Here are top 8 places to visit and see before you die !

1. The Himalayas – The Summit of the World

The best place to start is with the highest and most grand mountain range in the world. The Himalayas have captured the imagination of adventurers, explorers and romantics for generations. Whether you go to Nepal for a trekking expedition, Tibetan China on a cultural tour or independent travel to Sikkim in northern India, the Himalayas will show you the face of noble peaks that reach to 29,000 feet above sea level, deep valleys and raging rivers. 

The Himalayas

The Himalayas, Photo By: ilkerender

2. Aswan, Egypt

Lying over 800 kilometers south of Cairo right on the Nile River, Aswan is a magical place set on the edge of the Sudanese Desert. One can sail the waters of the Nile, explore ancient ruins in nearby Luxor and dine on Egyptian cuisine as the sun sets over the river and prayer callers fill the air with their songs. Home to the great Aswan Dam, this is truly a place apart from the world.

Statues of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt

Statues of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Aswan, Egypt Photo By: Charlie Phillips

 

3. Istanbul, Turkey – Crossroad Between Europe and Asia

For a blend of culture and history, this great capital is unique in its setting. As a crossroads between continents, Istanbul has seen emperors, kings and a multitude of conquering armies pass through its boundaries. Today the mosques, bazaars and waterways that surround the city offer an unparalleled travel experience.

 

Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

4. Thailand – A Culture Preserved for Centuries

Thailand is well known for its cuisine and religious sites, but what makes it so different is that the country has never been colonized or conquered by another nation. Thailand sat peacefully in the midst of southeast asia, preserving its language, culture and Buddhist way of life for centuries and now can be appreciated for its historic integrity.

Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand – Photo By: beautiful-dissaster

5. The American West – Nature’s Showcase

With geography that includes expansive deserts, mountain ranges, deep forests of ancient trees and rugged coastlines, the American West offer a special experience to nature lovers and adventurers. All environments can be easily explored by car, and the network of natural parks and wilderness make the West an easy destination for any type of traveler.

American West landscape

Photo By: Robert Montgomery

6. Paris, France – The City of Renaissance

For a blend of art, fine dining, historical sites and culture Paris is one city that everyone must visit. The language, museums, neighborhoods and mythic structures make Paris a place where any fantasy can come true, and anyone can feel renewed.

Paris, France

Paris, France – Photo By: Lima Pix

7. Jerusalem, Israel – Birthplace of Religions

The birthplace of religion, Jerusalem to this day presides over two cultures living together in a city that holds prominence in both historical and religious tradition. It sits impressively in the desert, and the old city preserves the paths walked for centuries by well known figures who forged an influence that continues today.

Pray for Peace sign, Jerusalem, Israel

Pray for Peace sign, Jerusalem, Israel – Photo By: James Emery

8. Kenya, Africa – Sanctuary for Wildlife

There is only one place that contains so much wildlife to be seen and enjoyed up close and personal. Kenya is a special place on earth for viewing a wide variety of exotic animals in a setting that is pure wilderness, and an African safari must be on any travel bucket list. You will sleep in tents and travel in jeeps to see the most diverse collection of animals on earth, and the memories will be well worth the effort.

Old Town, Mombasa, Kenya

Old Town, Mombasa, Kenya – Photo By: The Wandering Angel

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