Swallows Nest Castle, Ukraine
Built between 1911 and 1912 this decorative castle named the Swallows Nest sits on top of the 130 ft high Aurora Cliff, overlooking the Black sea. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ukraine and we can see why as this compact castle looks adorable!
Leshan Giant Buddha, China
Carved out of a cliff face during the Tang Dynasty the Lehsan Giant Buddha is the largest stone Buddha in the world. With the Qingyi river flowing at its feet this is a breathtakingly beautiful site facing Mount Emei.
The Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland
The Abbey Library holds the oldest collection of books in Switzerland and was one of the most important monastic libraries in the world, not to mention the earliest. The library has roughly 160, 000 books, some manuscripts dating as far back as the 8th century. The library with its intricate designs is considered one of the most beautiful non-sacred rooms and the most perfect library in the world.
Winter Illuminations, Japan
On the Japanese island of Nagashima in Kuwana you will find an amazing display of lights that is the Winter Illuminations. The park uses millions of LED lights on the entire grounds, even on the water and in the gardens. The park houses breathtaking walk-through tunnels lined with lights almost making visitors feel like they are stepping into another realm!
Le Mont Saint-Michel, France
Looking straight out of a fairytale, Le Mont Saint-Michel is a commune on a tidal island in France. In 2009 the population was calculated to be 44. Being one of France’s most recognisable landmarks, both Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are part of UNESCO’s list of World Hertitage sites. More than 3 million tourists visit each year and this is no surprise!
Amongst the five ice hotels in the world, the ICEHOTEL located in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden is the largest. Opening in 1990, this hotel was the first of its kind. A night in the ICEHOTEL would be unlike any other experience, surrounded by artwork and furniture make from ice and snow, even your bed is made from ice! A fully unique experience anyone should take up if the opportunity is there.