Everyone has a bucket list! There are a lot of things to see and do during our short stay here on Earth. Time for a holiday? If you are stuck on where to spend your next adventure, here are 10 travel ideas that you won’t want to miss.
10. Great Wall Of China
It’s cliché, but let’s face it… there’s a lot to explore. The Great Wall of China is one of the biggest man-made constructions. The Great Wall’s construction started in the 7th century BC. The most famous part of the wall was built in the 3rd century BC. A large portion of it was built during the Ming dynasty (14th-17th centuries). It measures 21.196 km, from Dandong to Lop Lake.
9. The Amazon Rainforest, South America
The Amazon Rainforest is the largest of its kind in the world, covering a large portion of the South American continent. Amazonia is home to 90% of insect species (2.5 million species) and it has the largest plant biodiversity on Earth (438.000 plant species and 16.000 tree species).
8. The Inga Falls, Congo
It is one of the largest falls in the world, located 40km from Matadi in Congo. The falls feature two large hydroelectric dams and after the construction of the next 2, Congo will have the largest hydro electrical dam in the world. The Inga Falls are part of a larger network, known as Livingstone Falls.
7. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
What was once a vast sandy plain is now one of the most luxurious cities in the world. It’s also home to the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa. Dubai offers you quality entertainment, Dubai is a city built on black gold (oil) and is a testament to what mankind is capable of. The weather is always warm and the beaches are beautiful. The extravagance and wealth needs to be seen to be believed. There are also many popular desert activities such as camel riding, four-wheel driving and sand-boarding.
6. Phytoplankton Beach, Maldives
This fairy-like picture is taken on a beach in the Maldives. This phenomenon is caused by the massive tide of bioluminescent phytoplankton. These little organisms called Lingulodinium Polyedrum light up under stress, creating these blue patterns. This phenomenon can be seen in other parts of the world, but the beauty of the Maldives is hard to beat.
5. Rome, Italy
Rome is the capital of Italy and the former Roman Empire. There is a saying – all roads go to Rome, due to the expanse of the Roman Empire at its height. Built in the 8th century according to legends, Rome is the home of the Colosseum, one of the largest ancient buildings still standing. When you’re walking on the streets of the old Rome you can truly feel the weight of its 2000 years of history.
4. Transfagarasean, Romania
Are you a lover of cars or motorcycles? Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson rated Transfagarasean The best road in the world. It was built in 1970-1974 during Nicolae Ceausescu’s reign. It stretches 90 kilometres, from Pitesti to Sibiu. The road was built with the help of Romanian militaries and prisoners. There were 40 recorded deaths during the construction of the road, although some sources say that number is much higher.
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Piccu is arguably the most famous Inca city. Built around 1450, it was abandoned 100 years later. It stayed undiscovered until 1911, when Hiram Bingham found it. A way to reach this majestic temple is the Inca Trail, a spiritual road that pilgrims were using on their way to Machu Picchu. Its original name is still unknown. Machu Picchu was named by UNESCO as one of the 7th New Wonders of the World.
2. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest complex temple in the world. The temple is dedicated to the god Vishnu. It measures 162.6 hectares. This exquisite temple was built in the 12th century by the Khmer King Suryavarman II and it used to be the capital of the Khmer Empire. It is now the symbol of Cambodia and rich in their cultural heritage. The temple is painted on Cambodia’s national flag.
Singapore is the only island city-state in the world. It is situated in Southeast Asia, near Malaysia and Indonesia. It is also referred as The Garden City, Lion City or the Red Dot. Singapore’s population consists largely of tourists – 42%. It has been stated that it provides the best quality of life in Asia and it ranks sixth in the world. It gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.
Happy travels 🙂