Travel is education (and fun) at its peak.
However, travel – not just to any place you can find but to the very best exotic places the earth affords is not just education to an inquisitive and hungry brain: it is first class milk to a thirsty soul and the very semblance of heaven on earth.
If you’re a tourist, someone who just got a quick vacation (and is looking to spend it in a super memorable place), a globe trotter or one who is looking to ensure that the family/a significant other gets the best treat travel offers, you certainly won’t disappoint your friends/family after you finish reading the super brilliant recommendations this article offers.
Or worse, yourself.
Without much ado, let’s begin with the rankings proper. However, before we begin that, it is important to note the following:
- The countries listed here (and the attractions therein) are listed loosely. Accordingly, do not be so bothered about the rankings or superiority status of the options as contained in this article. Remember, all the options are great vacation options and ‘authorities’ by themselves.
- The list of the best countries/tourist attractions listed on this page span across continents – and is not in any way or manner restrictive to any region.
- Finally, though there are other destinations and countries that we would have loved to include, we must naturally stop at 10 options here. However, be assured that the 10 we have picked on here are the 10 very best.
Top 10 Best Exotic Places To Travel To Before You Die
The entire world knows that China is the ‘factory of the world’ – and we’re dead certain that you are also aware that 1 in every 3 manufactured product has actually been manufactured in China.
The world also knows (you inclusive, we’re certain) that China is the most populous country on the planet and has a population of (way) more than a billion.
You may also have also been intimated that the Chinese government has a keen interest in communist ideas and runs the state in state of China in a communist/socialist fashion – very far from the realities and ways of both Western Europe and North America.
However, what you may have missed is that aside the strict face that China shows to the outside world and its obvious love for discipline and regulations, China is one of the oldest countries that is also certain to dazzle any tourist making itself one of the most exotic vacation destination to consider when the issue of travel is at stake.
Top Tourist Attractions In China Worth Your Time & Stay
The Great Wall of China: This wall, located in the northern part of the country is a series of fortification against invaders and stretches as long as 6,000 kilometers and averages about 10 meters in height. The wall dates back to the 7th Century BC!
The Forbidden City: This was an imperial palace and remains China’s largest and most important building. Housing large rooms, impressive halls and intimidating moats, this building was reserved for only emperors, their families and those who served them. Taking a look will surely leave a positive memory that will certainly go down as one of your best for years to come.
The Terracotta Army: Discovered by accident, this archaeological find consists of some 8,000 real sized soldiers that were assigned to guard the first emperor of China as he transited to the great beyond. They date around 280 BC and can be found in the Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Park, offering the unforgettable experience that so resembles the inspection of a century-old parade – complete with horses!
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou: This is an awesome historical garden that is serene to the eye and dates well into the 11th century. The serene nature of the associated gardens will leave even the most hardened skeptic and troubled mind calmed and importantly, desirous of making a return visit.
A Little Note About China & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
As you may have noticed, the tourist attractions of great China are old and ancient in nature, the country itself being an ancient state.
However, what will marvel you and at the same time makes China one of the perfect exotic holiday destinations for an impressive lifetime memory is that the sights and attractions have stood the test of time and are largely unspoiled.
Now, what beats that – if not a culture of making things in a manner that they endure and deliberately stand the harsh test of time?
Japan is known to the outside world as an industrialized country that has mastered the very art and soul of technology.
For some, Japan is synonymous with the automobile industry, being the home of amazing auto brands such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
Yet to others, it remains a relatively small Asian power that is pro peace, has renounced its power to declare war and its people amongst the most educated in the entire world.
Few on the other hand (if ever), bother with the fact that the country is one of the top 10 places to visit in the world before you die.
To this last category, it is important to state that Japan was inhabited as early as the prehistoric times. This made it possible to erect awe inspiring temples, buildings and other decor well before the cathedrals of Europe sprang up.
Being also made up of citizens that are culturally conscious and interested in preserving its rich cultural heritage, there is certainly a lot to see that certainly qualifies it as one of the exotic countries of the world worth seeing in a lifetime.
Top Tourist Attractions In Japan Worth Your Time & Stay
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: This park is essentially of interest to tourists, especially those from the US. It is a remembrance of the August 1945 bombings of the town of Hiroshima. However, aside the museums that now houses the relics of that incident, there are a plethora of other attractions related to the peace of the world and importantly, pointers to the fact that the Japanese have forgiven and indeed, moved forward.
