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7 Unique Travel Destinations You Just Have To Visit

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Going on vacation is a privilege that not everyone can enjoy, so when you have the chance to travel you should really make the most of it. There are some travel destinations in the world that are so unique and fascinating that if you have the chance to go, you should definitely take it. These are the kinds of trips that stay with you forever, and that can make your memories amazing ones. If you’re looking for a unique travel destination for your next vacation, read on to discover some of the most exciting in the world.

 

Sichuan, China

China is a fascinating country with a culture that is entirely unique. To get the most out of this incredible country, you should do your research before you go so that you can soak up the history and the culture itself.

 

One of the most interesting places to visit in China is Sichuan. A little off the usual tourist trail, this is where you can find the Leshan Giant Buddha. It is an impressive 233 feet tall and carved directly into the side of a mountain in the 8th century. This particular Buddha is one of the tallest in the world.

 

If you are staying in the area, try to book a room at the Panda Inn. You’ll find it is themed entirely around the famous panda animal and even the staff dress as pandas. Once you get used to it, it’s rather fun!

 

The Ecuadorian Rainforest

Within the Ecuadorian rainforest, you will find a diverse, rich ecosystem that is simply teeming with creatures of all descriptions. It’s a huge expanse and something that can be explored with a guide to make the most of the area and to gain as much information as possible. The rainforest in Ecuador extends from the foothills at the bottom of the Andes does to the Coca and Napo rivers, so there is certainly a lot to see.

 

To make the trip even more special, there are specialist cruises you can take that will steer you through the rainforest on the rivers themselves. Learn more about them here, and if you’re looking for a truly unique vacation destination that will never be forgotten, a cruise through the Amazon has to be it.

 

Las Pozas, Mexico

Las Pozas is a strange place indeed. Once there, you can’t fail to notice the weird and wonderful structures that have been left behind by English aristocrat Edward James. The man wanted to build a fantasy for himself, and this is where he chose to do it, right in the jungles of Mexico.

 

James took 80 acres of land and began to build his dream world which opened in 1962. The buildings were strange, made from odd shapes and given names such as ‘House With A Roof Like A Whale’, and ‘The House on Three Floors Which Will, in Fact, Have Five or Four or Six.’ There is a staircase that goes nowhere and waterfalls that interlace with pools that run throughout the structures (Las Pozas means ‘pools’ in English). It is a wonderful experiment in surrealist art and architecture and shouldn’t be missed.

 

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world, and certainly should be on anyone’s travel itinerary if at all possible. There are two islands that make up the country, North and South, and it is on the South Island that you will find Pancake Rocks.

 

Pancake Rocks is located in Paparoa National Park. It is a phenomenal sight, and a completely natural one. Over time, layers of sandstone and limestone came together on the seafloor. Since the limestone was harder than the sandstone, the latter began to erode and come away, leaving the limestone behind. As this continued, the result came to look like stacks of fluffy pancakes. It took about 30 million years to get to this stage, and it a wonderful thing to see.

 

Mont St Michel, France

Mont St Michel is a tiny island in France, just off the coast of Normandy. It is tidal, so when the tide comes in it is surrounded by water, and when it goes out, the island is once more surrounded by land.

 

This is interesting in itself, and certainly worth taking a look at, but what makes Mont St Michel even more intriguing is the Gothic abbey that sits right on the top of it. For lovers of architecture it is the most spectacular building, and totally unique. For those interested in history, this is where prisoners were housed during the French Revolution.

 

Icehotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

If you like the cold, Jukkasjarvi in Sweden is the place to be. It is situated around 124 miles above the Arctic Circle, and it is where you can find the Icehotel. This incredible structure only exists during the winter months and is rebuilt each year. It really is a hotel made completely from ice – the beds are made from ice, as are all the other amenities.

 

For guests’ comfort, there is a church, ballroom, and bar, also made from ice. The glasses in the bar? They’re made from ice too. It’s cold, but as far as once in a lifetime adventures go, this is a rare treat and should be experienced.

 

Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas

Traveling to the Bahamas is always a joy, and once you are there, you can do as much or as little as you like. One thing you should check out, though, no matter what else you are planning to do, is Dean’s Blue Hole.

 

A blue hole is an ocean phenomenon that contains both seawater and fresh water, and that extends below sea level – literally a hole in the sea floor. It’s called blue because, from above, that is the color that can be seen. What’s interesting about Dean’s Blue Hole is that it is the deepest in the world, going down 600 feet below the sea.



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