The most interesting countries in the world

The world is a big one, but there are not many countries worthy of visiting by the richest tourists. We have collected a list of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Although it should be noted that any country stands out among other countries with something!

Reviews of the most beautiful natural places, caves, waterfalls, lakes, islands, museums, reserves, etc. — are made in separate articles.

  

Kazakhstan

KazakhstanRepublic of Kazakhstan is an open air museum. In this country there are the most beautiful natural sights, for example, legendary lake Burabay in Kokshetau region, alpine meadows of Zailiyskiy Alatau, majestic landscapes of Charyn river canyon.

Almaty is one of the most beautiful cities of Kazakhstan. Located near the mountains of Zailiyskiy Alatau, it impresses with original architectural ensembles that combine elements of national style with the latest building structures. Not far from the city there is a unique reserve occupying an area of 90 thousand hectares.

 

Medeo and Chimbulak are a picturesque gorge, located 15 km from Almaty. In addition to the magnificent nature, there are a lot of attractive things here — for example, a huge high-speed skating rink Medeo. There is also a dam here, which was created to protect the city from landslides. The capacity of the dam is impressive — 6 000 000 cubic meters of water.

Funeral mounds of Beshatyr Saka. In southern Kazakhstan and northern Kyrgyzstan, there are a huge number of graves of Saksk kings scattered. This is a huge burial ground for the Iron Age, more than 104 m in diameter and more than 17 m high. In any other place in Eurasia there is no such accumulation of imperial burial mounds.

The majesty of the royal tombs is emphasized by the dull view of the surrounding landscape. Funeral mounds of Beshatyr Saka are a unique historical place.

Kazakhstan is the birthplace of Khoja Ahmet Yassaui and the great educator Al Farabi. Now in republic there are more than 25 thousand real monuments of history, archeology, architecture and monumental art, 147 museums, 8 historical-cultural reserves-museums.

Kazakhstan is located in the center of the Eurasian continent, and according to the 2009 census, more than 16 million people live in the country at the moment. The capital city is Astana.

 

 

San Marino

The Republic of San Marino is a small state in the Italian Apennines, stretching over 61 km² with 32,000 inhabitants. San Marino separated from the Roman Empire as early as 301, but only got its own constitution in 1600. Nevertheless, the country is still considered the oldest sovereign state in the world. There are Euros printed in San Marino, although every year most of the 2 million tourists spend their own Euros on unique stamps in passports and souvenirs with the blue and white flag of the dwarf state.

 

Nepal

This is the country where they go to conquer the world’s highest mountains. However, there is something to see here, even if you are not very fond of climbing.

The capital city of Kathmandu, for example, literally tears the templates of a Western tourist. And the second largest city in the country, Pokhara, will make your jaw fall off.

In general, a beautiful mountainous country! Besides, it is cheap: even in comparison with neighboring India.

Maldives

The beauty of the scattering of the tiny Maldives is unique. It is here that mankind tries to get away from reality for a while. This oasis of serenity and harmony consists of magnificent lagoons with crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and pristine beaches.

The unforgettable generosity of nature is reflected in the azure sky — the natural extension of the ocean — and in the bottomless black night with the brightest stars. Everything here breathes calmness and silence.

 

Australia

Australia has 25,000 kilometres of coastline and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders. And Tasmania Island is steadily included in all existing dozens of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Sydney is one of the most beautiful and advanced cities on the planet. And there are even mountains here!

In general, it’s not easy to get to Australia, but it’s clearly worth it!

  

Monaco                                                                                                

The country with an area of 2.02 km² gained independence in the XV century. The number of inhabitants depends on the season, but the average is 37,000 people. And when Monaco hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the number increases sevenfold.

Those born and raised in Monaco usually speak French, Italian, English and Monegasque Ligurean. In addition to the picturesque bay of yachts and the magnificent casino shown in one of the James Bond films, Monaco has the famous Oceanographic Museum, of which Jacques Cousteau was once the director.

 

 France

France is a land of good wine and fine food, royal castles, medieval villages. Many people dream to touch the special art and sentimental romance of the shining French capital, to see the legendary Versailles, the magnificent landscaped gardens of the Castle of Willandry, to make an unforgettable trip to the south of the country to the remains of the Roman Empire, to lounge on the Mediterranean coast, to visit the magnificent Alps.

The conquest of Montmartre, the highest point of Paris, is among the plans of thousands of travelers, and the quarter of red lights, which emerged at the foot of the hill, only spur their interest. Before visiting the Louvre, identify the masterpieces that you want to see — a week will not be enough to see the entire museum, largely due to the huge flow of tourists.

Wherever you go in Paris, its wide avenues will lead to stunning monuments, unique museums, romantic parks and gardens.

Portugal

Portugal is a calmer and quieter country than its neighbour Spain. But that doesn’t mean it’s boring. One of the oldest cities in Portugal, Sintra, buried in greenery, pulled up by foggy haze and decorated with magnificent villas, like holiday cakes, is located on the slope of the mountain. Evora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a unique historical site. The houses of the 16th-17th centuries with their open courtyards, cobbled streets, galleries, squares with live fountains, whitewashed walls and an abundance of Moorish arches are the features of this city.

There are relatively few standard attractions in Portugal, but coffee is still the best in Europe.

Mauritius

Here you can splash in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, taste culinary delights in chic restaurants and have a cup of coffee or a cocktail on the terrace of your room. The coloured lands of Shamarel are one of the main wonders of Mauritius. Created by volcanic rocks that have cooled down due to temperature changes and formed rains into small dunes, they impress with their color variety. Red, brown, purple, green, blue, yellow colors do not disappear, even in spite of heavy rains.

The blue lagoon is the most beautiful lagoon on the island of Mauritius. The white sandy beach surrounded by palm trees, the blue waters of the ocean and a lot of offers for active recreation make this place very popular among tourists.

 

Philippines

This country is often overlooked by tourists because there is a much more popular Thailand near it. But the Philippines is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It consists of more than 7000 islands scattered in the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

And Palawan Island is regularly recognized as the most beautiful island of the planet!

  

Israel                                                                                                                                               

To make a trip to this amazing country it is necessary first of all to destroy the former idea of it. Only in Israel you can swim in three seas — the Dead Sea, Red Sea and Mediterranean, ski in the morning and swim with dolphins in the evening. It is only in Jerusalem that one can see Christians quietly praying at the Holy Sepulchre, Jews performing rituals at the Wailing Wall and Muslims at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Banias reserve opens a sunburned desert. All you have to do is take a photo walk along the quiet forest paths and green slopes of this reserve. The Banias River, which flows here, is the largest source of the Jordan.

 

Iran

Iran is a country of good-natured and religious people. Behind each turn, one can see a variety of evidence of a complex, centuries-old culture that differs markedly from that of the rest of the Arab world. Iranians harmoniously combine tradition and modernity.

The heart of Tehran, the Golestan Palace, consists of dozens of separate buildings that surround a perfectly broken garden. The most impressive building of the complex is Shams ul-Emanekh, or the Sun House, which is a rare example of a mixture of two architectural schools — Eastern and Western.

