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Top 10 Places Not Known For Tourism

People usually visit to the place of their own interest.Same as we. We all must have visited to many of the tourist places like hill stations and beaches, of jostling among holiday crowds every time you go for a vacation? Add some adventure to your next trip and check out these little-known, hidden-away spots around the world for a time away from crowds and for experiencing local culture firsthand. People might have visited a lot of places, but still, there are least visited places on the earth.

Find below Top 10 places not known for tourism

1) Syros, Greece

AA far cry from popular tourist island destinations of Mykonos and Santorini in Greece, Syros (and the main town of Hermoupolis) has placed every lover of the ‘real’ Greece swears here. It’s the most architecturally fascinating ports in the Mediterranean, a living museum with beautiful 19th-century buildings. Apart from the town of Hermoupolis, you can enjoy a relaxed, tucked-away vacation in the quaint and niche seaside villages of Syros, like Kini. These locales offer quiet beachside holidays amid waves, without the hindrance of endless lines of beach umbrellas and chairs.

2) Brunei

Brunei, a small country bordered by Malaysia and the South China Sea in the island of Borneo, is a country that does not feature on the radars of most people traveling to Southeast Asia. Among the few visited countries in the world, the quietness of the capital city is a refreshing break to people who have witnessed the mass tourism of Thailand and Vietnam. Brunei boasts tourist attractions like the floating village of Kampong Ayer, sprawling rainforest and biodiversity reserves and the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, a large, expansive mosque complex with 29 gilded domes.

3) Nunavut, Canada

The northernmost province of Canada, Nunavut lies in the Arctic region. Not for the faint-hearted, a trip to Nunavut will be an experience like no other. It is one of the most extensive unspoiled tracts of land on the planet. You can enjoy arctic wildlife, the Inuit way of life, explore the top of the world and experience the unparalleled, vivid dancing hues of the Aurora Borealis. There are options of camping, trekking and wildlife diversity walks for adventure sports lovers. Tourist attractions include Baffin Island, viewing of the Northern Lights, music and performance art, etc.

4) Zhangye, China

Zhangye is a city in the Gansu Province of China. Situated close to Inner Mongolia, it is one of the most important outposts of Western China and at the same time, is known for the least tourist attractions. The major attraction is the Zhangye National Park, which features rainbow-colored mountains, hued by salt deposits, as far as the eye can see- a mesmerizing sight to behold, unlike any other. Other places of interest include Buddhist temples of Dafo and Mati, Binggou Ditch, Yanzhi mountain, etc. Being a less-frequented tourist spot, another advantage Zhangye has is its relative cheapness as compared to significant tourist attractions like Shanghai.

5) Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua is an island set on a lake of the same name on the North Island of New Zealand. It is known for its geothermal activity and the culture of the Maori tribe. In the Whakarewarewa Valley, you can experience bubbling mud pools and the 30 m- tall Pohuru Geyser, which erupts multiple times every day. It is also home to a living Maori village, and the New Zealand Arts and Crafts Institute, with traditional wood carving and weaving schools. You can experience classic Maori song and dance performances, authentic tribal feasts, and excursions in forests to watch glow worms and local rivers. Other attractions include the Rotorua Museum, mountain biking, hiking trails, rafting, kayaking, etc.

6) Svalbard

Svalbard is a Norwegian group of islands, an archipelago, situated between Norway and the North Pole. It is one of the northernmost inhabited areas in the world, and hence, before planning a trip here, one must take into consideration the harsh climate of the place. Svalbard is famous for its rugged terrain consisting of mountain peaks, glaciers, and tundra. It is home to wildlife like polar bears, reindeer, and Arctic foxes. Tourist attractions include Northern Lights, sled rides through the tundra, hiking, kayaking, hot springs, a national park, etc.

7) Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg, a city, situated close to the Ural mountains in Russia, is an excellent choice for people looking for a historically-enriching travel experience. It is home to many museums, like the Sverdlovsk Regional Local Lore Museum, which contains artifacts and personal items belonging to the last royal family of Russia, the Romanovs. The major attraction is the golden-domed Church on the Blood, which was built on the site of the Romanov executions. Other things to experience include opera and ballet, Siberian tigers and snow leopards in the Yekaterinburg Zoo, and the world- famous salt mines.

8) Las Pozas, Mexico

 

Las Pozas is an experience like no other in the world. A unique blend of nature and art, this place in Mexico, designed by art collector Edward James in the 20th century, this garden boasts beautifully- designed sculptures artfully integrated with the scenic natural beauty of the area. This garden can be visited as a part of a tour to Mexico City. Las Pozas contains natural pools, small waterfalls, a wide range of trees, plants and flowers turned into a vast, sprawling, Surrealist work of art.

9) Marble Caves, Chile

An excursion to the marble caves can enrich your experience of traveling in the Caribbean by manifold. The caves are a natural rock formation, created by centuries of action of sea waves against the marble of the island. Situated amid Chile’s largest glacial lake, one is led by boat to the interior of the rocky island. The entire tour of the caves is done via boat, sailing in and out of the bright, swirling rock formations. Hues of blue, sapphire and seafoam can be witnessed all around in the caves, even below the crystal clear waters of the lake. What has kept this place untouched is its slight inaccessibility from significant towns and attractions in Chile. However, the beautiful quietness of the lake and the fascinating marble formations are worth the time it takes to reach the caves.

10) Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is a resort town located near the capital city of Lisbon in Portugal. Situated on the foothills of the Sintra mountains, this town is most famous for being a royal sanctuary for long. It boasts majestic, intricate architectural wonders like the Sintra National Palace and the Pena National Palace. Each has its whimsical design and influences from Manueline architecture. It is also home to the Moorish fortress of Castelo dos Mouros, built in the Middle Ages and visible towering over the city, in the mountains. It is a town steeped in history, immortalized by the poet Byron in one of his poems. Another major attraction includes the Quinta de Regaleira, a sprawling manor in the center of the city with lush gardens and tunnels.

 

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