Are you always on the lookout for amazing places to visit? If you like to get out of Singapore every now and then to see white-sand beaches, nature, cosmopolitan cities and wonders of the world, there are plenty of places to travel to that will tempt your wanderlust. How about visiting some of these wonderfully beautiful and surreal destinations for an adventure that will stay etched in your memories for years to come?
In this travel guide, GET.com brings you 8 incredible places to visit that are full of unbelievable things to see and do!
1. Mont Saint-Michel, France
One of France's most recognisable landmarks, the Mont Saint-Michel is part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and sees more than 3 million people visiting it annually.
Throughout history, the place has served as a monastic establishment for hermit monks, as well as a prison until it was declared a historical site in 1874.
The cool thing about this place is that being located on an island just 600 metres away from the mainland, you will be able to walk across to the island only during low tide.
Mont Saint-Michel is located on an island just off the coast of the region of Lower Normandy in Northern France.
There are a number of small hotels located within the island township, and while there make sure to try their culinary specialty – omelette.
2. Tiger's Nest, Bhutan
If you've seen a representative picture of Bhutan, you might have already seen the Tiger's nest. Set precariously over a cliff that's 10,000 feet above the ground, the Taktsang Monastery is a sight to behold.
Visitors can reach the Himalayan Buddhist monastery at the Paro valley either by a mule ride through the pine forest or by walking around two hours from the base of the trail. You'll need to be fairly fit for the climb, as even experienced trekkers have found it difficult.
Other than the Tiger's Nest, Bhutan itself offers great mystique to the curious traveller – being known for a Buddhist kingdom aimed towards the enrichment of the Gross National Happiness instead of the economically-focused GDP for the rest of the world, do we even need to say more?
3. Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park in Gansu, China
China has a number of mind-boggling scenic locations that you'll never find in other parts of the world.
Some of these have become rather touristy, such as the colourful Jiuzhaigou Valley in northern Sichuan, as well as the awesome towering sandstone pillars in Zhangjiajie.
But the Zhangye Danxia landform is something that you probably should see before everyone rushes there.
The beautiful and unusual colours of the rocks are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits built up over 24 million years. The resulting 'layers of sand" were then created by the tectonic plates in the area.
The sleepy town of Zhangye is fast becoming a popular tourist destination as a number of boardwalks and roads have been built for an easier access to explore these amazing rock formations.
4. Great Blue Hole, Belize
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The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize and belongs to part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 metres wide and 125 metres deep and is the world's largest natural formation of its kind.
The Great Blue Hole is considered a 'bucket-list dive' but of course, to go to such great depths you'll need to log more than 24 dives before you are allowed to attempt it.
Even if you are not a diver, the area presents many opportunities for sea activities but you should at least attempt some snorkeling to check out the world-class coral reefs, colourful fish and flapping stingrays.
5. Penguin Colony, South Georgia
South Georgia Island is a sub-Antarctic island located 1390 km southeast of the Falkland Islands and 2150 km from South America.
This beautiful island is very remote, but that also means you have access to some of the rarest wildlife scenes you'd ever see in your life.
Over here, you will find literally millions and millions of animals, including albatrosses, fur seals, king penguins and polar bears. During peak season, it's said that there's more wildlife per square foot here than anywhere else in the world!
There are no air strips here and the island is accessible only by sea. You'd need to join a special expedition to see the incredible gifts of Mother Nature.
6. Son Doong Cave In Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
Image source: Son Doong Cave by Carsten Peter
The Son Doong Cave is literally the world's largest cave, located in Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh province in Vietnam.
This huge cave has only been quite recently discovered by a local in 1991. Son Doong Cave is more than 200 metres wide, 150 metres high and about 9 kilometers long.
The cave is so big that it contains literally different "landscapes" within – jungles, rivers and of course, wonderful stalactites. Tourists can go on a guided tour but access is available only on a limited basis.
7. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Into the heart of the Rocky Mountains, you'll find an extraordinary wilderness ruled by extremes of fire and ice.
At the Yellowstone National Park, you'd find bubbling mudpots, grand canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests and sulphur cauldrons.
It is also home to hundreds of wildlife and animal species, such as wild bears, wolves, bison and antelope.
8. Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina.
This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. Due to its sheer size and accessibility, Perito Moreno is one of the major tourist attractions in southern Patagonia.
To best appreciate this giant ice masterpiece, go on a trekking tour which consists of a short walk on ice. You don't even need to worry about equipment as most tour companies generally provide crampons to customers.