Shirasagi-jō or White Heron Castle, is one of 12 original castles in Japan that have never been destroyed by war or natural disaster.

Tips for visiting Himeji Castle
Hakuro-jō or White Egret Castle can be visited during all year. Most popular and best time to visit Himeji castle is during spring months in the time of cherry blossom or Sakura.

To avoid crowds and make the most of the experience, plan your trip early in the day. Castle can be easily reached by 45 min long train ride from Kyoto or around 1.5h from Osaka.

Wear comfortable shoes, as visiting the inside of the castle involves navigating steep staircases and uneven surfaces.

What to see & what to do at Himeji Castle, Japan
Visiting this white castle should be part of every Japan itinerary. As a stopover between Kyoto and Hiroshima or as a day trip from Kyoto.

White Himeji Castle is a perfect example of traditional Japanese architecture. The castle exterior is supposed to resemble a bird taking a flight. Gates, baileys, and defensive structures provide a fascinating glimpse into Japan’s feudal history.

While there, consider going on a guided tour and visiting the Koko-en Garden, a beautiful landscape that perfectly complements the castle experience.

Where to stay when visiting Himeji Castle in Japan
To properly experience White Heron Castle, consider staying at the Hotel Monterey Himeji. If visiting Himeji from Kyoto, book a traditional Japanese accommodation, ryokan. Kiraku Kyoto Honmachi is the best Ryokan in Kyoto with a private onsen. 

Recommended and visited by Anja from Anja On Adventure.

9. 2. White Temple or Wat Rong Khun, Thailand

White temple in Chiang Rai in Thailand as one of the most well recognized white temples and white travel destinations
Wat Rong Khun or White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand | Destination Danika

Name of place: Wat Rong Khun or White Temple

Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand

Thailand is home to thousands of Buddhist temples and the White Temple in Chiang Rai is
arguably the most famous white temple in Thailand! Wat Rong Khun is covered in white statues and shimmering glitter that symbolizes purity.

Tips for visiting Wat Rong Khun or White Temple
Wat Rong Khun or White Temple is located in Northern Thailand, in Chiang Rai, which is a smaller, and quieter town. It is just 3 hours away from the popular city of Chiang Mai and visiting White Temple one of the best day trips from Chiang Mai!

The best time of year to visit the White Temple is from November to January. During these
months it is the dry season meaning there is little chance of rain. However, this is the most
crowded time of year to visit this white travel destination.

You’ll want to book a tour that arrives early to the temple, or stay in Chiang Rai and visit
during off-peak hours, like the early morning or evening. The temple is open every day and
charges a small entrance fee.

What to see & what to do at Wat Rong Khun or White Temple
When visiting the White Temple you will have the opportunity to explore the grounds of the
, take incredible photos of the temple, and go inside it.

It’s important to dress in temple attire when visiting here. This means, covered shoulders, knees, and overall modest clothing.

While here, don’t miss the golden bathroom! This bathroom has to be the most beautiful
bathroom in all of Thailand. Its grand exterior and beautiful interior add a unique contrast to
the area.

Where to stay when visiting Wat Rong Khun or White Temple, Thailand
When visiting the White Temple it’s best to stay in Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. If you want to minimize driving, the Life Hotel Rong Khun is just steps away from the White Temple. This makes it easy to experience the temple for sunrise and sunset, to avoid the tourists.

Recommended and visited by Danika from Destination Danika.

9. 3. Lady Buddha Statue, Vietnam

White statue of Lady Buddha in Vietnam
Lady Buddha Statue, Da Nang, Vietnam | Gotta Love New York

Name of place: Lady Buddha Statue

Location: Da Nang, Vietnam

The Lady Buddha is a striking white marble statue that is located at the Linh Ung Pagoda.  Lady Buddha is a magnificent sight with a height of 67 m (219 ft), making it one of the tallest
in Southeast Asia. 

Tips for visiting Lady Buddha Statue in Da Nang
The Pagoda is free to enter. The best time to visit the Lady Buddha statue is during the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is not too harsh, and the crowds are smaller.

It is advisable to wear modest clothing and cover your knees and shoulders as this is a place of worship.

To get to Lady Buddha, you can fly into Da Nang International Airport, and take a taxi or join a guided tour which could include nearby attractions such as Marble Mountains, Hoi An, and the Dragon Bridge.

What to see & what to do at Lady Buddha Statue, Vietnam
The Pagoda is a large complex with many other statues and striking bonsai trees. To get the most, visit it on a combined tour with the Marble Mountains.

There are actually 17 floors inside Lady Buddha, each with a shrine dedicated to a different Buddha, though the stairs leading all the way to the top are open sporadically.

The white Lady Buddha is visible from miles around while driving up to it, and the Pagoda offers a stunning birds eye view of Da Nang, its coastline and beaches, offering an opportunity for both reflection and for sightseeing.

