Tourist flows wash the Coliseum and the Eiffel Tower, hotels in Antalya and the Maldives, but there are places in the world that are clearly underestimated by the tourism industry. And this is great! There are much fewer people there than on trampled tourist routes, but at the same time they are no less beautiful and amazing.
Shishillan, Rhône-Alpes, France
Visit where you will never be: 40 incredible places in the world, little known to most tourists The magnificent Mount Aiguille 2000 meters rises above the French community of Chishillian. Mon Aiguille is known by the name “Unattainable Mountain” – its slopes are equally steep on all sides. The peak was not conquered until 1492 and became the first mountain on which people decided to climb just like that, out of sheer curiosity. It is believed that with her subjugation, climbing was born.
Tiger Nest Monastery, Paro Valley, Bhutan
Visit where you will never be: 40 incredible places in the world, little known to most tourists This 17th-century temple is located on the edge of a cliff, at an altitude of almost 1000 meters above the Paro Valley. The holy site was built to protect the cave, in which guru Padmasambhava, a Buddhist leader, meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours.
Visit where you will never be: 40 incredible places in the world, little known to most tourists Dubrovnik is an ancient city with a rich history. The lost generations left stunning architectural treasures in Dubrovnik, which, combined with the beauties of local nature, made the city the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Among other things, they shot the series “Game of Thrones.”
Albarracin, Aragon, Spain
Visit where you will never be: 40 incredible places in the world, little known to most tourists
A beautifully preserved medieval town in northern Spain, Albarracin is famous for its cave paintings (an important testament to Levantine prehistoric art) and its Picaportes, unique door handles. Each door in the city and the handle to it are unique and created by local craftsmen in accordance with ancient customs and technologies.
Pagan, Burma (Myanmar)
Pagan is the ancient capital of the kingdom of the same name in the territory of modern Myanmar. Currently, on the site of the ancient city is an archaeological area with thousands of pagodas, temples, stupas, monasteries.
Aescher Hotel, Switzerland
The hotel is located so high in the Alpine mountains that you can only get there on foot or by cable car. Therefore, the hotel is available only in the summer season and is open from April to October. The accommodation at Aescher can be called Spartan. Guests come here to go on hikes and walks along the picturesque mountainous terrain, visit natural caves, and look into the museum of prehistoric finds.
Haiku Staircase, Hawaii
Known as the “Stairway to Heaven,” this walking trail runs through the highlands of Oahu in Hawaii. 3992 steps rise to a height of 850 meters above sea level and offer a magical view of the island.
Thingvadlavatn Lake, Iceland
The lake is part of the Thingvellir National Park. The islands on the lake are of volcanic origin. The faults around the lake show that in this place the tectonic plates of Europe and America are opposed to each other. Lucky divers can swim between the tectonic plates of the continents, each year 2 centimeters apart.
Chefchaouen is a small town located on the slopes of the Reef Mountains in northwestern Morocco. It was founded in 1471, and until 1920 only 3 foreigners visited it. Now the city is known primarily for its old part, almost all of the houses in which are painted in different shades of blue. The reason for this choice is religion. In addition to Muslims, Chefchaouen has long been the residence of a rather large community of Sephardic Jews. They brought with them the beliefs that the blue color is the color of the tassels of the prayer bedspread, the Talit.
Lord Howe Island, Australia
This island is still almost untouched by humans: a very small indigenous population and only 400 tourists allowed here every year. This restriction is intended to protect the unique landscape of Lord Howe, whose crystal clear lagoon is the “home” for the coral reef.
Marble Caves, Patagonia, Chile
Bright blue grottoes partially immersed in the turquoise waters of Lake Carrera on the border of Argentina and Chile. Locals call them the Marble Cathedral.
Bishop Castle, Colorado, USA
In America, there is one of the craziest castles in the world, created individually by builder Jim Bishop. It is worth a visit for inspiration and here you can get married.
Huacachina, an oasis in the Sechura desert, Peru
In the village of Uakachina, just over a hundred people constantly live. According to local legend, the lake arose after the beautiful princess was taken by a young hunter by surprise while swimming in the pool. The girl managed to escape, and the pool turned into a lake. The folds of the fleeing princess’s mantle became the dunes surrounding Huacachin, and she soon returned to the lake and still lives in it a mermaid.
Bastai Bridge over the Elbe River, Germany
The Bastei Bridge in Saxony is a marvel of engineering in the first half of the 19th century. The monumental structure was built of wood in 1824, and after a quarter of a century was replaced by a more robust sandstone structure. The length of the architectural monument is 76.5 meters.
Cappadocia is famous for its unique landscape of volcanic origin, underground cities created in 1 thousand BC. e. and vast cave monasteries dating back to the early Christians. Goreme National Park and the cave settlements of Cappadocia are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. All this is best seen from the air balls , which offer an amazing view .
