Five Tourist Attractions of 2011

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Do you want to discover some new but impressive destinations in 2011 all over the world? This article will introduce five interesting travel heavens, which you may have not known before including Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Tasmania (Australia), Shimla (India), Kodiak Island (Alaska) and Gaspé Peninsula (Quebec).

 

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


While half of Mongolian residents are nomads, most of the rest live in the capital Ulaanbaatar. This city has become an impressive destination in 2011 thanks to its ten museums, national parks, imperial palaces and Buddhist monasteries. Besides, tourists have good opportunities to see Stone and Bronze Age artifacts, sacred relics, fossilized dinosaur bones and eggs found at the National and Natural History Museums.

 


Ulaanbaatar hosts the nation’s largest Naadam Festival, a legendary cultural celebration from every July 11-13

Ulaanbaatar hosts the nation’s largest Naadam Festival, a legendary cultural celebration from July 11 to July 13 every year

 

Tasmania, Australia


Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state, features remote rain forests, secluded beaches and more than 200 vineyards. The 150-mile heart-shaped island with its mild and maritime becomes a year-round destination for walkers and hikers of all ages, interests and fitness levels.

 


In 2011, Tasmania hosts the biennial “Ten Days on the Island” international arts celebration from March 25 to April 3

In 2011, Tasmania hosts the biennial “Ten Days on the Island” international arts celebration from March 25 to April 3

 

Shimla, India


Visitors can enjoy interesting journeys on the way to Shimla, India because they have an opportunity to see snow-clad Himalayan views by using the narrow-gauge Kalka Shimla Railway, one of three Indian lines in the World Heritage list. It will pass tourists through 102 tunnels, across 864 bridges and up 4,659 feet (1,420 meters) to the Shimla Hill station in northern Himachal Pradesh.

 


There are many guided walking tours around Shimla and the surrounding seven hills, which help visitors see historic temples, churches, palaces and mansions like the Viceregal Lodge and a baronial-style estate

There are many guided walking tours around Shimla and seven surrounding hills, which helps visitors see historic temples, churches, palaces and mansions like the Viceregal Lodge and a baronial-style estate

 

Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec


The 11,714-square-mile (30,340-square-kilometer) Gaspé Peninsula, divided into five natural areas namely the Coast, Land\'s End, the Bay of Chaleur, the Valley and the Upper Gaspé, contains six wildlife sanctuaries as well as four national parks. While visitors coming here in summer (from June to September) can join many activities like kayaking, canyoning, hiking, sailing and horseback riding.  The winter on the Gaspé offers cold weather adventures from downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing to dog sledding.

 


Beautifully natural landmarks also help Gaspé Peninsula attracts more tourists

Beautifully natural landmarks also help Gaspé Peninsula attracts more tourists

 

Kodiak Island, Alaska


The city of Kodiak, the first capital of Russian America, becomes an ideal destination for seaplane and boat trips throughout the nearly 5,000-square-mile of Kodiak Island Archipelago. The area is best known for the estimated 3,500 massive Kodiak brown bears living in the 1.9-million-acre (769,000-hectare) Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.

 


July, August and September are the best time to see these lovely bears

July, August and September are the best time to see these lovely bears

 

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/01/14