Yazd with its winding streets and clay buildings is one of the main attractions of Iran. While walking in this ancient city, which once visited Marco Polo, be sure to look at the museum of water and stunning beauty of the mosque.

 

Croatia                                                                                                

They don’t go to Croatia for noisy entertainment. They come here if they want to feel real unity with nature, because it is one of the few European countries that have miraculously preserved the ecological balance and pristine nature.

Thousands of plant and animal species, as well as a variety of landscapes, eras and cultures, coexist in harmony in a small square in Croatia. The coastline of this land, sung by Dante, Jules Verne and Bernard Shaw, is dotted with towns with toy houses and red roofs (Dubrovnik, Split, Poreč, Rovinj, Pula).

The amphitheatre in the city of Pula is not as widely known as the Colosseum, in the image and likeness of which it was built, but every year it pleases its guests. And Diocletian’s fabulous palace, one of the main monuments of antiquity in the world, occupies almost the entire historical center of Split.

  

Hungary

Hungary can be compared to a painting painted in the brightest colours. Budapest combines the spirit of a modern metropolis with the glamorous eclectic style of the beginning of the last century. There are seven sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the north of the country, and the royal racetrack of Hungaroring in the capital.

Hungary is an ancient fortress, medieval castles and fairytale palaces. The chambers of the Hungarian nobility still house priceless works of art, delightful tapestries, heavy bronze chandeliers with ornate patterns and precious crystal chandeliers.

Hortobágy National Park is a completely different Hungary, harsh and wild, with arid and dusty summers, frequent tornadoes and even mirages. The main attraction of the Aggtelek National Park is the numerous caves that form complex labyrinths with multi-kilometre passages.

Poland

Poland is extremely hospitable. In its ancient capital, Krakow, there is the main symbol of the country — Wawel Castle. The Old Town is attractive due to its gothic churches and the largest market in Poland.

Ancient Wroclaw is known for its contrasting architecture — a mixture of gothic and modern. Military history lovers should visit Auschwitz, the city that has witnessed the most terrible tragedy of mankind. And beach lovers will choose the sunny seaside town of Gdansk.

The largest knight’s castle — Teutonic Marienburg — was restored almost half a century after the Second World War, and today it is open for visitors.

 Norway

Land of trolls and fjords, Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It is necessary to see the fjords (narrow bays and rocks in the middle of the cold sea) and the Lofoten Islands.

And, of course, the stunning northern lights. It is just impossible not to see it at least once in a lifetime!

Cambodia

Those who visit Cambodia for the first time are immediately fascinated by it. Today, all it has is a vast territory, unexplored beaches, lost monuments of ancient architecture, the most important of which is the immortal Angkor. This is one of the most grandiose sacral buildings in the world, the result of creative ambitions of ancient architects. Rivers still cross ancient bridges, temples are swallowed up by jungle, beaches are similar to the pristine Eden garden by the sea.

Framed by tropical beaches, ancient mangroves and pristine islands, Cambodia’s southern coast has remained untouched by civilization and progress, which is now a rarity and a plus rather than a minus.

Laos

Laos takes life for what it is. This is the most peaceful direction of South-East Asia, where you can slow down to get acquainted with an amazing culture, admire the beautiful nature. The unique jug valley is a huge plain stretching from north to south, where giant stone jars of unknown origin are scattered. According to preliminary calculations, these «vessels» are more than 2 thousand years old.

Somewhere in the middle is Vientiane, perhaps the most peaceful capital on Earth. Of course, the new urban elite drinks cocktails, rides motorcycles and generally reminds the people of Bangkok. But this is rather an exception, and the rule is that just a little away from the road ordinary people continue to live the same way they did many centuries ago.

Malta

The Maltese Islands are located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. The sunny climate, sparkling water surface and sandy beaches seem to be specially designed for relaxation and leisurely walks. When the Maltese knights laid the first stone in the foundation of Valletta, they decided that this city should be «built by gentlemen for gentlemen». To this day, it continues to retain its purpose. Valletta is an exceptionally compact city. It consists of historic streets, squares and alleys, colourful overhanging balconies on the ground floors, a massive fortification testifying to the capital’s turbulent past, shops reminiscent of Britain in the 1930s, and a number of other places.

Cyprus

The smell of meadow herbs, the road along the coastline and beaches, the ancient city of Curion, climbing to mountain peaks, exploring local towns and villages — these are the main components of recreation in Cyprus. Petra-to-Romiou beach (translated as «Greek stone») is the most famous, beautiful and mythical beach of the island of Cyprus. The old road from Limassol to Paphos is one of the most scenic routes on the island, which runs along this beach. The sea here is cool and refreshing. A little further west are the blocks, one of which is called Petra tu Romiu («Greek stone») in honor of the hero of ancient Greek myths — Digenis.

According to the legend, he fought off his enemies, throwing at them huge rocks, just like on this beach.

 

Brazil

It is the fifth largest country in the world and perhaps the most interesting in terms of natural diversity. Brazil has everything: huge beaches, the world’s steepest tropical jungles in the Amazon delta, a lot of reserves and waterfalls. And Rio de Janeiro was recently recognized as the second most beautiful city in the world.

 

Papua New Guinea                                                                          

It has about 12 percent of the world’s languages.

Although most languages are spoken by fewer than 1,000 people, PNG, with only 6.5 million people, uses more than 800 aboriginal languages.

  

Greece

The Acropolis of Athens, the Amphitheatre of Epidaurus and the Palace of Knossos are just some of the famous architectural treasures of Greece. It is a country of the sea and mountains. One fifth of it is located on islands, the number of which reaches several thousand, if you count each floating cliff. On this fertile land tourists discover the vibrant nightlife of Mykonos Island, the splendor of the ancient Greek city of Delphi, the mountain slopes of Crete and the dazzling sun over the beaches of the Aegean Sea. Street life does not stop day and night: here many people prefer to dine late, when the rest of Europe has long gone to bed.

Turning from the beaten track, you can see such unique places as the harbour city of Chania and the huge Byzantine fortress city of Monemvasia.

Finland

Finland, which is considered one of the most ecologically clean countries in Europe, is a great place to relax with children. On New Year’s Eve, the pilgrimage site is the city of Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus.

Helsinki’s visiting card is Suomenlinna Fortress. Its heroic past is testified by the traces of bombardments on the walls, some buildings of the fortress are given to a museum. Dog or deer sledding trips, snowmobile rides, skiing trips are also popular among travelers in Finland. Romanticists will be delighted by the sailing along the coastal archipelago. After all the adventures, you should definitely visit a real Finnish sauna.

Denmark

A boat trip along the fjords of the northern coast will not leave indifferent even an experienced tourist. The country is soaked in the romanticism of the Middle Ages that it is an ideal place for a wedding tour. Creative people all over the world are attracted by the unique atmosphere of Skagen on the edge of Cape Granen. The city of Odense on the island of Funyun is home to Andersen. The medieval castle of Egeskov deserves special mention. To bypass all its 66 rooms, one day will not be enough.

Going to Legoland Park, you can see all the sights of the world at the same time: the Statue of Liberty, London’s Big Ben and the Roman Capitol, built of 46 million colored details of the Lego.

