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The world is full of wacky and wonderful sights. From the North Pole to the South, the earth is inundated with legendary and historical locations and landmarks. Areas of the world that are thousands of years old and that would have many amazing stories to tell if they could speak.
In the western world, we have many beautiful landmarks and historical features. Europe, North America, and South America all share gorgeous and spine-tingling things to boast about. But, at times, it feels as though what Asia has to offer blows everything else out of the water!
I think it’s fair to say that everybody on the planet wants to see the most glorious parts of the world sooner or later, so if you’re looking to book a holiday, why not think about picking out a place in this magnificent continent? If you’re not too sure about what legendary attractions are in these parts, let’s have a little look at some mind-blowing places that may turn your head.
You’re crazy if you’ve never heard of this place. Located in the Indian city of Agra, the Taj Mahal was ordered to be built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a resting place for his late wife, Mumtaz. A beautiful gesture from a man honouring the life of his beloved. This legendary structure is nearly four-hundred years old and still thriving, with people from all over the world coming to see with their own eyes.
Another astounding landmark located in India is the Amer Fort. Over a thousand years old, the Rajasthan based unit can be seen from a long way away and attracts people with its various aspects. A particularly attractive room is an astonishing hall known as The Hall Of Victory. A large area with the walls and the roof covered in mosaics and glass. It’s given the nickname ‘Mirror Palace.’
The Great Wall
The great wall. Everybody has learned about this in school and has seen documentaries about this thing. Rumoured to be visible from space, the Great Wall Of China spans around twenty-one kilometres and is something for you and the family to be able to brag to friends about seeing on your travels.
You could go to Shanghai and visit The Bund, a fantastic waterfront promenade spanning over a mile long with many big, famous buildings to be seen and admired along the way. On your trip along the water, you’ll come across large mansions, churches and also the meteorological signal tower.
Tian Tan Buddha
This place is a big tourist attraction at Lantau Island in Hong Kong. It’s a huge bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. It can be seen from afar, but to get right up close, you’ll need to walk up 268 steps. It’s a little exercise, but it’s worth it once you reach the top!
Samurai And Ninja Museum
If you’ve always been a fan of this kind of art and discipline, then you might want to visit an entire museum dedicated to it. If you’re thinking about going to Japan, then it’s a must-see. Getting a glimpse of the history surrounding this historical lifestyle and turn of events is a marvellous idea. Located in Kyoto, it’s primarily aimed at kids, so it would be a good thing to do with the family.
The Atomic Bomb Dome
A huge event that took place during the Second World War was, of course, the atomic bomb dropping on Hiroshima. As it’s one of the most talked about things when discussing the war, it might be of interest to you and your party to check out exactly what happened and the whereabouts of it all. The atomic bomb dome is almost the exact location in which the bomb exploded. It would be a real humbling experience to be present in a place that holds such significance in human history.
You would have seen these babies before somewhere. The Petronas Twin Towers, located in Kuala Lumpur, are iconic structures that people all over the world would love to see in person. They were once the tallest buildings in the world at four-hundred and fifty-one metres high. There is a bridge that links the two together about halfway up, giving tourists an amazing view of the rest of the city.
If you and your family fancy a trip to Indonesia, there are a bunch of cool things to do and places to go. The Thousand Islands are an awesome thing to behold if you ever decide to take the trip here. It’s basically as the name suggests (although not literally): there are hundreds of little islands linked together than stretch miles and miles out into the Java Sea. Once you’ve arrived and settled down in your apartment you booked with the likes of Rumah Dijual, you’ll be able to enjoy a day out at a beach with a real twist!
If you like animals and particularly lizards, you’ll love this place! Home to the large Komodo Dragon, this little island in Indonesia holds around four-thousand of the big reptiles. The landscape is made up of volcanic hills and forests. People can take a trip there to have a look around, hike and do some scuba diving if they want! A good family outing!
This place is beautiful. Build around the ninth-century, the Prambanan Temple is located in the Special Region of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. It looks like something out of a fantasy movie or TV show with its style and design. To begin with, there were two-hundred and forty temples in the area, but many have since deteriorated.
Finally, if you’re looking to spend a holiday in Thailand, there’s a fabulous-looking palace located in Bangkok known as the Grand Palace and has been the home of the Monarchy Of Thailand since 1782. This gorgeous structure really is a must-see if you’re looking to take a holiday here.