When planning your next vacation, you might be tempted to look for something new and exciting. However, there are still so many amazing destinations that have yet to be discovered by most people. What if you could visit a destination that combines the thrill of an adventure with the relaxation of a natural paradise? Sounds like your ultimate dream getaway? Well, read on. This article lists down the top 5 most popular tourist destinations to visit in the world.
These places have all kinds of amenities that cater to tourists from every walk of life, which means you won’t have trouble finding hotels or restaurants once you arrive. All these locations are also reasonably priced and well connected by airport or road. Have a look at this article and choose the destination that appeals to you most!
Machu Picchu, Peru
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular treks in the world. This ancient Incan city is often referred to as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’. It is located in the Andes Mountains of Peru at an elevation of 2,430 meters above sea level. The trek is quite strenuous and takes about four days to complete. However, the beautiful natural surroundings and the remnants of ancient architecture make it worth the effort.
Besides trekking, you can also visit the Inca citadel at nearby ruins at Puno, Lake Titicaca, or Cuzco. One of the biggest tourist attractions of Peru is the Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs carved into the desert sand that can only be seen from the air. You can also visit the Paracas National Reservation, home to the largest sea turtle nesting site in the world. Once you are done with your sightseeing and adventure activities, you can treat your body at one of the best spas in Peru.
The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
There is no doubt that the pyramids are the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt. The Great Pyramids of Giza, built in 2600 BC, are the oldest man-made structures in the world. Besides the pyramids, you can also visit the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and the Cairo Citadel while you are in Egypt. Make sure that you don’t miss the Islamic Cairo while you are at it. Besides the pyramids, you can also visit the temples of Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, and the Valley of the Kings.
You can also visit the red sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, which is the world’s largest desert. If you are an adventure junkie, then you can indulge in dune bashing or sand boarding. You can also learn how to scuba dive in the Red Sea, which is known to have some of the best coral reefs in the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is the world’s most popular tourist destination thanks to its beautiful beaches, skyscrapers, and shopping malls. In fact, Dubai has the most number of shopping malls in the world. You can visit the famed Burj Khalifa skyscraper, which is the world’s tallest building. It is also worth your time to visit Dubai’s Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the world. If you are an adventure junkie, then you can indulge in skydiving or base jumping from the world’s tallest building. Besides these, you can visit the Jumeirah Mosque, which is built on an artificial island and the Dubai Aquarium, which is the world’s largest aquarium.
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum is the largest and most famous amphitheater ever built in the world. It was also used as an arena where gladiators fought to the death during the Roman Empire period. You can visit it along with the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Vatican City. Make sure that you don’t miss the Trevi Fountain, which is the most famous fountain in the world. You can also visit Castel Sant’Angelo, the Pantheon, and the Basilica di Santa Maria.
While you are in Rome, make sure that you indulge in Italian cuisine like pizzas, pasta and pastries. You can also visit the Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, the Venice Beach, or the Amalfi Coast. You can also visit the Pope’s residence at the Vatican City, which is open to tourists. You can also visit the world’s largest aquarium at Genova, or you can go skiing in the Alps.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat is a famous Buddhist temple in Cambodia. The temple was built in the 12th century by a Khmer king who wanted to create a massive architectural structure as a tribute to his rule. You can visit Angkor Wat along with other temples like Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon and others. Make sure that you don’t miss the amazing view of the temples under the moonlight.
Besides the temples, you can also visit the Great Wall of China, which is the world’s longest wall. You can also visit the Terracotta Army, the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Barrier Reef, or the Colosseum. You can also visit the Venice Beach or the Venice Canal or you can go skiing in the Alps or explore the Amazon Rainforest.
These are the top 5 most popular tourist destinations to visit in the world. Make sure that you plan your trip well so that you don’t miss these wonderful places. These destinations are perfect for all kinds of tourists, especially those who love to indulge in adventure activities.