As people plan for their international tours around the world, some of the more common highlights include the Roman Colosseum in Italy, the Great Wall of China and even the Taj Mahal in India. While they are easy to find in travel guides, they also attract large amounts of traffic that can make the trip less fun.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to look for places that less people are aware of to provide an amazing site to see while also not having as many people who are causing long lines just to get into those earlier mentioned attractions. The following are seven places that you should include in your next vacation to avoid the higher amounts of foot traffic while observing landmarks in global architecture.
Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali
It’s not one of the oldest buildings on this list with a little more than a century, but it is also one of the largest buildings formed by mud-bricks. It was recently added on the World Heritage List by the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNSECO). While it is currently closed by local government to tourists, it’s still something cool to walk by.
Chand Baori, India
One of the oldest, and deepest, stairwells in the world is located in what seems to be an inverted pyramid located within the tiny Indian village of Abhaneri. It also goes about 100 feet underground with about 3,500 narrow stairs that are arranged in symmetrical order on three of the four walls. At the bottom is a small green lake. Experts are currently trying to figure out when exactly it was built, but it seems to be at least 600 years ago.