Posted on 28 February 2011.
Unlike several years ago, the cost of traveling has reduced significantly and with proper planning you can see some of the most spectacular sites of the world. Discussed herein are some of the greatest locations that you can visit either alone, with a friend or family members.
1. The Pyramids and the Sphinx, Egypt
Once regarded as one of the wonders of the world, the Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx tops the list. The three places that you can visit are the great pyramid of Khufu, The Pyramid of Kafhre and The smaller Pyramids of Menkaura. What many people do not more about is that each of the pyramids is a tomb for kings of Egypt. You only have to visit the place for you to realize the spectacular sight they are.
Situated in Greece, Santorini is the second greatest place to visit on earth today. The island was created as result of volcanic eruption. What makes the island a spectacular place to visit? From the beautiful beaches to the tiny white villages, you will not miss a single thing to enjoy while at the place. Standing out are remnants of old Roman such as markets and theaters. There are shortages of activities that you can get involved, e.g. hiking amongst others.
Stonehenge is located in the world comes third in the list boasting of stone monuments. In the vast location are several other structures from the Stone Age period. Its existence can be dated back to the 8000 BC. The site has some magical aspects to it as it gives you some sense of tranquility no matter what you are going through.
Regarded as the contemporary country of the Roman emperor, Italy has some of the most amazing sites you can visit. If you love terrain then there is the Alps for you as well as the flatlands of the PO river. Some of the most alluring features in Italy include the leaning tower. Other locations that you can visit while in Italy are Venice that is popular with love birds, Verona province and Pemonte well known for good wine.
5. Loch Ness
Located in Scotland, Loch Ness is one the biggest of the three lochs situated in the Great Glen. It has a hilly and wet catchments and has six major rivers that flows inside the loch
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Posted on 25 February 2011.
The lists of top 10 beaches are endless, so let’s concentrate on interesting destinations from another angle. Of course, it all depends on your personal preferences, but for cultural holidays you can’t beat these.
1. Athens, Greece
This is an amazing city with its mixture of ancient and modern. A wander around the Acropolis and seeing the Parthenon from so many places in the city has to be top of the list. The museums in this capital city are unique and if you have never been to Greece, then you really should make it the one place to visit on your bucket list.
2. Crete, Greece
The Minoan civilization is one that had the most amazing statues, architecture and running water. In the Palace at Knossos you can see the labyrinth where the Minotaur was supposed to have lived and devoured the maidens and young men sent to Crete every year. The whole island is steeped in myth and history and is just the place for people who want to combine culture with relaxing on pristine beaches.
3. Indus Valley, Pakistan
This area is unknown and unexplored by the West in comparison to Egypt for example. However the Indus Valley civilization was truly ahead of others not only in Asia but also in the world.
While this is not an ancient site in the same way as those mentioned above, it is well worth visiting, especially in springtime when the trees in the streets are in full blossom. There is the architecture to wonder at and the Torture Museum for those with a sense of the macabre.
5. Isfahan, Iran
This was once an important city in the Persian Empire and the artisans of the city still produce items which are exquisitely made and designed. The ornate gate at the entrance of the city is worth seeing and tourists will readily appreciate the beauty of this once splendid city.
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Posted on 18 February 2011.
With the winter setting in, your heart is longing for holidays in serene nature. You want to take a break from the monotony of your everyday life and spend some time with the close ones. Whether it is your family or friend, you can opt for Caribbean holiday destinations. Caribbean holiday tour is not all about cruise ships. You can get rejuvenated in the beautiful beaches at the Caribbean Islands. Caribbean beaches offer a complete holiday package for everyone. You can chill out in the beaches, or can enjoy some adventurous water sports with your friends. The nightlife here deserves a special mention as it is sure to spice up your mind. Caribbean beach destinations offer everything you may look for. Romance in the air of the Caribbean makes it perfect for any newly married couple. Caribbean islands are also the most appropriate place for planning a trip with friends. These islands have something for everyone, and that is why it attracts people of all ages. If you want to enjoy your winter in the Caribbean, you can surely check out the top ten Caribbean holiday destinations.
Bahamas is the best destination for someone who loves to explore islands. It boasts of seven hundred beautiful islands covered with white sand beaches. Turquoise water that surrounds the islands will surely warm up your soul. Apart from the natural beauty of this place, you can also enjoy activities like snorkeling and sailing.
The beautiful beaches and coral island of Barbados will surely amaze you. The natural beauty of this place along with deep ridges, rolling hills, caves, lakes and wide range of flora makes it one of the best holiday destinations world over. To make your trip comfortable, you can find some of the best accommodation facilities here.