Where to stay when visiting Lady Buddha Statue, Da Nang, Vietnam
Accommodation options near Lady Buddha range from the luxury resorts along the coast or budget options in the city of Da Nang, or the neighboring city of Hoi An.

Recommended and visited by Hanit from Gotta Love New York.

9. 4. Ambuluwawa Tower, Sri Lanka

White Ambuluwawa Tower in Sri Lanka
Ambuluwawa Tower, Gampola, Sri Lanka | Seeking Stamps

Name of place: Ambuluwawa Tower

Location: Gampola, Sri Lanka

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, visit Ambuluwawa Tower in central Sri Lanka. This peculiar white tower is a religious center and unique tourist attraction.

It skyrockets 157 feet (48 m) high and sits atop Ambuluwawa Mountain at a precarious 3,567 feet (1088 m). The climb up the rickety spiral will certainly get your heart racing! Once you reach the top, enjoy stunning panoramic mountain views

Tips for visiting Ambuluwawa Tower, Sri Lanka
Ambuluwawa Tower is in a remote location, so it takes some planning to reach Gampola. The closest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, over 60 mi (96 km) away.

From there, you have several options to reach Ambuluwawa. Public transportation is available, yet buses and trains are slow and cumbersome. A private driver or taxi is the most efficient way to travel to Gampola but your best bet is to go on a tour

For the best views, it’s best to visit Ambuluwawa Tower during the dry season from January to April. Visit early in the morning or in the late afternoon to avoid the scorching heat and crowds. The more crowded it is, the more chaotic and difficult the climb will be.

Ambuluwawa is open daily from 9:00 am-5:15 pm, and Thursdays 10:00 am-6:00 pm. When you visit, wear comfortable clothing. Sturdy shoes are best for navigating uneven and slippery stairs. In addition, don’t bring large backpacks because the path up the tower is extremely narrow. 

What to see & what to do at Ambuluwawa Tower in Sri Lanka
Ambuluwawa Tower is the highlight of a small city Gampola, that lacks high-quality attractions and accommodations. Plan to stay in the city of Kandy instead.

Kandy offers numerous things to do, fabulous restaurants, and places to stay. From Kandy, it is easy to take a tour to Ambuluwawa. In addition, visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic or Royal Botanical Gardens in Kandy. 

Where to stay when visiting Ambuluwawa Tower, Sri Lanka
Some top 5-star hotels in Kandy are King’s Pavilion or W15 Hanthana Estate Kandy.

Recommended and visited by Jennifer from Seeking Stamps.

9. 5. Hsinbyume Pagoda, Myanmar

Hsinbyume Pagoda is one of the top white places around the world people want to visit and take a stunning Instagrammable photo
Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun, Myanmar | 4WornPassports

Name of place: Hsinbyume Pagoda

Location: Mandalay, Myanmar

Hsinbyume Pagoda is a stunning Buddhist temple located in Mingun, six miles outside of Mandalay. It was built to symbolize Mount Meru, believed to be the center of the universe by Buddhists and Hindus. For a one-of-a-kind Instagram photo session, you must visit Hsinbyume Pagoda.

Like the Taj Mahal, the Hsinbyume Pagoda was built by the King for his wife who died during childbirth. Unlike the Taj Mahal, you won’t have 14,687 other people in your pictures. If you time it right, you will have a private photo shoot at one of the most spectacular sights in the world. 

Tips for visiting Hsinbyume Pagoda, Myanmar
The Hsinbyume Pagoda is free to explore, although there is a small fee (~$5) to enter the Mingun architectural zone. Since it is a Buddhist temple, you must dress modestly and remove your shoes prior to entering.

The best time to visit is in the morning or evening (before/after the crowds and when the temperatures are most comfortable for bare feet).

You can reach Mingun by ferry or car/taxi. The ferry is the cheapest and quickest (one hour along the Irrawaddy River) and the best option if you aren’t making other stops along the way. You can walk to the pagoda from the boat dock in Mingun. 

What to see & what to do when visiting Hsinbyume Pagoda in Myanmar
Visitors come to Hsinbyume for one reason only: the ultimate photo shoot. Be sure to wear bright colors that will pop against the stark white background.

And if you want to be a little extra, buy a colorful umbrella from a nearby vendor. For the ultimate photo travel inspiration, check out this around-the-world family travel memoir.  

Where to stay when visiting Hsinbyume Pagoda in Myanmar
Located close to Mandalay’s city center and rail station, Ritz Grand Hotel Mandalay is an excellent choice for your stay. When you’re not out exploring this wonderful destination, you’ll love the city views from the rooftop. 

Recommended and visited by Kellie from 4WornPassports.