 

Greenland

Greenland can’t join FIFA because it can’t grow grass for the field.

Because of the climate in the country, the land is mostly covered with ice or permafrost, which makes it almost impossible to grow enough grass for a standard football field. Most games are played on dirt or gravel.

(And yes, Greenland is not actually an independent state — it is the territory of Denmark).

 

Chile

Chile is an amazing country. At least because it stretches from the tropics in the north to the Antarctic in the south. And here you’ll find plenty of incredibly beautiful places!

The Atacama Desert, for example, is the driest and most iciest desert in the world. Torres del Payne National Park is probably one of the most beautiful places in South America.

  

Sweden                                                                                  

Sweden attracts tourists with its green fields and national parks, rivers and lakes, snowy peaks and picturesque islands. Lovers of ancient architecture will like this country: only in Stockholm there are ten royal palaces, and fortresses all over Sweden almost 1400! You can live in a church community in the 14th century settlement of Gammelstadt in the summer, when young people come here for confirmation. Or go to the Gotland region, to the «Island of Churches». Every year in August, medieval week is held in Visby. Eight festival days are marked by a chivalrous romance.

Land of fairy tales, Sweden — a very attractive place to relax with children. It is not without reason that such heroes as Carlson and Pippi Dlinnyi Stocking were born here.

 

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has been developing the culture of the entire Central Asian region for more than 2,000 years. This land is proud of its collection of architectural monuments and artifacts.

If there had been a hall of fame in the cities of Uzbekistan, then Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand occupied honorary places in it. They represent a kaleidoscope of bright oriental paintings, ancient fortresses, lost in the desert. Domes, minarets and grandiose monuments to commander Tamerlane can be seen everywhere here.

These islets of historical grandeur surround the buildings of modern cities. It is only thanks to the strong cultural traditions and conservative views of the locals that the old part of the city has been able to survive to this day in such good condition.

 

Georgia

Georgia is located in one of the most picturesque places of our planet — on the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains. Snowy peaks and tumultuous rivers, green valleys with many historical monuments, hospitable people — this is how Georgia appears to travelers.

This country was one of the first to adopt Christianity as a state religion. It can be proud of the magnificent architecture of its temples, many of which were built more than 1500 years ago.

Georgia has a wonderful mountain climate that allows to grow high-quality grapes and produce magnificent wine. The country is also famous for its mineral springs. The taste of Borjomi and Nabeglavi is known throughout the post-Soviet space.

   

Syria

Syria absorbed the material heritage of different civilizations: the culture of some of them was buried in the sand, others were rejected in the course of development, others still exist today. The emergence and fall of many civilizations has led to the creation of such an interesting, diverse and vulnerable region.

If Damascus was a city of rulers, Aleppo has been known as a commercial centre since the Roman Empire. The most impressive building in Syria is the Castle of Crac de Chevalier. The impregnable fortress has been besieged many times, but always unsuccessfully, it has not lost its grandeur and looks almost as good as it did 800 years ago.

The black ruins of the ancient city of Bosra, with its grand citadel and one of the best preserved Roman theatres, are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

Turkey                                                                                               

The main treasure of Turkey for millions of Russian citizens is Antalya beaches. In the north of the country there are Pontic and Kachkar pointed granite mountains, devoid of vegetation. Among this natural splendor lies the Lycian Way, which is considered one of the best hiking trails in the world.

Cappadocia is an area in central Turkey with a unique natural landscape of volcanic origin, underground cities and cave monasteries. Its distinctive feature is the so-called stone mushrooms and pillars of the most bizarre shapes. In addition to the famous architecture of Istanbul, the monastery of Panagia Sumela, carved into the chalk cliffs, the palace of Yitzhaka Pasha with its almost modern communications and the fabulous cities of Safranbolu and Amasia deserve attention.

 

Micronesia                                                        

On one of the Micronesian islands, huge stones are used as currency.

The Federated States of Micronesia is a state consisting of many islands located in the Pacific Ocean, including Yap Island.

In Yapa, instead of paper currency, traditional money is represented by giant limestone discs — Rai stones, which are considered to be rare and valuable because they were extracted from another far-away island. Of course, the size of these stones makes it difficult to move them, so in most cases payment is made on the basis of verbal agreement rather than physical exchange.

 

India                                                                                                                                                  

India is not only the tropical beaches of Goa. It is also a glacier in the Himalayas, and the magical city of Varanasi, and a huge monument of love Taj Mahal, and the nature of such beauty that you will not find anywhere else but Africa.

What do you know about Indian flowers? Flowers are not in Holland! It’s in India!

Undoubtedly, this country is one of the most beautiful places on the planet Earth.

 

Uganda

«The Pearl of Africa,» says experienced travelers about Uganda. And indeed: an incredible country.

The Nile, the longest river in the world, has its origins here. It is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world that you have probably never heard of. Here is the most beautiful lake in the world — Victoria. And in general, the nature is incredible. Which you can enjoy in complete safety in the Cabaret National Park.

Oman

The Shab Valley is one of the most impressive natural attractions in Oman. It will open its charms even to those who do not particularly like long walks. Turquoise pools, waterfalls, plantation terraces and year-round blooming pink oleander add colour to this desert paradise. The waters of the oasis can even be plunged into, of course, far away from the eyes of the locals, who are forbidden by faith to expose the body.

Anyone who is tired of the artificial glitter of Dubai and wants to blend in with the unspoiled nature of the Arabian Peninsula will find the Musandam Peninsula, which is famous for its coastal marine species. The cruise around the coves is reminiscent of a journey through the famous Norwegian fjords.

 

Egypt                                                                                                                                                 Egypt is the birthplace of the greatest civilization that ever existed on Earth, and the sacred Nile River, which gave birth to this culture, remains a symbol of life today. On its banks there are still majestic temples and tombs, the cities of Khartoum, Aswan, Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria thrive.

The huge Fayum oasis is the greenest place in Egypt, which is known among travelers as a paradise garden, located in the desert. Ancient Luxor attracts with its temple complex of Karnak. And for rest in solitude and full harmony with nature the national reserve «Ras-Mohamme» was created.

  

Algeria

During the Arab conquests of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia were given the common name of «El Maghreb», which means «countries where the sun sets».

Algeria is the largest African country, with the majority of it occupying the sands of the Sahara. The coastal «white city» of Algeria with its magnificent ancient mosques, countless ancient ruins — traces of Carthaginians and Byzantines, Romans and Phoenicians. The Tuareg tribes still live in the Sahara. Algeria is an amazing country influenced by French colonists and Muslim traditions. Various architectural monuments only supplement the rich nature — the sea and sands, forests and oases, lakes and mountains.

 

Switzerland

This mountainous European people can surprise you. As well as the Swiss Alps. They are divine!

Well, of course, it is one of the cleanest countries on earth. When you wander the streets of Swiss cities and villages, you can’t get rid of the feeling that the purity and order literally cut your eyes. And you can eat here too!

 

Canada                                                                                                                                                  

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are some of the most beautiful in the world. Benf National Park is the best place on the planet to enjoy the beauty of winter nature. Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and steepest cities in the world. Plus, the country has the longest coastline on the planet, except Russia and its Arctic Ocean. So there are plenty of breathtaking fjords here, too.

