When we are getting bombed by millions of pictures detailing the beauty of every corner of the world, it becomes tricky to pick one out of it. When every tourist site appeals to us due to the swarms of people crowding them, we all want to find out the list of places that are truly worth the wait. Those who have traveled around the world can best guide you to find your favorite spot based on your interests.
Travel and tourism should connect your soul to the natural beauty around the world. No matter how many choices are available out there, the peace that a nature studded place brings to your heart is irreplaceable. If you are a true Nature Lover, you will find your next favorite spots here.
If you have already seen the Seven Wonders of the World, you must be seeking your next best tourist spot. We have consulted different tourism enthusiasts and came up with 8 most popular tourist attractions that you MUST visit to add to your travel diary.
1. Petra, Jordan
Petra is also known as the ‘Rose-Red City’ that offers you a soul-touching site at dawn because of the pink cut-rock spread across the area. Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. The remarkable carving skills of the ancients are visible through the tombs and temples that have been carved into the pink sandstone.
After passing through a narrow canyon of Al-Siq, you will be astonished at the view of Al-Khazneh, a masterfully carved royal tomb built by Nabataeans around 2,000 years ago. Most of the royal tomb building has fallen, but the remaining facades and vast amphitheater testify the expertise and sophistication of early Arab settlers.
2. Matterhorn, Switzerland
The asymmetrical 14,692-foot (4,478 meters) peak of Matterhorn appears like an ax head above the outstanding resorts of Zermatt. Near the Italian border, this highest ax-shaped among the surrounding Alps attracts skiers and snowboarders from around the world.
The Matterhorn glacier is known as Europe’s highest summer ski region that is open all year around. The Museum displays the developmental history of Zermatt from a village at mountaintop to a hill-top. It provides a heartfelt peace to nature lovers around the globe. So, don’t forget to skip this great paradise spot when you are visiting Switzerland next time.
3. Niagara Falls, Canada and New York
Niagara falls attract 22 million nature lovers annually who appreciate the beauty of 6 million cubic feet of water tumbling over the rocks of US-Canada border every second. The ‘Horseshoe Falls’ of Canada is the widest while ‘American Falls’ and ‘Bridal Veil Falls’ of New York offer a more natural site. Keep your passports with you to see the cross-border Rainbow Bridge. You can take the pleasure of experiencing the falls on land or on the boat. If you are a kayaking expert and want to enhance your experience at Niagara Falls, take your super incredible fishing kayak with you.
4. Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is renowned for the fast-moving waterway dividing the commercial mainland of Kowloon and glittering skyscrapers on the island. Employ a water boat to enjoy the most heartrending and spectacular views of the city. You can book a cheap Ferry to see the beauty of surrounding lands from Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui. Sail on the water after sunset to see the world’s greatest light and sound show at about 8 pm. The surrounding skyscrapers explode with seasonal lighting and sound effects to fill your soul with happiness.
5. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
The Indonesian island of Bali located in Ubud is a Hindu community that welcomes tourists from around the world every year. For more than a century, they offer a display of traditional and new age cultures with a beachside party gathering to entertain the visitors. Ubud is located on a hilltop that is surrounded by rice fields, Pan Asian foodie cuisines, and distinctive family ceremonies that demonstrate the truthfulness of a famous movie “Eat, Pray, Love”. If you want to see the two worlds of traditions and new age cultures to be communicating with each other, mark this spot as your next goal.
6. Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
After Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls are the next top places that you MUST visit to inhale the beauty of spectaculars falls. Argentina and Brazil share the World Heritage national parks that conserve the beauty of Iguazu Falls. The falls with a height of more 8,800 feet create a huge spray of water in the subtropical rainforest region. You can either stay in a nearby tourist resort or bring your passport to cross the Brazil-Argentina border. If you are into botany, you can find over 2,000 species of plants and animals. You can breathe the beauty of rainbows that embellish the huge waterfalls.
7. Machu Picchu, Peru
Encapsulated in the cloudy mist, surrounded by the lush green vegetation, and situated high in the lapse of Andes Mountains, the Inca citadel of Macchu Picchu is the most exceptional pavement to the history of the continent. It is a renowned archeological site on the entire continent. The breathtaking view can only be enjoyed during the daytime or in the afternoon. You can trek on the heights or opt for a train or bus to take you to the top.
8. Louvre Museum, Paris
If you are an art lover and adore the experiences of visiting the museum, Louvre Museum will offer you the best memories you’d ever made. Located on the bank of Seine River, the museum attracts mostly all of the tourists who have come all the way to Paris for seeing the Eifel Tower. Even if you find museums boring, the magnificence of the Louvre Museum will intrigue you to visit it. The museum exhibits paintings (including that of Mona Lisa), sculptures, and drawings, etc. If you have planned your trip to Paris, visiting the Louvre Museum is a must see.
Tom is a blogger and a nature lover. He is obsessed with traveling and adventures and that too with his family. He believes that water has a steady hold of him. He regularly writes about his experiences at http://kayakcritic.net/.