New York City (USA)

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tourist attractions in the United States, is the largest and most populous city in the United States. new york city often called ” the city that never sleeps ” because it is always buzzing with activities of the population. located in the state of New York in one of the largest natural harbor in the world, New York City consists of five sections that include, brooklyn, manhattan, queens, staten island and the bronx. This city is famous in the world because of skyscrapers and famous tourist attractions. New York City is a city in the United States on a wide range of diverse activities of life .

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Toba Lake (Indonesia)

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World famous is the crater Toba Lake in the Batak highlands; approximately five hours drive from Medan. Toba Lake is the largest lake in South East Asia and also one of the most spectacular, surrounded by tall mountains and with the large island of Samosir in the middle. If we descend from the mountain we see the lake glittering in all its beauty. The Dutch writer Rudy Kousbroek even called Toba Lake, ‘the most beautiful place on earth’. Most visitors stay on the peninsula of Tuk Tuk on Samosir, named after the linguist Herman Neubronner van der Tuuk. In general people stay several days on Samosir to discover the island, to visit traditional Batak villages, to swim in the lake and go to the hot springs in Pangururan.

The centerpiece of North Sumatra, Lake Toba’s bracing climate and magnificent panoramas clear the mind and soothe the soul. For decades a magnet from regional and foreign visitors alike, Toba has developed into a full-featured highland resort while retaining the rustic charm and relaxed ambiance that define Toba’s attraction. Formed by a stupendous prehistoric volcanic explosion, the 100 km long lake is the largest in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest and the highest in the world. The drama of that cataclysmic birth persist in 500 meter cliffs dropping into the blue-green waters, surrounded by steep, pine covered sloped, the climate is fresh and pleasant, with just enough rain to support the lush vegetation.

Toba Lake is a 100kms x 30kms volcanic lake in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Toba Lake has become one of the main tourist attractions for a long time in North Sumatra apart from Bukit Lawang and Nias, visited by both domestic and foreign tourist.
The Origin of Toba Lake

It is estimated that Toba Lake was formed during a volcanic eruption about 73.000-75.000 years ago and which was the most recent super volcano eruption. Bill Rose and Craig Chesner from Michigan Technological University estimated that volcanic materials that were spewed out the mountain totaling 2800km3, with 800km3 ignimbrites rock and 2000km3 volcanic ash that is estimated was blown (wind) to the west for 2 weeks. This incident caused mass death (destruction) and to several species also causes extinction. According to some DNA proof, this eruption also shrinks the humankind population to around thousands back then.

After this eruption, a caldera was formed that was filled by water afterwards and now known as Toba Lake. The pressure from the dormant magma, which has not yet erupted, caused Samosir Island to emerge. The region that now known as Samosir Island originally was a peninsula that attached to the Sumatran mainland. In this peninsula the Netherlands built the water canal 10 m width.

For the first time visitors, going through Medan-Parapat route seeing a lake as big as that made Samosir appear like an amazing grand island. However, the island perspective will certainly faded with the increase in Toba plateau visitor, Nias and the other places in the south, through Medan-Berastagi route. Samosir occupied a central geographical position in the Toba plateau region. With the declaration of the Toba Samosir Regency (the inhabitants 302.000 lives, the area with wide of 3.440 km including the lake) it finally ascend from only a shadow into a Regency. Moreover, the width of Samosir Island exceed Singapore (647 km), in fact Toba Lake almost twice bigger than Singapore. The Samosir image in tourism books as the backpackers location must be changed because this historic place must restore the greatness of its past.

Raja Ampat (Papua, Indonesia)

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Wai Island Jetty, Raja Ampat, Dampier Strait, West Papua, Indonesia.

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as beautiful on the water like this, Raja Ampat ( which literally translates as ” four kings ” ) has a surprising diversity of habitats to explore. respectively – of the waves hitting the slopes striking drop far below the karst cliffs of Wayag and Uranie into, nutrient-rich bay of Mayalibit, Kabui and aljui to ” blue water mangroves ” Kofiau channels and gam to plankton -rich upwelling areas of Misool and Dampier Strait – is home to a unique collection of species which, when taken together, add to produce the most impressive species list ever compiled for coral reef system of this size. marine tourism as a sustainable alternative to overfishing, mining, and logging, has the potential to play a key role in the conservation of the spectacular underwater world of Raja Ampat, while also creating real benefits for the local community. This website is designed as part of a larger effort to support the growth of sustainable marine tourism in Raja Ampat and conservation magical islands. Please explore this site to get information about diving opportunities liver, travel logistics, cost of Raja Ampat incoming tourism ( which directly support conservation and community development ), and a remarkable conservation efforts going on in Raja Ampat .

