To discover why China and New Zealand are two top travel destinations, which are well worth adding to your bucket list, simply continue reading to discover why exploring China or New Zealand will be one of the best decisions which you can make this year.
The top travel destinations to add to your bucket list:
1# New Zealand
While you’ll need to embark on a long haul plane flight in order to explore New Zealand, it’s definitely well worth the lengthy journey. New Zealand has a reputation for offering unspoilt natural beauty such as pristine lakes and glaciers, snow capped mountains and natural hot springs. Some of which boast their own waterfalls. New Zealand also offers a wide variety of adrenaline producing activities that are sure to delight thrill seekers, such as heli-skiing, jet boating, bungee jumping, white water rafting and black water rafting. If you enjoy mountain biking, you’re also in luck as New Zealand is home to a plethora of stunning mountain biking tracks.
If you’re a movie buff, it’s also a great idea to visit New Zealand in order to explore some of the picturesque sites where some of your favorite movies were filmed. As an example, if you’re a huge Lord of the Rings fan, you’ll love getting to explore the site where the Rivendell scenes were shot as it’s located in a beautiful park, Kaitoke Regional Park. Which is located in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Better yet the arch way that leads into Rivendell, is still standing to let Tolkien fans experience a little movie magic, when they visit New Zealand. Also located at at Kaitoke Regional Park is an impressive bronze statue of Legolas. Everyone’s favorite elf.
Lastly as New Zealand is home to a few award winning wineries, it’s also a fun idea to explore a few of new Zealand’s world class wineries. Where you’ll be able to purchase a few bottles, to take home with you as souvenirs.
China is one of Asia’s most underrated travel destinations, with Japan and Thailand drawing greater numbers of western tourists. However, if you’re a self confessed buff, it’s well worth visiting China to visit some of its most important historical attractions. Some popular examples of which include the Great Wall of China, which is 21 million meters long and has to be seen to be believed and the Forbidden City. An ancient Chinese palace which is located in Beijing, the country’s capital city.
While in China it’s also well worth taking a trip to Xi’An where you’ll be able to view the site where the famous Terracotta Warriors were found. You may be shocked to learn that there are estimated to be over 8,000 individual states. All of which are one of a kind and feature unique details and which were thought to have been created between 210-209 BC. Yes, that’s right all of the Terracotta Warriors were created 200 years before the birth of Jesus Christ.
Lastly, it would be a shame to visit China without visiting the world famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Where you’ll get a chance to glimpse endangered giant panda cubs. As well as adult giant pandas.
So if you’re looking to visit an underrated travel destination that will take your breath away, you seriously can’t go wrong planning a trip to New Zealand or China.