Did you think Canada was just hockey?

 

Mali

Mali is located on the territory that supplied the greatest ancient civilizations with goods. Numerous caravans passing through the desert turned the country into the richest region, and today the whole life of the republic is concentrated around the Niger River. A journey along this river will allow you to fully experience the beauty of Africa.

The culture of the local Dogon tribe is interesting. They still believe that the Earth, Moon and Sun were created by the god-creator Amma. According to their beliefs, the Earth originally took the form of a woman’s body, and with its help Amma created half-men-semisodes that live in every water body. An important part of the Dogon culture was the masks used in various religious ceremonies.

Kenya

The land of Masai Mara and in general the symbol of the whole wild Africa. Kenya is steadily included in the top 3 countries with the most beautiful wildlife. Here are the second highest mountains on the continent. Incredible, fantastic in beauty Savannah.

 Italy

Probably the most beautiful country in Europe. And the most popular among tourists.

It is not only the Dolomite Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. Here is also the incredible coast of Amalfi, the most beautiful coastal towns and villages on Earth and the incredible Positano (in general, the magic of some, not the city).

Want to enjoy the landscape and the carelessness of the locals? There is Sicily! If you want to see the most beautiful wildflowers in the world in spring, go to Umbria! Need a beautiful lake? Go to Como! There are also the most beautiful temples in the world and perhaps the greatest works of art on the planet.

Florence and Venice are also obligatory to visit!

  

Vatican

The smallest country in the world is located on a small peak of the same name, a few hundred meters from the banks of the river Tiber. The Vatican is the center of the Catholic world, and it is more than a billion believers, and the most visited attraction of Rome: a huge number of people want to get to the basilica of St. Peter and museums. Being an independent territory of Rome, it has its own postal service, currency, newspaper, radio station and even an army of brave guardsmen. The present-day Vatican is the culmination of its development, which has more than a thousand years of history. Each successive pope expanded, defended and decorated this dwarf state according to his political or artistic preferences.

Belarus

Belarus is one of the few places in Europe where untouched nature has been preserved. The largest massifs of ancient forests, unique landscapes, rare species of animals and plants can be seen in all their glory in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

In summer in Vitebsk Belarus hosts guests from different countries at the festival «Slavonic Bazaar». Literature has been especially developed in this region — more than a hundred names are on the list of writers who have gained popularity outside Belarus. Not without reason the country has received such a poetic definition — «land under white wings».

Architectural treasures of Belarus are represented by two castles-residences of ancient dynasties in Nesvizh and Mir.

 

Romania

This amazing and original country has absorbed the passionate nature of free nations, which is embodied in the colorful beauty of Bucharest, the atmosphere of love. Romania is like a colorful gypsy shawl.

One of the most famous mountain ranges in Romania — Chahlau, located in the Eastern Carpathians, offers great opportunities for lovers of wildlife. The main attraction of Brasov, the transport hub of Transylvania, is the mysterious Black Church. Dracula’s homeland, Sigisoara, is over 500 years old. Cobbled streets and church bells ring in the morning create an amazing atmosphere.

Estonia

Tallinn is Estonia’s main jewel, a city with cobbled streets and restored medieval houses. Guests of Tallinn can see the charm of this place at a glance. Since the 13th century, the city has been built mainly with stone houses, and the strong walls of the fortress protected it from enemy raids. Until the middle of the 19th century, Tallinn boasted the tallest building in the world! The spire of the Oleviste church is 124 m high and now proudly rises above the capital. From the observation deck of the church tower there is a beautiful view of the Town Hall Square and the Dome Cathedral.

Dozens of cafes and restaurants await you after visiting churches and ruins, as well as galleries and boutiques.

Tanzania

Serengeti Land, Lake Victoria, Maniara, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzinbar Island, Dar es Salaam Spice Islands and millions more incredible places!

Mount Kilimanjaro, known to us from the cartoon «The Lion King», is also here! Same as in the cartoon, savannahs — too. And Freddie Mercury’s birthplace, if anything!

If you go to enjoy the beauty of «real» African nature, it’s probably the best place in the world to do it! The most comfortable thing for sure!

 

Malaysia

In Malaysia, there is no rude call, as in other, more developed countries, the multinational population gets along with each other. Penang is the most diverse state, where incense clubs from Chinese temples are mixed with the specific smell of the durian, and at the same time the sounds of another Bollywood masterpiece are heard from the neighboring Indian shop.

The tiny state of Malacca attracts tourists with its eponymous port town. And the Cameron Highlands exudes the scent of tea plantations. You can explore the forests and mountains of the Taman Negara National Park or the island of Borneo, where natural beauty is combined with the unique species diversity of fauna.

Cameroon

The first tribes to inhabit Cameroon were the Pygmies. The first colonizers were the Portuguese, and they also gave the country the name Riu dos Camarões («river of shrimps»), from which, later, the modern name was formed.

Cameroon boasts several natural areas, ranging from semi-deserts in the north to evergreen tropical forests in the south. The slopes of Cameroon’s stratovolcano have one of the wettest places in the world, with a rainfall of 250 days a year. The country’s diverse flora and fauna are protected by several nature reserves: Vasa, Bubanjida, De Corup and Benue. And of course, Cameroon is proud of its unique volcanic beaches, cocoa plantations, coffee and rubber.

Jordan

Jordan played an exceptional role in ancient history as a center of three religions, an important trading center of the Roman Empire and a crossroads of pilgrims.

Large even by modern standards, the delightful city of Petra was declared the seventh miracle of the world. The Nabatean town, carved into the mountain, hardly needs any introduction, as does the unique landscape of the Wadi Rum Valley. This place is considered one of the natural wonders. For those who wish to experience the ancient Bedouin culture, there is a long hiking trail. The most enduring travelers overcome the long journey from Wadi Musa to the Red Sea (the city of Aqaba) for three days.

Saudi Arabia

Madain-Salih is a crossroads of ancient civilizations, pilgrims, researchers, trade caravans and armies, embodied in the artfully carved in the rock temples of the Nabatean kingdom. The Nabateans, leaving a cultural mark in Jordanian soil, chose Madain-Salih as their second city. Unique tombs and temples against the background of sands are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Bedouins call this desert simply sand, but see it as a formidable and frightening force. They no longer pay much attention to the beauty of the dunes and measure the distances between oases in a few days. Barchans can reach heights of up to 250 m and form huge chains of sandy mountains stretching over many kilometers. The dunes driven by the winds move like waves in the sea.

UAE

Tourists admire the fantastic buildings and the scope of the city. However, the real miracle was how the UAE sheikhs managed to keep such different traditions in harmony. Dubai expands in all directions, covering the desert, conquering the ocean and penetrating the clouds. For the rulers of Dubai, whose vision for the future has helped turn a small city into a thriving metropolis in half a century, earthly affairs are of little interest: there are no elections and polls, and billions of dollars are spent to make the city different from any other. Sheikh Zeid Mosque is one of the six largest mosques in the world. It is possible to estimate the given masterpiece personally, after all here let all interested persons.

