15 Hidden Gems: Discover the World's Best Places to Travel You Never Knew Existed
Explore the world's best-hidden gems travel destinations that you never knew existed. From ancient cities to unique natural wonders, these 15 hidden gems will leave you awestruck
THE ANCIENT CITY OF PETRA
The ancient city of Petra, located in Jordan, was unknown to the Western world until 1812.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST SALT FLAT
The world's largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia, becomes a giant mirror during the rainy season, creating a stunning visual display.
THE GREAT BLUE HOLE
The Great Blue Hole in Belize is a massive underwater sinkhole that was formed during the last ice age.
THE CITY OF MATERA
The city of Matera, Italy, has been inhabited continuously for over 9,000 years and is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited settlements.
THE ISLAND OF SOCOTRA
The island of Socotra, located off the coast of Yemen, is home to a unique flora and fauna that is found nowhere else in the world.
THE MACHU PICCHU RUINS
The Machu Picchu ruins in Peru were constructed by the Inca Empire in the 15th century and were abandoned just over 100 years later.
THE VENICE CANALS
The Venice Canals in California were modeled after the canals in Venice, Italy, and were built in 1905.
THE TSINGY DE BEMARAHA
The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar is home to a unique forest of limestone spires and canyons.
THE NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE
The Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany was the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle,
THE ULURU ROCK FORMATION
The Uluru rock formation in Australia is considered a sacred site by the indigenous Anangu people and is also known as Ayers Rock.
THE CITY OF DUBROVNIK
The city of Dubrovnik in Croatia was the filming location for King's Landing in the popular TV series, Game of Thrones,
THE WHITE SANDS
The White Sands National Park in New Mexico is home to the world's largest gypsum dune field.
THE ABANDONED CITY OF MACHU PICCHU
The abandoned city of Machu Picchu in Peru was not known to the outside world until 1911,
THE PLITVICE LAKES
The Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia features a series of stunning waterfalls and interconnected lakes,
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
The northern lights, or aurora borealis, can be seen in places like Iceland, Norway, and Finland during certain times of the year.