3. Dominican Republic
When it is a romantic trip for a young couple, Dominican Republic is the place to be. The second largest Caribbean island, which boasts of a remarkable history, earns huge revenue from tourism industry. The tourism industry of this island is making a consistent progress. Ecotourism is also a major cause of attraction here.
4. Puerto Rico
If you are planning a holiday with friends and want to participate in adventurous water sports like scuba diving or deep sea fishing, Puerto Rico is for you. The smallest island among the Greater Antille has excellent road connectivity network. It also has nine ports helping the trade and commerce in the region. Here natural beauty runs parallel with modernity, making it the perfect choice for any vacationer.
Jamaica, with a well-developed network connecting different parts of the world, can surely be listed among the top five holiday destinations of the Caribbean Island group. Though people can come by air, road or railways, road transport will be the best option. The natural beauty of the place with golf courses and clubs makes it an appropriate holiday destination.
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Posted on 27 January 2011.
Tourist destinations of the Asian countries are attracting a large number of people these days. People’s Republic of China, popularly known as China, the country with the highest population count has seen a significant development in the tourism industry over the past few decades. Not only the different historical places of tourist attraction, but also the easing of the country’s law in the tourism sector has given this sector a boost. The immigration laws of the country have also become flexible compared to the earlier days, so people can easily plan a trip to this country. Different cities and villages of China offer everything that a tourist may need to make his trip memorable. Whether you want to be close to the Chinese history, or you want a rocking nightlife, China has everything. From modern shopping malls to ancient temples, you can find everything in China. Therefore, if you are planning a trip to this country, you should do a little research on the country. Gaining information of every city and town in China might not be a feasible option. So, you can just check out the top ten Chinese travel destinations you cannot afford to miss.
1. Great Wall of China
Originally constructed in the fifth century BC, for protecting the northern frontiers of the country, the Great Wall of China has become a historical spot. It is often said that this is the only manmade work that can be seen from moon. If you visit China, you should never forget to visit this wall which stretches for almost 8,851.8 kilometers.
2. Mount Tai
Mount Tai, which has been credited as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is listed among the “Five Sacred Mountains” of China. Records state, this mountain has attracted pilgrims for almost three thousand years. Located in the southern side of Jinan and northern side of Tai’an city, Mount Tai provides simple connectivity route.
3. Forbidden City
When you are in China, you cannot miss out Forbidden City in Beijing. The city has imperial palaces of different rulers starting from the Ming Dynasty till the Qing Dynasty. The walls and gates across the Forbidden City will make you understand the architectural skills as well as the defense tactics that Chinese rulers have been using for ages.
4. Potala Palace
Located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa, the Potala Palace is a historical spot in China. Named after Mount Potala, this palace has been home to Dalai Lama till the 14th Dalai Lama decided to flee to India. Now, the Chinese government has converted this place into a museum.
5. Old Summer Palace
Old Summer Palace or the Imperial Gardens of China is known for its art works, architectural building, and obviously beautiful gardens. This historical place was destroyed during the English and French invasion in China. Yet, later this park has been named among the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.
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Posted on 11 June 2010.
These places are all unique and beautiful in their own way and should be visited at least once.
1. The Door To Hell
This is located in Turkmenistan and is basically a crater which starting burning 35 years ago and has not stopped till date. It is 70 meters wide and was discovered in 1971. When it was found, scientists did not calculate the among of gas it held very accurately which is why it still continues to go up in flames. You may not be able to visit this but you can see it from a distance.
2. Mounth Roraima
This is a tabletop mountain in Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. One can go till the top with the help of a natural ramp that was formed years ago. If you do not wish to take the staircase, you should go back and take some rock climbing lessons for a few years before returning.
3. Meteor Crater
This crater is located in the United States and was created over 50000 years ago. It was a huge grassland at the time and was covered with camels and wooly mammoths. Fortunately, no humans were present which is why it continues to be as unique and beautiful as it is.
4. The Great Dune of Pyla
The Great Dune of Pyla is massive- it is about 100 meters in terms of height, 500 meters wide and about 3 kilometer in terms of length. It is steep and has turned into a forest over the years. The Great Dune of Pyla is very famous among those who like to indulge in adventure sports especially paragliding.
This is considered to be the weirdest and most unusual looking place on the planet. It is isolated because of which the vegetation found here is unlike anything you will ever see. One such tree is the Dragon’s Blood Tree which produces sap that is red in color. It is unnatural looking and so are the spiders and birds that reside here. If you decide to visit this place, be sure to take several photographs!
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