Exotic places are those that are totally different from what you had seen before. These have a unique appeal that you won’t get to see in your neighborhood. From the barren deserts to quaint little villages by the mountains or the pristine wilderness you are eager to explore, there are some in every continent. Here are some of the best places to visit. Check out these wonderful places, you’re sure to be enthralled by them.

Bagan

Bagan is one of the densest and biggest conglomerations of stupas and Buddhist temples. Located in central Myanmar it has pagodas and ruins in addition to the temples and stupas many of which date back to the 12th and 11th centuries. Each temple is constructed differently and has an individual spiritual meaning.

Arashimaya Bamboo Forest

Located in Kyoto, Japan this famous forest has several temples and tombs that are wonderful to see. Arashiyama is a popular tourist attraction due to its ancient heritage. Its history dates back to Helan Period that existed between 794 and 1185. This region is popular for its cherry blossom season and the fall color season. There are bamboo groves, small shops, temples and other attractions including the Togetsukyo Bridge that can be explored, while cruising in the pleasure boats available for visitors. The name Arashimaya refers to the wooded mountains on the southern bank of the river, but the whole district is also referred to by the name.

Mendenhall Ice Caves

For those who love their view filled with snow and ice, this is just the place to visit. The caves are formed due to melting of the glacier and are expected to disappear soon. All the more reason to visit the place now! The glacier is 12 mile in length and situated in Mendenhall valley present near Juneau downtown in Southeast part of Alaska. The glacier is under federal protection and part of Tongass National Forest. The glacier was called by two names Aakwtaakshit(which means glacier behind the little lake) and Sitaantaagu (Glacier behind the town).

The ice caves can be seen only by travelling in kayaks and then by climbing on the glacier. Unfortunately, due to global warming the glacier is receding alarmingly. It has receded by nearly 2 miles since 1958, while before that it had gone back only by 0.5 miles in the time from 1500. The caves are surreal and wonderful structures not to be missed.

Białowieża Forest

This forest takes you back to Europe before 14th century. A wonderfully preserved forest, it gives you the exact picture that King Arthur had seen when he went off exploring. Present between Belarus and Poland border, there are broadleaved and conifer trees here. It has the largest European Bison species and is present on the Black Sea and Baltic Sea watershed area.

Phowintaung

This place is present in Burma (Myanmar,) is a complex of Buddhist caves. The name denotes mountain of isolated solitary meditation. The caves can be reached through a new bridge built across the river or also through the Nyaungbin village. There are 947 caves filled with statues and artwork that date back to 18th and 17 century with some dating as far back as 14th century. The walls have murals, stories and patterns depicting Jataka tales and the statues are carved from sandstone.

Ngorongoro Crater

Situated in Northern Tanzania, this crater is one of the most beautiful places to go on a safari. It also houses the great Mount Kilimanjaro. This remains an untouched exotic place in Africa. This is the best attraction in Tanzania and a natural wonder. The crater and the highlands surrounding it make it a great place to visit. The stunning backdrops for the craters are made of fertile and rich grazing grounds. The place also has the highest concentration of big game in entire African continent and has the largest volcanic caldera that is intact still.

Caño Cristales

This is a river in South America and is called as liquid Rainbow. While there are many places to visit in South America, this is a must visit place. There are no fish in this river, so you can swim freely. Also referred as ‘river of five colors’ and as ‘the river that ran away from paradise’, the river looks like any other river with a rocky bed, green mosses and a clear and cool water current. During a particular season in a year, the river suddenly explodes into colors of all kind.

This happens between the dry and wet seasons, when the water level attains the right height. The colors are due to plant species that line the floor of the river. These species called macarenia clavigera, change the river into brilliant red color, which is interspersed with green and yellow sand and blue water with several other shades.

Mount Roraima

This is a mountain is South America. The mountain is considered by the locals as a mighty tree that had borne all the vegetables and fruits present in the world. This is also the highest in the Pakaraima mountain range in South America. The mountain has one of the most beautiful natural geological forms that were created over two billion years back. The mountain includes the borders of Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil.

