Top 10 Places To Visit In 2008

Each year different cities in the world rank as the best places to visit. They are usually based on tourist attractions, culture and history. You might have already heard of some of these holiday destinations, and some, you might have not. Here are the top 10 places to visit that would be of interest, if you are a traveler or even looking for a place for you next holiday.

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Best Places to Visit, Mauritius at Easter

Mauritius at Easter, One of the Best Places to Visit | (c) Photo By ShawWellPete

1. Laos

With a population of 5.5 million in Laos is one of the best places to visit. Here, you will find the most chilled-out people on earth. If you can speak French, you will have no problem communicating when in Laos. If you are a spiritual person, then you will enjoy seeing villagers take offerings to Buddhist temples and listening to teachings of Buddha. Enjoy the candle ceremonies and fire boat festivities in the evening. If you are in Laos in the month of May, don’t miss the Bung Banf Fai – the rocket festival. It’s named that because the festival is marked by the firing of bamboo rockets. It sure is an amazing festivals. A couple of places to visit are VanVieng and Si Phan Don.

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2. Lisbon, Portugal

The capital and the largest city in Portugal, Lisbon is recognized as the “Alpha World City” because of its finance, entertainment and international trade, hence one of the best places to visit. Lisbon is among the most affordable European cities, so you will find plenty and affordable lodging to fit your budget and comfort. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Oceanario, known for breathtaking aquariums in the world.

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3. Tunisia

If you are looking for boutiques to shop and white sandy beaches, then head off to Tunisia in Morocco. It’s a popular vacation destination among travelers as one of the best places to visit in the world. This place will keep you busy with its attractive coastlines to relax to ancient heritage to explore. Visit the remains of the legendary ancient city of Carthage just north of the cosmopolitan capital of Tunis.

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4. Mauritius

Mauritius is a tiny coral-ringed island off the coast of Madagascar. It offers sugar white shores to explore and turquoise sea that will give you peace and tranquility. Deep-sea fishing is very popular in Mauritius. Places to visit and explore here are endless. You are bound to see species like blue or black marlin, all types of sharks, yellow tuna and the barracuda. Finding a place won’t be difficult at all and you don’t have to worry about not getting a sea view room.

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5. Miami, USA

Maimi – a city of entertainment with blue beaches! A few other places to visit in Miami are:

South Beach:
For shopping and partying.

Miami Metrozoo:
Has a variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa like no other zoo in the country. Also one of the first free-range zoos in the country and one the favorite places to visit with kids.

Includes swamps, tropical jungles and grass prairies. This is the home of some rare endangered species including the American Crocodile, Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. You are also able to camp and canoe.

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6. Maldives

Found in the Indian ocean, you will be surprised to know that Maldives consist of 1,192 islands! So it’s not just considered as one of the best places to visit, but many. It is considered the smallest county in Asia. However, it is ever popular as one of the top destinations to travel. Located on the Equator, it never fails to see the Sun throughout the year, which makes Maldives a holiday spot anytime of the year. You can find quite a lot of fancy, high end hotels and marine life. The opportunity to have a great time with family, friends, soulmate or just by yourself. The islands are famous for its underwater beauty but if you want to explore more than the underwater, make sure you always ask the travel agent or email the resort directly.

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7. Libya

Largely desert today, in classical times it was fertile and one of the richest provinces of the Roman Empire. However, Libya is filled with luxury hotels and golf courses. While visiting Libya you will hear the words As-salamu àlaykum often. It is their way of greeting, which means “peace be with you.” The response is Wa àlaykum assalam, which means “and peace be with you as well.” One of the major holidays in Libya is Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. They do this in order to reflect on God and on the plight of the unfortunate who do not have enough food. At the end of the month, they celebrate Ramadan for three days. Major tourist attractions are in the city of Tripoli. The center of Tripoli is dominated by the Red Castle, a fortress built by the Knights. There is a rich collection of archeological sculptures and mosaics.

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8. Iran

Iran is a country with huge cultural and historical attractions, which attract many tourists in different seasons of the year. To some being one of the places to visit might surprise you, however, it’s a very popular destination among travelers. Spring is a popular season for traveling to Iran and at time of Noruz – marking the start of the New Year. Some of the attractive cities/places to visit are:

Yarzaleh Mosque:
An impressive sanctuary with wood pillars that has verses of the Koran inscribed. This mosque dates back to 14th century.

Located west of Tehran, the city holds one of the military bases for Arab forces.

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9. Alexandria, Egypt

The former home of Cleopatra and called the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean‘, Alexandria is great if you are a traveler who is into pyramids and pharaohs. It will also bring you a taste of famous landmarks, rich history, culture and civilization. One of the best places to visit is the Alexandria Library. It contains more then 8 million books!

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10. San Francisco, USA

Other than some delicious restaurants in San Francisco, it is famous for the stunning Golden Gate Park and 2.5 acre museum to be the greenest in the world. Since there are many attractions, you can plan to visit more than a couple of these popular sights. Some require admission but you can save money by getting a ‘Go Card‘ or a ‘San Fransisco City Pass‘. These cards will give you access to more then 45 city attractions, discounts for dinning, free guide book and much much more.

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Have you visited any of these top 10 places?

2 Responses to “Top 10 Places To Visit In 2008”

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