People all over the world seem to be obsessed with getting as high off the ground as possible, whether that means climbing a mountain, flying in a plane, dangling off the side of a cliff, or skydiving.

Maybe it is a human obsession to want to test the limits of our fears. Or, perhaps we all love the views from high in the sky. After all, it's a unique experience to look out over the landscape with a bird's-eye view.

If you enjoy a thrill, take a look at these pictures of some of the highest points in the world. Then, if you have the stomach for it, plan a trip to see them in person. We are sure you will not be disappointed.

20 Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls in Venezuela is the tallest waterfall in the world. You have to take a small plane and a boat, but you can book a relatively inexpensive tour, which includes airfare and a boat trip. Visiting this fantastic location is well worth the time and money, though.

19 Rose Rayhaan By Rotana Hotel, Dubai

Dubai is home to some of the most incredible skyscrapers. Many of the hotels have views from more than 70 stories. The Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is not the tallest building, but it is worth a visit because it is one of the more affordable hotels in the city.

18 British Airways i360

The British i360 is a viewing tower that takes you up to 450 ft above the ground in the pod to give you a view of the city beneath you. The attraction hosts special events, and it is an excellent location for marriage proposals.

17 Huashan Mountain, China

Mount Huashan is one of the most dangerous places to hike in the world. However, every year, people travel there to walk around the mountain on a few boards that are attached to the sides to experience the breathtaking views and snap a few crazy pictures.

16 Royal Gorge Bridge, Canon City, Colorado

The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado is the highest suspension bridge in the United States. Walking across it gives visitors an amazing view of the gorge that is breathtaking. If walking the bridge is not vertigo-inducing enough for you, you can also zipline through the park.

15 Burj Al Arab, Dubai

The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is home to a helipad that is 696 feet above sea level. Throughout the years, this space has hosted tennis and table tennis matches, golf stunts with Tiger Woods, and now it is available as a wedding venue.

14 Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa is the newest addition to Dubai's skyline, and it is the tallest building in the world. The observation deck is open to guests of the hotel and to tourists who purchase tickets. A visit allows you to view the incredible dancing fountains from 2,717 feet above.

13 Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Canada

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in Canada is home to a suspension bridge, a cliffwalk, and the Treetops Adventure. Each attraction is high above the ground and a test in bravery. The cliffwalk only has 16 anchor points, and the Treetop adventure is not even bolted in place.

12 Lotte Tower, Seoul

Lotte World Tower is the tallest building in South Korea and the sixth tallest in the world. If you are visiting the city, your trip will not be complete until you experience the view from the sky deck 118 stories up and the sky terrace at 120 stories above the ground.

11 Skylodge Cliff Hotel, Peru

If just taking in a view is not enough for you, you might want to consider sleeping on the side of a cliff. This experience is available when you book a night at the Skylodge Cliff Hotel in Peru. You have to climb down to your pod, though.

10 Shanghai Tower, China

Shanghai Tower in China is the second tallest building in the world behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. However, the tower says it will soon open two more observation decks on the 125th and 126th floors of the tower that will give it the record for the highest views.

9 Swiss Alps, Switzerland

If you want to hike high in the sky, the Swiss Alps are a great place. Your heart will no doubt be pumping while you make your way up the side of one of the gorgeous mountains and take in the view of the city below.

8 Willis Tower, Chicago

Willis Tower in Chicago gives visitors the opportunity to stand in glass boxes hundreds of feet off the ground. Two times visitors have gotten an extra thrill as the protective coating on the 103rd-floor SkyDecks cracked while they were standing on it.

7 Potala Palace Lhasa, Tibet

In Tibet, you will find some of the highest mountain peaks in the world. The exciting part about visiting Tibet is that you can drive to many of the peaks. So, even if you are not a climber, you have the opportunity to experience some fantastic high elevation places.

6 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is one of the most stunning places you can visit for a breathtaking view of the city below. Many famous movies feature the city. The trek to the monument that looks over it is not for the faint of heart, though.

5 Alpspix Viewing Platform, Germany

In Germany, the AlpspiX allows you to experience an adrenaline rush like no other. The X-shaped platform is more than 3,000 feet above the valley below. Cable cars take you to the platform year-round so that you can get a glimpse of the wondrous location anytime.

4 CabriO Stanserhorn, Lucerne, Switzerland

The CabriO Stanserhorn is a cable car system in Switzerland. It is one of the highest open-air cable cars, and the view is terrifying. The car takes you up thousands of feet. From the top, the land below is like patchwork, just like it looks from a plane.

3 Rock City Gardens, Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City Gardens at Lookout Mountain in Georgia has magnificent views. It features a platform over a waterfall that allows you to look down off the side of the cliff. There is also an incline railway at Lookout Mountain that offers an exciting experience, as well.

2 Dachstein Glacier Skywalk Bridge, Austria

If you enjoy a scare, you have to check out Dachstein glacier in Austria. There you can experience a skywalk, suspension bridge, cable cars, and other terrifying things that make your heart race. The incredible sights below are well worth the fear you will feel, though.

1 The High Roller, Las Vegas

The High Roller is a relatively new addition to the Las Vegas Strip. The Ferris wheel type attraction takes riders slowly to the top for an incredible vantage point of the sparkling city beneath. At the top, you are 550 feet in the sky and you have a 360-degree view.