Historic Kyoto: This is one of the few cities that was spared the devastation of WW II and remains essentially the same since the imperial family took up residence in it more than a thousand years ago. If you’re interested in the culture and life of the Japanese, the Kyoto offers an undiluted glimpse into that culture – completely untainted by the years.
Osaka Castle: The Osaka Castle, built in 1586 by the famous warrior and politician, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, is a 5 storey structure that has been rebuilt many times but remains one of the prime tourist attractions of Japan. Visits to the top floor ensure a complete and total view over the entire city of Osaka. This castle has over the years been rebuilt with the last reconstruction perfected in 1931; the reconstructions have however remained true to the original structure and overall design.
The Japanese Alps: The region referred to as the Japanese Alps contain the highest points in the country with some mountains maintaining a height of up to 3,000 plus meters above sea level. These mountains are a natural beauty to the eye and attract climbers and walkers in summer and skiers in winter – thanks to the abundance of snow that the region is characterized by. However, what truly marks this spot and makes it spectacular in Japan is its rich variety of flora and fauna including the rare mountain antelopes found at higher altitudes.
A Little Note About Japan & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
The tourist attractions of Japan (like those found in China) are naturally old and date back, in some instances, to about 2,000 or more years.
Naturally thus, some have been restored to their original glory while others have been left substantially intact.
However, whether reconstructed or not, what is clear is that Japan is home to many of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – sites that will make your trip to Japan as a tourist or a globe trotter worth every single second of your life and time there.
It also helps to know that Japan is seriously industrialized and home to the factories that make almost all the awesome electronics and gadgets that are relied upon in every corner of the globe for an awesome life.
There, you could thus pick options that you may have have challenges buying anywhere else and for dirt cheap too!
#8. United States
The US is no stranger to anyone reading this article at this point in time.
As a matter of fact, great chances are that, you’re reading this article right in God’s own country!
However, when the US is mentioned, even American citizens do not have the faintest idea that their very own country is an important tourist attraction, housing many important places and pieces of history that one ought to see in a lifetime.
Stripped of its world power status and the fact that it is one of the most popular countries in the world right now, the US is a country that has a lot to offer in terms of the best exotic destinations for singles, couples, groups and even the family.
If you’ve thus hitherto only thought of the US as the home of powerful presidents and importantly, the makers of good movies and huge SUVs, its time to think again and correct that obviously very wrong impression you have of the country.
Shall we begin by showing you the best places to visit in the US as a tourist or a globe trotter who wishes to see the world?
Top Tourist Attractions In The US Worth Your Time & Stay
The Statue of Liberty: The Stature of Liberty is a universal symbol of freedom and America’s most familiar icon. Standing at 152 ft in New York Harbor, this statue is clearly the most impressive stature in the whole world and is clearly a testament to the freedom that the United States has come to be known all over the world for.
The White House: The United States White House is the official office and private residence of the United States president. It is one of the most recognized buildings in the United States and as a matter of fact, the whole world. The good thing is that, tours to the White House are basically free. If you’re however interested, be kindly notified that security is a priority for the screening staff and any challenge(s) on your path may mean denial of access.
Walt Disney World Resort: This is perhaps the most impressive resort in the whole wide world. Here, this mega amusement park attracts and holds the attention of families on vacation and for many, they are spellbound throughout the time spent there and even after their vacation elapses. Children and adults alike love the fun and joy that has come to be exclusively associated with Disneyland.
St. Louis Arch: Built in the early 60’s and standing in the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, this famous ‘Gateway to the West’ in St. Louis, is a spectacle to behold – rising high above the city, gleaming during the sunny day and showing a glorious illumination at night. It ensures an experience no one should miss in a lifetime!
A Little Note About The US & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
Unlike the other major world tourist attractions mentioned before the US above, the US is a relatively young country.
‘Discovered’ by the older countries of the world, particularly The UK, its attractions are thus understandably modern attractions that have been created by man and to a large extent, are not naturally occurring.
This does not in any way mean that these attractions are inferior to the naturally occurring (or super old) options of China or Japan.
On the flip side of this is also the fact that for Americans to build up their country to the stage it is today from virtually nothing connotes a spirit of resilience that is difficult to find anywhere else on the entire planet.
