Indonesia became the first country with a natural beauty high score of all time
A new study by the website money.co.uk attempts to rate the world's 50 most beautiful countries by looking at the number of natural wonders in each place, including coral reefs and tropical rainforests, as well as volcanoes, glaciers, and other natural wonders.
"While beauty is subjective, it's evident that these countries have a lot to offer visitors," says Sal Haqqi, personal finance editor at money.co.uk.
Each country is evaluated based on seven factors, which are listed in the site's description:
- Protected zones for coral reefs
Each element is determined per 100,000 square kilometers using World Bank land area data. After that, each factor is given a normalized value of 10 before the average score for all seven components is calculated.
Indonesia, with a natural beauty score of 7.77 out of 10, is at the top of the list as the most beautiful place on the planet. More than 17,000 islands make up Indonesia.
"And just off the coasts of these islands lie almost 31,000 square miles of coral reef rich with life, much of which may be explored from the popular province of Bali," Haqqi explains.
Komodo National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Sumatra (which is covered in tropical forests), and Kalimantan are some of the other natural features that helped Indonesia rise to the top of the list (home to an orangutan reserve).
Indonesia was the first country to receive a high score for natural beauty, with New Zealand, Colombia, Tanzania, Mexico, Kenya, India, France, Papua New Guinea, and the Comoros following closely behind.
Through this nomination, Indonesia may have a tremendous opportunity to preserve its natural beauty without resorting to exploitation or actions that endanger it.
As a result, Indonesia's natural beauty may provide an opportunity for the international community to appreciate Indonesia's natural beauty. The worldwide community's desire to visit Indonesia as a tourism destination country can help to improve Indonesia's branding.
The development of a positive image of a country will have an impact on existing international cooperation with partner countries.
New Zealand, which has a natural beauty score of 7.27 out of 10 and is noted for its high peaks, rolling hills, a number of glaciers, and active volcanoes, is ranked second on the list of the world's most beautiful places. It's no surprise that so many films have been shot here, including The Lord of the Rings.
Colombia comes next on the list, with a natural beauty rating of 7.16 out of ten. Colombia, like Indonesia and New Zealand, has a lengthy coastline. From the Amazon to the Andes, it boasts a diverse scenery.
The 50 Most Beautiful Countries In The World
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- United States
- Solomon Islands
- Costa Rica
- Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
- Saint Kitts & Nevis
- Cape Verde
- El Salvador
- Dominican Republic
- Northern Mariana Islands
Source: Forbes, Moderndiplomacy.eu