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The Best Places to Visit in Riga ( - Destinations)

4 Riga Castle Riga Castle

One of the most famous and popular attractions in Riga is the Riga Castle, which is visited by Russian and foreign tourists. The history of the Riga Castle dates back to 1330 when it was built after the destruction of the old castle. In 1642, when Riga was under Sweden domination, a new wing was built to the castle by the River Daugava which has survived in its original form to this day. In the days of Czarist Russia castle was rebuilt to meet the needs of the provincial institutio...
1 Riga Motor Museum Riga Motor Museum

Despite the distance from the center of the city, it is well worthy to visit the Riga Motor Museum because it is the only automobile museum in the former Soviet Union. It is included in the 30-ky best technical museums in the world and in the top five in Europe. The collection includes cars and motorcycles at the beginning of the XX th century, military sports cars, limousines and 30-x years cars (including Molotov’ s car, limousine Brezhnev), s...
1 The Dome Cathedral in Riga The Dome Cathedral in Riga

Some years ago, this magnificent cathedral, located in Riga, was closed for renovation, but after the renovation its doors were thrown open to welcoming back many tourists and locals. The construction of the Cathedral and the monastery began in 1211 and lasted for many centuries. Finally, the outlines of its Baroque 90 - meter tower acquired in 1766 in the cathedral. Its body is one of the largest in the world. It was built in the 80s of the XIX century. Special works for the organ ...

The Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the World ( - World Tourism)

13 The Devonian Botanic Garden The Devonian Botanic Garden

The Devonian Botanic Garden is a paradise of dreams for plant enthusiasts! Beautifully  located close to Edmonton, it represents the most northern Botanic Garden in Canada. Although the Devonian features some exotic gardens, many splendid  gardens are devoted to flora of Alberta. The Patrick Seymour Alpine Garden, the Plants of Alberta and the Native People's Garden all form a great section of the 80-acres you can walk in the Devonian Garden...
10 Singapore Botanical Gardens Singapore Botanical Gardens

Originally the Singapore Botanic Gardens meant to be a garden of relaxation and beauty for different ages, but more special for old people. There were  flower shows  and gardening festivals organized there. In 1874, the Singapore Gardens were offered to the government to maintain and manage their scenic beauty.   Interesting History of Singapore Botanic Gardens   ...
9 The Butchart Gardens The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens are located at about 30 minutes drive from downtown Victoria, Vancouver Island. The garden is a great stop for tour buses and cruise ships, that come at the waterfront of Victoria. The Butchart Gardens are one the most famous and excellent attractions in Victoria. Comprising  over 55 acres, the gardens feature a Sunken Garden, a Rose Garden, a Japanese Garden, and an Italian Garden. The visitors w...

The Most Spectacular Mountain Peaks in the World ( - World Tourism)

6 Ama Dablam Mountain Peak Ama Dablam Mountain Peak

Ama Dablam is one the most spectacular mountain peaks in the world. This 6,857 meters high peak is one of the best climbs in the Khumbu, and it is an attraction that should not be missed. The main peak of the mountain is of 6812 meters high. The long ridges on each side look like the arms of a mother  who protects her kids. The marvellous pyramid of Ama Dablam is considered one of the world’s most excellent and sophisticated  mountain peaks, compared  ...
5 Makalu Peak Makalu Peak

Makalu is considered  the world's fifth highest peak  rising with a height of about 8,463 meters. This beautiful and impressive peak stands beautifully just 14 miles east of Everest in the Khumbu region. Its size and shape is absolutely impressive, but its perfect pyramid structure designed with four sharp ridges makes this wonderful mountain  more and more spectacular. Makalu is actually a double peak. The secondary peak which appears just north of the main summit connected b...
5 McKinley Peak McKinley Peak

Mount McKinley  is recognised as the highest mountain in North America and perhaps the single most spectacular mountain in the world, such as all the highest peaks are rising up in the well-known Himalaya or in the Andes, significant part of massive mountain ranges. McKinley appears as a veritable mountain, being 16,000 feet above the snowline. Although McKinley represents an important section of the Alaska Range, which looks as a massive ice-clad range of spectacular peaks, dominating ...

The Most Luxury Trains in the World ( - World Tourism)

12 Maharajas’ Express Maharajas’ Express

Maharajas' Express represents one of the most  luxury trains in the world, that operates  on the Indian Railways from early 2010. Recognised as the most luxurious train in India, the Maharajas’ Express was designed to satisfy the romantic intrigue that alludes to train travel in the subcontinent. It has been created for those who know how to appreciate the finesse and the grandeur of things, for example the luxurious cabins,the delicious food, the great excursions with quality gu...
6 Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express offers one of the best railway journeys in the world. The Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a speedy machine, making the connection between  the east and the west from Moscow over the Urals, across the Russian steppes and alongside the shore of the largest freshwater lake, Baikal. The train follows the classic route between Moscow and Vladivostok  and when the journey ends the travellers will have passed through 8 time zones and trave...
6 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon Orient Express  represents a private train of historic and surprisingly-restored 1920s, 30s and 50s coaches. It is that kind of train against which all other luxury trains are measured. It offers a classic luxury  experience between London, Paris, Innsbruck, Verona and Venice.  Venice-Simplon features an almost legendary reputation when it comes to the most luxury train that travels around the world. Forever known for the Agatha Christie...