Angkor

This is the capital city of ancient empire of Khmer and houses the historic Angkor Wat. This is the largest temple in the world and one of the most appealing places in Cambodia. The surrounding jungle gives the appearance of the trees engulfing the temple and taking it back. If you are going to visit South East Asia, do visit Phuket Island in Thailand!

Kawachi Fuji Gardens

Present in Japan this place is located at five hours from the capital city, Tokyo when you travel by Nozomi train. The garden consists of a 15 km long beautiful fairy tale tunnel that should be seen in the month of April for the best view. There are nearly 20 different plant species in all colors. Kawachi Fuji Gardens grows various types of exotic plants, which you are also able to grow at home.


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Sun Holiday in Corfu

Corfu is one of the best historical tourist attractions in Greece. There are several attractions in this beautiful city ranging from ancient towns, beaches, modern hotels/resorts, museums and monuments as well. The architecture of the temples, the exhibitions in the museums is something you don’t have to miss while in Corfu.

In this article, we’re going to look at four historical sites in Corfu that have made Corfu city to be flocked by tourists and locals. Tourists, who love to explore culture and learn more about history of Corfu and know more about the ancient lifestyle, don’t hesitate to visit these places. Let us look at each historical site and what you expect to see when you tour it.

Achillion Palace

This palace is located few meters form Corfu. Visit this palace and see the statues of the Olympian gods. The 9 musses in the palace is one of the must see thing in the palace. The Achilles statue that stands in the garden outside the palace will give you that adventure feeling. In side the palace, you will see the ancient furniture of Greek. The ancient Greek scholars and writers preserved in the palace will leave you wondering how they have been preserved for centuries.

The New Fortress

This fortress was built between 1576 and 1645. You will spend more of your time in this premise as you enjoy the theatrical performances held in this premise. The view of the premise itself is worthy spending your holiday as you explore its architecture. Your visit will be complete when you see the water ducks, underground stoas, the British barracks, ammunition rooms and the museum of ceramic which are found in this fortress.

The Old Fortress

One of the tourist spots in Corfu that you don’t have to miss to visit. See the steel bridge that connects the fortress and the city. The Savornian, Sea tower,  St. Georges Church, Roman Temple, Mandrakios ramparts are some of the monuments that you have to see in this old fortress. Located in the eastern city of Corfu, the fortress also hosts modern offices like the conference centre, the Municipal library and the clock tower as well. This features are just must see in this old fortress while in Corfu on holiday. The British barracks can also be seen while exploring this old fortress.

Aggelokastro

Aggelokastro holds a church that is built in the cave. This church is believed to be in the honor of Gabriel and Michael. Located in Krini, Aggelokastro preserves the ruins of the chambers and storage rooms that have attracted locals and tourists.

If you have to visit Corfu and explore the historical sites, we believe this article has given you the basic information that you might be lacking as you plan your holiday in Corfu. Exploring these ancient sites is something that you have to enjoy and you won’t hesitate going back again.

photo credit: Keith Laverack


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Beaches in Italy

Summer time is one of the best seasons that you have to plan and spend your vacation in a destination that will take your moods to another universe.  Spend your holiday where you will rejuvenate your minds, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenic view of a different environment away from your busy office. Italy is one of the places that you don’t have to miss. With beautiful beaches, you can enjoy the cool breeze, play in the sands and also enjoy the Italian dishes in the restaurants alongside the beaches.

In this article, we’re going to look at the four best beaches in Italy that you can spend your summer holiday and have that thrilling experience that you’re looking for. The cool waters, the blue sky and the serene environment are worthy taking your family or your fiancée to have an amble time and enjoy your moments. Some of these beaches are:

Tuscany Beach

The rolling hills that welcomes you to this beach is an experience that you don’t have to miss. Ideal for nature lovers, bruise the white sands, the villages around the beach and the picturesque. If you love water sport activities like swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and exploring the marine life, don’t hesitate to visit Tuscany beach. Your holiday won’t be completed without spending your night in Viareggio resort where you’ll enjoy a nightlife that you have never had before.

