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Most underrated tourist destinations in the world

They definitely deserve better

By Allwyn Roman WaghelaPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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Most underrated tourist destinations in the world
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Here are some underrated travel destinations around the world that deserve more attention:

1.) Mongolia: Known for its traditional gers (yurts), friendly nomadic people, and herds of wild horses across untouched steppes, Mongolia offers a unique experience. With a new international airport and affordable local-led tours, this seemingly far-flung country is more accessible than you might expect. Explore the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and then venture into the picture-perfect ranges and fresh mountain air of Gorkhi Terelj National Park. Spending a night under the stars in your own ger is an unforgettable experience.

2.) Lake Bacalar, Mexico: While tourist towns like Tulum and Cancún dominate discussions about Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Lake Bacalar (also known as the Lagoon of Seven Colours) often goes unnoticed. Its forget-me-not, peacock, and cyan waters create a serene atmosphere away from the crowds. Take in the beauty of this corner of Mexico without the influencer buzz and spring breakers.

3.) Nara, Japan: Amid Japan’s bustling cities, Nara stands out as a calmer, less crowded destination. Smaller than Tokyo and Osaka, Nara offers rich Japanese culture. Explore ancient temples, encounter friendly deer in Nara Park, and immerse yourself in the area’s historical charm.

4.) Montenegro: This Balkan gem boasts stunning Adriatic coastline, medieval towns, and rugged mountains. Kotor, with its fortified walls and fjord-like bay, is a highlight. Montenegro remains relatively undiscovered compared to its neighbours.

5.) Vietnam: Beyond the popular destinations, Vietnam has hidden treasures. Explore the limestone karsts of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the ancient town of Hoi An, and the serene beaches of Con Dao. Vietnam’s rich history and diverse landscapes make it an underrated gem.

6.) Namibia: Known for its otherworldly landscapes, Namibia offers vast deserts, towering dunes, and unique wildlife. Etosha National Park is a haven for safari enthusiasts, and the eerie beauty of Deadvlei is a photographer’s dream.

7.) Guatemala: This Central American country combines ancient Mayan ruins, colorful markets, and lush rainforests. Visit Tikal, explore Antigua’s cobblestone streets, and discover the serene beauty of Lake Atitlán.

8.) Argentina: While Buenos Aires and Patagonia attract attention, Argentina’s northwest offers dramatic landscapes. Explore Salta’s colonial architecture, the colourful hills of Purmamarca, and the high-altitude desert of Cafayate.

9.) Chile: Beyond Santiago and Torres del Paine, Chile has hidden gems. Chiloé Island boasts wooden churches and unique mythology, while the Atacama Desert offers surreal landscapes and stargazing opportunities.

10.) Angkor Wat, Cambodia: Although Angkor Wat is famous, the surrounding temples and lesser-known ruins are equally captivating. Explore Ta Prohm, Bayon, and Banteay Srei for a deeper understanding of Khmer history and architecture.

11.) Jordan: Beyond Petra, Jordan offers more wonders. Discover the ancient city of Jerash, float in the Dead Sea, and explore the Wadi Rum desert.

12.) Peru: While Machu Picchu is iconic, Peru has more to offer. Explore the Colca Canyon, visit the Sacred Valley, and discover the Amazon rainforest.

13.) Faroe Islands: Situated between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands captivate visitors with their dramatic landscapes, rugged cliffs, and vibrant Viking heritage.

14.) Bolivia: The red-hued waters of Laguna Colorada create a surreal landscape. It’s a lesser-known gem in Bolivia’s southwestern Altiplano region.

15.) Colombia: Seamlessly combining adventure and tranquility, San Cipriano offers “brujita” rides through lush jungles. It’s a hidden gem where time seems to stand still.

16.) Myanmar: Hidden in the hills of Shan State, the Kakku Temples are a collection of over 2,000 stupas. Their intricate designs and historical significance make them a captivating off-the-beaten-path destination.

17.) Laos: Known for its stunning karst limestone formations, Vang Vieng offers outdoor enthusiasts a paradise for caving, kayaking, and rock climbing. The Nam Song River winds through this picturesque landscape.

These destinations offer a chance to escape the crowds, discover hidden beauty, and create unforgettable memories. Happy travels! 🌎✨

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Allwyn Roman Waghela

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  • Murali2 months ago

    Great Places to Explore

  • Mark Graham2 months ago

    This is a good introduction to each of these travel sites. I would like to go to Vietnam one day. I was a very young child during the Vietnam War and seen the jungles and he cities on tv and wondered. I would like to see DaNang and even 'China Beach' I do believe that area is real.

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