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40 Incredible Travel Destinations That You Probably Don’t Know About

Most of the travelers focus on well-known places and buildings, but our planet is full of astonishing spots. The Eiffel tower or Golden Gate Bridge are amazing, but I’m sure restaurant hidden in a cave or a village in peruvian oasis might impress ypu even more. Check out these 40 incredible travel destinations that you probably don’t know about.

1. Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Italy

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, nestled in the caves of Polignano a Mare beach, is one of the greatest places to eat in all of Italy, if not the world.

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2. Chichilianne, Rhone Alpes, France

The breathtaking Mont Aiguille is 2,085 m (nearly 7,000 foot) tall and offers amazing views of the French Prealps.

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3. Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), Paro Valley, Bhutan

This temple, built in 1692, is located on the cliffside 900 metres (3,000 ft) above the Paro valley. The temple was built to protect the cave where Guru Padmasambhava (a leader of Buddhism) is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours. Read more on Wikipedia.

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4. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a medieval city surrounded by the Mediterranean on one side and walls on the other. Some parts of the city are used as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones.

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Also check 10 Fictional Places You Can Actually Visit.

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5. Albarracín, Aragon, Spain

Albarracín is a picturesque medieval village in Northern Spain surrounded by stony hill.The village is famous for the rock paintings in the caves of the Albarracin Cultural Park.

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6. Bagan, Burma

Bagan is an ancient city hidden in the center of Burma. Between the 11th and 13th centuries, Bagan had over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. Over 2,200 of them survived to the present day so it makes the city an amazing place to visit.

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7. Aescher, Switzerland

Aescher is known for its amazing cliff side hotel on the Appenzellerland mountains. To reach it, you have to hike or get a cable car.

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8. Haiku Stairs, Hawaii

Haiku Stairs, also knows as the Stairway to Heaven, is steep, but not very popular hiking trail that can be found on the island of O’ahu. The stairs end at a peak over 600 meters (2,800 feet) above the sea, which offers amazing views of the island.

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Also check out 2600 Miles Hike On The Pacific Crest Trail In 4 Minutes.

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9. Þingvallavatn Lake, Iceland

Þingvallavatn Lake, located in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland, is a perfect place for divers. Lucky divers can swim in between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe.

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10. Chefchaouen, Morocco

The city of Chefchaouen is located in northwest Morocco. It is best known for its blue buildings and the nearby Rif mountains and the Cascades d’Akchour!

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11. Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand. The island is mostly untouched by man, with a tiny native population and allows to visit only 400 tourists at any one time. The restriction is made to protect the amazing island’s natural landscape, which is home to a beautiful crystal lagoon and coral reef.

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Also check Best of Australia.

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12. Bishop Castle, San Isabel National Forest, Rye, Colorado

Bishop Castle started as a family construction project in 1969. The constructor, Jim Bishop, began construction on a family cottage, but when several neighbors noted that the structure looked something like a castle, he change his plans.

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13. Huacachina, Peruvian desert

Huacachina is a tiny village in southwestern Peru with just over 100 people. The village is built around a lush oasis in the Peruvian desert. The area is popular for both dune buggying and sandboarding.

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14. The Bastei Bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany

The Bastei is a rock formation towering 194 metres above the Elbe River in Germany. The Bastei is a tourist attraction for over 200 years, when a wooden bridge was constructed to link several rocks for the visitors

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15. Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia known for  its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities and cave towns. Hot-air ballooning is very popular and offers amazing view.

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16. Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt isa small village located high in the mountains of Hallstat. It is known for its salt mines, dating back to prehistoric times, which tourists can explore.

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17. Leptis Magna, Tripoli, Libya

Leptis Magna was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Today, there are the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.

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18. The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain

The Alcázar of Segovia is a stone fortress located in the old city of Segovia. It’s one of the most distinctive castles in Spain by the virtue of its shape – like the bow of a ship.

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19. Alter do Chão, Brazil

Alter do Chão is an Amazonian town located at the entrance to a huge lagoon, Lago Verde, which is home to myriad animals and can be explored by canoe or stand-up paddle. Is is best known for a picturesque white-sand island, known as Ilha do Amor (Island of Love).

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20. Hotel Moulin de Roc, France

Moulin de Roc is a quite original hotel transformed  from an old mill. It is located on the banks of a river in the province of Dordogne, with nothing around for miles. It is also home to the renowned Michelin Star restaurant, with plenty of outdoor seating. Best place for a romantic trip.

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