Punta Sabbion Beach

Located in the rich city of Venice, the beach has everything that you have to enjoy. This beach has camping facilities which is an exciting experience that you have to enjoy. Stay alongside the beach as you enjoy beach games that are offered to the tourists on the beach. Restaurants, bars and shops around this beach add that adventure feeling to your holiday. Olympic sized swimming pool and mini-golf is available for children hence an ideal beach for family holiday. Adults can explore the surrounding locality using hired bikes.

San Vito Lo Capo Beach

Your visit on this beach will leave you with memories as you will be entertained from fish couscous festival. See the vultures, buzzards and eagles as you explore the Zingaro Nature Reserve. This is an experience that you don’t have to miss as this Island hold beaches that are worthy spending your holiday with your family. The restaurants along the streets that serve Italian delicacies will leave you walking in every time you explore this beautiful Island.

Rivera di Levante, Liguria Beach

This beach is located west of Genoa. This scenic beach along the coastal region offers a serene environment for you to relax and rejuvenate your minds in the warm and sunny weather. Enjoy seeing the view of the village s around this beach as you enjoy playing in the sandy beaches as you feel the see breeze.

These four beaches are worthy spending your holiday as you learn Italian and explore the culture and history of Italy. Explore these scenic areas and you’ll return home with memories of Italian culture in your memories.

photo credit: Henri Louis Hirschfeld


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Spain has got tourists spots that you have to spend your summer holiday. Beaches, culture, the cities, monuments and villages are some of the attractions that you can enjoy seeing in Spain. The serene environment of these areas will give you that adventure feeling.

In this article, we’re going to look at the places that you have to visit or explore as you enjoy your summer holiday in Spain. This spots will leave you with memories of this beautiful city. Let’s see what you will see and enjoy at each and every place that you’ll have to visit.

La Concha

La Concha is one of the best beaches in Spain that you have to visit. Located in the city of San Sebastian, enjoy exploring the steep cliffs that surround the beach. If you love water sports activities like surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming, then this is the place to be. The lushly greener environment surrounding the beach and the restaurants around this beach that serves mouth watering Spanish dishes is something you don’t have to miss. Your holiday won’t be completed without taking a walk alongside the beach as you enjoy the se breeze.

Aqueduct of Segovia

If you love culture, this is the place you’ve to be. This monument is one of the preserved in Spain. You’ll be excited to see this monument that was built using granite stones. This monument provides water to the city.  What attracts tourists is the ancient aqueduct that carries water from Fiver Frio a distance of approximately 16 kilometers

Cuenca

Cuenca is a city found between Valencia and Madrid. This city attracts tourists as it is built on steep slopes of the mountain. Explore this city as you see the hanging houses on the cliffs.  These houses have made this the city to be a hot spot for tourists in Spain.  Don’t miss to see this rare city that is found only in Spain.

Ibiza Island

This island is found in the Mediterranean Sea along the coast of Spain. Your summer holiday will be thrilling as you enjoy the Spanish cuisines in the restaurants that are on this Island. If you love drinking, don’t worry, bars are available to offers drinks to visitors. Your holiday will be completed after you enjoy the night clubs on this island and also taking a walk along the shores of this island.

Sagrada Familia Church

Don’t miss to see this Roman Catholic Church located in Barcelona. The mot appealing thing that will attract you is the Catalan architect and its design. This is one of the places that you have to be as you enjoy your holiday. Also you can explore the city of Barcelona and mingle and learn some Spanish as well. I believe this article has listed some of the best places in Spain that you have to spend your summer holiday. I’ve no doubt you will enjoy your holiday.

photo credit: Eduardo Millo


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Museums to Visit in Greece

Exploration is an experience that everybody desires. However, a historical exploration is one that you have to especially when on holiday. Greece is just one of the countries that you have to visit and see the history and culture preserved in these museums. The city of Athens holds several museums that you’ve to visit while on holiday.