Yemen

Yemen is the place where most of the myths of the Middle East have arisen. It is a unique romantic country, similar to Afghanistan, Morocco, but at the same time the most traditional of all Islamic countries. Amazing seven- and eight-storey tower houses built of mud are located in the city with 2500-year history — Shibaam.

Every traveler will feel the spirit of the city, walking through the streets of the historic district of Sana’a and looking at the masterpieces that meet on the way. The heart of Sana’a is the central market of Suk-al-Milh, where you can buy almost everything.

Colombia

We know that this is not a country with a very good reputation. But it deserves a place in the top 10 most beautiful countries in the world!

Firstly, it is one of the most biologically diverse zones on the planet! Here are the tropics, and the plateau, and impressive pieces of Andes, and the beautiful mountain coast of Santa Marta. And everything is quite close to each other, and therefore, available for tourists!

Canyons, rivers, lakes, beaches, national parks of world importance, nature reserves — all this is here! And there is also Cartagena, one of the most beautiful small towns in the world. And this country is famous for the fact that it is here that the most preserved houses in the colonial style. The influence of conquistadors is still felt here!

And we should not forget about drugs. The homeland of the world’s greatest drug dealer Pablo Escobar can tell you a lot of interesting stories about the richest criminal in the world.

So there is plenty of cultural and natural beauty here!

Slovenia

The list of the main sights of Slovenia includes mountains, unusual karst caves, the Mediterranean coast and medieval architecture. For example, the castle in Ljubljana, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectural masterpieces in Škofija Loka, Kamnik, Kranj and Radovlica. The capital’s miniature size allows you to quickly explore the city’s attractions and move on to natural ones.

The country is famous for its sparkling lakes and majestic peaks. Travellers should also try national cuisine in local restaurants: soup with white mushrooms, dumplings, and wine.

 

Austria

The former power of the Austrian Empire can be seen in its magnificent capital. The whole world knows about the Vienna Opera, and the music festivals in Vienna and Salzburg take place one after the other, bringing together famous personalities and numerous connoisseurs of culture. Salzburg is also famous for its Renaissance architecture. In Salzburg, not far from the Hohenwerfen fortress, in the depths of the Austrian mountains, there are the unique Ice Caves of Eisrizenwelt.

Ecology in the country is elevated to the rank of a national idea. In any city or village there is perfect purity. Unparalleled nature, immortal works of art, delightful architecture of cities and the comfort of picturesque villages in Austria continue to inspire travelers.

 Argentina

A country with a nature of incredible beauty! Buenos Aires is one of the most beautiful and comfortable cities in the world for tourists. Iguazu Falls are one of the most impressive in the world. Except that Victoria Falls can be compared to them, but then in Zambia!

Also here is the stunning Patagonia. It’s a world of incredible glaciers tearing the sky apart. Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas. And there’s a huge glacier five times the size of Manhattan’s. Just amazing!

 Namibia

One of the most beautiful natural treasuries in the world, and even preserved the German influence.

Etoša National Park is undoubtedly one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. It also has the world’s second largest waterfall, the Eppupa Falls, Mount Erongo, Spitkoppe and Brandberg. And the Namib desert, which is charming with its beauty.

In short, if you have money, and you think you can’t be surprised, come here! Impressions will be enough for the rest of your life!

 

Isle of Man

Lonely Island in the Irish Sea, Maine is a self-governing, 84,000-population, 572 km² dependent territory of Great Britain. Visitors arrive from the mainland on regular flights and a high-speed ferry from Liverpool. Time is spent in the Vikings’ Peal Castle, eating sweet scallops and buying collection stamps. Locals known as the Menzes demonstrate their national identity particularly vividly during the Tourist Trophy, an annual motocross on local roads without any speed limits.

Niue

The island nation of Niue issues coins with Disney heroes, Star Wars and others

The small island nation of Niue, located in the centre of the Pacific Ocean, with only about 1,200 inhabitants, is one of the most isolated in the world. While the State is self-governing, it maintains links with New Zealand. This includes the issuance of Niue coins.

Disney coins were issued in 2014, and although theoretically they cost $25 in Niue currency, the actual value is much higher and the rarest coin can cost $40,000.

  

Montenegro

Montenegro invariably attracts tourists with its pristine natural beauty, medieval monuments and azure waves of the Adriatic Sea. This country is recognized as one of the most ecologically safe in the world. That is why its guests are the residents of megacities. Many people are attracted here by the mild seaside climate with warm wet winters, early spring and sunny summer. Beautiful and largest lake

The Balkan — Skadar — is surrounded by mountains. It is the only shelter for pelicans left in Europe. You can enjoy the beauty of the lake from the beach surrounded by forested hills, and at lunch in a local restaurant. Once a poor fishing village, St. Stephen’s Island today is called the Millionaire Islands or Stars Islands.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a mountainous country with an amazingly beautiful nature, where snow-capped peaks are replaced by malachite plains and turbulent rivers flow into large lakes. There is also an exit to the Adriatic Sea, although the length of the only beach in the country is only 10 km. There are also numerous ski resorts — at an altitude of 1.5 km above sea level. Locals like active recreation: hiking, rafting, rock climbing, skiing.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has preserved some evidence of the Neolithic Age. Many monuments of the Byzantine and Ottoman periods were destroyed during the two Balkan wars of 1912-1913. However, contemporary art is flourishing: Sarajevo, the capital of the country, hosts annual festivals dedicated to music, cinema and theatre.

Belgium

Belgium has kept historical monuments for centuries. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is an ancient city full of modern temptations, from shops with famous chocolate to numerous museums.

Antwerp, the capital of the jewellery industry in Europe, is like a single large open-air architectural museum that ranges from the medieval castle of Sten to the Flemish Opera House and the train station.

In Bruges you can take a time trip. Picturesque fairgrounds, fabulous canals and old whitewashed houses create the image of an ancient city.

 

Bhutan                                           

Since 1973, Bhutan has introduced a policy to measure the country’s Gross National Happiness (GNH).

The concept was introduced to measure the quality of life, including moral values, protect cultural traditions and ensure a fair life for all.

 

China

The third largest country in the world is probably famous for its diverse landscapes. It has the highest plateau in the world (the Tibetan Plateau), thousands of glaciers, the Mekong River, many canyons, huge suspension bridges stretching at the height of a parachute jump, and lagoons, and, of course, the Himalayas.

9 of the 14 mountains, which reached a height of 8000 meters (the so-called «eight-thousand meters»), are located in China or on the Chinese border.

And, of course, these amazing, far from our civilization small Chinese cities, hidden in picturesque valleys and foothills!

If you want cultural beauty, go to Shanghai. It is one of the most impressive cities in the world, a symbol of Chinese progress. And, of course, the Great Wall of China, where is it without it?

Germany

Berlin is a fascinating city with unique buildings: The Pergamon Museum preserves works of classical Greek, Babylonian, Roman, Islamic and Middle Eastern art, the Brandenburg Gate is the symbol of the capital and the whole of Germany, and the most recognizable attraction is the Reichstag.

