August 23, 2010

10 Most Romantic places in the world

1. Heart-Shaped Reef , Australia
Within the Great Barrier Reef, in Australia, the Heart-Shaped Reef draws a heart in the turquoise ocean. This is a message of love sent to those who fly over.

2. The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
In the city of Agra in India, the Taj Mahal throne as a promise of eternal love. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan decided in 1631 to build this incredible monument in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their fourteenth child. The expression of undying passion is exposed to millions of tourists, and lovers.

3. Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
Rome, capital of la dolce vita, the Trevi Fountain is the perfect place for a tryst. Built at the request of Pope Benedict XIV, you will be impressed by its charm and its sculptures of enormous proportions. According to a legend, a young girl named Trevi revealed the location of a water source to the Roman soldiers to keep her virginity. Go to the fountain, and with your right arm, throw a coin into the basin while making a wish ... love.

4. Lakes Tislit & Isli, Morocco
In Morocco, the beautiful lakes Tislit and Isli have inspired a Shakespearean legend. A long time ago, Tislit and Isli  were in love but it was impossible because of the rivalry between their respective tribes. Knowing they would never been together, they said goodbye and went off, each one on their side, to pour out their grief in a lonely valley. Sitting on a stone, remembering the precious moments they spent together, they cried so much that two lakes were formed at their feet and eventually engulfed them. Feeling sorry about the fate of the two young people, their tribes decided to sign a truce. And they gave the name of the unhappy lovers to the two lakes: Isli (the groom) for the largest and Tislit (the bride) to the smallest. Today, a festival is held each year, the "moussem of the engagements”, during which unions are decided for the young Berbers of neighborhood tribes.

5. Temple Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Japan
Who said love is blind? Perhaps it’s one of the visitors of the Japanese temple Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, home to two stones with the magical power of love. It is believed that any person, who successfully passes the eighteen meters between the two stones by closing the eyes, will certainly find a soul mate. Try your luck!

6. The Seychelles, Indian Ocean
A little piece of paradise with a warm and sunny climate all year around, in the heart of the Indian Ocean ... Welcome to the Seychelles! This archipelago with many islands is a favorite destination for those who love white sand beaches and turquoise and translucent ocean. Some choose to get married, their feet in the water.

7. Playa Del Amor, Baja-California in México
You should think twice before going swimming at Playa del Amor, in Baja California, Mexico. The current is very strong and the waves are crashing against the cliffs carved by the ocean. Only those who venture on the east side of the beach will find the perfect place to swim and dive in search of colorful fishes that inhabit the coast. It is the perfect beach for lovers thanks to its hidden bay.

8. Guilin, China
In the southeast of China, the mysterious landscapes of Guilin give a timeless air to this area. Similar to the Vietnamese Halong Bay with its sugarloaf, Guilin evokes a traditional Chinese painting. In the evening, when the sun sets over this town of less than one million inhabitants, fishermen return to the solitary shores. In China, the newlyweds enjoy this destination as a honeymoon. Is love as perpetual as the beauty of Guilin?

9. Ouvéa, New Caledonia
The island of New Caledonia is of a striking beauty. Surrounded by a lagoon, Uvea is dominated by two colors: white and turquoise.  The sandy beaches and cliffs pierced with caves are the best places of an archipelago rich in meaning for lovers: the Loyalty Islands.

10. Spitzberg Island, Norway
Spitsbergen is a unique and privileged place for those who wish to escape time ...  or create the illusion. During the long months of polar winter when the sun never rises on this island in the Arctic Ocean, the northern lights illuminate the sky. It is said that lovers who are lucky enough to attend one of them on the day of Saint Valentine will remain united for life.

1 comment:

Virginia Bed and Breakfast said...

Well, I’d like recommend visiting Guilin which is all time prominent in china for its beautiful scenery, outstanding literary works, paintings and inscriptions. Over the centuries it has become known as the most beautiful spot in China.
The major tourist attractions are Li River Cruise, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Yangshuo, Fubo Hill and Longsheng Minority Area.