10 best places to visit around the world
10 best places to visit around the world
Written By: Lindiwe Zulu

From historic buildings, monuments and deep blue seas, there are plenty of places to visit worldwide. We have narrowed down a list of 10 places to visit that should be on your bucket list if you want to explore the world. 

Paris 

Dubbed the “City of Lights” (la Ville Lumière) and known for the magical Eifel tower, Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world. With over 45 million visitors annually, it is home to the world’s most renowned fashion and cosmetic brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior L’Oréal, Clarins and more.  

Paris is also known for its architecture and historical museums, giving you a mesmerizing cultural experience. It definitely needs to be on your bucket list to explore the world. 

 

Bali, Indonesia 

Bali is the ideal holiday destination for relaxation with Tropical Islands, deed blue seas, and golden beaches. Also known as the” Island of the Gods”, it boasts a variety of villas, hotels, and resorts. In addition, there are many attractions to enjoy, such as temples, caves, waterfalls, and museums.  

Bali will captivate you with its cultural dances and colourful ceremonies. It has 2 distinctive seasons, the dry and rainy seasons, making it possible to visit any time of the year. 

Bali is your place if you want leisure, cultural experience, or spiritual awakening.  

 

Santorini, Greece 

One of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, this exquisite Greek Island came into existence due to intensive volcanic eruptions that took place thousands of years ago. As a result, Santorini boasts spectacular white buildings, towering cliffs, deep blue beaches, great restaurants, and some of the best wineries in the world.  

The ancient architecture and picture-perfect scenery draw over 45 million tourists annually. It is also a popular romantic gateway as many couples have chosen this Island as a wedding or destination. 

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Famous for the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and one of the world’s largest shopping centres, the Dubai Mall, the opulence of this city will leave you in awe.  

Full of glitz and glamour, millions of tourists flock to the city for shopping, adventure, entertainment, and family fun. So it’s easy to see why it has become one of the world’s top tourist destinations.  

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

When you think of Rio de Janeiro, you might think of the much-photographed Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks this marvellous city. It is also the city with the most visitors in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Rio de Janeiro is home to the world-famous pre-Lenten Carnival, held annually in February or March. This exotic Carnival includes parades, music, singing, masquerades balls and people partying to rhythmic samba music. 

The city also has stunning tropical forests and beautiful beaches. Locals and tourists alike can often be seen walking down the streets or in busses exploring the deep culture and heritage. 

 

The Great Wall of China, China 

Listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world and perhaps one of the most fascinating man-made buildings in the world, the Great wall should be on every traveller’s bucket list. 

The wall was initially built around 500 years ago to protect China from invasions of Europe and is a staggering 21,196.18 km long 

If you want a once in a lifetime experience while getting a bit of some exercise, make sure to visit this magnificent world wonder. 

 

 Taj Mahal, India 

This famous monument has quite a romantic history. It was built between 1631 and 1653 by emperor Shah Jahan to remember his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess who died after childbirth. It is made entirely out of white marble and is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. 

This monument is also considered one of the seven wonders of the world. It has an elegant combination of Persian, Islamic, and Indian architecture.  

People can visit during the daytime and watch as the white marble takes on different hues throughout the day. In addition, once a month, visitors can make a short visit during a full moon to see how the Taj Mahal “glows” from the inside out in the moonlight. 

 

Victoria Falls, Zambia/ Zimbabwe 

The Local people refer to the falls as “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, the smoke that thunders. The Victoria Falls are located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Adrenaline junkies will enjoy thrilling activities such as white-water rafting, river boarding, jet boating, bungee jumping, abseiling, zip-lining, and micro lighting above the falls.  

Other activities to enjoy at the falls include helicopter flights overlooking the falls, safari drives, animal experiences and canoeing. The best time to visit the falls is in February and May, directly after the region’s summer rains. 

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia 

This tropical paradise is perfect for a romantic getaway from sandy blue beaches to luxury over-the-ocean bungalows.  

There are many activities to explore, such as helicopter tours, kite surfing, Hiking, Snorkelling, jet skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving.  

Bora Bora is, however, pricey. Resorts stays can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,500 per night, and a week-long trip could cost $10,000 or more per person. 

 

Rome, Italy 

Discovered in 753 BC, the famous quote “Rome wasn’t built in one day” indeed has a meaning to it. Italy’s capital and largest city, Rome, is one of the most picturesque cities globally.  

The Eternal City has inspired many poets, writers, and popes with its historic churches, palaces, and fountains. However, the most popular tourist site is the Colosseum which is one of the 7 wonders of the world. It is a must-see for every tourist visiting Rome. 

There are other sites to visit, such as the Vatican City, The Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, etc. 

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