If as a tourist, you visit the US, be certain that you’ll certainly flow with the American Dream and built it up on a personal level to something meaningful and super productive for yourself and those around you both in the short and long run.
And, believe us when we say this!
Portugal is an old country that actively participated in colonialism and the opening up of new worlds.
Accordingly thus, it is best remembered for its notorious sea faring tradition and the conquest that era ultimately symbolizes.
Few tourists, vacation seekers and globe trotters take the country serious when it comes to choosing it as a place to spend an exotic vacation, however.
However, those who have been either bold enough to explore the country or were properly informed enough to try it have held that it remains an extra-ordinarily peaceful country that is bustling with both energy and great advancement (in science and development).
For such a country, it is thus only natural that one would visit and then, plan on visiting some more.
Without much ado and fuss, let’s take a look at what Portugal has to offer in terms of tourist attractions.
Top Tourist Attractions In Portugal Worth Your Time & Stay
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos: This is one of the most important tourist attractions in Portugal: it is a monument erected in honor of the extra-ordinarily successful and daring sea navigator, Vasco da Gama who, during his time, brilliantly charted new waters and was always discovering both new lands and routes to those lands. If you have a penchant or love for history or glorious things, this is certainly a destination and attraction you’ll love while in Portugal.
Oceanário de Lisboa: There is no family that travels to see the Oceanário de Lisboa and ever regrets spending time in Lisbon for the visit. This attraction is an oceanarium and it is designed to reflect the four major oceans of the world, complete with their deep creatures and wonder habitats. What makes this site one of the top exotic holiday destinations in the world is the fact that it is designed in an almost perfect manner – together with other semi-aquatic life all existing in natural harmony.
Torre de Belém: The Torre de Belém was completed in 1521 to defend the approaches to the River Tagus. The magnificent building, surprisingly, is still standing and is a testament of the glorious past that the country once enjoyed in terms of the water and all that is marine. This building is also a symbol of the age of discovery and of voyages that Portugal has become synonymous with.
Convento do Cristo: Finally, no contemplation of a visit to Portugal will be complete without the mention of the Convento do Cristo, the Convent of Christ, founded in 1160 as the headquarters of the Order of the Knight Templar. This monument curiously still stands and is in perfect state – just like it has stood through the ages. If you’re one who loves to unravel mysteries or are a fan of Dan Brown, this is a perfect holiday attraction in Europe that you cannot afford to miss.
A Little Note About Portugal & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
Like the earlier mentioned Asian powers on this list, Portugal is also an old country and its attractions in terms of tourism are also all bound to be old – dating back well into history.
However, since Portugal contributed in an immense manner in the exploration and discovery of most of the world as we know and appreciate it today, these attractions are bound to be relevant, especially to citizens of the new world.
Finally, it is instructive to note and fully understand that though Portugal is an old country and largely represents history, the country has developed itself into a modern state that also curiously doubles as a super power to be reckoned with, so far as Europe (and the rest of the world) is concerned.
We are thus dead certain that you’ll be glad that you choose the country to spend some seriously memorable time therein.
When France is mentioned, it evokes many sentiments – and rightly so.
For the students of history and military strategy, it evokes memories of Napoleon Bonaparte – one of the most brilliant and successful military generals and strategists of all time.
For students of French and lovers of the language, France connotes the largest concentration of French native speakers and importantly, the ‘capital’ and origin of the language itself.
However, France is much more than these: it is one of the most beautiful and hospitable country in the entire world.
Aside these facts, its charming attractions, cultural centers, picture perfect villages and cuisines will certainly make your visit to the country one to remember and actively wish to repeat – especially if you’re considering a honeymoon or a get together with your partner or significant other.
Top Tourist Attractions In France Worth Your Time & Stay
The Eiffel Tower: The Eiffel Tower is France’ most recognized and appreciated landmark and certainly (and without a shred of doubt), one of the most recognizable landmarks in the whole world. Standing 320 meters high in the Paris skyline, you can dine on either the first or second levels where you can see up to 900 km away if and when the weather permits!
