If you want to go somewhere for a vacation, it might not be that easy to figure out where. You know for yourself whether you enjoy more the solitude on some exotic island or tradition of large cities full of attractions.
We are offering here a list of most popular ten travelling destinations with short explanation about why they became so popular.
You certainly know that there is more to London than The Summer Olympic Games. This amazing city has so many fantastic sites to offer. In the city itself there are a number of sightseeing options, from historic buildings to popular museums. You should not miss the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Bridge or the Tower of London. If you want a new and different view of the city, you should try the London Eye. And by no means should you skip the Buckingham Palace, which is open in August and September, but which features attractions such as Changing of the Guards or Horse Guards Parade year around.
Paris, also known as the City of Lights, is surprisingly not on the first place on this list. And how many interesting spots it has! You should by all means visit the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Musee d’Orsay and Cathedral of Notre Dame. You should also try a tour along the river Seine. Furthermore, you have to see Sorbonne and straddle along the Latin Quarter in the spirit of great minds from the past: Descartes and Sartre, for instance. There is also Beaubourg with rich cultural tradition and amazing Montmartre with Sacre Coeur. Finally, there is also a cemetery to be visited: Pere Lachaise Cemetery where some inspirational people like Moliere, Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde are buried.
If you want to see a temple Bangkok is the perfect place for you: there are some hundred temples spread over the city and the surroundings. You can take a boat trip along the River Kwai with the sounds of Colonel Bogey March from the movie. There is furthermore a river Sun trip to Ayutthaya, which is full of historical monuments. In the Bangkok city you can take a walk along the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where sellers are floating in their boats. Even for the strangest mind there is a Calypso Cabaret with transvestites.
In this cosmopolitan city you should try absolutely everything from shopping at the Marina Bay Sands to taking your kids to the Zoo. The attractions which you can come across here are truly unique. You could go on a night Safari or visit a Botanical Garden. The most famous traditional places include Chinatown and Little India. As for the arts: you can go to the National Museum of Singapore which has amazing artistic collection. The children should be taken to Universal Studios or Singapore Flyer. When you get hungry go for a bite to Boat Quay or Clarke Quay; and when you want to spend some money visit Orchard Road.
If you climb the Galata Tower, you will see the entire Istanbul city. We will focus here on the details of what you should not miss! First of all there is Basilica Cistern which is since the ancient times used for transport of drinking water from the Balkans to Turkey. This cistern is now renovated and looks like a nicely lit monument with proper ambient music. You should by all means go to Aya Sofya, Chora Church and Blue Mosque, which are now museums and have been mosques before. If you are intrigued by old age sultans and their harems you should see the Topkapi Palace. When you are already there, visit one of the Ottoman baths. In the end, there are also plenty of museums.
If you go to Tsim Sha Tsui, take a walk around the Avenue of Stars to see one of the world’s most amazing skylines. Hong Kong is definitely the city of skyscrapers. Other locations worth visiting are Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland. If you are into horse races there is the Happy Valley Racecourse open for you. The Ngong Ping Cable Car can take you to the sightseeing of Lantau Island and South China Sea. Mongkok markets and Temple Street are devoted to shopping pleasure.
If you visit Madrid you will certainly end up in a huge outdoor market El Rastro where vendors from all over the place sell stuff like used or new clothes or kitchenware. There is a part of town devoted to museums called Golden Triangle. If you want to enjoy in a pleasant walk there is Plaza de Independencia’s Retiro Park. Palacio Real is the formal house of the royal Spanish family used nowadays only for some official purposes. There is also a Santiago Bernabeu stadium where you can watch Real Madrid play – if you can find and afford the tickets.
Dubai is a home town of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, which is featuring a top-floor observation deck. The city is made for gold lovers, who should go to Dubai Gold Souk jewelry. If you are there for entertainment, much is offered by the Global Village. There are also theme parks around: Wild Wadi, Wonderland and Aquaventure. And if you would like even more adventure take a Desert Safari or go for adrenalin-filled Ski Dubai.
Place nine on this city popularity list belongs to a German town Frankfurt. When you are there don’t forget to visit the Cathedral, Romer and St. Paul’s Church. One can go for relaxing walks around the city and especially in the neatly styled city parks. The botanical garden in Frankfurt offers a great deal of plants collected from all over the globe. There is also a zoo. Further attractions include the riverside and the Garden of Nice.
And where should we send you in Kuala Lumpur: to the red light district Chow Kit Wet Market or to the region’s largest hundred years old Buddhist temple Sri Maha Sakthi Mohambigai Amman Temple? There is also a world’s attraction of Menara KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers. As for the tradition, go and see Batu Caves, which are featuring limestone formations that are four hundred million years old. One of the region’s oldest temples is Thean Hou Temple.