Truthfully, there are more than five places that you should travel alone before you die. There are more like 1001 places that you should see in your lifetime. When it comes to the bare basics of choosing a travel destination that you can enjoy alone, things tend to narrow down a bit. You may start your search with the kind of experience that you are looking for. Whatever kind of traveler you are, the five places that we will discuss here offer more than enough for you.
Nishinomaru Gardens – Japan
For the lone cultural traveler, Japan offers one of the most alluring destinations in Asia and it is possible to see why. First, there is a generous mix of the modern and the ancient, the urban and the country and incredible night life experiences. If you are looking for an opportunity to enjoy traveling alone, go to Japan and specifically ensure that you visit the Nishinomaru Garden.
This flower garden is located near the Osaka Castle Park. Now, the Osaka Castle itself is a marvel of construction genius. It too should make a good part of your Japanese rendezvous. If you could time your visit so that it coincides with the cherry blossom season, you will see a sight that you will never forget.
If you love botany and specifically flowers, visit this garden to see the largest collection of flowers, some of which are only found in Japan. The garden is open from 9.00AM to 5.00PM six days a week – it is closed on Monday.
Apart from enjoying the flowers, you will love the serenity and the peace that this garden inspires. Bring your camera too and plan a shot. Who knows, you may just look like a flower yourself.
The Taj Mahal – India
The amazing thing about the Taj Mahal is that when you get there, you just want to stand and stare, drink it all in and then stare some more. The truth is that this building is so magnificent and the story behind it is so rich and inspiring. In fact, it is so inspirational such that the image it forms on your mind can never be matched by any image taken by a camera. Do bring your camera all the same. The Taj is timeless, it is like it has been there forever, yet its architecture and style will never go out of fashion.
True, this building has been restored, but that did not take anything away. It still looks as glam as it did and the story of love behind it will never change. Both the interior and exterior décor are still as mesmerizing as ever.
The Great Barrier Reef – Australia
If you love water adventures, this is one place in the universe that you must visit before you die. With over 1400 square miles of coral and marine habitat, a whopping collection of marine animals that have made the coral reefs their home, you will never forget the experience that you will enjoy here.
Whether you are a diver or not, this is the one place that you really should visit. Bring your best dive gear if you do dive and if you do not dive, even snorkeling is going to reward you with an experience that will last you a lifetime.
You can click here for more information about the things that you may bring with you for your adventure at the Blue Outback, as the Great Barrier Reef is popularly and fondly called.
The Great Wall of China
This is not the Great Wall that locks people out of certain sites on the internet, but it is the one most prolific man-made wall in the world. It is one of the few man-made structures that are visible from space. From that alone, you can tell that you will have a great experience. One of the things that will be going through your mind when you are on the wall is just how much man can achieve once he puts his full mind to something.
Jerusalem – Israel
Jerusalem is one of the few cities in the world that are referred to as eternal cities. It seems to be as old as time itself. Over the time that it has existed, it has been demolished and rebuilt many times over, and so many relics have been passed down.
Besides, this place exudes history from every pore. It is one of the most religious cities in the world, with Christianity, Judaism and Islam laying claim to it. Whether you are a foodie, a history buff or a nocturnal tourist, Jerusalem is the place to be. It has something unique for everyone.