The Most Unusual Churches in the World ( - World Tourism)

17 Sagrada Familia Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia is a church, located in Barcelona in the Eixample district, being built by private donations from 1882. It is a well-known project of Antonio Gaudi.   The first project was designed by the architect Francisco del Villar, who was replaced by Gaudi in 1883. Gaudi changed significantly the original draft. By the decision of the construction initiators, the temple financing activities mu...
17 Las Lajas Cathedral Las Lajas Cathedral

In Colombia, near the border with Ecuador, on the bridge over the river Guaitara Las Lajas Cathedral rises. Las Lajas Cathedral has everything to be a tourist attraction: the rare beauty of the architecture, a miraculous image and a poetic legend.   The cathedral building   The cathedral, which was built from 1916...
13 Milan Cathedral Milan Cathedral

Milan Cathedral is a symbolic monument. It is the administrative center of the Lombardy region and it is dedicated to Santa Maria Nashente. The famous fourth-largest church in the world is located in the Milan heart and is its symbol. This late Gothic wonder, which contains a forest of steeples and statues, marble pointed columns and turrets, woven together by a web of soaring towers, provokes you to say: grand, stunning, gorgeous. It is the third largest cathedral in Europe aft...

The Most Dangerous Roads in the World ( - World Tourism)

7 The Old Yungas Road The Old Yungas Road

Many consider it the most dangerous in the world and call it “the road of death”. It has the length of about 70 kilometers and connects La Paz and Coroico. More than 25 vehicles crash and 100-200 people die annually on this road. According to one source, the road was built in the 1930s by the Paraguayan prisoners. Others say that American Construction Company worked here in the 70s of the last century.   The road des...
5 The Pan-American Highway The Pan-American Highway

The Pan-American Highway is a network of roads in America, whose total length is of 48 thousand km. If you do not take into account the 87-mile Darién gap, which is located in the jungle on the border of Panama and Colombia, the Pan-American Highway brings the national road network of the continental states of America in a single system.   According to the Guinness Book of Records the Pan-American Highway is the longest h...
3 The Sichuan – Tibet Highway The Sichuan – Tibet Highway

The Sichuan – Tibet Highway is 2412 km length. It begins from Chengdu, the Sichuan Province in the east and ends at Lhasa in Tibet in the West. The road spreads into Lhasa near Yaan, Garze and Qamdo. The Sichuan-Tibet highway crosses the 14 highest mountains, with the length of 4000-5000m. It includes dozens of well-known rivers, and crosses primeval forests and numerous dangerous sections. This is a breathtaking view on the line, with a unique ethnic customs. ...

The Most Spectacular Roads in the World ( - Destinations)

13 Stelvio Pass Stelvio Pass

One of the highest Alpine Passes of Europe is definitely Stelvio Pass with its 2758 m. The pass features  48 hairpin turns on its northern side. The original road was established between the  1820-1825, founded by the Austrian Empire to connect the former Austrian province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria, rising up as a climb of about 1871 m. Since then, the road has  suffered some changes. The 60 hairpin bends, including the 48 of them on the northern side numbered with sto...
9 Cabot Trail Cabot Trail

The most spectacular drive. The  best summer escapes. The  greatest road trip in the world. This is Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail  where stunning panoramas were invented. No matter how long  your stay is, it can never be long enough for sure. Just drive on this wonderful highway carved into the edge of an ancient highland with the delightful company of the eagles which fly above you, seals splash below you and moose wander alongside. You’ll  definitely understand...
5 The Great Ocean Road-a treasured meander The Great Ocean Road-a treasured meander

The Great Ocean Road is absolutely one of the most beautiful drives in the whole world. The Great Ocean Road is a treasured meander that has to be on your lifetime list of things to do. The road along the coast of Victoria, situated beautifully between Torquay in the east and Portland in the west, is considered one of Australia’s most wonderful roads. The road  passes some remarkable coastal towns, national parks with temperate rainforests, and some of the most popula...

The Best Lagoons in the World ( - Destinations)

76 The Aitutaki Lagoon The Aitutaki Lagoon

 The Aitutaki Lagoon is beautifully located in the Cook Islands, being one of the most spectacular island lagoons in the world, with its world-famous stunning lagoon, coral reefs and small islets.  Situated in the very heart of the South Pacific Ocean, it opens  thousands of kilometers of open sea from any mainland or continent. The Aitutaki Lagoon is the most precious jewel of the Cook Islands.Aitutaki's Lagoon is one of the most wonderful environments in the whole world. The Aitutaki...
45 Bora Bora Lagoon Bora Bora Lagoon

Beautifully located on Motu Toopua, the Bora Bora Lagoon continues to be one of the best areas on Bora Bora island preserving its exquisite Polynesian style, bungalows and accommodations, featuring splendid Otemanu views, and outstanding locations on Bora Bora. The Bora Bora Lagoon hosts around 77 Polynesian style bungalows and villas that lie on a lush and tropical private motu with sunning views over Mt. Otemanu. The lagoon provides extensive variety of leisure and romantic am...
43 Pileh Lagoon Pileh Lagoon

Pileh Lagoon is probably one of the most fascinating places on the Earth. The lagoon represents a sheltered cove located on Phi Phi Leh that is virtually invisible till you are on top of it. The visitors can swim in its bathtub warm, turquoise water with no waves and white sand underfoot,living a quite interesting experience. Even during the cloudy days, you get  idea of how wonderful  this unrepeatable place is. This is a popular spot  and people feel fortunate that they had got to see the place,and  spe...