With 2020 in full swing, you’ve probably started thinking about heading off on some exciting overseas adventures.
But with so many destinations to choose from and the days passing by at rapid pace, finding the time to sit down and shortlist the best places to sample can be a challenge.
With that in mind, here are five fantastic places that are well worth a visit this year.
- Sagrada Familia – Spain
Barcelona is a city that’s brimming with impressive architectural works, however, the Sagrada Familia cathedral is without a doubt the best.
This masterpiece was designed by much-loved architect Antoni Gaudi in 1800s and is still under construction. However, not even giant pieces of scaffolding can take away from its beauty.
Access to the Cathedral is restricted, so it’s worth booking tickets on the official website in order to get up close and admire the finer details of the building before heading on inside.
- The Great Wall of China – China
Spanning an almighty 21,196 kilometres, The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest wall and, in our opinion, the most superb of the Seven Wonders of the World.
With a history that dates back over 2,000 years, certain sections of the wall are now in ruins. The best sections to see in terms of neatness and completion are the Badaling and Mutianyu.
Whether you walk the walk across the wall itself or gaze at it from a distance, it’s a spectacular sight that you’ll never forget.
- Meenakshi Temple – India
With its colourful and pristine pillars and intricately carved statues, the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai is agorgeous and extravagant piece of architecture.
The temple was built in dedication to the goddess Meenakshi, who is said to have married Lord Shiva in the spot where it now lies.
This divine wedding is celebrated every April a part of the Chithirai Festival, when people flock from all over the world to let loose, so it’s a great time to visit.
- Green Castle Estate – Jamaica
If you’re looking for endless fun and fabulous views, a visit to a holiday resort such as Green Castle Estate in Jamaica might just fit the bill.
The resort is situated in a gorgeous eco forest that’s home to over 170 species of bird including the red-billed streamertail and vervain hummingbird.
The estate has a range accommodation suites to suit most budgets, all of which offer incredible views of the sea. Alternatively, you can visit for the day and take part in guided tours or explore at your own pace.
- Table Mountain – South Africa
At 1,085 metres in height with a distinct flat top surface, Table Mountain is an iconic landmark which dominates the Cape Town skyline.
The mountain has a rich biodiversity and is home to more than 1,400 floral species, many of which are endemic to the area.
Those who enjoy a good hike can ascend the mountain by foot. Alternatively, you can hop in cable car and make your way up via the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.
That’s our list! Share your thoughts in the comments section.