10 countries that go unnoticed but have a lot to offer us

There are many tourist destinations that everyone knows and that receive millions of visits every year. But we can not forget that there are many others, such as the ones on this list, which are really impressive and seem to have been left out of the maps. Do not you have an intrigue to know what they are?

1. Belize

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Why do you have to go?

Sun lovers will enjoy the sand cays that are found along the coral reef of Belize in the Caribbean Sea (a wonder for divers). Those who like the mountain will love going into the caves along the river. And for the more adventurous the best is Indiana Jonesing and crossing the Mayan ruins of the jungle.

Why is it not popular?

Mexico has 300 times more population than Belize, so it is in the spotlight : the Yucatan peninsula, Cancun and Playa del Carmen, with a much more tourist infrastructure. That's why Belize, which has virtually no reputable hotel, is left in the shade.

What you should do

Visit Caye Caulker. This small island off the coast of the capital of Belize is a paradise for backpackers. Rent a boat, drink an ice cold Belikin beer or just lie in a hammock and enjoy the sun.

2- Myanmar

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Why do you have to go?

It is the least explored Asian destination, after it opened its doors to tourism in 2012. So it remains a unique, authentic and relatively free from external influences.

Why is not it popular? ?

The 50 years of authoritarian military rule have cast a great shadow over the country. It is also quite remote: you have to take a flight of about 14 hours from the most important cities such as Hong Kong or Bangkok. Once there, moving around the country can also be complicated. But part of this improvisation is part of the adventure of visiting this country that goes out of the ordinary.

What you must do

You have to watch the sunset from the temple field of Old Bagan. Less than a year ago it was easy to go to a temple to contemplate it, but nowadays that is changing, tourism is increasing and the amount of people is beginning to damage the structures. Even so, contemplating the sunset behind the Irrawaddy River from the pagodas is necessary for any self-respecting traveler.

3- Malaysia

 10 countries that go unnoticed but have much to offer
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] Why do you have to go?

For its tropical beaches, its cheap accommodation and a cuisine unique in the world. The geography of Malaysia, two land masses separated by the South China Sea, makes it one of the busiest areas for human activity, since it is the meeting point between China, India, Thailand and their cultures.

Why is not it popular?

Thailand, its northern neighbor is the most obvious choice for most tourists. But even if we do not believe it, after China and Hong Kong, Malaysia has the most foreign visitors from Asian countries.

What you should do

On the Borneo side, you have to explore the Gunung Mulu National Park . This world heritage site includes caves and steep karst formations.

4- Austria

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Why do you have to go?

The capital , Vienna, is one of the most elegant European capitals. It is often referred to as the "Paris of the East" because of its impressive architecture, its history, the important wine culture and the ever-booming arts. In addition, Austrian alpine skiing is world-famous, and music fans can follow in the footsteps of great composers such as Mozart, Schubert or Haydn.

Why is it not popular?

The neighboring Switzerland and Germany have more power of attraction

What you must do

Immerse yourself in the wine culture of Austria, one of the richest in the world. On the outskirts of Vienna are the famous and beautiful villages of Riesling and Gruners.

5- Northern Ireland

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Why do you have to go?

The six municipalities that make up Northern Ireland are immersed in the history of the country and the tradition, as well as having some of the most beautiful corners of the island. Belfast is a modern and eclectic city, while the rural area is picturesque, with green hills and sea views, always with fog as it is well known.

Why is not it popular?

The bad reputation of the period known as The Troubles still lingers over Northern Ireland. It is an era of the 90s in which there were many tensions and violent encounters between the loyal to the crown and the IRA (Irish Republican Army). Since 1998, hostilities have cooled and the country has become a safe destination for travelers.

What you must do

Visit the Giants Causeway. This natural phenomenon of the north coast has some 40,000 interlaced basalt columns, which appeared after a volcanic eruption. The upper part of the columns form steps that lead from the base of a cliff under the sea.

6- Ecuador

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Why do you have to go?

Ecuador is an adventure for travelers at a very affordable price: the cuisine and culture of Quito, the unprecedented biodiversity of the Amazon basin, rustic coastal areas, and of course, more than 900 km of coastline, the Galapagos Islands.

Why is it not popular?

Ecuador normally loses to Peru or Patagonia in terms of adventure trips. However, the adventurers, backpackers and extreme sports enthusiasts are missing a treasure full of rivers, canyons and volcanoes.

What you must do

Everyone will tell you that the Galapagos Islands, but better that it is a independent trip. If you go to Ecuador, you can not miss the Amazon basin and take advantage of rafting, mountain biking and hiking.

7- Mexico

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Why do you have to go?

The country is much more than what is known: Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos. Visit the Copper Canyon larger and possibly more beautiful than the Grand Canyon. The jungles of the south are full of Mayan temples. The colonial cities still remain full of buildings of pastel color and Spanish architecture.

Why is it not popular?

Outside the coastal cities, Mexico feels like an insecure bet. It is important that you keep some tips in mind before going and stay away from the drug trafficking networks, although they probably do not pose a threat to tourists.

What you should do

Consider visiting the state of Oaxaca. The city of Oaxaca is a beautiful colonial city that has one of the best gastronomy in the country. In addition, it is located a few hours from the coastal cities of Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.

8- Cuba

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Why do you have to go?

It's an amazing country and its access is getting easier.

Why is it not popular?

In 2015 and Cuba began to open the borders to more travelers. And at the beginning of 2016 many airlines have approved nonstop commercial flights in Havana. Carnival Cruise Line has added Cuba to its itineraries and Starwood plans to open a new hotel. This is just the beginning …

What you must do

Visit Old Havana. For now, before tourism transforms the country, it remains one of the most charming places in the world. It is the typical vision of Cuba, and it is true, from the historic cars, to the architecture, to the magnificent pier that borders the coast.

9- Tunisia

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Why do you have to go?

This North African country feels Mediterranean, has that European touch of the people of Sicily and southern France. You can visit Tunisia for its beaches, but it also has a rich history, Ottoman ruins and great gastronomy.

Why is it not popular?

It has a bad reputation since the end of 2010, when the Arab Spring started in Tunisia and it spread to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

What you must do

Visit the amphitheater of El Jem. With a capacity for 35,000 people; is the Roman Coliseum of North Africa, as well as being bigger and more intact.

10- Cambodia

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Why do you have to go?

Despite its heartbreaking history due to the war, the people of Cambodia are among the warmest, most hospitable and hospitable people in the world. The country has changed hands on numerous occasions, so it has influences from China, Europe, Malaysia and Hinduism and Buddhism. Its ruins are spectacular.

Why it is not popular?

Its neighbors Thailand and Vietnam tend to be more popular among mass tourism. And many still associate Cambodia with the Khmer Rouge and the bombing of the Vietnam War.

What you must do

You have to visit the temple of Angkor Wat. It is true that it is the most typical of tourists, but it is that seeing how the sun rises behind these ruins is simply spectacular.

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