Life is to explore and take adventure to some beautiful and famous places. With no clear information of the tourist destinations, you may waste your money when you are on tour. You then may ask yourself about where to visit. We, therefore, will recommend you some fascinating countries to be considered.
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Located in the heart of Europe, Germany has numerous amazing tourist attractions and sights to offer. Besides its legendary architectural treasures such as Neuschwanstein Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral, and The Berlin Wall, Germany is also famous for its beautiful natural places. Lake Constance region, in particular, is the holiday paradise for all visitors. More interestingly, Germany is famous for its beer festival—Oktoberfest—for the world as well.
09. South Africa
One of the world’s premier travel destinations, South Africa is well-known for its Cape Town—a port city in South Western part. This town has also remained its major travel awards as the world’s top-ten best city to visit since 2006. More interestingly, South Africa is the most modern country like developed infrastructure, services, and entertainment among all the African countries. Despite its modernization, South Africa also offers a unique mix of culture, wildlife, and beautiful landscape.
Ranked as the second main destination and situated in South America, Brazil received over 5 million visitors which generates approximately US$6.6 billion in 2012. With the increase of tourists, safety and security have improved significantly. This fascinating country can attract the global tourists because of its special location. Particularly, it possesses the second longest river on earth—the Amazon River. Interestingly, this location provides rainforests, home for biodiversity such as birds, fish, and mammal species. Brazil is also regarded as a country rich of beautiful World Heritage Sites.
Not only power in politics, the United States is also considered as one of the most beautiful country for certain reasons. This country has some of the famous national parks, many of which are World Heritage Sites including Yellowstone National Park. What is more special is the mountainside carvings of the faces of the presidents, which attracts 3 million visitors every year. Hence, its beautiful natural landscape like Niagara Falls are well-known for honeymoon location and movie feature.
Located in Asia and rich history and cultural diversity, Indonesia is legendary for its natural beauty since it is a sprawling archipelagic nation. Borobudur Temple, in particular, is the single and most visited cultural tourist attraction of Indonesia. Rainforests covering about 57% of Indonesia provide a well-preserved natural ecosystem, attracting tourists. Plus, there are 50 national parks, 6 of which are World Heritage listed. As a result, in 2014, 9.4 million international tourists visited Indonesia.
05. New Zealand
A small country in a southwestern Pacific Ocean and marked abroad as a clean and green adventure playground, New Zealand is one of the most beautiful destinations to be explored its natural landscape and coastline such as Milford Sound, Abel Tasman National Park, Bays of Islands, and Waitomo Caves. Another high-profile destination is Auckland Airport, handling nearly fifteen million passengers. Thus, International tourists contribute, in total, NZ$24 billion to New Zealand’s economy every year.
Attracting 8.3 million foreign visitors in 2008, Japan has 16 World Heritage Sites, including Himeji Castle and Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Hence, this small island country gains fame through its beautiful natural landscape as well in some regions—Tohoku, Kanto, and Kansai. Most visitors are from Taiwan. In particular, Kyoto receives over 30 million tourists annually. More than that, Japan is also well-known for its foodstuff like Boston cream or Kobe beef.
03. United Kingdom
The world’s 8th biggest tourist destination with 32 million visitors in 2013, the United Kingdom boasts its heritage such as historic monuments, royal palaces and some of the world’s top museums. Interestingly, this country also has the world’s biggest festival of the arts in Edinburgh. Besides that, its beautiful countryside is also attracting tourists to the natural hot spring in the UK, which allows you to get into the wonderful warmth of nice hot spa to escape your tiredness and stress.
An Oceania country, Australia is well-known for its coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne. People regard its beaches as the country’s tourist identity. Other high-profile tourist destinations include regional Queensland, the Gold Coast, and the Great Barrier Reef. Besides, the country’s unique wildlife is also another significant place to attract many international tourists.
The fifth most visited tourist country in the world, Italy earns it fame for its rich art, cuisine, history, fashion and culture, its beautiful coastline and beaches, its mountains, and ancient monuments. In particular, Milan Cathedral is the world’s 4th biggest cathedral, taking over 5 centuries to complete. And the Amalfi Coast in Campania is one of the most popular tourist destinations. This country also contains more World Heritage Site than any other countries in the world.