Xi’an is a large city in central China and capital of Shaanxi Province. It is over 2000 year old and it was a capital of many Chinese Empires and the seat of even more Emperors. China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was buried in outskirts of Xi’an, together with the army of thousands of terracotta warriors, world famous life size sculptures. Geographically, it is at the historical Silk Road’s eastern end and it was an important trade and cultural center in ancient China.
With a population of over 26 million, Shanghai is the largest city in the world. What started as a main port of China in ancient times is now global financial and trade center and an ultra-modern metropolis. City skyline is filled with impressive construction marvels: Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower and Shimao International Plaza are just top five of tallest buildings and structures here.
Beijing, founded in 1045 BC, is one of the oldest capitals in the world, with history spawning over three millennia. With historical sites and monuments well preserved, Beijing has grown into a modern metropolis and it is among top ten destinations in the world. Tourists visit Beijing primarily to explore its many landmarks, such as Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, National Museum of China, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Olympic Park and many more, but this marvellous city is one of the main starting point in exploring China in general.
China is a country with ancient history and civilization dating all the way back to 21st century BCE. Traces of ancient civilizations are present and well preserved in almost every corner of the country so it is great place to visit for both relaxation and cultural enlightenment.
Lima, the capital of Peru, is sitting in the valley on the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by a desert land. Its center is filled with preserved colonial architecture and suburbs are crowded and more or less developed areas housing almost 9 million people. City has many parks and green areas that intersect hectic rhythm of a metropolis with their quaint oasis.
Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world. There are archaeological sites and monuments on every corner to remind visitors about glorious past of this amazing city. In the center of Athens, there is Acropolis, the hill visible from every part of the city, with its temples and sculptures, standing for millennia and visited by thousands every year. Acropolis museum and National Archaeological Museum are holding many valuable artefacts from Ancient Greece.
Greece is one of the most popular destination for tourism for decades and there are many reasons for this. Blessed by great climate, beautiful sea and idyllic islands scattered around Mediterranean it is a true tourist paradise. Its vast archaeological and historical heritage that spawned modern civilization is present in every corner through monuments, preserved ruins and numerous museums and it is worth visiting many times over as there is always something new to learn.
Rio de Janeiro (or simply – Rio) is a massive Brazilian city and one of the top tourist attraction in the world. Located on a South Atlantic seaside, in a unique bay with recognizable mountain Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer statue on top, Rio is true symbol of Brazil. Sandy beaches that stretch for kilometers around the seaside are crowded with tourists and locals year around and famous Carnival brings millions every February and March to enjoy samba and elaborate costumes and decorations.
Zurich has only 400,000 inhabitants, but it is the largest city in Switzerland. The size doesn’t matter in this case as Zurich is a global financial center and banking hub. Many mistake it for capital of Switzerland (the capital is Bern), and for a good reason: it’s a quintessential Swiss city and at the same time very international. It is also a city with very natural mixture between ancient history and very modern life on every step.
Geneva is a small city in Switzerland, but with lots to offer. Sitting on the southern tip of Geneva Lake, it is a home to UN’s headquarters, many agencies, and the Red Cross, which makes it a global center of diplomatic and humanitarian activity. With just few kilometers from border with France, Geneva is greatly influenced by French language and culture, both in cuisine and in night life.
There are so many things that make Switzerland popular with tourists, and we just managed to put five of them in our title, and for a good reason. Switzerland is famous for its breathtaking mountain landscapes and scenic lakes dotted with picturesque villages that can host a story of a fairy tale without much trouble. Production of chocolate, cheese and watches is something Swiss are very proud of and they became synonyms with quality in those industries.
New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of two main islands, covered by volcanic mountains and glaciers, and another thirty smaller ones off the main coast and each with unique natural characteristics. The country has deep roots in Maori culture and art that is present in every corner and preserved by ongoing efforts by the government and people of New Zealand.