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Top 10 Reader Views

Best Views in the World - Voted by our Readers

A while back we ran a competition that offered readers the chance to win a backpack filled with travel goodies, valued at just over £500. To enter, we asked you to tell us about the best view you have ever seen.

Over the competition period we received over 500 entries, with some incredible stories emerging that sent people around the office wolf-howling crazy to get on the road. So, we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered - it was fantastic reading all of your stories. And while it would have been amazing to have given the prize away to everyone, there could only be one.

We were so impressed by the volume and quality of the entries, this month we decided to post a Top 10 Reader Views, as posted by the entrants. To view the full list of comments, check out our blog, which has the full list of Facebook comments.

10. The Atlantic From Table Mountain

Comment by: Ang Pickering

Table Mountain And The Cold Atlantic

The view of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain - stunning!

9. Halong Bay, Vietnam

Comment by: Vicki Salmi

Halong Bay

Halong Bay.

8. Hong Kong From Victoria Peak, China

Comment by: A Benson Brocher

Hong Kong From Victoria Peak

The view over Hong Kong from Victoria Peak...

7. The Queens View, Pitlochry, Scotland

Comment by: Vicki Cullen

Tummel Valley, Scotland

The Queens view just near Pitlochry... breathtaking.

6. Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Comment by: Sophia Kearney

Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Skydiving over Lake Taupo in New Zealand....

5. The Jurassic Coast, Dorset

Comment by: Geoff Wickens

Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast Gem

The Jurassic coast... Dorset

4. The Taj Mahal, India

Comment by: Lucy Cain

The Taj Mahal View

The Taj Mahal, absolutely breathtaking.

3. The Las Vegas Strip, USA

Comment by: Charlotte Hoskins

The Las Vegas Strip

Flying in over the strip into Las Vegas - I couldn't believe it.

2. The Kauai Waterfalls, Hawaii

Comment by: Kim Wmse Walsh

Beautiful Kauai Waterfall

The Waterfalls In Kauai Hawaii From A Helicopter

1. Sunset Over Turkey From Mount Zia, Kos

Comment by: Katie Fisher

Kos Sunset

Our first holiday together to Kos, and we cycled up a mountain at Zia to watch the sunset over Turkey. It was sublime :)

Last Updated: November 2011