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50 must-see places: 11-20

With our 50 must-see places of the world - now we give you 11 to 20 in the line up. From Machu Picchu to Rome.

11 Milford Sound: In New Zealand's fiordland on the south island, the region of Te Anau is known as the walking capital of the world. Milford Sound has immense towering cliffs and sharply rising peaks. Its beauty is almost impossible to describe; it is a must for those who love the outdoors.

12 Machu Picchu: High in South America's Andes mountains, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu give glorious views in every direction. It is a mystical and magical place. Rafting in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is an experience that cannot be duplicated.

13 Maldives: Five-thousand kilometres south-west of India, 1190 low-lying coral islands make up the Maldives. Just 200 are inhabited. Vegetation is lush and tropical, with palm trees, sand spits and coral tips. Romantic, active … the Maldives can be whatever you want them to be.

14 Las Vegas: The bright lights of the Nevada desert assure visitors of a lot of late nights. There is entertainment of every kind and places to stay from seedy motels to the grandest, five-star hotels in the world. You don't have to gamble to enjoy what Vegas has to offer.

15 Swiss Alps: Glacier-carved valleys, breathtaking peaks topped with ice and snow, wooden chalets adorned with flowers, soft, green meadows ringing with the sound of cow bells … and that's before you taste the chocolate!

16 London: The capital of England, with so much history and culture and plenty of new things to see — galleries, old buildings, royal palaces, excellent theatre and everything from the ultra-conservative to the funky.

17 Kakadu: Aboriginal land stretching 100 kilometres west to east, offering superb landscape and wildlife and fabulous cave paintings. Arnhem Land runs along its eastern side, a place of grassland, rainforest and billabongs filled with lilies.

18 Bali: The beautiful Indonesian island of smiling, friendly people is a wonderful place for a holiday. From temples, to incredible beaches, to fantastic food … Bali still has a huge amount to offer.

19 Grand Canyon: Four hundred and fifty kilometres of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands, located entirely in northern Arizona, this is one of the world's most-spectacular examples of erosion. Grand Canyon National Park is a World Heritage site.

20 Rome: If it's history you love, Rome has layers of it. Etruscan tombs, Republican meeting rooms, imperial temples, early Christian churches, the Vatican, the Forum, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, sculptures and statues face you at every turn. Plus great shopping and food and, of course, coffee by the litre.

NEXT: See numbers 21-30

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