This pretty pastel streets of this former colonial city can now be found on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Set on the coast and surrounded by mountains, the city was already winning before it became part of the Gold Trail after the discovery of the world’s richest gold mines in 1696 in the mountains of Minas Gerais. It’s known for being a quiet little city that embraces the slow life, but we’re not sure how much longer it will stay that way. So pack your suitcase and go there now.
This ancient city has was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom and was home to 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. More than 2,200 temples can still be found standing in this UNESCO World Heritage Site near Mandalay. During 1044 to 1287, this site of learning attracted monks and students from as far away as India, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.
The walled city of Jaipur, which is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort – is now one itself. Founded in 1727 by the Rajput ruler Jai Singh II, Jaipur forms part of the Golden Triangle, alongside Delhi and Agra. It’s known as the Pink City due to the proliferation of rose-coloured buildings. The city was painted pink to welcome King Edward VII when he was the Prince of Wales in 1876.