Destinations that are Gorgeous When it Rains
Hello, rainy season.
by 8List | July 10, 2015
Despite living in a tropical climate, we usually plan our vacations to places that are equally sunny and warm. There are, however, lots of places in the world that get a considerable amount of rainfall and yet are still destinations worthy of planning a trip. Here are just 8 of the places around the world that are absolutely gorgeous when it rains:
8. Lofoten Islands, Norway
7. Cherrapunji, India
via planetden.comOnce credited as the “wettest place on Earth,” Cherrapunji is a town located Meghalaya, India. The town holds both world records for most recorded rainfall in a year, as well as in a single month. Apart from gorgeous waterfalls, Cherrapunji is also home to living bridges formed by the roots of trees that are hundreds of years old.
6. Kauai, Hawaii
5. Vancouver, Canada
4. Mawsynram, India
via theguardian.comMawsynram in India currently holds the record as the wettest place on Earth, receiving an average rainfall of 467.4 inches in a year. It is surrounded by megaliths, which are also abundant in the nearby Khasi Hills.
3. Hoh Rainforest, Washington
2. Seattle, Washington
via mymodernmet.comVisitors to the rainy city of Seattle will find Rain Works throughout the city. The brainchild ofPeregrine Church, Rain Works are works of graffiti art and positive messages that can only be seen when it rains! Check out this YouTube video to find out more:
1. Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
via SourceRelampago del Catatumbo or lightning Catatumbo, only appears over the mouth of the river Catatumbo and lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. This lightning storm occurs in the area 140 to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour.
Where are your favorite places to go when it rains? Share your spots with us in the comments!
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