Rice terraces in rice harvest seasons at Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam.
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By Bobbie Edsor/Business Insider
September 17, 2017

Rough Guide has released an updated list of the most beautiful countries in the world, as voted for by their readers.

The travel company— known for their guides, e-books, and blog — listed the top 20 destinations on their website on Monday.

The list includes everything from stunning tropical landscapes like Indonesia and Vietnam, to icy retreats such as Norway and Finland.

Surprisingly, the number one spot was claimed to somewhere a little closer to home — Scotland.

England, Ireland, and Wales also made the top 20 list thanks to their “romantic” rural landscapes and historic sites.

Scroll on to see the 20 most beautiful countries in the world, as votes for by Rough Guide readers, alongside stunning photos which justify each country’s place on the list.

This article originally appeared in Business Insider.


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