On 07-Dec-2016 In Travel & Adventure
What makes a destination remarkable? Well, there can be numerous answers to this, and every traveler will have something distinct to add to it. Whatever be the answer, one thing that is loved by all is the virginity of the destination. Whether you love touristy attractions or prefer to go to the off-beaten tracks, every traveler is always on the lookout for hidden travel destinations whose charm has not been discovered by many, and it is still un-commercialized.We know what you want, and that is why we present to you a fresh list of some of the best unknown hidden travel destinations you should put on your list for this year.Give yourself a perfect chance of discovering something truly different and visit the destinations that are beyond beautiful and yet away from the hustle-bustle of tourism.
Hinatuan Enchanted River, PhilippinesThe Hinatuan river is a deep spring river that flows into the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Sea. This river got the title enchanted from the diplomat Modesto Farolan who described the river as Rio Enchanto in his poem. It is not sure where the saltwater emanates from, but it is believed that the water comes from an underground cave system free from any dirt or silt. The first exploration of this underground cave of Hinatuan Enchanted River was made in the year 1999. This river is beyond beautiful, and the rich color of water proves it. Crystal clear, the water is just notebook blue as if nature patiently created this lagoon.
Crooked Forest, PolandThe mysterious crooked forest, as if right from a fairy tale is situated in western Poland. This forest as the name suggests has 400 pine trees with a 90-degree bend at its base. These tall, crooked trees give a feeling as if some monsters will jump right in front of you. Don’t worry as they don’t really exist. A grove of 400 pine trees was planted here around the year 1930. Though it is widely believed that some form of technique was used to make the trees grow with a curve so that the naturally curved timber can be used to build boats, nobody is sure as to what was used and how it really happened to these pine trees.
Hitachi Seaside Park, JapanAdmit it; there’s nothing more soothing to eyes than a colossal bed of blooming flowers spread as far as the sight goes. Experience it at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan. Spread over an area of 190 hectares; the Hitachi Seaside Park has blooming flowers all through the year. Famous for the baby blue-eyes flower, in spring tourists, come to view the bed of 4.5 million blue flowers. Also, famous are the bringing bush plants and the yellow Daffodils. Apart from the spread of flowers, there are also some rides which can be enjoyed.
Sea life in RangiroaWhether you are a beginner or an expert diver, Rangiroa is a place for an adventure of a lifetime. Filled with manta rays, sharks and 800 marine species, the sea life in Rangiroa will take your breath away. There are various diving clubs that guarantee you safety and strong sensations. The sub-tropical weather of Rangiroa all year makes it a favorable destination for deep sea divers. But not being a sea diver is no excuse to miss this divine experience. To experience the incredible beauty of the place, you have to take a dip in the turquoise waters of Rangiroa and connect with the nature in the most amazing way.
Pangong Tso Lake, HimalayasThere’s so much beauty in the Himalayas that everything you see seems like the epitome of natural wonder. But the Pangong Tso lake will simply make you speechless with its surreal beauty, captivating charm and soul-stirring silence. Pangong Tso lake which means high grassland lake is located at the height of 4350m and is 134 kilometers long. This lake extends from India to China. Despite being a saline water lake, it freezes completely during winters. This lake lies in the Aksai Chin, the Line of Actual Control that lies between India and China. The brackish water in this lake has very less vegetation with no aquatic life at all, but numerous ducks, and seagulls are seen over the surface. This lake is a breeding ground for some migratory birds.
Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, ChinaSituated in the Hunan province, the Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve covers an area of 67 sq. km. Tianzi which means Son of Heaven, provides a spectacular view of the peaks that rise one after another. At the top, you can see the amazing Yu Bi peaks which look as if they are rising upwards to the sky with pine trees. You can take a cable car to visit these mountains and the experienced beauty that will make you wonder about the artistic capabilities of nature.
Capuchin Crypt, ItalyThe capuchin crypt in Italy is a small place with several tiny chapels beneath the church of Santa Maria Della Concezione dei Cappuccini. These chapels contain the remains of 3700 bodies believed to be of the capuchin friars. Though it looks cryptic, these skeletal remains are displayed decoratively. When the monks arrived at the church in the year 1631, they brought 300 cartloads of deceased friars. As the monks died the longest buried monk was exhumed to make space for the newly deceased who were buried without coffin. And the newly exhumed bones were added as decorative motifs. While it may sound a bit weird, it is definitely a destination that adds a distinct experience to your book of travel.
Bastakiya QuarterYeah, we know Dubai is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, but many tourists are still unaware of Bastakiya quarters even after several trips to the city. Not usually a part of the Dubai Tour Guide by the commercial package tour operators, the Bastakiya Quarters in Bur Dubai is one of Dubai’s most scenic heritage sites. Built in the late 19th century by Persian merchants the name Bastakiya comes from the name of the town Bastak in Iran. Most of the buildings that were built were restored and feature wind towers (an early form of air-conditioning).We are not finished with the list. There’s so much beauty and surprises on our planet that there’ll always be something undiscovered and waiting to be explored. While we find out new hidden gems for you, do let us know if you’ve been to any of these places and if yes, how was your experience.