01 Feb Six Incredible Destinations Overseas To Visit
With so many destinations to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go on holiday. Whether you’ve always played it safe and fancy a change, or if you like your holidays to be adventurous, why not consider some of the many incredible overseas destinations that feature in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list?
Before planning your trip of a lifetime, make sure you prepare properly to avoid any problems that could ruin your adventure. Make sure you do your research on the location you are travelling to and take advantage of any organised trips if you are unused to exotic locations. Things can go wrong, so to reduce stress have a list of contact details on hand for services that can help you if things don’t go smoothly, like Fairplane.co.uk, who can assist you if your flights are delayed.
For spectacular mountain scenery, waterfalls, and lush, undisturbed valleys, visit the World Heritage site at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, in south-east China’s Hunan Province. The park extends to 4,300 hectares of unspoilt forest, adjoining the Suoxi Valley and Mount Tianzi Nature Reserves. Outstanding features include the 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, 40 natural caves and two natural bridges.
The largest sand island in the world, situated just off Australia’s Queensland coast. At 710 square miles, it may sound diminutive, but it is home to an astounding array of wildlife, including more than 350 different species of birds and 865 varieties of plants. The island is a water lover’s paradise, with over 100 inland lakes and a breath-taking 75-mile long beach on the east coast.
Fiji is a remote paradise comprised of over 300 tiny islands in the South Pacific. The Mamanucas and Yasawas chains of islands have beautiful coral reefs and excellent beaches, or for a change of scenery the historical town of Levuka on the island of Ovalau richly deserves its World Heritage status.
Namib Sand Sea
The Namib Sand Sea on Namibia’s coast is a unique coastal desert covering three million hectares. The Sand Sea is primarily formed of dune systems that are affected by fog, which is the main source of water in the region. Amongst the dunes are gravel plains, rocky hills, rivers and lagoons, which create an ethereally beautiful landscape.
The site of Cambodia’s extraordinary Angkor Archaeological Park, where the encroaching jungle is reclaiming ruined temples. The national museum is a great place to find out about the ruins and the Khmer culture.
The Komodo dragon is one of the last of the giant lizards, offering as close a glimpse as you can get into the age of the dinosaurs. Indonesia’s Komodo Island is home to this awesome creature, and The Komodo National Park is dedicated to the conservation of the dragons.
These amazing places are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible range of potential destinations you can choose. Try something a bit different and experience the wonders of some of the less well-known places around the world.