Louvre Museum: The Louvre Museum is clearly one of Europe’s storehouse for the most impressive or intimidating of art – especially masterpieces. This establishment houses masterpieces such as the famous Mona Lisa painting by the genius, Leonardo DaVinci. However, to ensure the best experience when visiting this awesome place, it is highly recommended that you pick on just a section to focus on as it is clearly impossible to see all the treasures and artworks therein in a day or even in two weeks.
Mont Saint-Michel: Rising in a spectacular fashion right out of the sea at the coast of Normandy, this medieval architecture is a modern piece of wonder and one of the most inspiring buildings in the whole of France. Or, how else does one describe a building that is accessible by feet during the low tides but one that rises straight to the status of an island that must be skillfully navigated to during the high tides?
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc: Mont Blanc – translated as the White Mountain sits majestically in the French Alps. At an impressive 4810 meters above sea level, this attraction is the tallest in the whole of Europe – and is an attraction to behold, especially during the winter when the mountain takes up an awesome and alluring personality all by itself. If you love adventures and the great outdoors, this is one spot in Europe you will certainly be proud of seeing before you pass unto the great beyond.
Carcassonne: Carcassonne is a well preserved settlement straight from the Middle Ages that literally appears to have jumped out of a fairy tale. The settlement, completely preserved and maintained is complete with moats, stained glass windows and complete medieval furnishings and appeal that makes one likely to imagine that time travel is possible and that one has indeed slipped back into time and is at the present, privileged to see the grand old things of yore.
A Little Note About France & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
France is an old country and power that has somewhat managed to retain its ancient glory – in the form of tourist attractions and has seamlessly blended that glory into something modern and attractive; a feat that has ensured that it remains the number one tourist destination of the world – with just under a hundred million tourism inspired visits yearly!
However, it is important to also know that the French have a distinct culture that they vigorously promote and are exceedingly proud of.
Thus, from the food right to the automobiles and general architecture, expect surprises – and pleasant ones at that. If you are not yet properly acquainted with French reality, these realities may pleasantly amaze you.
Believe us, you will never be the same again after you visit France…at least your general perception of the French and all things French will certainly change.
And, for the better too 🙂
#5. The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is known for many things and is certainly many things to various persons.
For politicians, students of political science and historians, it is one of the most active countries so far as conquest of other nations is concerned. As a matter of fact, the UK was at the forefront of the scramble for Africa, having previously captured and subjugated the now powerful United States.
For students and those who are generally interested in academics, the UK is the academician’s dream – one of the best place to study in the world, offering the oldest and best universities in the world today.
However, this is just a tip of the iceberg…
The UK has a rich culture and history and is always ready to wow all those who visit – especially if you have time enough to spend savoring its many attractions and sights.
Besides this, the culture of the English (like that of the French) runs particularly deep and is largely unique with many other cultures and countries (including the US) borrowing a leaf from.
The UK is thus certainly one country in Europe you’ll rather not miss – for anything!
Now, let’s see some of the glory that this country has to offer you when you visit.
Top Tourist Attractions In The United Kingdom Worth Your Time & Stay
Stonehenge: Stonehenge is one of the most popular ancient attraction of the UK and by far, the busiest. These huge stones strategically positioned on the Salisbury Plain were laid in a complex manner with some resting atop others around 3000-1500 BC. Now, what makes this attraction so intriguing is the fact that the stones (some up to 22.6 metric tons) were laid here without any obvious use of sophisticated machinery. If you are a Merlin fan, it will also help to know that The Great Stones of Nemeton are actually what we’re talking about here.
Windsor Castle: The official residence of the British Queen, this castle was built in 1078 and remains the largest inhabited castle in the whole wide universe. If you’ll appreciate a taste of British royalty and how life works around the world of royals and nobles in the UK, which better place to first take a look than the residence of the Queen directly?
Cambridge University: No sightseeing trip to the UK is sufficient and complete without a look at one of the oldest university in Europe and as a matter of fact, the world. Cambridge, aside being home to the country’s oldest preserved historical buildings is also home to 31 impressive colleges – each run under the mother umbrella of the Cambridge University. Of course, when the excellent dining available, cultural events and vibrant shopping are factored, you’re certainly going to regret for the rest of your life if you miss this tourist destination.
