The world is eagerly waiting for the 2016 to start do their new planning, things to do and much more. Are you confused where to spend your holiday, vacation or best time in 2016? It is very much difficult to select the best tourist attractions to spend our precious time with our family members, girlfriend/boyfriend, parents, spouse and children. So, in this article, we have compiled a list of the selected and the best tourist attractions to visit in 2016, for an unforgettable journey!
8 Best Tourist Attractions to Visit in 2016
1. The Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch – India
The Great Rann of Kutch, is a seasonal salt marsh, located in the Kutch district of Gujarat state in India. It is also considered as the largest salt desert in the world. The desert is spread between the Kutch district, India and Sindh province, Pakistan, which is 7505 sq. km in size. The Government of India also holds the festival called the ‘Rann Utsav’ aka ‘The Desert Festival’. It is three months long festival, starts in the month of the month of December and ends in March.
2. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza is considered as one of the wonders of the ancient world. It was constructed in c. 2560 – 2540 BC, located in Egypt. FYI, The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3800 years. The Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as Khufu’s Horizon, the ancient name of this structure. There are two separate chambers in the Pyramid, one is Queen’s Chamber and another is King’s Chamber.
3. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
The Fiordland National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world, covering an area of 12,500 square km. It was established in 1952 and currently managed by the Department of Conservation, New Zealand. You should not miss a chance to see dolphins, birds and the seals. We suggest you to visit Milford Sound, which is one of the most beautiful fiords within the park.
4. Lofoten Islands, Norway
The Lofoten Islands are the largest deep water coral reef in the world. The Lofoten is the most popular tourist destination for its virgin lands, beautiful beaches, open sea and the mountains. Lofoten is located in North Norway’s 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle. Lofoten is also the perfect place for mountaineering and rock climbing. It also provides the best location for cycling.
5. Dead Sea, – located in more than one country
The Dead Sea is one of the wonders of the nature. Have you ever seen a sea where if you can’t swim, still you will remain on the surface of the sea? Yes, it is possible in the dead sea. The primary inflows of the water come from the Jordan River. The Dead Sea is 9 miles wide and 31 miles long at its widest point. The salt, water and the minerals from the Dead Sea are also used in various healthcare products. The Dead Sea is shared by several countries, i.e. Israel, Jordan and Palestine.
6. Machu Picchu, Peru
The Machu Picchu is an Inca site, located in the Cusco Region, Machupicchu district in Peru. It is a 15th century Inca site, located 7970 ft above sea level. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Peru. In 1983, UNESCO designated Machu Picchu as the World Heritage Site. It is one of the best tourist attractions to visit in 2016.
7. Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan
Mohenjo-daro is one of the oldest archaeological and earliest major urban settlements in the world. Mohenjo-daro is located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The site is currently facing the improper restoration, which may affect the site structure. Mohenjo-daro was designated as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. It is also one of the best tourist attractions to visit in 2016.
8. Eiffel Tower, Paris – France
The Eiffel Tower is the most visited tourist attractions in the city of Paris. The Eiffel Tower received more than 6 million visitors in 2011. The tower was built by the engineer Gustave Eiffel. Later on, the tower named as ‘Eiffel Tower’ to give him credit. The height of the roof is 300.65 m and top floor height is 273 m. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world.
Article last re-published on November 5, 2015.