The city of Dresden, which in Germany is called Florence on the Elbe, amazes tourists with the magnificence of the Baroque Zwinger Palace. The nature of Germany consists of amazing and unforgettable landscapes, magical panoramas of various landscapes, Bavarian Alps, towering over blossoming meadows, tumultuous rivers, lakes with forested shores, islands, bizarre rocks, fields of mature wheat.

New Zealand

This country is so stunning with its beauty that it seems that you are not on Earth, but somewhere on the fairytale planet Avatar or Hobbit.

Be sure to visit Wellington, one of the world’s 10 most beautiful small towns. Drive to Auckland with its incredible beaches. See the magical Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Ridge. Amazing!

If you get to New Zealand, be sure to get to Fjordland National Park, the most beautiful and cleanest in the world.

And there are mountains here, and the same fairytale as the whole of New Zealand! And the forests are the most beautiful in the world.

Iceland

Iceland has preserved its pristine nature due to its isolation, and the volcanic «laboratory» has worked hard on the incredible landscape. Generous nature created thermal springs. The Icelandic Golden Ring hiking trail includes the unusual architecture of Reykjavik and other cities. In the Haukadalur Valley you can visit the famous Geyser Geyser, in the same part of the island there is a majestic two-stage waterfall Gudlfoss and the Tingvetlir National Park. «Icelandic Pompeii, the settlement of Stong, found by archaeologists under a thick layer of volcanic ash, has been reconstructed and is open to the public. Everyone can get acquainted with the life of the Vikings in Iceland.

Great Britain, England

The Thames, Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge and Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street apartment are the most common associations with the UK. The blue lakes of Lancashire and Kambria, the Yorkshire Valleys and Caves, the Dartmoor granite towers, the Bath hot springs and the mineral springs of Wales are ideal hiking destinations.

Small and proud Scotland is famous for its wildlife, interesting traditions and good cuisine and wheat whiskey. It is worth taking advantage of the opportunity to raft, take part in competitions on throwing logs, play golf, fishing, visit Eileen-Donan Castle.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Orchestra Parade is incredibly popular in August.

 

United States of America                                                                                   

No, we’re not gonna say anything about American cities. They really are an amateur. But here’s the local nature — it’s incredible! Get into any of the world-famous American parks — and understand that the second place in the ranking is not only the result of bias of the Americans themselves.

And here is also half of the most beautiful canyons in the world. Everglades, Yellowstone, Yosemite are all here. Two of the ten steepest waterfalls are also here!

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the forests of the amazing trees of Sequoia also amaze.

This country is huge, full of beautiful places, and it is very easy to get there: by car. America is the best country in the world for car travel.

We would recommend New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Seattle and Atlanta.

 

South Africa                                                                                                                      

South Africa is consistently ranked first in almost all travel guides. This country amazes travelers with its beauty so much that it is here that tourists return for the second time more often!

People do not live here very much, but the wild nature is of unearthly beauty. And the air… legends about it.

The town of Franshoek is among the five most beautiful in the world, and the Cape Town metropolis is a stable figure in all tourist lists and ratings. Because here are absolutely amazing architecture and landscape surrounding the city.

Local coasts are among the most beautiful in the world. And in the sea near the coast lives twice as many different species of animals as in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the best place in the world to watch whales and large white sharks.

And, as travelers say, this is where the sunsets are more beautiful than anywhere else on the planet. There are mountains, deserts, gardens, waterfalls and an incredible number of the most beautiful flowers in the world!

All this makes South Africa the most beautiful country in the world and the dream of any traveler.

  

Gibraltar

This rock in the south of Spain is a British overseas territory with a population of 30,000 and an area of approximately 6.5 km². Part of the year the number of yachts here is comparable to the number of people. Direct flights from London land on a single runway, which then turns into the only road from Gibraltar to Spain or from Spain to Gibraltar.

The main Gibraltar attraction is the local topography. Most visitors spend time on the funicular, which takes them to the top of the cliff. There is a beautiful view, and you can build faces for wild magots.

Thailand         

The ancient temples are located in the shade of futuristic shopping malls, skyscrapers rise above the slums, and street vendors have opened up near trendy cafes and restaurants. The contrasts are particularly acute in Bangkok. The Grand Palace has hosted royal ceremonies since the 18th century. More than a hundred buildings are located on the vast territory, each of which is a unique architectural masterpiece. Thailand is often associated with a fertile land, and not because of the fact that in the depths of this kingdom are stored countless amounts of precious metal, but because this country has a certain charm and good nature.

 

Vietnam

Nature has generously endowed this country with rich harvests and a stunning coastline. Covered from head to toe with lush green land, where peasants in pointy hats work, this is what most of Vietnam looks like.

Local cuisine is another national treasure: hundreds of dishes contain secret ingredients seasoned with spices and, of course, rice wine. The city of Dalat is similar to the spring French Alps. The French flavor of the city is created by the radio mast in the form of the Eiffel Tower and the unofficial name of the city — Little Paris.

 

Kiribati

Kiribati is the only country in the world located in all hemispheres of the Earth.

As Kiribati consists of many small islands scattered across the Pacific Ocean, it is located in all four hemispheres of the Earth (northern, southern, eastern and western).

 

Ethiopia                                                       

Ethiopia still follows a calendar that is 7 years behind the rest of the world.

According to the Ethiopian calendar, the year 2007, which began on 11 September 2014 according to the Gregorian calendar, is now the year 2007.

Because of the strong influence of the Coptic Church in the country, the traditional calendar is more important in Ethiopia. This calendar appeared in the 16th century, and when most Christians changed the date of Jesus’ presumed birth, Ethiopia decided to keep the original date.

Because of temporary differences, the country celebrated the new millennium in 2008, 7 years later than the rest of the world.

  

Liechtenstein                                                                                   A tiny constitutional monarchy with 37,000 inhabitants hid between Switzerland and Austria. The country is ruled by a princely family that lives just like a fairy tale in a castle on a mountain overlooking the capital.

However, every summer the locals are invited to the castle for a beer. Despite its modest size (160 km²), Liechtenstein is more than a real place that is especially popular with hikers and runners.

 

Netherlands

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has always been a liberal city. Today, coffee shops even have permission to sell light drugs. In Madurodam’s miniature park all the most famous symbols of the Netherlands, made in scale 1:25, — buildings of Schiphol airport, windmills, tulips fields, Rotterdam harbor and dams are collected.

In Rotterdam you won’t find the classic medieval city centre — it was swept away with other monuments during the Second World War. It was replaced by another architecture: the 185-metre high Euromast Tower, the unusual Erasmus Bridge and the famous cube houses on Overblaak Street. In the Netherlands, each piece of land free of roads, flower fields and canals is given to countless pastures where large numbers of cows and sheep graze.

  

Andorra

Andorra owes its popularity to the natural conditions that have allowed the country to achieve success in the tourism business. Numerous ski slopes delight thousands of tourists every year. The picturesque area for skiing, the complex Soldeu — El Tarter is two small villages. As in any modern European city, the capital of the Principality, Andorra la Vella, has restaurants, bars, discos, parks and spa centres, compactly located along the main street of the city — Mericel Avenue.

