- Take a dip at the Oasis of Ubari, Libya
Ubari is a town in the Sahara Desert. It is actually an oasis amidst a huge sandy landscape. Ubari is located in between numerous lakes and sand dunes. The shores of the lakes are always green with vegetation. The waters of the lake are perfect for taking a cool dip amidst the desert. Ubari is also home to some ancient ruins, which also draw in a lot of tourists. Visit Ubari to get a taste of natural water in the middle of a desert.
9. Ride through the Corinth Canal, Peloponnese, Greece
Corinth is home to a canal with gorgeous turquoise colored water. The city is also known as Korinthos. It has a history that dates back to 700 BC! However, the canal actually came up only in the 19th century. It was carved for the sole purpose of reaching the city by water. The canal is now used mostly for attracting tourists. You can hire a boat and enjoy riding through the narrow canal with surrounding rocky walls. Corinth is also home to numerous beaches and historical sites. It’s good for visiting throughout the year.
8. Watch the sun go down at the Li River, Guangxi, China
Li River is a picturesque river in China. It’s quite an extraordinary experience to watch the sunset from the middle of this river. Once you go on a cruise on the Li, you will hear guides talking about various mythical stories about it. The cruise makes a few stops at harbors and you can walk around. It also stops at some old towns and markets. If you get a chance, the visit the Crown Cave while you are at the cruise. It is a very interesting cave from where people jump into the water for catching fish! The whole cruise is about 85 kilometers long and takes about five hours.
7. Get to see the waterfall up close at Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
The Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall with a height of about 60 meters. It comes down from a high cliff and plunges into the water below. The cliff is also home to a cave which is open to tourists. So this means that you can enter the cave and experience the waterfall up close. Needless to say the place is a total delight for photographers. Not just the waterfall, even the road which leads to it is a tourist attraction. It’s known as the Ring Road and is home to various other popular attractions.
6. Explore the colors at Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia
Like the name says, the Whitehaven is nothing short of heaven on earth. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Australia. The beach is especially famous for its plethora of colors, made by the sands on the beach. Then there is the completely clear water which allows you look deep inside. The sea is perfect for swimming for all ages. The beach is also home to some great diving spots. Other popular activities at the beach include sun bathing and scuba diving.
5. Go diving at the Orda Cave, Ural Mountains, Russia
Orda Cave is a system of caves stretching for a distance of 3.2 miles. The caves are located underwater, under the Ural Mountains. These caves are the longest such caves in the world. Divers love the spot because of the quality of the water. The filtering is a completely natural process and offers an exceptional view. However, diving at the Orda Cave is recommended only for professional divers. It is quite an unexplored area and it can get quite challenging to dive there. Visit the Orda caves if you want to see one of the least discovered places in the world.
4. Gape at the Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius
The Underwater Waterfalls is a stunning optical illusion located in Mauritius. A complete natural wonder, it totally looks like an underwater waterfall. The illusion is created by a slope, which is located under water. The slope makes the sediment sink from underneath. That is what creates the illusion of an underwater waterfall. The area is surrounded by beaches and is completely pristine in nature. There are also mountains and coral reefs to explore.
3. See exotic marine life at The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Just like the Dead Sea, the Great Barrier Reef needs no introduction. It’s the greatest and the biggest coral reef in the world. Located at the Coral Sea, it is home to all types of marine life. Divers regard the site as nothing short of a pilgrimage. The crystal clear waters are home to all types of marine life. Some of them include turtles, sharks, sea stars, corals and manta rays. You can visit the Great Barrier Reef throughout the year. Guided tours are available on boats with transparent bottoms. Along with gaping at the colorful marine life, you also get to see a lot of exotic birds in the surrounding area.
2. Float on the Dead Sea at Israel and Jordan
The Dead Sea needs no introduction. Located at the border of Israel and Jordan, the sea is the lowest point in the world. The sea is so salty that visitors can float on it without making any effort. The water of the Dead Sea is supposed to have medicinal properties. Locals are also of the belief that it is good for conditions like sinusitis and osteoarthritis. If you want to see whether all that is actually true, you need to go and float on the Dead Sea. However, the sea is shrinking at a fast rate and may evaporate completely at some point in time.
1. Ride a gondola at Venice, Italy
Taking a ride on a gondola at Venice is probably the dream of every traveler. Known as one of the most romantic cities on earth, Venice is also a city of pure culture and history. A gondola ride allows you to experience the city up close and appreciate its stunning architecture. The city of Venice is also home to several quaint artistic bridges. You can book gondola tours online, along with a singing gondolier! Make sure that the gondola takes you through the Grand Canal. You can also look for tours which take you to the least explored canals in the city.
Originally posted 2017-05-03 06:37:16.