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7 Cultural Attractions You Can Visit And Experience Adventure Activities


When you travel, we all seem to be fascinated by cultural attractions. The fact there are so many preserved hotspots in the world that we can visit is amazing but what if you wanted to ‘experience’ just a little bit more? What if the history, the selfie, and the glares weren’t enough?
 
We’ve scanned the glove for incredible cultural attractions that not only can you be in awe of, but you can also throw in an adventure activity too. We’re talking temples and tightropes, palaces and paragliding, ancient artifacts and adrenaline.
 
Let’s take a look.
 

The Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China
 
Toboggan
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is no secret. Stretching over hundreds of miles there’s plenty of paths to walk on and see the wall in its entirety!
 
However, you can actually sledge down the Great Wall of China and it’s really becoming a thing to do. Due to its elevation and length, the Great Wall provides a perfect opportunity to do something a little wild. Jump into the toboggan and swoosh your way down – it’s such a buzz!

Bagan 4400 Temples

Bagan Temples
 
Hot air balloon
The temples in Bagan sell Myanmar as a travel destination. Still, some remarkably preserved with their pink and red bricks, if you get to a viewpoint high enough you’ll lose count to how many you see in the distance.
 
What is trendy nowadays in Bagan is to take an even better view from above, but this time in hot air balloons. The craze is real (I visited back in 2012 and it didn’t exist) – and equally incredible. Afraid of heights? Just marvel at the thousands of temples instead, it’s quite a sight.
 

The ancient city of Jaipur, India

Jaipur

Zipline
India is a country that is known for its rich heritage, colourful towns, spicy yet delicious food and a plethora of colours. Yet did you know you can go zip lining over an entire city? Jaipur in Rajasthan state you can take to the skies and zip your way across the city. India isn’t known for its adrenaline rushing sporting activities, but it’s certainly a thing in Jaipur!

Coba ruins, Mexico

Coba ruins rope walk

Climbing (via rope)
 
Coba attracts visitors, for one thing, its ruins. Only down the road from Tulum, then Playa del Carmen and even further on, Cancun, Coba is home to some Mayan ruins that you just have to explore. One of the ‘things to do’ in Coba is climbing up and down one of its major pyramid structures on a rope. Although the practice may become limited to preserve the ruins, it definitely throws in a bit of adventure!
 

Machu Picchu Peru

Machu Picchu

Hike, climb, mountain bike, swim and row.
 
Machu Picchu is unquestionably the postcard of South America. The stunning Mayan ruins are one of the most taken travel photos in the world. But getting there can be a journey and involve a lot of adventurous activities.
 
Forget taking the minibus from Cusco, it’s best to enjoy the journey to MP. Taking a jungle trek will allow you to get involved in some mountain biking, white water rafting as well as hiking. This is part of the adventure and many travellers who do this admittedly say they preferred the journey more.
 

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island Heads

Surfing
 
Easter Island, famous for its moai statues, giant carved human heads planted into the ground. One of the world’s famous cultural sites without question, visiting Easter Island is a special trip, to say the least.
 
However, in the waters by the island, it’s possible to catch some waves and surf. There are breaks off some shores for all levels so anyone can get involved with a tour guide. Paint the picture, it would be a pretty incredible experience to stand up and surf into the shore with the moai heads as your backdrop.
 

Stonehenge, UK

Stonehenge at sunset

Camping
 
Arguably the UK’s most famous archaeological attraction, people all over the world know Stonehenge. Whilst the site itself isn’t manufactured to do anything on it, you can take a micro-adventure and go camping near Stonehenge. Wake up for sunrise and wait for sunset by these iconic prehistoric standing stones.

This article was posted on 19-07-2018