TripAdvisor: World's top 10 destinations for 2016
If you are looking to visit a place not many have ever been to, TripAdvisor just named 2016's top 10 'Destinations on the Rise' in the world. Here is the list of heavens on earth.
Travellers' Choice world's top 10 destinations on the rise.
Located at the border between Brazil and Argentina, this World Heritage-designated park is home to giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, endangered jaguars and many other beautiful creatures. Apart from the stunning Iguazu Falls, the park has up to 270 waterfalls where travelers can witness a "perpetual rainbow" at the outstanding 'Devil's Throat' which combines 14 falls.
Lima is a captivating city and a treasure trove of history. Tourists can explore the prehistoric Incan archeological sites or wander through the elegant cathedrals and palaces dating from Spanish colonial times. Lima also is known for their wide beaches where you can relax after walking around the city's neighborhoods.
Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Banff has always been a secret hotspot offering an irresistible combination of luxury lodges, fine dining and lively nightlife. You can also visit Lake Louise and Kananaskis County nearby to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature in Banff National Park.
7. New Delhi, India
The capital of India is both chaotic and calm where cows roam the streets like it's nothing. Travelers can see mass of domes and turrets in the 17th century Red Fort or practice friendly haggling in Chadni Chowk. India Gate might be packed with tourists and local but it is sure worth a visit as it is a national monument of India that honors the soldiers who died in World War I and the Third Afghan War.
Brighton is famous for their pebbled beach, Brighton Pier's amusement arcade and the Royal Pavilion where Londoners have been visiting ever since the railway was completed in 1841. The English town also has hundreds of bars and clubs to cater the enthusiastic crowd.
5. Moscow, Russia
This culture-filled capital displays the country's contrasts at their most extreme where you'll find a mix of both modern and classic. Russia's center of civilization has the Kremlin, Red Square, the nine domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and the KGB Museum.
4. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg is the perfect destination for those who love the outdoors, located at the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Families and friends can do just about anything from hiking to horseback riding, and even rise up 342 feet to reach the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle for a scenic view of the Smokies.
3. Porto, Portugal
Having almost the same name as the country, renowned for its wine, the second largest metropolis after Lisbon is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it was built on the hills having a perfect view of the Douro River. The 14th-century São Francisco church is a main attraction, also are the local port wine cellars, mostly located across the river at Vila Nova de Gaia.
2. Cartagena, Colombia
Positioned by the Caribbean coast, Cartagena has beautiful beaches and a historic old town that you can conquer by foot. It also has remarkable colonial architecture and is a very safe location where cruise ships stop by to enjoy the tropical weather and delicious pastries.
1. Tulum, Mexico
This Mexican city was once ruled by the Mayans where you can witness their well-preserved temples, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of the Descending God. The beach is stunning but what other places don’t have is an underground river under a canopy of stalactites in the sacred caverns of LabnaHa Eco Park. You can also snorkel inside caves in the middle of a forest in Cenote Dos Ojos.
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