Where would you travel just for the photos?

By Sergio González | 11:15

Suvarnabhumi airport was the most Instagrammed picture of 2012 and Siam Paragon Mall was second, both in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s not that these buildings don’t deserve a pic but surely most of us wouldn’t cross the world to see them live; Times Square or Victoria Falls are far better at fueling our travel dreams. If you are able to see the Eiffel Tower from every single window in Paris, that’s an answer you’ll have to check out on your own. 

Where would you travel to take the perfect picture? Are you intrigued by natural or surreal landscapes? Or is it a man-made concrete jungle that gets you going? Perhaps expressive portraits of locals? 

Devils Tower, Wyoming, USA. Already honored by several Native American tribes as “Home of Bears” it was also treasured by 20th century U.S. citizens, as it became the first National Monument in 1906. The name comes from a translation misunderstanding and loses the apostrophe due to the local manner.

Ladys and Gentlemen, welcome to the end of the world! Well, let’s be honest, it’s just the Southern point of America, but if for centuries Finisterrae was the end for Europeans, we can believe whatever we want for some more ones. Ushuaia, Argentina, is the last inhabited place on Earth before Antarctica and where to sail off to if you’re bold enough to face the eternal winter.

Kikanku-ji is the familiar name for this Golden Temple in Kioto. Well, maybe this isn’t exactly unknown, but it’s incredibly beautiful, hard to believe such perfection in architecture and gardening -which was started 500 years ago, during Muromachi period– can be achieved by human beings.

Pangong Tso Lake, the Himalayas. Situated above 4,300 m (14,000 ft), its living conditions are harsh, and its great salinity doesn’t help but as we learn from Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, life breaks free and micro-plants and crustaceans have found their home here; enough for many birds to stop for a bite in their long migrations over Asia.

Myanmar is still a great unknown for most Western travelers, yet it’s slowly opening to a wider audience, seeing the potential and positive benefits of tourism. This view over Burma, an ancient religious and cultural capital still in use, is one among the many spectacular ones the entire South Asia can offer.

Hope this got you inspired and distracted from everyday monotony a little bit but remember our whole planet is beautiful beyond imagination. Let’s go discover some of the least know jewels for real; there’s no better New Year’s resolution!

 
  • posted by accommodation hervey | 16 January 2013, 10:16,

    Wow, love to travel those places. Beautiful pictures! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing them.

     
  • posted by Courtney Imel | 25 January 2013, 13:11,

    Great! Wr’re glad you enjoyed the post! Have you visited any of these destinations? 😉

     

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