Andorra’s trademark is the Caldea Thermal Complex, located in Escaldes. The country is not deprived of unique ancient castles, bridges and temples.

 

Czech Republic

Czech architecture is striking with a variety of styles. Buildings from various historical periods, from the early Middle Ages to the present day, merge seamlessly into a single architectural ensemble. Almost all the buildings have been preserved as they were centuries ago. Several nature reserves and national parks have been created in the republic. The Czech Paradise Reserve is rightly considered one of the most picturesque parts of the country.

Rocks are literally everywhere here, they descend into ponds, frame lakes, form canyons and labyrinths. The most visited castles in Bohemia are the Lednice — Valtice palace and park complex, which includes ponds, fountains, statues and artificial landscapes.

Indonesia

Indonesia connects the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This huge archipelago consists of thousands of islands scattered between Malaysia and Australia. Tanjung Putin National Park is known for its unique primate populations. It begins with Jakarta, a giant metropolis. In this city you can see the best and worst of the country at the same time. At first glance, this hot place, which stretches for many kilometers, looks like a waiting room for tens of millions of people. However, the city also contains surprises, such as the Istiklal Mosque (the largest in Southeast Asia) or the futuristic skyscrapers in the center.

The central part of the island of Sulawesi is still not familiar with civilization. Local traditional villages have not changed their way of life for centuries.

Japan

Kyoto or Nare are the most popular destinations for tourists due to the many temples, tombs, the Kabuki Theatre, tea ceremonies and museums filled with the treasures of the country. The hot springs of Onsen are located in a picturesque area and attract not only people but also monkeys.

Japanese cuisine is extremely popular today. For acquaintance with it it is better to choose the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka. Many people remember the country with sincere hospitality of the Japanese and the fact that the rhythm of life and mood depend on natural phenomena. The national cherry blossom festival is a direct proof of this.

Korea

South Korea appeared on the world map after the partition of Korea into two parts. A little more than 70 years have passed since then, but the country has come a long way from being the poorest in its region to one of the world’s most highly developed, especially in the automotive, optics, robotics and aerospace industries. The capital city of Seoul is one of the most modern cities on the planet.

Luxurious mountain nature is the main decoration of the country. Mountains occupy a large part of South Korea’s territory. Snowy peaks alternate with wild mountain rivers. Around the peninsula there are more than 3 thousand small islets.

Mongolia

Mongolia is a special place of interest for those who love adventure and recreation in nature: vast desert landscapes, snow-capped mountain peaks, bottomless gorges and sparkling lakes, nomadic houses, Buddhist temples, mysterious ruins.

The Gobi Desert is one of the most severe places on the planet. There is a place for snow-covered canyons, incredible rock formations, green oases and dunes, which, however, cover only a small part of the desert. Travelling here is a whole story. The weather here is as changeable as the landscape itself. Hot summers, harsh winters, sandstorms and constant water shortages are the realities of the desert. Nevertheless, Mongolia has become a cosy home for 3 million indigenous people.

Morocco

Fez and Marrakech, the historic capitals, will give you a complete picture of the country and the values revered here. Fez is the spiritual and cultural center of Morocco, and its life determines the state of the country. To the south, there are small fishing villages, historic ports and fortified towns, as well as large areas occupied by the desert sands. The port city of Essaouira is famous for its protective walls and harbour. The main square of the royal city of Marrakech, Jema el Fna, is a real open-air theater, where you can see the real snake charmer.

Tunisia

Tunisia is a small stretch of land in northern Africa not comparable in size to the continent itself, but its fragrant fragrance, covered with golden sand and surrounded by palm trees, attracts millions of tourists every year.

Cape Bon is just a stone’s throw away from Italian Sicily. The cities of the coast have preserved a cultural layer, which was left behind by the Roman Empire. In the backwoods of the country there is another culture left over from the nomadic peoples of Africa, as well as the unique cave houses of troglodytes in the city of Matmata and typical for the Berber architecture of the granary Xar. These are common near oases and look like real fortresses. The constant good weather makes it possible to gather rich harvests of dates and olives — the basis of the Tunisian economy.

Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is the smallest on the African continent. It is surrounded on all sides by the territory of the Republic of South Africa. As a state, Lesotho is the result of almost a century of struggle for survival and independence by a small basuto clan of bamukateli.

Lesotho is a picturesque mountainous landscape, canyons and high waterfalls, as well as a unique culture of local peoples. Here is the highest pass in Africa — Mafica, the mountain range of the Dragon Mountains, as well as the most beautiful waterfall — Maletsunyane, which is located very close to the capital — Maseru.

Madagascar

Over the course of a million years, Madagascar’s nature has developed separately, so you can see many unusual animals and plants on the island. The most famous of them are lemurs and chameleons, and octopi’s trees and baobabs should be mentioned. Indigenous people consider Madagascar to be not a large island, but a small continent. It has the right to be called that because it has a strong identity. A large number of extinct volcanoes, mountains, valleys, rivers, green-red hills, kilometers of uninhabited beaches, forests filled with flowers and unique fauna are the features of Madagascar.

Mayotte Island is a place with white sand, turquoise sea and a wonderful opportunity for diving, snorkeling and boat trips.

Seychelles

The Seychelles is home to 150,000 giant turtles and a home to a rare palm tree species, sea coconut. The most famous island of the group — Aldabra Atoll — is considered the largest coral island in the world. The protected areas not only protect the unique natural riches of the islands, but also offer excellent opportunities to observe the life of Seychelles giants and birds in their natural habitat.

The nature was very favorable to 115 islands of the Seychelles archipelago, scattered in the Indian Ocean. This island republic has long earned a reputation as the most ecological resort.

 

Moldova

Moldova is a European country with a rich centuries-old history and culture.

Folk traditions are an integral part of the cultural heritage, and the ethnic diversity of this territory has not only not destroyed the traditional way of life, but also gave it a new flavor, forming an original conglomerate of customs, rituals, rites, and rituals, preserved to this day in the villages of Moldova.

People go on their way for various reasons. Someone goes to see the volcano eruption or to climb the mountains, others want to touch the history, learn something, enjoy their favorite activities, drink good wine, ride or fish.

There are people who are not even interested in seeing something out of the ordinary, but simply in places where something has happened, what they have heard or read. We talk a lot about country-tourism: it is believed that Moldova is very suitable for its development.

Having a small area, the Republic of Moldova has a significant potential for tourism development, represented by geomorphological peculiarities of its territory, including all natural monuments, landscape reserves, natural reserves and geological monuments of European and world importance. Priority forms of tourism in Moldova are rural, vineyard and wine making, cultural and health tourism.

In Moldova there is something to see, first of all, the famous wine cellars, monasteries and churches with unique architecture, museums, estates and nature reserves.

Travel agencies offer a wide range of attractions in Moldova. Let’s do a little review of what exactly the guests of the country are offered to see.

Wine tours

Includes not only wine tasting, but also, as a rule, a short excursion to nature reserves, archaeological sites, monasteries. After the tour, foreign tourists are invited to visit the Cricova Cellars, Purcari, Chateau Varetel or Milestije Mitsch.  Prices for excursions depend on the requirements of the tourist. For example, a tourist will have to pay from 300 to 600 lei for wine tasting.

