Traveling for leisure has become quite trendy nowadays and this trend is fueled by the rising spending power of the average individual and also the easily available and economical means of travel.
More and more people are taking vacations and visiting exotic and popular locations all over the world. Although there are different destinations preferred by different people there are a few destinations which are more popular than others. Let us look at the 10 most popular destinations that you should definitely visit.
There is an abundance of colors and fabrics in this city along with an endless maze of souks many mosques, gardens and palaces to allow you to explore for days on end.Although you should avoid the warmer months it is definitely a pleasure during the winter.
Siem Reap Cambodia
This is the gateway to the ruins of Angkorwat and this is the reason that it attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. It has in fact recently become one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world.
If you love romance then there is a lot of Byzantine romance of the past in Istanbul along with the charm of the present. There are many attractions in this city which will keep the avid tourist in you interested and intrigued.
One of the most popular sites in Istanbul is Hagia Sophia which was earlier a Greek Orthodox patriarchal Basilica which was later converted into a mosque and currently is serving as a museum. This mosque is located in Sultanahmet and you will have to set aside a couple of hours for this one.
Another great attraction is the Grand bazaar which attracts thousands of tourists because of the grand spectacle that it provides. It is one of the biggest and most celebrated markets in the world with over 3000 shops.
Hanoi is now the capital of Vietnam and the second largest city in the country. The streets are often chaotic and busy, but there is an abundance of cultural uniqueness to be found due to the influences over the years that have created a nice blend.
Prague, Czech Republic
This city has become the favorite for European adventure seekers. There is great beer to be enjoyed here along with partying and large amount of sightseeing. The nearby CeskyKrumlov is the most romantic town in Europe.
The establishment of this town and the castle dates back to the 13th century because the river Vltava was important on the trade route. Many royal families have ruled over it in the past years and was even under the control of Nazis at one time. The castle is the most visited attraction of the town and the town is festive throughout the year.
It is the world’s most visited city and has a lot to offer the avid traveler. Along with the modern day attractions like museums and theme parks there is a lot of history and culture to be experienced here in the sites like the Buckingham Palace.
You should not miss the Warner brothers studio where you can take in the making of Harry Potter. Notting Hill is not just a famous film, but also a great neighborhood which you can explore in London. Soho is another neighborhood that you should definitely explore in this city.
There are many attractions in this city along with the Vatican and other religious places. Literally the entire city is full of pleasant surprises in the form of art and sculpture in the most unexpected places. Another great specimen of Roman architecture is the Colosseum which is an amphitheater and almost a household name.
One of the most important archeological sites in the world is the Roman Forum because once upon a time it was the political center of ancient Rome. There is also the famous Pantheon, another household name. It is a Roman temple and was built during reign of Augustus and was rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian in 126 AD.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This is the capital city of Argentina and is bursting with Spanish architecture along with being a modern day business hub for South America. Along with the unique culture there is a lot to see and experience in Buenos Aires.
The La RecoletaCemetry is quite unique in its own way due to the tombs that are above the ground and the most attention grabbing one is the tomb of Evita. It is also a must to experience the Tango culture while you are in the city of Buenos Aires.
At the Tango Show Buenos Aires you will be able to indulge in a Tango show, Tango lesson and excellent wine and food. A day at polo is another way to experience the authentic Argentinian culture. You can enlist with the Argentinia Polo Day tours through which you will be able to play polo first hand.
Paris is indeed a favorite with people who love art and culture, as there is an abundance of both here. It is indeed the city of love and there is much to offer all travelers – whether you are a family, a couple or single.
Apart from the Eiffel Tower, there is the famous Louvre and many other iconic attractions in this city. There are many other museums in Paris apart from the Louvre and the architecture of the city is something to enjoy. You will find old buildings existing alongside tall modern structures that are quite fascinating.
Cape Town, South Africa
A lot has changed in South Africa since the end of apartheid and all for the better. South Africa was always on the travelers list as a well known travel destination and nowadays more and more people are visiting this country.
The city of Cape Town is rightly known as the prettiest city of the world. This is mainly because the scene where the city meets the sea is fantastic and that nature plays a vital role in the lives of the locals. Hiking to the top of famous Table mountain is just one of the many activities you can enjoy here.