COVID-19 protocols around the world have started to relax. The pandemic seems to be getting closer to becoming endemic. Many people have more freely implemented the new normal. They may begin to realize their holiday targets and look for tourist attractions at home and abroad.
The Best Travel Destinations in the World
For those of you who want to pay off holiday debt that has been postponed due to the pandemic, here are the New York Times’ recommendations for world travel destinations for 2023.
1. Flores, Indonesia
As we know, Flores is an island in the Lesser Sundas which holds thousands of natural beauties. Flores marine tourism is now a tourist destination that is not inferior to Bali. Visitors can swim or kayak in the pristine waters. There are lots of fantastic dive sites, mysterious caves to take pictures in, and a unique local community ready to welcome you.
2. Morioka, Japan
Morioka is a city in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The town is famous for its traditional crafts, especially sashiko cloth. Tourists can also visit the Hachiman Park to enjoy the stunning views. Morioka also has several historical sites such as Morioka Castle and the Iwate Museum of History. Culinary in this city is no less unique.
3. Kerala, India
Kerala, a state in southwest India, is famous for its natural beauty and rich culture. Situated beside the sea, there are many beautiful beaches in Kerala.
The tropical rain forest and its waters are no less amazing. One of the most popular destinations in Kerala is Backwaters, a place where you can take a boat ride around the rivers and lakes. Apart from nature tourism, there are also historical, religious, and health tours that are easy to find.
4. Kangaroo Island, Australia
Kangaroo Island is an island located in South Australia, near Adelaide. Like other island tours, Kangaroo Island is famous for its extraordinary natural wealth. This island offers a variety of natural attractions, such as mountains, beaches, and tropical rainforests.
There is a wild zoo inhabited by kangaroos, koalas, and endemic birds. If the opportunity arises, you can also stop by Flinders Chase National Park on the western tip of Kangaroo Island.
5. Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria
Tassili n’Ajjer is a national park in the Sahara Desert, located in the highlands of Southeastern Algeria. Being a UNESCO world heritage site, Tassili n’Ajjer has a rich cultural and historical heritage. In the middle of a stretch of sand, you will be treated to views of mountains, valleys and unique rock formations. There are a number of archaeological remains and petroglyphs that tell about the lives of local people. Tassili n’Ajjer offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.
6. Guadalajara, Mexico
Guadalajara is the largest city in Jalisco, Mexico. Tequila drinks are a specialty here. You can go to historical sights like the Museo de Arte de and Guadalajara Cathedral, the architecture is simply amazing. If you want art and cultural tourism, there is Teatro Degollado which presents various kinds of art performances. Tlaquepaque could be the final destination for shopping for traditional Mexican crafts.
7. Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
Lencois Maranhenses National Park is a national park located in northeastern Brazil, attached to the open sea. This park is famous for its unique and vast sand formations surrounded by the sea and tropical rain forest. You can explore various kinds of natural activities, such as walking by the sea, swimming in a natural pool, and hiking. Lencois Maranhenses is also home to a wide variety of endemic wildlife.
8. Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius is the Capital City of Lithuania, a country in Eastern Europe. The city is known for its beautiful colonial architecture and historical sites such as St. Paul’s Church Cathedral. Anne and Gediminas Castle Tower. There are also several museums to visit, such as the Museum of Art of Lithuania which displays works by local and international artists. For tourists looking to relax, Vilnius offers some stunningly beautiful parks. [sources/photo special]