Lonely Planet guidebook lists 500 must-see places

The Lonely Planet travel company released a list of the 500 best places on Earth to visit. It is full of must-see, unmissable places. The company said it will help people plan their travels. "The list contains a mix of knock-out new…sights that have upped their game, or places more [suited] to the way we travel now."

The ancient city of Petra in Jordan is number one on the list. Petra was, "once nearly lost to the outside world". It is now one of the most loved places on Earth. Travellers can, "rediscover the city's eternal air of mystery". The Galapagos Islands was second on the list and Uluru in Australia was third.