Are you planning your next summer holiday? If the idea of visiting popular tourist destinations such as the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben does not appeal to you, then you might be interested in these unique destinations:
1. Sichuan, China
Located in this province is the Leshan Giant Buddha. This 233-feet tall sculpture was carved into the mountainside in the 8th century. The Leshan Giant Buddha is one of the largest images of Buddha in the world. While you are in Sichuan make sure to visit the famous Panda Inn which features pandas everywhere you look.
2. Las Pozas, Xilitla, Mexico
Created by a wealthy English aristocrat, Edward James, Las Pozas, translates to ‘the pools’ in English, is home to surreal structures such as “House With a Roof Like a Whale” and a “Staircase to Nowhere”.
3. Pancake Rocks, New Zealand
Pancake Rocks are located on New Zealand’s South Island on the western edge of Paparoa National Park. These pancake-like stacks were formed from the layers of limestone and sandstone on the ocean floor. Since sandstone is softer than limestone, it began to erode. After 30 million years, we now have the Pancake Rocks.
4. Mont St. Michel, France
Mont St. Michel in Normandy is a tidal island. This means that when the tide comes in, the island is surrounded by the sea, only accessible by boat and when the tide recedes, the island returns to the land. A Gothic Abbey that housed prisoners during the French Revolution can also be found on the island.
5. Icehotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
If you want to experience a “cool” holiday try visiting The Icehotel in Sweden. It is located around 124 miles above the Arctic Circle. However, you may want to plan your holiday during the winter months as the hotel is made entirely out of ice.
6. Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas
Blue holes can be seen below the sea level and contain fresh water, seawater and sometimes both. Its name came from the bright blue colour that can be seen from above. Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas is the deepest in the world, measuring 600 feet in depth.
7. Cancun Underwater Museum, Cancun
Just off the coast of Cancun is an underwater museum that features 400 life size sculptures. The sculptures are made from materials that promote the growth of coral. So if you enjoy beaches and museums, then you can experience the best of both worlds at the Cancun Underwater Museum.
These are just some of the unique destinations that you can visit on your next holiday. If you’re local to Swindon and require an airport transfer service, look no further than United Cars.