Canterbury Cathedral: Located in Canterbury, this cathedral is the home of British Christianity and as a matter of fact, the residence of the Bishop of Canterbury. If you are of the Anglican Communion – or are a Christian or one who is interested in history generally, this is a place to visit before you leave this beloved earth. However, a visit here will certainly not all be religion: this historic city is also popular for cultural and entertainment options that range from a wide shopping reality to great shopping galleries and fascinating cafés
A Little Note About The United Kingdom & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
The United Kingdom is still one of the countries in the world where the idea of monarchy and its importance is still highly rated and taken very seriously.
Accordingly thus, most of the attractions that will be available to you when you’re in this country will naturally rotate along this reality – which is a great thing anyway. Picture yourself in medieval times (but with all the modernity, tech and power the 21st century affords).
Aside the concept of royalty, the UK is also the spiritual home of the Protestants – where the Archbishop of Canterbury sits and presides over the universal Anglican Church.
You will also be naturally fascinated with the extraordinarily rich history of the country and how that rich old history has helped the country morph into a powerful and industrialized nation today without losing its cardinal and original identity.
If you are a current inhabitant of the earth and are reading this piece, the UK should be your list of the top 10 places to visit before you change residency to another domain.
Like the other numerous countries on this all important list, Italy also means many things to many different persons.
For students of government and history, it is the closely associated with world conquerors and acclaimed generals such as Julius Caesar.
However, other view Italy as the country of ‘a million cuisines and super awesome chefs’. For this category, nothing beats a good hot meal in an Italy restaurant. You may, as a matter of fact, belong to this category.
There are still others who first became acquainted with Italy from the godfather movies and novels they either watched or read and sincerely believe that the country is all Mafia and nothing else.
While each perception has a mileage of truth in it, it hardly contains the whole picture of what modern Italy is or what it can afford to you as a passionate traveler who is interested in seeing the world first class before death.
Allow us to show you…
Top Tourist Attractions In Italy Worth Your Time & Stay
The Colosseum: The Colosseum is the very first attraction you’ll love to see once you set foot on Italian soil. This magnificent amphitheater, built right during the Roman times has not only stood the test of time, it remains largely in its natural state and importantly, serves as a model and guide for stadiums and other large capacity public buildings right up to this day.
Venice Canals: Can you imagine a city where canals filled with water spiral around old, romantic form buildings and essentially serve as streets for navigation from one point of the city to another via a boat called the gondola? If this idea seems like fun, there’s a place in Italy where this is practical – and the delight of all those who are blessed and fortunate enough to visit the city.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa: Sometimes, an accidental flaw can be the difference between an ordinary building or thing in general and one that stands out and makes the entire world marvel. This is the case of The Leaning Tower of Pisa – an impressive tower in the city of Pisa, Italy that leans to one side but instead of actually falling to the ground, remains firmly erect – offering visitors impressive views of the city and a dose of marvel, day in, day out.
The Amalfi Coast: Imagine a whole town built precariously right along the waterline, taking on the character and form of the mountains and rocks that border the water. This is the exact reality that meets your eyes when you see this Italian coastline right along the Sorrentine Peninsula. The town is so attractive and fairy tale like that it is completely populated with tourists who have somehow managed to completely overshadow the local population 🙂
Vatican City: Though in strict political sense, the Vatican is an independent country (and the smallest independent country in the whole world, headed by the Pope); in common loose sense, this city is an awesome and integral part of Italy that you should not miss when you set foot in the country. Here, be prepared to be greeted with priceless art and art collections and other world famous sites like St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s square. Other attractions here include the famous Sistine Chapel which has paintings by the famous artist, Michelangelo himself. To crown up, if you’re a catholic, wouldn’t you appreciate seeing the seat of the Pope directly at least once in a lifetime?
A Little Note About Italy & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
Italy has a long history that dates back well into the time before Christ. Accordingly thus, most of its attractions are of that era.
However, aside these attractions, Italy was once home to the greatest geniuses the world has ever seen (think DaVinci and Michelangelo). These geniuses (most of them painters and sculptors) left masterpiece in form of private works (found in museums around Italy) or publicly via their commissioned projects that have curiously stood the test of both genius and time.
All these make Italy a top exotic destination spot not only in Europe, but for the entire world.
Belief us, no one has ever remembered to complained after being fortunate enough to visit this clearly awesome and impressive European country.