In this article we’re going to look at different museums in this rich cultural and historic city that you have to visit and see the ancient features preserved in them. Let’s look at each museum and what it holds that you’ll have to see when exploring these museums.

Acropolis Museum

This museum is located in the city of Athens.  As you walk in this five-story building, you’ll see the ancient beautiful sculptures, adorned Acropolis, standing objects, statues that are displayed in this museum. Don’t miss out to walk on the lower level of this museum where you’ll see excavations of an ancient Athenian neighborhood. This is an experience that you’ll not find it anywhere.

National Archaeological Museum

Bronze statues, Mycenaean gold, marble relief of gods and goddesses and red and black figured vases that are preserved in this museum will capture your sight. The ancient hunting frescoes are also preserved in this national museum and are something that you don’t have to miss out.

Museum of PopularGreek Musical Instruments

Located in the city of Athens, you’ll be welcome with the Greek music that is played with an elderly Greek gentleman. Enjoy this soothing music as you see the traditional music recording instruments preserved in this music. The photos of musicians playing the instruments in the museum will leave you feeling relaxed.

Archaeological Museum of Iraklion

This museum preserves the ancient culture. The museum preserves exquisite gold jewelry, stone figurines, elegant bronze and frescoes. Not only these will make you to visit the museum but the Neolithic, Archaic Greek attracts tourist in this museum. Visit this museum and see the culture preserved in it. This museum is located in the city of Crete.

Archaeological Museum of Chania

This museum has a collection of ancient works. Different artworks of different ages/centuries are preserved in this museum. The museum of Chania attracts visitors for it’s regarded as a provincial museum

As you enjoy your summer holiday in Greece, visit these museums and see the cultures preserved in them. I believe this article has highlighted what you have to see in each and every museum that you will walk in. Go, see and enjoy as well.

http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/culture/museums

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Spend your Summer in France

Are you looking for an inspiration summer holiday? Don’t be stressed, France is the answer. Enjoy visiting fantastic places some of which have not heard of. Known to many as the city of love, France has more to offer in terms of adventure and tourism adding excitement to your romantic holiday or your honeymoon.

In this article, we’re going to look at those places that you have to spend your summer holiday and that have made France to be among the world class tourists destination.

Palace of Versaillies

The Palace of Versaillies in France shows the opulence and grandeur of the French Monarchy to tourists. The architecture of this palace attracts tourist from all over the world and also the art, antiques, beautiful furniture and the fascinating garden is something that you don’t have to miss.

Mount Saint-Michel

Your holiday will not be completed without visiting Saint-Michel to see the Abbey and Church. This village also has the remains of the medieval ramparts and also holds Saint-Michel museum of history which attracts tourist from all over the world. The historic battlements preserved in the museum are something you don’t have to miss. This is a nice spot to spend your romantic evening walk.

WW1 Battlefields

Spend your summer holiday exploring these world war one fields in France. These fields have attracted tourists for ages now as they come here to see the cemeteries, memorials and see the museum that preserves the story of this war. These fields are preserved to date and they remain significant to the people of France. Take your time and see this sad historic event.

Musee du Louvre

Visit Musee du Louvre and enjoy seeing the artifacts, sculptures and the famous art. What is entailed is here, is not a day thing but is something that you have to prepare to spend a day.  This Louvre has a museum that displays about 35,000 art works from all over the world. You’ll see the Egyptian antiquities, Greek, Islamic art, Roman antiquities, paintings, drawings and prints in this museum. This is a rare experience that you will find it only while touring France.

Pont du Gard

Wind up you holiday by visiting this iconic bridge. You will be thrilled as you’ll see the Roman marvel up close while on this bridge. The museum besides the bridge that displays the engineering work used to build the bridge will leave you contented.

We believe this article has highlighted spots that you were not aware and that you have to visit if you’ve planned to spend your summer holiday in France.

photo credit: Bernard Blanc


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