We've all got places that we want to see for ourselves: places friends have enthused about after a holiday, places we've read about, dreamed about.
This is Lonely Planet's list. It's the 500 most thrilling, memorable, downright interesting places on this planet - and what's more, they have ranked them in order of their brilliance. These are the places you should experience; there are sights that will humble you, amaze you and surprise you. They'll provoke thoughts, emotions or just an urgent need to tell someone about them.
Lonely Planet has decided, now so should you. What's your Number One?