You already know about the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal, and they are all amazing in their own right. But for those explorers who want a real story nobody else is likely to have, these are some amazing and beautiful hidden treasures in the world.


Bishop Castle, Colorado

The United States is not known for its castles, and this zany structure in Rye, Colorado is definitely not what you'd expect when you hear the word "castle." The arsty construction has become a popular source of inspiration for artists as well as a memorable place to get married.


Huacachina, Peruvian desert

Huacachina is unique because it's surrounded by miles of harsh desert. Located in a lush oasis, this small village is a beautiful resort unlike any other. Thrill seekers will also love the location because of the local pastime of sandboarding.


Lord Howe Island, Australia

This is one of the hardest-to-book vacation spots in the world, because the small Australian island only allows 400 tourists to visit each year. The beautiful island boasts that it is mostly untouched by man, which the tourism limit is in place to protect, and offers an amazing landscape from crystal lagoons and coral reefs.


Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland

This crystal-clear Icelandic lake actually contains the border between North America and Europe. Skilled divers are even able to swim in between the two continents, since the tectonic plates that separate them continue to create a wider gap.


Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a medieval city that is still largely intact — so much so that is used as King's Landing in "Game of Thrones." Walking through the streets will transport you back to the Middle Ages within mere seconds. The city's amazing architecture is located right on the coast of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.


Aescher Hotel, Switzerland

This is definitely not the easiet hotel to get to — you'll have to hike or take a cable car up the Appenzellerland mountains — but the views are unparalleled. Many past guests have also raved about hikers coming in for a drink and regaling them with classic yodeling.


Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan

This picturesque holy site sits on the edge of a cliff 3,000 feet above the Paro valley. The temple was built in the 17th centure to protect the cave in which one of Buddhism's leaders meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours.


Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Italy

This unique restaurant is one of the best places to eat in the world. Carved into the side of a limestone cliff in Southern Italy, this enchanting restaurant offers its diners amazing views of the Adriatic Sea.


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