Why 30, you may ask? Well, 30 is a crucial point of time in our lives. It is one of those confusing points where you go through a identity crisis. Its probably the first time when you realize that you’re getting nearer to the mid age and need to get things in order now. So, here are ten cool places you’ve got to travel before turning 30, or at 30.. (you get the point).
1. The Pyramids of Egypt
The Pyramids in Egypt are nothing but ancient structures in the shape of a pyramid and dates back to 2600 BC which means that the pyramids are more than 4000 years old. There are totally 138 pyramids in Egypt and the one named Pyramid of Khufu located in Giza is one of seven wonders of the ancient world. Archaeologists still wonder how these pyramids are constructed and they marvel at the precise size of the individual blocks. It is said that the pyramids are constructed using limestone blocks and might have involved thousands of workers for the construction.
2. Mount Fitz Roy, Patagonia
Mount Fitz Roy is located on the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Patagonia. Patagonia is a place in the border between Argentina and Chile. The specialty about the mountain is that it is the most technically challenging mountain in the world for the mountaineers. The mountain was also known as Cerro Chalten and was discovered in the 1800s. The mountain is known for its diverse landscape and sunrise view. It is also a great mountain for trekking.
3. Hitachi Sea side Park, Japan
Hitachi Sea side Park is located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. The park is located in a land of about 190 hectares. The specialty of the park is the blooming of around 4 million translucent-petaled blue flowers during the spring season. The flowers are fondly known as baby blue-eyes. The park also has more than 1 million daffodils and more than 100 varieties of tulip flowers. Rock in Japan festival is conducted in the park every year in August.
4. Jordan Valley & Dead Sea, Jordan
Jordan Rift Valley is a wonderful landscape formed by the dead sea transform (DST). The Dead Sea is over 1300 ft deep. Dead sea is also known as Sea of Salt and is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Water in the dead sea is ten times more saltier than the normal sea water. The Dead sea is covered by mountains on the east and rolling hills on the west making it very beautiful for viewing.
5. Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China occupies a place in list of the seven wonders of the world formed by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation. The wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Lake in the west along a shape like arc. It was built around 200 B.C. The combined length of sections of the Great Wall of China stretches for over 5000 miles. The width of the wall varies from 15 to 19 feet whereas height of the sections vary from 15 to 25 feet.
6. Walt Disney World, Florida
Disney World is one of the most visited attraction every year in the world. It was opened in the year 1971 in Florida, USA and spreads over 30,000 acres. It has 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 24 themed resorts and other entertainment venues. Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Hollywood studios are more popular in Disney World.
7. Sossusvlei, Namibia
Sossusvlei is basically a salt and clay pan and is located in the Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia. The best activity in this place is a desert safari and any visit to Namibia without this is incomplete. The total area of the park is over 19,000 square mile and is surrounded by sea of sand dunes.
8. Jellyfish Lake, Palau
Jellyfish is basically a marine lake in an island in Palau and more than 10,000 years old. As the name implies, the major attraction of this place are the presence of millions of golden jelly fish and moon jelly fish.
9. Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines
Chocolate Hills are basically a geographical formation in Bohol, Philippines. There are more than 1000 hills spread over an area of 50 square kms. The hills are covered in green grass which will change to brown color during dry season. That’s why it is called Chocolate Hills.
10. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is basically an Inca site of around 2000 meters above the sea level and dates back to 15th century. It was built in the Inca style with dry stone walls. Machu Picchu is declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its breathtaking mountain view and quality of the architecture.