There are famous tourist landmarks that are well-worth visiting however, there are also lesser known places around the world that are also worth the visit. Sometimes, it’s actually better to get lost so you can discover new places.
There’s actually more to the usual Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge or the Vatican. There’s a lot of other secret spots around the world that are also tourist-worthy, but are just waiting to be discovered by you:
- Huacachina, Peruvian Desert
Located five hours south of Lima, Huacachina is the perfect destination for the adventurous soul. It is a desert oasis that also features a naturally formed lake. Tourists can go on a sandboarding or a dune buggy tour. It’s said to take your breath away.
- North Sentinel Island
A secret island that is not safe to any human being. Any person who dares approach this island, which features a small narrow beach, is said to be killed. The Sentinelese people have rejected outsiders for the past 60,000 years.
- Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Home to the mausoleum of Tamerlane and ancient mosques, Samarkand is the destination to be if you want to experience culture, beauty and legends all at the same time. It is dubbed by UNESCO as the “Crossroads of Culture”.
- Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
Level up your dining experience under the sea. The Ithaa Restaurant is found below the Indian Ocean. It was designed by New Zealand design firm M.J. Murphy Ltd. and assembled in Singapore. It offers a varied and exquisite menu of international and Maldivian cuisine.
- Chefchaouen in Northwest Morocco
A small and quiet city located in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is the only place in the planet where the whole place is color blue. The ancient part of the city, also known as ‘the medina’ is painted in different shades of blue.
- Garajonay National Park, Canary Islands
The park is famous for its laurisilva trees, delicate fauna and shrouded in thick mist all throughout the year. Garajonay National Park is dreamlike, you’ll think you stepped onto a movie set.
- Cappadocia, Turkey
Boasting of a high plateau that is said to be over 1,000 meters in altitude. Cappadocia is a famous historic region where tourists can enjoy in trekking or hot air ballooning.
- Lake Baikal, Russia
Lake Baikal is the oldest and the largest lake in the whole world. It also holds 20 of the world’s fresh water. The lake is home to a number of marine species that are found nowhere else in the world.
- Green Lake, Austria
The green color of Gruner See or Green Lake is due to the foliage and grass found at the bottom of the basin. This lake is pretty special because it literally changes alongside the different seasons.
- Spanish Synagogue, Prague
The Spanish Synagogue is famous for its Moorish-style of architecture and design. It is found in Prague’s historic Jewish Quarter. The Spanish Synagogue has two permanent exhibitions among others, the Synagogue Silver from Bohemia and Moravia and The History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, Part 2.
Instead of going for the common and most obvious tourist destinations, why not check out the ones on the list (except for number 9!) and have a great vacation ahead of you.