Few people are fortunate enough to have visited most of the amazing places in the world. And many of them decidedly prefer to visit the places, which are more spoken about. Big cities and iconic landmarks of the countries are of course the top destinations in the international tourism. But sometimes the underestimated spots on the globe have hidden delights, which can easily compete with world famous destinations. It won’t be an exaggeration in the least to call these travel spots 10 less known wonders in the world worth discovering.
1. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
It is amazing to know that the famous Rice Terraces in Philippines were made by hand, inch by inch so long ago. They actually date back 2 thousand years. Banaue Rice Terraces deserve their recognition as the “eighth wonder of the world.” Ifugao Mountains are visited by lots of tourists who marvel at rice terraces, which are still used by the locals for agricultural purposes.
2. Tower of Hercules, Spain
This legendary tower is the fame of the northern Spanish city Coruña. The ancient lighthouse is the Spanish version of the lighthouse of Alexandria. Interestingly, this Roman lighthouse is still in use, though it is 2000 years old. The panoramic view of the city and the coastline is best enjoyed from the top of the tower.
3. Torun, Poland
Beyond architecture this attractively unusual town is also famous for being the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. The town also boasts its well-preserved medieval part. Red-brick buildings, cobblestone streets, Gothic style churches and the atmosphere of the town make it a must-see attraction in Poland.
4. Meteora, Greece
The six monasteries of Meteora atop pinnacles of smooth rock should be on the list of every traveller. The monasteries were a shelter for monks many years, but their importance increased especially after Byzantine Empire waned. Now access to the monasteries for visitors is by rock stairs. But it is really worth walking up so many stairs, because what you will see from above is beyond comparison. We really recommend visiting this interesting site as soon as possible before the crowds of tourists discover it.
5. Bagan, Myanmar
Bagan in Myanmar is one of the most interesting cities in Asia, housing 2000 ancient structures, such as Buddhist temples and pagodas. Those who want to see the city in its entirety should definitely take a hot air balloon ride over this majestic place. The tourists who plan partying should go somewhere else because this place lacks the night scene.
6. Library of Celsus, Turkey
This structure is in ruins, which resembles the Parthenon in Athens and is indeed a marvel. It’s located in Turkey, Ephesus and was restored by the Austrian Archaeological Institute. This library was built as an honor to Celsus Polemaeanus, the 2nd-century AD governor of Asia Minor. Like Alexandria and Pergamum, Ephesus became an important educational and cultural centre for the ancient world.
7. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
This grass-covered railroad track is a place to see in your lifetime. But our advice is to visit it when you are young and in love. Due to the romantic location it is called ‘’the Tunnel of Love’’. You’ll appreciate the numerous photo ops at this marvelous attraction. People also consider this tunnel to be something magical, which helps the lovers to realize their dreams. It may sound pathetic, but still many lovers come here for this purpose.
8. Red Beach, Panjin, China
Judging from the name you may think it’s a beach, but it isn’t one. The Red Beach has its name from a type of seaweed, which is called Sueda. Sueda is initially green, but it changes its color transforming into a maroon shade wonder. So from September to November you can better enjoy this view, actually a small part of it available for tourists. The place is extremely beautiful but also fairly remote, so be sure to plan your trip beforehand, especially in case you don’t have Mandarin-speaking skills.
9. Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan
Wisteria Tunnel in Japan is a place for the people who don’t know what it is to be in a dreamlike environment. That is a nice chance for them to realize that blooming flowers can make an impression beyond anything. This fantastic passageway is entirely man-made, blooms at the end of spring and is proudly unique.
10. Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil
The Enchanted Well in Brazil truly lives up to its name. This is a subterranean lake of crystal clear waters so transparent that you can see the bottom quite easily. Visiting this site is a lifetime experience that anyone should seize.