Everyone has a list of places they would like to go, and we usually come across many rankings. Every year new ideas and lists are drawn in which we see places that are fascinating, and that is why in Lonely planet have made a list for this year on the best places to visit in the world.
We can agree or not, or think that there is much more missing, although this list has been made through travel experts. Anyway, we will agree that everyone who appears on this list is worthy of being on it, because they are amazing places and very nice to whom we would like to travel at least once in our lives.
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Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
Angkor is a Cambodia region that today lives off tourism, but that centuries ago it housed the capitals of the Khmer Empire. The only temple that was never abandoned is the main one, that of Angkor Wat, being cared for by Buddhist monks. The rest have recently been recovered from the jungle. These temples, which are already a World Heritage Site, are located near the city of Siem Riep.
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia
This is the largest coral reef in the world, with no less than 2300 kilometers of surface. It is a place of incredible beauty, and also the ideal place for those who like to explore, discover new places and embark on adventure. In the Great Barrier Reef there are many activities, from snorkeling and diving or trips by submersible or boat. You can even go skydiving over the Whitsunday Islands. Thousands of possibilities to have a good time in an incredible place.
Machu Picchu, Peru
This Andean town was built before the XNUMXth century, and constitutes one of the most fascinating places in the world. This Inca town has houses, streets, water channels and temples through which you can walk imagining what life was like in the mountains hundreds of years ago. In total there are about 140 structures throughout the citadel, located at more than 2000 meters of altitude. It is a show that receives thousands of visitors every year, to be able to enjoy one of those places that are part of the history of mankind.
Gran Muralla China
And we are going to another one of those amazing constructions that were carried out hundreds of years ago and that still surprise us today. It is the Great Wall of China, with 21.196 kilometers long. This impressive wall dates from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, when the emperors wanted to rebuild the northern defensive barrier with towers connected by walls. These were at a sufficient distance to be able to transmit the alarm from one to another.
Taj Mahal in India
If we like to get romantic, nothing better than visiting the Taj Mahal, a beautiful building that tells a tragic love story. It is located near the city of Agra and was built in the XNUMXth century to express the love of an emperor towards his wife, being a mausoleum for her. Both are buried there, the wife, who died giving birth, and the emperor, who died years later.
The Grand Canyon in the United States
The Grand Canyon is not the work of man, but of nature. It is a gorge excavated by the erosion of the Colorado River in Northern Arizona. Without a doubt it is a magnificent spectacle to be able to see this place. Inside is the Grand Canyon National Park, which is one of the first protected natural parks in the United States.
Colosseum in Rome in Italy
We have already talked at length about the Colosseum in Rome. A fun place for the Romans that is almost two thousand years old and still stands today. Centuries ago more than 50.000 people waited to see the shows with gladiators or exotic animals.
Iguazu Falls, between Argentina and Brazil
These falls are located on the Iguazú River, on the border between Argentina and Brazil. On both sides are in natural protection areas, and have been chosen as one of the natural wonders of the world, so it was quite logical that they were on this list. They are said to be the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in the world.
The Alhambra in Granada
In this list there are also Spanish destinations, such as Granada, where we find the Alhambra. This ancient Andalusian palatial city it is preserved very well, and in it we can see the different dependencies. The Patio de los Leones or the Patio de los Arrayanes are among the most famous, although the visit can be made through many other dependencies.
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
Hagia Sophia is a temple located at the highest point from Istanbul, dominating the entire city and becoming a symbol of it. Although it is beautiful on the outside, the best is undoubtedly inside, with the symbols and mosaics.