When the African continent is mentioned, many persons who are listening expect the news that will follow to implicate some sort of scam involving a ‘wealthy prince’ whose father died intestate, leaving the said ‘prince’ with bags of money in need of a stranger to take care of 🙂
To others, the African continent is an epitome of underdevelopment, corruption, disease and a people who neither know their left nor their right.
Yet still, for others, when the name Africa is mentioned, what first comes to their minds is the picture of pot bellied, out of shape greedy politicians who are so greedy that they can snatch a bottle of milk from a toddler and feed on it after already having a heavy and sumptuous meal!
A careful look at the African continent will confirm all these fears, in varying degree though.
However, what these reports and the media will carefully omit and fail to bring to your knowledge is that, aside these glaring challenges, Africa is still kicking fine and contrary to indications and predictions, growing stronger by the day.
Allow us to introduce you to one of the countries of Africa which we sincerely believe you should visit before you change residence from this world.
This country is not as (un)popular as Nigeria – and be rest assured, it has more than enough attractions to impress even the most accomplished and traveled tourist.
Welcome to Namibia 🙂
Top Tourist Attractions In Namibia Worth Your Time & Stay
Twyfelfontein: Forget the fact that you probably cannot pronounce this name (correctly) – we also can’t 🙂 However, one thing about Twyfelfontein that neither you or we can take away is the solid fact that it is one of the largest concentrations of rock engravings in the whole of the world! What is even more awe inspiring is that, these engravings (of elephants, rhinoceroses and other wild animals) were made over 6,000 years ago. Now, can you beat that?
The Caprivi Strip: The Caprivi Strip is a narrow piece of land between Botswana, Angola, Zambia and of course, Namibia. This strip of land is one of the country’s wettest spots and is home to a variety of wildlife, especially elephants, roaming free. What is spectacular about this strip is that, there is no where else in the world where you can come across such an array of animals, free and roaming without a single care in the world.
The Etosha National Park: This is perhaps one of the greatest Safari parks in the world and certainly, a place you would rather not miss for anything in the whole wide world. Here, all manner of wild animals are seen in their thousands, majestically resting, hunting or if the season permits, mating. However, what makes this park truly distinguished is the fact that it offers a great self-drive safari experience (for the courageous and bold of heart) and an unrivaled variety of animals that is extremely difficult to match anywhere in the world.
A Little Note About Namibia & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
As you may have noticed, almost all the vast tourist attractions in Namibia are nature based – focusing on animals, especially in their natural state. Thanks to a vast amount of land and a modest population, the animal specie in that country is 100X (or more) the human population – a reality we’re dead certain will play to your advantage by offering you options and serenity you never imagined possible, especially in the West.
Aside this fact, it is also instructive to note that, more than a million tourists choose Namibia every year – especially tourists from the US, UK and Canada. This is a pointer to the fact that the numbers must be inspired by something way greater than mere hospitality and an array of attraction.
This brings us to the fact that Namibia is one of the cheapest places to travel to in the world – especially if you’re thinking of an exotic vacation for two or are considering a general family vacation where everyone will have a blast of their lives.
The country, Greece, means many things to many different persons.
To some, it is synonymous with the greatest philosophers and thinkers the world has ever seen: Aristotle, Pluto, Socrates and a plethora of others.
To this sect thus, Greece is the center of ancient philosophy.
To others, it remains the mother of poetry – with memories of the great poetess, Sappho coming to mind.
Yet still, to others, it best helps them remember Alexander the Great and his ambitious idea to conquer the whole of the then known world.
To us here however, Greece is something much more important and comprehensive: it is one of the most important countries in the whole wide world that you should endeavor to see at least once in a lifetime.
However, we are not convinced about this on a light level – we have awesome proof to attest to this.
Shall we see?
Top Tourist Attractions In Greece Worth Your Time & Stay
Santorini: Santorini is one of the most impressive and fascinating of all the Greek islands and remains one of the best vacation spots in Europe for couples who are wedding, are on a honeymoon or those who simply want a get together that will feature only the two of them. This island comprises of cliff town towns and is dotted with classy hotels, pools and surrounding blue water that makes the whole scenery movie like – or a scene straight out of your most romantic dream 🙂
Delphi: If you remember your history/philosophy right, you’ll remember that Socrates was once pronounced the wisest man living by the oracle at Delphi. This site is the exact place where that oracle once presided. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these lower slopes once also were in the service of Apollo – the god of light, prophecy, music and healing.