9. 6. Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal in Agra, India as one of the famous wonders of the world and white places around the world that anyone should visit
Taj Mahal, Agra, India | Zest In A Tote

Name of place: Taj Mahal

Location: Agra, India

The Taj Mahal, being one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, needs no introduction. Made entirely of white marble, this monument to love can be often called ‘poetry in stone’. The Taj Mahal is a must-see on any India itinerary for a first-time visitor, and one of the most well-recognized white places around the world.

Tips for visiting Taj Mahal, India
The best season to visit Taj Mahal is between November to February. Being a popular destination, there are obviously crowds so visit the monument early, both for cooler weather and lesser crowds.

Also, it is best to book your tickets online in advance to avoid long queues at the ticket counter. You should consider taking a guided tour to understand the history and the facts about this marvelous structure.

Being such a popular site, you can also find tours to Taj Mahal from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur.

What to see & what to do when visiting Taj Mahal in Agra, India
As you enter via any of the south, east or west entrances, they will lead you into the Chowk-i-Jilo Khana forecourt. Once you cross this, you will see the Taj at the end of the vast gardens.

The Taj Mahal reflected in the garden fountains is the classic shot, but difficult to take without crowds. Don’t just see the Taj Mahal from afar. Make sure to get up close and personal with each of the buildings to admire the craftsmanship of their details. 

Where to stay when visiting Taj Mahal, India
You will find lots of hotel options in Agra to suit all budgets. Splurge a bit and stay at the ITC Mughal or the Oberoi Amarvilas.

Recommended and visited by Shweta from Zest In A Tote.

9. 7. Pamukkale, Türkiye

Pamukkale, Türkiye a cotton castle of travertines and stunning white destination
Pamukkale, Türkiye | A Wander Food World

Name of place: Pamukkale

Location: Türkiye

Pamukkale in Turkish literally translates to “cotton castle”, and it’s the most fitting name for the natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in the southwest of Türkiye. Even in the dark, the bright white color of the travertines is visible from an impressive distance.  

Tips for visiting Pamukkale, Türkiye
There are day trip tours to Pamukkale from every big city in Türkiye, but you can also easily take a cheap bus to Pamukkale from those cities. You’ll be dropped in Denezli, the town at the foot of the mountain. From here, you can walk up to the site itself.

There is an entry fee to visit both the travertines and Hierapolis, so make sure to take at least half a day to enjoy the entire area. You can also consider visiting them on a day trip from Bodrum or Antalya.

Try to visit outside of the high season because it gets busy and very hot during the summer months. 

What to see & what to do when visiting Pamukkale, Türkiye
Pamukkale is one of the most visited sites in Türkiye. It’s a source of healing mineral water, that created the unique travertines, by simply flowing down the mountain. The minerals dried up to a white cotton substance, which gives Pamukkale its unique texture and look.

Walk around, take a bath in small pools with thermal water, and take and Instagram worthy photo. Unfortunately, most of the pools have dried up, leaving only a few. However, the empty pools still create a stunning sight of white “cotton”. From the pools, you get treated to a great view over the area, and on top of it, you’ll find an old Roman city called Hierapolis.

Hierapolis, with some surprisingly well-preserved aspects, like a Roman theatre, it’s just as impressive as the Acropolis in Athens.

If you want to make your visit to Pamukkale extra special, you can book yourself a sunrise hot air balloon ride to enjoy the area from above.

Where to stay when visiting Pamukkale in Türkiye
If you want to at Pamukkale for more than just a day, or to avoid crowds, there are plenty of cheap hotels in Denizli to stick around for a bit. 

Recommended and visited by Lizet from A Wander Food World.

10. Final Thoughts on white places around the world

Which of these best white places around the world are on the top of your bucket list?

You can also get a dose of serenity and calmness in other places that are white. From snow covered streets in winter, stunning displays of daisy fields and white clouds. You can spot white in nature in cockatoos, sheep, ermine and tulips to name a few.

To continue with colorful travels, visit pink places and blue destinations. Pink destinations will fill you with feelings of joy, love and happiness, and blue places with serenity and inspiration. 

As you plan your next travel by color, remember that the world is full of colors and hues. From green and blue, to orange and purple and in all the colors of the rainbow. Choose the one that sparks your senses the most.

I will see you on your next colorful adventure,

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Anja is a travel blogger and the founder of Anja on Adventure travel blog. Originally from Slovenia, she was also living in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, and Fiji. She loves traveling to tropical destinations, as well as beach destinations with endless summer. But you can also find her eating her way through Italy or Mexico, learning about ancient cultures in Easter Island, visiting bucket list places in Peru, or taking road trips through the USA. She is passionate about world cultures, travel, maps, and puzzles. For the past 13 years she has been traveling the globe, as a solo traveler, and as a tour guide. Her goal is to visit every tropical destination in the World. Anja On Adventure is here to provide helpful travel guides and personalized itinerary ideas to travelers that she has gathered from first-hand experience.