Lonely Planet recently released the latest edition of the popular travel book “Ultimate Travel List” offering 500 destinations and travel experiences. Lonely Planet is the world’s largest brand of travel books, specializing in publishing international travel guidebooks, the indomitable object of tourists everywhere.
Here is a list of the 10 most attractive destinations presented in this new book.
- Petra, Jordan
Topping the list is the “forgotten ancient city” Petra in Jordan, which is considered a mysterious, unique destination and a valuable cultural heritage of humanity. Petra was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1985.
2. The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Galápagos is a nature lover’s paradise because it is home to many diverse species of creatures, colors … such as iguanas, ancient turtles, penguins, seals … volcanoes, emerald water coasts and rich ecosystems are the reasons for this place number 2 on the list.
3. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Exploring Uluru red rock is a memorable experience and hard to miss for anyone who has been to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The mountain is considered by the Anangu indigenous people to be the sacred place and inhabited by their ancestors.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is also a World Heritage Site, recognized by UNESCO for its natural and cultural values.
4. Okavango Plain, Botswana
Every year the Okavango River is filled with water and develops a wonderful wildlife ecosystem thanks to the water flowing down from the Angolan plateau. Visitors to the Okavango Plain can explore along the river by motorboat, or traditional canoe (mokoro)
5. Yellowstone National Park, USA
Yeallowstone is famous for being the region with many underground hot springs and the largest in the world when there are more than 500 underground circuits in operation. Among them is the largest and most colorful hot water lake named Grand Prismatic.
6. Lake Bled, Slovenia
The picturesque landscape with the church, the red-roofed houses and the green forest reflecting into the lake in Bled will surprise every visitor. Visitors can cycle, walk around the lake or enjoy sightseeing on romantic pletna wooden boats.
7. Waterfall Iguazú, Argentina – Brazil
Located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazú waterfall stands at number 7 in the list of 10 most attractive destinations in the world. This is a chain of 275 large waterfalls both in length and width, including Devil’s Throat waterfall up to 80 meters long.