Hi Pirates! Since the first part was a big success, we have prepared part two of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide.
- 11. Fez's Medina
- 12. Twelve Apostles, Australia
- 13. Petra, Jordan
- 14. Tikal, Guatemala
- 15. British Museum, London
- 16. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
- 17. Fjordland National Park, New Zealand
- 18. Santorini Island, Greece
- 19. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
- 20. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania
The Moroccan city of Fez has two “medinas", which refers to the old walled part of North African towns. It was chosen by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is the world’s largest pedestrian area. The city has many nicknames such as “The Athens of Africa” and “The Mecca of The West”.
Located in Victoria, The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks which can be contemplated in the Port Campbell National Park. What strikes tourists the most is the fact that they are so close to each other. Unfortunately, there are only eight apostles left due to a collapse in July 2005.
Petra is an archaeological city in the south of Jordan which is known worldwide for its canalisation and rock-cut buildings. One of its many nicknames is “The Rose City” and is Jordan’s most famous landmark.
The old Mayan city of Tikal is located in what we know today as Guatemala. Its most important period was between 600 BC and 900 A.D. It began as a group of villages but later grew into a Mayan capital with more than twelve pyramids.
This museum is dedicated to culture, human history and art. Its permanent collection consists of 8 million works from all over the world comprising the history of human culture from its beginning to the present day.
A huge Roman Catholic "minor basilica" in Barcelona, designed by Antonio Gaudi, an architect whose buildings can be found all over the Catalonian city. It is yet to be completed but even still has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This national park covers the southwest area of the South Island of New Zealand. The wildlife in this area include dolphins, seals and birds. Other species include mice, rats, hare and deer. Among the birds are the Kakapo, the only flightless parrot in the world. Also there is the kiwi, which is native to New Zealand.
An island located in Southern Aegean Sea, 200 kms from Greece’s mainland. Santorini, or Thira as it is officially named, is the largest island of a volcanic archipelago and is a popular destination for newly weds.
A group of volcanic islands which belong to Ecuador, the Galapagos islands are famous as they are inhabited by a huge number of of endemic species which were studied by scientist Charles Darwin in the 19th century.
MONA is an art museum in Tasmania, Australia. This museum includes antiquities, modern and contemporary art by David Walsh, who nicknamed the museum a “subversive adult Disneyland".
Now that you’ve seen the complete list, which places have you visited and which of them are you anxious to get to know in the near future?