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Top 5 Best Travel Destinations In The World

Updated on February 23, 2016

Marrakesh- Morocco

Siem Reap- Cambodia
Siem Reap- Cambodia
Prague-Czech Republic
Prague-Czech Republic

Top 5 Best Travel Destinations In The World

The world is an exciting and inviting travel avenue with many places still to be explored fully. Find here the top 5 travel and tourist destinations of the world. The list has been complied on the basis of reviews and traveler choice awards among other aspects. These top tourist destinations have unforgettable and exclusive sights and sigh-seeing wonders. They cast a never fading and unforgettable impression on your mind and also have rich remains of the glorious mankind past.

#1. Marrakech-Morocco

The fourth largest city of the North African country Morocco has a magical charm. The historic and ancient medina has a number of gardens, palaces, markets and mosques and has the same old fortified construction that was found in the ancient cities. Exploring the ancient medina is fun as it has lots of snaking alleyways and intimate and impressive courtyards. One of the most visited sites of the city is the ancient garden Jardin Majorelle that has art-crafts from the famous French painter Jacques Majorelle of the 19th century.

#2. Siem Reap - Cambodia

The beautiful and ancient resort town of Cambodia was once the gateway to Angkor that was the seat of Khmer kingdom from 9th to 15th centuries. The Angkor Wat temple located here is a “UNESCO world-heritage site” and has remains of the ancient Khmer civilization. The city also has a number of other ancient temples and relics. Angkor Thom is the magnificent ancient royal city that was built in 12th century and has a number of temples including the world famous Bayon temple. Other attractions include shopping stalls, food vendors, bars and the fascinating Angkor night market.

#3. Istanbul-Turkey

The vibrant city of Istanbul straddles Asia and Europe across Bosphorus Strait. Many empires have ruled the city and there are cultural reminiscent of all. Find the Roman era Hippodrome open-air site (in Sultanahmet district) that was once the spot for chariot racing. The Hagia Sophia museum was once a Church and later a mosque. Stop at the Topkapi Palace that was one of the major residences of Ottoman Sultans for around 400 years from the 14th to the 18th century. The breathtaking beauty and charisma of the Sultan Ahmed mosque (or Blue Mosque) contributes to artistic charm of the city. Find lots of desirable fruits and spices in the Egyptian Bazaar. Other places of interest include the Galata Bridge, Miniaturk Park, Basilica Cistern and the Galata Tower.

The century old markets, churches and mosques coexist here joyfully along with the most modern night clubs, galleries and night clubs. You can also plan your $20 per-head “Hammam” or the traditional Turkish bath.

#4. Hanoi-Vietnam

The lush green natural environment of the capital of Vietnam has aged with grace. It has a number of colonial architectural remains, monuments and preserves the Old Quarter (the area near the Haon Kiem lake that preserves the architecture and the original street-layout of ancient Hanoi) while giving space to modern developments. The influence of French and Chinese culture and art-crafts can also be seen here and the city has a number of small beautiful temples like the Bach Ma among others.

There are more than 2 dozen lakes, 8 museums and thousands of old French Era buildings in Hanoi which is also dubbed as “Paris of Asia”.

#5. Prague-Czech Republic

Prague is the capital of Czech Republic. The city has a nickname “City of Hundred Spires” and has a number of gothic churches, colorful baroque buildings and the astronomical clock of the medieval times. Stop to admire the beautiful Charles Bridge (built in the 14th-15th century) that has 30 statues of different Saints. The city has 10 museums and a numbers of historical exhibits, theaters and galleries.

The city is best for those who want to immerse themselves in cultural evolution and has the best of fairytale features and Bohemian allure. The “Prazsky Hrad” or the Prague Castle requires a full day of exploration and the 9th century structure was once the seat of the President of Czech Republic.

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