Hallstatt is a medieval village with a population of less than 1000 people. Its main attraction is the salt mines, the oldest in Europe, the development of which has been ongoing for three thousand years. Information about the village appears in written sources from 1311. There is almost no data on the medieval history of Hallstatt due to its remoteness from the means of communication.
Leptis Magna, Tripoli, Libya
Once Leptis Magna was one of the main cities of the Roman Empire, and for its planning features it was even nicknamed “Rome in Africa.” Now its ruins are a great platform for an adventurer.
Alcazar of Segovia, Spain
Alcazar of Segovia the palace and fortress of the Spanish kings in the historic city of Segovia. It is located on a cliff at the confluence of the Eresma and Klamores rivers, near the mountains of Guadarram. This position on the rock makes it one of the most beautiful and recognizable palaces in Spain. Alcazar was originally built as a fortress, but managed to visit the royal palace, state prison and the royal artillery academy.
Alter do Chao, Brazil
This city is surrounded by the forests of the Amazon and has a magnificent beach, known as the Island of Love. A few meters from the beach is the huge lagoon Lago Verde, which is home to many animals. You can swim to it only by canoe.
Le Moulin du Roc Hotel, France
Deep in the province of Dordogne you will find an old mill, turned into a charming hotel on the banks of a quiet river. For kilometers around there is nothing. And in the hotel itself is located one of the famous Michelin-starred restaurants.
Peacock Hall at Sammezzano Castle, Tuscany, Italy
The abandoned Sammezzano Castle, which housed a luxury hotel in the last century, is now virtually closed to visitors. You can get there only on special occasions. The most beautiful castle hall the Peacock Hall got its name for the unique bright ceilings with carved ornaments in the Moorish style.
Reception Island, Antarctica
This ring-shaped island, inaccessible for tourists, has become a refuge from storms and icebergs for many creatures, including thousands of penguins. If you want to escape from the cold, know that the island is an active volcano and abounds in hot springs.
Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece
In Greek mythology, nymphs inhabited this mysterious cave and lured men with their beauty. Through a huge hole in the “ceiling” sunlight penetrates into the cave, shining on the surface of the cleanest Lake Melissani.
Meghalaya State, India
Meghalaya hills are constantly flooded with tropical showers and valleys in this beautiful but remote forest often turn into rivers, and then vice versa .
Not far from the Gulf of Taranto in Italy, on a high cliff rises the ancient city of Kraco, whose inhabitants left it. For about a thousand years there have been people here, but then they left this place, which has now turned into ruins. They say that now he is inhabited by ghosts.
Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal
Quinta de Regaleira Castle, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of the palace complex, is one of the most romantic places in Portugal. The main mystery of Regaleira is a well that goes deep into the earth. The spiral gallery going around it has nine levels, with fifteen steps in each level. These nine levels symbolize the nine circles of hell, the nine circles of purgatory and the nine circles of paradise described by Dante.
Weisgerbergasse Street, Nuremberg, Germany
Weisgerbergasse is a historic street in Nuremberg, famous for its stunning wrought iron signs.
Procida is the smallest of the islands of the Gulf of Naples. Residents of Procida still lead a very patriarchal lifestyle: instead of converting all their houses into rental apartments, they still prefer to grow lemons in old gardens and fish in rocky bays.
Lofoten Islands, Norway
The Lofoten Islands group is located beyond the Arctic Circle. Here you can see bizarre fishing villages, the world’s deepest coral reef and the northern lights of incredible beauty.
Coconut Island, Costa Rica
The largest uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Known for the fact that, according to popular legends, it hides the largest treasure that has not yet been discovered by anyone. And this island is just a paradise for divers thanks to its rich underwater fauna.
Rock Tombs in the World, Turkey
The city of Peace was located 5 km from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The ruins of the magnificent Greco-Roman theater and the tombs carved in the rocks have been preserved from the city. The uniqueness and originality of the tombs can be explained by the fact that the people of Lycia had a custom to bury the dead in elevated places, as it was supposed that this would help them get to heaven.
In the era of Christianity in 300 BC. e. Nicholas from Patara, known in the Orthodox tradition as Nicholas the Miracle Worker (aka Santa Claus), having studied at Xanthos, became bishop of Mira, where he preached until his death.
Herrenchimsee Castle in Bavaria, Germany
According to the plans of King Ludwig II, the “New Versailles”, the Temple of Glory, was to appear here, in which the king wanted to organize festivities in memory of Louis XIV. As a result, the king himself lived in this palace for only 9 days, but after him there was almost a copy, though reduced by 8 times, of Versailles himself.
Now you are looking at the oldest leather dressing workshop in the world. In fact, this sight is not for the faint of heart there is always a specific smell of skin and tannins, which will for a long time remind the tourist of a visit to Morocco.
Blessing, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Blagai town itself does not represent anything, it is rather just a village. But next to it is the source of the Buna River, it is very picturesque. In the XVI century, “tekia” was erected here (from Turkish “tekke”), a dervishes monastery.
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
This city was founded in the 13th century and has not changed much since then . A unique opportunity to visit the whole medieval city.