Best Travel Facts Around The World

 

We uncover some of the world’s interesting travel facts that will make you want to explore and get to know new, wonderful destinations around the world. It is more than just souvenirs that we usually collect during our travel, I for one would like to know better, expand the horizons of knowledge about the places we visit. Before setting off on a vacation, take a look on this compilation and learn about the facts, to entertain you while traveling, help you win a friend and have the most gratifying feeling that you gain something whilst having the best travel experience.

 

 

1. Women who vacation at least twice a year have a significantly lower risk of suffering a heart attack than those who travel every six years or so.

2. Money spent on traveling makes us happier than money spent on material things.

3. In 2017, over four billion people flew on commercial aircrafts globally.

4. An introvert is more likely to choose to travel to the mountains for vacation, while an extrovert is more likely to travel to the beach.

5. Fact About Ooty, India: It is one of the best places for shooting in India. The photographers always want to go there for the pictorial beauty of the place.

6. Fact About Jungfraujoch: Hiking is the main draw here. The destination of hikers is 3885 meters which start from Monchsjoch hut. It takes several to reach hours.

7. Melaka River was once dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’ by European seafarers as it was a prominent port of entry for traders from Europe and Asia during the late 16th century.

8. On clear days it is possible to see more than 100 miles from Bryce Canyon.

9. Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its hoodoos. These are tall rock from protruding from the ground.

10. Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the U.S. with a depth of 1,645 ft (501 M).

11. Asia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. That said, it is also home about 44 tribes with absolutely no contact with modern civilization. They live alone, in the jungles of Indonesia and Papua.

12. In 2013, the world’s most toured city was not New York, London, or Paris: It was Bangkok, Thailand, which recorded the highest number of international arrivals.

13. According to the WHO, Japan’s life expectancy is the longest in the world-87.3 years for women, and 85 years for men.

14. 60% of the world’s lakes are located in Canada.

15. Over 30 Million People in China live in caves.

16. In Iceland, you can see two tectonic plates meeting above the earth’s surface.

17. Some of the most fascinating and revered animals-the tiger, giant panda, king cobra, Komodo dragon, and Asian elephant-are all found in Asia.

18. Asia’s size and position make it the only continent that borders two other continents, Europe and Africa. Sometimes during winter when the Bering Sea Freezes, Asia joins with North America.

19. Most Chinese action movies had characters with a very unique hairstyle-a tonsured beard and pigtail. Well, that is not a fashion trend. It was actually a state enforceable law whose violation was punishable by execution.

20. Out of the three largest economies in the world, two are in Asia- China (second), and Japan (third).

21. “Asia” has always been thought of as being the Greek origin. In actual fact, there is no concrete evidence of where the name actually came from.

22. New York city is actually further south than Rome is.

23. Papua New Guinea has over 820 languages listed as being spoken in its country.

24. France covers more time zones than any country on the planet.

25. Russia is bigger than Pluto.

26. India is the world’s leading producer of Mangoes. Every year it produces 12 million tons of the fruit.

27. Japan is a wonderful place to live in, just as long as you don’t get fat because it is against the law.

28. China is so wide that naturally, it should cut across up to 5 separate time zones, but oddly enough, it has only one national time zone. (China Standard Time).

29. In 2005, a Chinese billionaire built the world’s largest shopping mall in Dongguan, China. It is so big, it boasts of an indoor roller coaster. What is even more interesting is the fact that since it opened, 99 percent of the mall has remained unoccupied.

30. Only one country in the world has banned tobacco sale. It is called Bhutan and is found in Asia.

31. Of the ten largest cities in the world (by population), seven of them are located in Asia.

32. The ten largest shopping malls in the world are all located in Asia.

33. Only two countries in the world, India, and China have a population above 1 billion people, and both of them are in Asia.

34. Of the top ten tallest buildings in the world, nine are found in Asia.

35. The original merchant farmers were all from Asia, not Africa.

36. In China, it is common for children to be named after events. What is interesting, though, is that there are over 4,000 people named Aoyun, or “Olympic Games”.

37. The world’s most spoken language is not English, but Mandarin Chinese, which boasts of over one billion speakers.

38. The Arabian desert found in Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest continuous sandy desert.

39. Many countries boast of two, three or even five official languages. India alone has 30 of them while Indonesia brags of 12.

40. Working during your vacation is worse than you’d expect. A recent study has revealed that sifting through work emails on the beach results in you remembering less from your vacation.

41. When you meet new people, abroad or at a business meeting, you often forget their name the second they introduce themselves.

42. Did you know there’s research revealing which languages are the happiest, i.e. contain the largest number of positive words? According to this measure, the happiest is Spanish, with Portuguese, English, Indonesian and French rounding out the top five.

43. The human brain is designed to remember novelty, so if you want to remember your vacation for a long time, you should make sure to include a dramatic change of scenery somewhere in the middle.

44. Jet lag feels worse if you travel from west to east.

45. Travel lowers stress levels.

46. Traveling increases CONFIDENCE.

47. You will have a better appreciation of small things.

48. Travel exposes you to different environments, which create stronger antibodies and boost your immune system significantly.

49. You can obtain new skills while traveling.

50. Travel will decrease your risk of heart disease.

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