Meteora Monasteries: Can you imagine a series of monasteries hewn from solid rock and requiring one to climb several flight of stairs to see about 6 of such monasteries? That’s exactly what you get when you decide to travel to the Meteora Monasteries. Inside the monasteries, what you’ll encounter will personally differ – with candles, incense, religious figures and other articles of faith, most of them uncommon and rare – outside the monasteries.
Nafplio: Nafplio has often been remarked as the most beautiful city in all of Greece. This city is a popular destination for tourists and Athenians with deep pockets. The city itself is built on a small peninsular and is filled with neo-classical mansions and exceedingly gorgeous church buildings that you will certainly never tire spending quality time in and around admiring.
A Little Note About Greece & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
Greece has an extremely rich past with its history dating back well before Christ.
Fortunately, the country has preserved that rich historical reality and together with its modern efforts at industrialization, has transited quite well.
As a visitor to the country, you will thus be faced with both modern and ancient centers of attraction – all calling for your time and attention.
To do comprehensive justice to both, we highly suggest that you allot enough time so that you don’t wind up leaving the country feeling that you were cheated out of your holiday or sight seeing mission.
This is the first and most important country that we sincerely believe you need to visit at least once in a lifetime: Egypt.
Egypt (though located in Africa) is not a visit to ‘Africa’ when you decide to visit it: it is actually a visit ‘home’ – being the cradle of civilization and the country that first started the art of writing and other advancements the West enjoys today.
It is also worth noting that Egypt is home to the last surviving of the wonders of the ancient world that have shocked and marveled even the most educated and sophisticated of the population today.
If you thus have not been to Egypt – and are not planning on visit anytime soon, you certainly are more than missing out on what that great country has to offer you.
Shall we show you a bit?
Top Tourist Attractions In Egypt Worth Your Time & Stay
The Pyramids of Giza: The Pyramids of Giza are the last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These pyramids are also one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. Built as tombs for the Pharaohs of old and guarded by an enigmatic Sphinx, these pyramids have astounded and got even the best architects and professionals scratching their heads as to how they were built, sustained and how the pyramids have lasted so long with little restoration work. This is a wonder you should see for yourself at least, once in a lifetime.
The Egyptian Museum: Right after savoring the wonder of the great pyramids at Giza, the next logical place to look at remains the Egyptian Museum – a treasure store house of the Pharaonic world. Here, you are bound to see all of Egypt in a collection (that will take you days, surely). However, if you’re patient enough to see all of it, you will surely be seeing all the power and glory that this country once housed – all in a place for your admiration and consumption.
St. Catherine’s Monastery: This monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the entire world and sits right at the foot of the Mount Sinai – the biblical mount where Moses is recorded to have received the 10 commandments. Aside the religious significance of this monastery (especially to Christians), it is also home to an impressive collection of art, iconography and manuscripts.
Mount Sinai: Finally, a visit to Egypt on sight seeing is incomplete without an actual visit to the biblical Mount Sinai – the mountain where the Christian bible records that Moses received the 10 commandments. Accessible right from St. Catherine’s Monastery, the Sinai area does not only boast of the legendary mount: it is also home to the some of the best dive sites in the world – if you do love diving or watching a good dive.
A Little Note About Egypt & Its Exotic Tourist Attractions
Egypt is not only important because it contains most of the historical sites contained in old religious and historical texts; it is also very important and imperative that you actually visit this country at least once in a lifetime because it is without question, the center of ancient civilization.
The implication of the last line above is that, Egypt actually laid the foundation of the current day civilization in the West – or at least, was the herald that actually opened up the way.
However, it is important to note that Egypt is currently an Islamic Republic. This means that, some of the things considered basic rights in the West are actually frowned upon and look at as excesses in this country.
Before you buy the flight ticket to Egypt thus, be smart enough to familiarize yourself with the culture and make certain that its do’s and don’ts so as to have a productive and fun filled stay.
Nothing beats traveling when it comes to experiences and perspective balancing.
Sadly, few Americans and Europeans look at it this way.
This article, hopefully, will not only change your perspective and the way you view travel but will also ensure that you’re not short of places to travel to before you grow old and are bound off from the earth.
Happy travels 🙂