Tourist Spots You Should See From Miss Universe 2015’s Top 5
December 22nd, 2015
Yesterday, the world witnessed a bevy of beauties coming from the around the world, gathered in the Miss Universe 2015 stage, where Philippines’ Pia Wurtzbach was crowned as the new winner.
From 80 contestants, they were trimmed down to just 5 namely USA, France, Australia, Colombia and Philippines.
Aside from the five gorgeous ladies standing in grace under pressure and stilettos, there’s actually more beauty to see from the country they each represent.
And here’s a quick roundup:
USA – New York City
Also known as the “Big Apple.” It is considered as the most popular and populated city in USA. New York’s iconic spots are Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and of course Times Square.
The Big Apple is a sophisticated and glamorous city. Its iconic and sky-high buildings will surely put you in awe. New York City is the home of food, fashion and art in the United States; from its yellow taxi cabs filling the road, fast paced pedestrians walking around the vicinity, and Times Square’s bright lights flashing at night.
Recommended tourist spots in New York:
• Central Park – A combination of park, museum, and a concert hall situated in central Manhattan.
• Empire State Building – You’ll be able see the city’s major highlights from its view. It is located in midtown Manhattan.
• Statue of Liberty – You can visit the Lady Liberty by a ferry. It will cart you from Battery Park which is located in lower Manhattan then making a stop at Ellis Island before returning to the Mainland. Tourists are not allowed to enter the Statue of Liberty due to security reasons.
AUSTRALIA – Sydney Opera House
The world’s largest island and the smallest continent, Australia is located between the Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Australia is famous for its extraordinary landscapes, wonderful beaches and easy-going cities.
Sydney is considered a must visit when you’re in Australia located in the country’s southeastern coast. It is also the capital of New South Wales. Sydney is a modern city having a long history and what makes Sydney great is its scenic harbor.
If there’s one place you can’t afford to miss in Sydney, it’s the iconic Sydney Opera House. Built in 1973 and designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Sydney Opera House is perched on the waterfront of Bennelong Point.
Sydney Opera House has glassed walls to their reception halls which allows tourists to have a view of the harbor. The opera house features a massive 1,500-seat, a concert hall, three other theaters and multiple bars and restaurant.
PHILIPPINES – Puerto Princesa
Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan, is the paradise for the nature lovers. The home of beautiful landscapes, rich ecosystem and stunning sea bodies. Aside from it, the place is topped with delicious food, cleanliness, hospitable and disciplined Palawenos.
Your Puerto Princesa trip won’t be complete without a visit to the Subterranean River National Park a.k.a. the Underground River. This wonder is the world’s longest navigable underground river. Travel inside the Underground River is by boat only and inside, you’ll be able to see the spectacular limestone formations like “The Cathedral”, the stalactites and stalagmites, and of course the bats.
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COLOMBIA – Bogota
Colombia is located in South America just beside Venezuela and Nicaragua. Today, it is considered a ‘hidden gem’ because only a minimal number of travelers were able to experience the authenticity of Colombia due to safety concerns lingering around it.
Colombia is not dangerous as you think. Colombia has always been stereotyped as a country of drug cartels, kidnappers and hired killers but thanks to its reformed government, there has been a decrease in violence around the country, reports say.
The things that you are missing out in Colombia is its charming people, the Colombian coffee, its rich history and culture, and its natural scenery.
If you’re planning to visit Colombia, visit Bogota.
Bogota is the capital and largest city in Colombia. Bogota is a combination of modern and colonial architecture thus making it diverse and multicultural. The brick buildings present in the country are surely one of a kind.
In Bogota, you can visit the Gold Museum which holds important collection of pre-hispanic objects. Travelers around the world can experience the capital’s juxtaposition of both history and modern.
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FRANCE – Eiffel Tower
France has always been the most popular tourist destination because of its elegance, culture, overwhelming architectural structures, one of a kind cuisine, the booze, and of course the romantic chateaux where many travelers fell in love with.
One place you shouldn’t miss is the Eiffel Tower located in City of Love, Paris. The famous tower is definitely an undisputed iconic attraction.
Eiffel Tower is the symbol of its sophisticated culture and modernity of the brilliant city of Paris.
Inside Eiffel Tower you’ll be able to see:
On the ground floor is the Gustave Eiffel which is a carving made by a prolific French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle in 1929.
On the second floor, snack bars, an observatory called the FerOscope, the Cineiffel can be found here.
As you proceed higher, you’ll see a panoramic view of the city of Love.