Five of the World’s Most Popular Destinations That Should Be on Your Bucket List Too
(In alphabetical order)
Top reasons to go: Bangkok is one of the most visited cities and consistently one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The city offers a treasure trove of attractions and entertainment that fit all types of travelers’ budget. It has an amazing historical architecture, customs, and traditions begging to be explored. Not to mention the delicious Thai cuisine that you can savor for cheap at the city’s famous street food hubs. From culture to shopping, Bangkok offers a lot of things to see and do while serving as a gateway for many of the countries stunning beaches and other attractions. Not to be missed are the Wat Arun or The Temple of Dawn, The Grand Palace, Bang Krachao Gardens, the floating markets, the Chatuchak Weekend Market, and so much more.
Top reasons to go: Architecture, art, culture, cuisine, beaches, events — Barcelona has it all and then some. The city has long been one of Europe’s most popular destinations with many fascinating sights and gastronomic delights to offer. Fans of Modernism will find a lot of impressive works to see including Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, and Park Guell. It is also a great place to enjoy Catalan cuisine and try some of the city’s famous tapas and seafood dishes among others.
Top reasons to go: Beijing is a place where you will find ancient and historic landmarks blending seamlessly with contemporary buildings and structures. The city is teeming with historical monuments and boasts of a rich culture and traditions. Some of Beijing’s unmissable sights include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, The Temple of the Earth, the Hutongs, Beijing Zoo, the traditional shopping districts like the Wangfujing Shopping Street and Panjiayuan Market, the Bird’s Nest, Water Cube, and more.
Top reasons to go: A spectacular collection of some of the world’s famous masterpieces, beautiful architecture, and a charming old town with cobblestone alleys made for meanderings are just some of Florence’s biggest draws. The city’s many attractions are best explored at a slow pace to give yourself time to immerse in their beauty and wonders. Some must-see sights you would not want to miss out on are the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore), Battistero di San Giovanni, Galleria dell’Accademia, Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangiolo, Ponte Vecchio, San Lorenzo, and the Uffizi Palace and Gallery.
Top reasons to go: Istanbul has a rich history that dates back to more than 2,500 years. And this is reflected in the city that boasts of a fascinating culture and traditions. Istanbul once served as the capital of the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Latin Empire, and the Ottoman Empire at various points in its long history. Some of the city’s must-see attractions are the Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace, Süleymaniye Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, Galata Tower, the Hippodrome, and Yedikule Fortress to name a few.