There are a lot of extremely beautiful but lesser-known countries that you should visit if you want to blaze your own trail and explore hidden gems. Even though some of these countries can be quite difficult to get into, you should still visit them since they will offer you a unique cultural and geographic experience. If you are looking for the right destination for your next vacation, just take a look at these next few destinations. They are very beautiful but don’t have too many tourists and that’s why they are just waiting for someone to appreciate them.
If you are looking for a lesser-known country to visit, then this might be your best choice. The Independent and Sovereign Republic of Kiribati is actually an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean that has an impressive population of over 100,000 people. This beautiful country is known for its many WWII Relics, for the opportunity to explore the islands on bike and for the world’s largest protected marine area.
Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. It’s a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. In 2003, this country became the first “WiFi nation” in the world, in which free wireless Internet access is provided throughout the country. Also, 20 percent of this country is made up of the pristine Huvalu Forest Conservation Area, so if you want to see some amazing natural beauty, Niue should be the perfect choice.
This beautiful county is located in Central Asia between China and Kazakhstan and has a stunning landscape and a rich nomadic tradition. One of the places that you should visit in this amazing country is Lake Sary-Chelek which is wedged within a superb lush green valley. The best time to visit Kyrgyzstan is between July and September to avoid freezing temperatures and also, the heaviest rain.
This country is located in the Western Pacific Ocean and it’s a beautiful island country that includes an impressive number of smaller islands. A lot of countries like Spain, Japan and even Germany have claimed Palau as their own. Since it has quite a few shipwrecks, hidden caves and tunnels and coral reefs, this beautiful country is one of the top diving and snorkeling destinations in the world.
The Falklands are actually an archipelago situated in the Southern Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. It is home to seals, albatrosses, penguins and other beautiful arctic creatures. If you decide to visit this country, you should pack warm clothing, as the temperatures rarely get above 24 degrees Celsius or 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Futuna is located in the middle of Polynesia; it’s a tiny island that has around 5,000 residents and a span of 80 square kilometers or 50 square miles. The culture of this country hasn’t changed much over the years so if you want to take a step back in time, you should go there on your next vacation. The best time to visit it is between April and October, but expect to see a lot of rain no matter when you go.
You can find this beautiful island in the South Pacific Ocean. It was actually visited by the legendary explorer James Cook in 1774. There are a lot of things you can do there; you can snorkel or scuba dive shipwrecks, you can eat at exotic restaurants, you can hike Mount Yasur and you can explore beautiful beaches and waterfalls.
There are a lot of beautiful but lesser-known countries around the world that you should visit at least once. I just mentioned a few in this little article but I’m sure that there are many more I could add on this list. Do you know any other lesser known countries that should be visited by tourists more often? Please tell us about them in the comments section!