10 Places You Need to See Before You Kick the Bucket
Wanting to travel and see the world in all its beauty and diversity is a frequent dream for a lot of people. Different cultures, traditions, and ways of thinking found in every corner of the world can broaden the mind of any traveler.
Each continent is different, not just in geographical terms, but in almost everything else. Natural wonders made by Mother Nature herself are what gave the residents their inspiration for what they later built. Without any further ado, here are 10 places around the world which, while a bit off the beaten track, may be exactly the destinations you’re looking for.
Admire the tenderness of Japanese blooming gardens
Ueno Park is one of Japan’s most crowded, noisy and popular cherry blossom spots, featuring more than 1,000 trees along the street leading towards the National Museum and around Shinobazu Pond.
Walk the Inca Trail to the sacred city of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared.
By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored and restoration continues.
Look into the crystal-clear glacial Moraine Lake in the mountains of Canada
Moraine Lake is only half the size of its nearby neighbour Lake Louise, but perhaps even more scenic. It’s a glacier-fed lake situated in the beautiful Valley Of The Ten Peaks in Banff National Park.
Admire the play of colors in the rice terraces of Yuanyang County, China
The terraced areas of interest to visitors are mainly found between 1000 and 2000 metres above sea level. The winter temperatures here, although never freezing, are such that they only support one rice crop a year. After the harvest, from mid-September till mid-November depending on the elevation, the terraces are filled with water until April, when planting begins
Freeze with excitement looking at the northern lights
It is often said that the northern parts of Norway is the best places in the world to see the northern light. If we are to be honest, that is only partially true, as the lights can be just as visible from destinations outside of Norway. But few countries can rival the vast selection of activities, tours, cruises, restaurants and hotels which all play an important part in this arctic experience.
On a very basic level the northern lights are quite simple to explain. The lights come at night when the sky is dark. It’s like a celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky, with a colour palette (green, pink, violet) reminiscent of a really cool fashion show from the 1980s.
Climb the ’Stairway to Heaven’ in Hawaii
Located on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, this staircase, which reaches a peak of nearly 3,000 feet, is forbidden by the Hawaiian government due to liability issues and land access problems….. a guard was even present during the day (though many people now say the guard is gone).
Explore the serene blue lagoons of the Fiji islands
Swim in the world’s most dangerous ’Devil’s pool,’ situated over an abyss on the edge of Victoria Falls
Walk the incredible Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland
Listen to the soothing sound of the Plitvice Lakes waterfalls in Croatia