Not all roads less travelled are in the jungles or isolated spots. You can also find them in quaint towns or even in understated cities with rich histories. As they say, there's still so much to see in the world and the coming holiday season is the perfect opportunity to explore places you've never been to before. From Gothic destinations to ancient cities, these are the less popular tourist destinations that should be on your radar.
Bucharest & Transylvania, Romania
Home to major Gothic and Byzantine architecture still standing today, Romania has much to offer daring travellers with a penchant for history. In the country's capital, you can witness the grandeur of Old Town and peek into the former centre of commerce and political seat of the country's monarchs dating back to the 15th century. Another tourist spot that you shouldn't miss is the Palace of Parliament built by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, which happens to be the second biggest administrative building in the world. North of the capital, you can also visit Bran's Castle or more popularly known as Dracula's Castle in Transylvania if you love spooky destinations.
Hidden for a long time from the rest of the world, Bagan is now welcoming visitors who want to see the beauty of this ancient city. The splendid sea of temples and pagodas is truly a sight to behold. Wait for either the sunrise or sunset where the sun spotlights the magnificent landscape in all its glory. Take the time to visit a few temples and taste the local delicacies for a holistic experience.