A visit to a castle leaves a rich feeling in your hearts for quite a long time. Not only can you learn about the history associated with the structure, but you can also have a superficial taste of the royal ways of living. When it comes to knights and castles, England remains as the undaunted winner – for centuries, they have reigned over various lands and have left their astounding architectural imprints behind. The Isle of Wight, located in the country, holds one such royal jewel – the Carisbrooke Castle located in the Carisbrooke village.
The structure, which dates back to the twelfth century, has quite an emotional history attached to it and hence has flocks of tourists visiting the place every year. This is the place where King Charles the first was imprisoned. This is also the supposed burial of Wihtgar. The room where Elizabeth was imprisoned is also very popular.
Though rejuvenation and visits to the culturally (and historically) important destinations remain the prime motto of a vacation – there are many who see this opportunity to drown into a horde of adventure activities. Though the republic of Portugal has a vast historical background (Colonial war, Revolution of Carnation, etc.) and a treasure trove supplemented by Mother Nature (archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean, Mount Pico, etc.) – it also has many activities to lure single tourists, couples, families and adventure seeking groups.
You can rent a bicycle and tour the ‘Costa da Prata’ region – the landscape is quite pleasing, adorned with the natural and rural elements. You can also see the various orchards, vineyards, etc. depicting the agricultural jewels of Portugal. The Silver Coast is another popular escapade for the beach hungry tourists – the best part being the hospitable nature of the local inhabitants. You can also go on hiking as well as rambling tours.
A rejuvenating cruise can do wonderfully cure the ennui created by the routine hassles of work and living in the urban forests. The soothing breeze, inspiring waves, serene music and authentic sea food cuisine – it feels like time has paused for good! Well, if you are one of such peace longing tourists, the Baltic Cruise is the best vacation escapade for you. Not only does your ship take you through the thrilling Baltic waters, but you will also be able to visit the great city of Petersburg. Once a capital of Russia, the city now is the second largest in the country.
Petersburg has an astounding collection of architectural elements like the Saviour of Blood Church, the location where Rasputin had been killed, prison built for Swedish captives and so on. Though the cultural heritage remains the primary point of interest, the night life in the city, too, is quite happening.
Asia (to be particular, the South Eastern zone) has some of the best travel gems to offer to the world. Located in the Indochinese Peninsula and surrounded by Vietnam, Thailand & Laos, the Kingdom of Cambodia is one such famous travel destination. Still a well reputed Constitutional Monarchy, the nation has shown appreciable growth since the last decade in its various domains like agriculture, textile, tourism and hence international trade. Cambodia has had a rich (though a part of which is looked up as dismal) history of more than 600 years, as many civilizations reigned over this seventy thousand square mile piece of land. You can still see the remnants of the historical inhabitants as well as the happenings.
You can visit the Angkor Wat, which happens to be the largest religious structure in the world. Another Buddhist relic is the famous Bayon temple. You should also visit the Ta Prohm temple.