London. Las Vegas. Paris. Milan. Tokyo. New York. These are some of the destinations that often appear in the bucket lists of many people. Yes, they are popular and beautiful, but they can also be crowded and expensive. If you are looking for unique alternatives for a holiday that will be equally memorable, below are some of the places you might want to see.
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
If you are looking for a beach getaway, Phu Quoc is an exotic destination that will be worth your time. It has serene beaches that will be perfect for those who value privacy without the need to spend a fortune. This is no place for crazy beach parties, yet you can be sure that your nights and days will be fun. It is also home to several hidden beaches, with some of the most popular being Ong Lang beach and Bai Dai Beach. You can also visit the Phu Quoc National Park, which is home to an untouched and primitive forest. From there you can catch a plane and go straight to a dream Fiji vacation.
This is one of the lesser-known Italian regions that is worth exploring. Among others, one of its best attractions is the Gargano National Park, which has pristine beaches, charming villages, and diverse protected wildlife. The port city of Bari is the capital of the Puglia region, and is known for its busy piazzas, monumental churches, and ancient ruins. Puglia is also home of the trulli, an unusual dwelling that is made from limestone, offering the perfect choice for alternative accommodation.
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Located on the southwest coast of Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan is one of the best places to visit for nature lovers. One of the attractions that you have to see is the Jeram Toi Waterfall, which offers the perfect respite from a sunny day. Meanwhile, at the Ser Menanti Royal Palace, you will see how ancient buildings are designed and learn how they are able to withstand the test of time. For those who would love to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand, on the other hand, Port Dickson is the perfect place.
A city in Israel, Tiberias was first mentioned in the Book of Joshua, where it was referred to as Rakkat. To make the most out of your visit, there is no need to spend a fortune as many of the places can be explored for free. There are some groups organizing free walking tours, which is the perfect opportunity to uncover the rich past of Tiberias. It is also home to ten beaches, but take note that some of these beaches are governed by religious rules, which means that modesty codes must be observed at all times. If you’re planning a tour of various places in Israel, be sure to add Tiberias to your itinerary.
Koh Rong, Cambodia
A lot of people visit Cambodia to see its famous temples in Siem Reap. Beyond these ancient structures, however, there is another way to enjoy the country – to experience the island life in Koh Rong. It is known for its small fishing villages and scenic beaches, which are not as populated. Many people compare this to how Thailand beaches were 20 years ago. Many of these beaches are still untouched. As there is not much commercialization, expect accommodation to be cheap and basic.