Palm Island (Dubai, Uni Emirat Arab)

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Frequently called the eighth wonder of the world, the Palm Islands of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates are the world’s largest artificial islands, each manmade into the shape of a palm tree.

In Dubai, where tourism is making it one of the fastest growing cities in the world, the Palm Islands are a popular travel destination. But only one of the three islands – the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira — that make up the Palms is open to visitors.

Claiming the title of the largest manmade archipelago in the world, the Palm Islands can be seen from space. Each of them is shaped like a palm tree, but there are no actual palm trees there.

According to How Stuff Works, the islands were a brainchild of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, who decided Dubai needed a new role as its oil supply ran out. Sheik Mohammed teamed up with Dubai-based developer Nakheel Properties to create islands for the emirate, whose desert climate and short coastline limited tourism development. The addition of the Palms in fact the coastline of the small emirate by 166 percent, according to TripGuideDubai. AMEInfo.com reported that state-owned developers Nakheel benefited from the construction, reporting a profit of $98.6 million in April and May despite global economic fragility.

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Grand Canyon Arizona (United States)

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One of the famous tourist places in the United States is the Grand Canyon . Grand Canyon even be one of the seven wonders of the world . Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona , USA. Grand Canyon itself is a very beautiful canyon formed by erosion by the Colorado River . These attractions appear as a steep cliff to the river below , a view of rocks result of natural processes over millions of years . Therefore , the Grand Canyon is often used as a place examined to determine the state of the earth millions of years ago look of the layers formed .

Grand Canyon tourist spot famous as the abode of the United States the native Indian tribes . Along the way to the Grand Canyon will be a lot of shops selling souvenirs and typical Indian restaurant selling Indian cuisine .

One of the interesting things of the Grand Canyon in the United States this is a suspension bridge Skywalk . Skywalk is located in the western part ( west rim ) Grand Canyon . Skywalk is a suspension bridge semicircular or like the letter U , located approximately 4000 feet from the ground , and the floor is translucent . Standing on the skywalk seemed to walk on air , with views of cliffs , canyons , and rivers are incredibly beautiful surroundings. However , if you have a phobia of heights , maybe you will think many times to walk the skywalk .

In the Grand Canyon tourist spot is also provided recreational rafting . Rafting across the Colorado River and other rivers with views of the surrounding canyon is beautiful . In addition , this tourist spot also offers views of lakes , ravines , and waterfalls . During a trip to the Grand Canyon are also many other tourist attractions . The trip to the Grand Canyon has many alternatives , you can use the helicopter , walking and also by car, bus , hummer tour and so on . Arriving at Grand Canyon tourist spot , guaranteed you’ll be treated by the amazingly beautiful scenery . Do not miss the chance to see the scenery at sunrise and sunset .

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The Chocolate Hills (Filippina)

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These mysterious conical mounds are known as the Chocolate Hills. There are approximately 1,268 individual hills, their heights ranging from 100 to 160 feet, though the highest is almost 400 feet high. The hills, which are almost all symmetrical, consist of grass-covered limestone and turn brown during the dry season.

Despite the abundance of hills, it is unclear how they were formed. There are multiple geological explanations ranging from oceanic volcano activity to limestone weathering. A recent theory is that an ancient volcano self-destructed and chunks of it were dispersed over the region.

Numerous legends and tales also exist to explain the Chocolate Hills. One legend is about a giant buffalo who came and wreaked havoc in the region, eating and destroying all the crops. As an act of vengeance, locals left out spoiled crops. When the buffalo ate them it got sick and left mounds of feces in its wake, bringing new meaning to the name “Chocolate Hills.”

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Batu Caves (Malaysia)

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TBatu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor.

Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam.

A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.

Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre.

Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave.

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