 

Russia

What country boasts of Arctic deserts, tundra, taiga, forest steppes and steppes, semi-deserts and volcanoes? Of course, Russia.

Unique lakes, the longest rivers in Europe, the highest peaks of Europe, the highest active volcanoes in the world, sea and ski resorts, healing mineral springs, ancient towns lost in the forests, the vast expanse of forests attract tourists from all over the world. In Russia, everyone can find a place and climate to taste.

The rich cultural heritage and natural diversity puts Russia on the noticeable place in the world among the countries with potential growth of tourism. There are 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country. Different regions and ethnic groups in Russia have a great variety of traditions.

Excursion or educational tourism

Russia is rich in excursion routes and objects: white-stone Moscow, St. Petersburg — the city museum, a multifaceted Karelia, monuments of the ancient Russian cities of the Golden Ring, immense Baikal, volcanoes of Kamchatka…

Moscow is the most visited tourist destination in Russia. The greatness of the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Poklonnaya Gora, unforgettable walks in Moscow will fill tourists with Russian spirit, and visiting the world-famous museums and galleries will certainly give a lot of bright impressions.

One of the most beautiful and visited cities is St. Petersburg. It is a real open-air museum. Each building has its own history and its own special architectural beauty. The Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Kunstkammer and the Russian Museum are all concentrated here. Walking on a small boat on the canals and rivers of the city, you experience great aesthetic pleasure.

Among the most popular sightseeing tours are Two Capitals of Russia, Russian Manor, Tsarist Palaces, Golden Ring, Hero Cities, Temples of Russia, etc.

In addition to visiting cities in Russia, there are popular literary and thematic excursions to places where famous people, such as N.E., have lived. Zhukovsky, S.A. Esenin, F.I. Chaliapin, M.A. Esambayev, R.G. Tsiolkovsky, I.I. Shishkin, M.V. Lomonosov, P.I. Tchaikovsky, A.S. Pushkin, A.N. Tolstoy, A.P. Chekhov and many others.

 

Adventure and extreme tourism

Most natural regions of Russia have hard-to-reach archaeological and cultural monuments, which are of undoubted interest to tourists.

For each person the word «adventure» has a deep meaning. For some it is a trip to the Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka, ski tour to the Southern Urals or dog sled safari in Karelia, for others it is rafting in the Altai, horseback riding in the Caucasus or jeep tours, for others — fishing tours in Astrakhan or treasure hunting in the Gulf of Finland.

Adventurers can choose from a range of unusual leisure activities, from traditional yachting trips to breathtaking supersonic flights.

Nicaragua is not a wealthy but very beautiful country. It is quite well developed tourist destinations, but the prices for tourists are acceptable. In addition to the usual beauty of nature and museums, Nicaragua offers unique entertainment.

In what place can you roll on a wooden board on the slope of the volcano? In Nicaragua! And where can I look at the active volcano crater? In Nicaragua! And to see the old city buried under the lava layer? Also in Nicaragua. And this is not the whole list of unique sights of the country.

 

In addition to volcanoes and beautiful natural parks, the country has beautiful picturesque cities, which are worth seeing by all means. Despite the poverty of the country, they are very tidy and cute. Among them are Granada, Estelie, Managua.

 

The coasts of Nicaragua are covered with fine white sand. Therefore, the beach holiday here is well developed, built hotels, restaurants and cafes, and every year there are more and more tourists. In the country you can find quiet deserted beaches and places where you can dance on the sand all night long.

 

City of Granada

The main tourist city of Nicaragua. Here flows an independent, separate life from the whole country. Horses gracefully pass through the streets with well-preserved colonial architecture. They ride tourists and also serve as a means of transportation among the locals. Granada is calm and quiet, the poverty of the state here does not affect the charm of the ancient city, the beauty of churches and nature.

  1. Ometepe Island

In the middle of the most beautiful lake in Nicaragua there is a beautiful island. It is famous for its volcanoes Concepcion and Maderas. In fact, Ometepem is an isthmus that connects these two giants. The height of Concepcion is 1610 m, and the volcano Maderas is 1394 m. Tourists are driven to the volcanoes by locals. The Maderaça crater has a lagoon near which there is a forest, coffee plantations and bananas, and there are many cafes and restaurants on the island.

  1. Mombacho volcano

Not far from Granada is the Mombacho volcano, where the national park has been created. It is called a «cloud forest» because of the constant humidity. It is the reason for the appearance of the most beautiful wildlife on the volcano. The park has several paths laid out with wooden stairs. During the walk you can see many species of animals and orchids. From the top of the volcano there are excellent views.

  1. Corn Islands (Corn Island)

In the Caribbean Sea, 70 km from the coast of Nicaragua are the Corn Islands. Recently, they have become more and more popular. The white beaches are surrounded by coral reefs and are perfect for diving. They are quiet and tranquil, and the tranquillity is replaced only by rousing festivals. These include the Crab Festival and the Palo de May Dance Festival.

  1. City of Esteli

This city in the northwest of Nicaragua can be called the capital of tobacco production in the country. Trade is growing rapidly here, so Estelie is constantly growing. It has a well-organized water supply network and waste water runoff. Therefore, the atmosphere in the city is very pleasant. In the vicinity of Estelle you can see hills with rock paintings. The remains of huge animals were also found there.

  1. Salto de la Estanzuela waterfall

The picturesque Salto de la Estanzuela waterfall is 6 km away from Estelle. A tour can be booked in the city. On the way the guide will tell you about the history and peculiarities of these places. In the lake near the waterfall, you can swim and walk around and see the beautiful nature. The Salto de la Estanzuela waterfall is small, but during the rainy season it grows considerably in size.

  1. City of Managua

The capital of Nicaragua, the largest city in the country. The city has suffered more than once from natural disasters, but has retained a pleasant appearance and tidiness, and people have not lost optimism and love of life. The city center is located near Lake Managua. There is also a central park and the main square of the city. The most unusual sight of the city — traces of Akaulinka. These are the footprints of people and animals fleeing the volcano.

  1. Old Cathedral in Managua

The old Cathedral or St. James’s Cathedral was built in Belgium, and then in 1920 by ship was delivered to Nicaragua. It is made in the neoclassical style, made of concrete and metal. The foundation for the cathedral is the foundation of the demolished church of Santiago. Its appearance attracts many tourists, but no one can get inside. It was closed down after the earthquake because of its deplorable state.

  1. Beach of San Juan del Sur

San Juan is an entertainment center for dancers and beach lovers. Near it there are beautiful beaches with cafes, clean sand and beautiful nature. Some of them are completely deserted and some have excellent surfing conditions. Beginners are offered surf lessons. Dancing on the beach starts in the evening and ends around two nights.

  1. Lake Apoyo

Not far from the pretty and tidy city of Catarina is one of the most beautiful places in Nicaragua. This is Lake Apoyo. Its area is 21 km² and depth is 175 meters. Apoyo has a circular shape, the water is clean and has an incredible blue color. Due to the fact that the lake is heated by a volcano, swimming in its warm water, admiring the magnificent scenery is a paradise pleasure.

Source: Kudapoedy