Five Most Quiet And Natural Places On Earth That You Can Visit To Seek Solace

We often complain about excessive environmental noise, but how often do we talk about seeking solace in a quiet place?

The search for quiet and peace has increased remarkably over the years. Modern civilization is responsible for causing noise pollution owing to vehicles, sound systems, construction, and other man-made technological devices. Despite the implementation of noise abatement measures and noise ordinances, numerous cities are still experiencing a high level of noise pollution. Check out some natural places on the planet that are so quiet that you can almost hear your heartbeat.

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a private reserve – located in southern Namibia. The reserve is established to help conserve and protect the wildlife and ecology of the Namib Desert. This place testifies to the sense of distance and solitude from human presence.

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

The Makgadikgadi Pan spans nearly 3,900 square kilometres – considered one of the largest salt flats in the world – this desert is situated in northeastern Botswana. The only traces of plant life constitutes a thin layer of green or blue algae. During the arid season, very little wildlife can be seen thriving in the region. However, that changes during the monsoon, so this place on this list only for certain months of the year when it is the quietest.

Zurich, Switzerland

It is hard to come across silent sanctuaries in urban cityscapes, but Zurich is an exception. The results of a survey identified Zurich as the least noisy place in the world, based on the hearing ability of the people – evaluated from the results of 200,000 hearing tests from around the world and from the research conducted by WHO on noise pollution in 50 locations.

Kronotsky Nature Reserve, Russia

This Kronotsky Nature reserve is located in a remote area and has a stunning landscape. It also has a strict limitation on its number of visitors every year, with an upper limit of 3,000. The Russian Government is working hard to protect this reserve and maintain its natural beauty.

Kielder Mires, England

Located in Northumberland, Kielder Mires is near a small and remote village. A few years ago, it was declared to be the most tranquil place to exist in England, based on some factors like the distance from the nearest flight path or road.

In a modern world, to be in a place that is free of all human-made noises is a rare occurrence, but you can find solace in these places.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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