When planning a trip, something people always consider is what is the best season to visit certain places. Are you a person who prefers to visit warm climates in the winter to escape from your chilly home, or do you embrace winter in the destination you’re visiting?
The world’s greatest monuments and destinations are going to be impressive no matter what time of year you choose to visit, but here’s what a few of them look like at different times.
The Eiffel Tower
No matter what time of year you visit the city of love, you’re going to be impressed with Paris. You’ll always be able to get yourself a photo of the Eiffel Tower to make all your friends at home jealous.
The former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, Hagia Sophia stands tall and proud in Istanbul. Built more than 1400 years ago, Hagia Sophia’s impressive dome looks good surrounded by spring foliage or topped with snow,
Russia’s Lake Baikal is a beautiful body of water in the summer, but in the winter, it’s a true sight to see. The world’s largest freshwater lake by volume, the water freezes and ends up looking like perfect turquoise blocks of ice.
A castle covered in snow seems almost more impressive than a castle in springtime, doesn’t it? Something about the snow makes Germany’s Neuschwantstein Castle seem that much more stately and important.
There’s no denying that New York’s Central Park is a great place to take a walk through no matter what season, but fall is arguably the most beautiful time thanks to all the leaves changing.
Dome Of The Rock
Those visiting Jerusalem would be prepared for it to be a fairly warm climate, but depending on the time of year you visit, you might be treated to the sight of the Dome of the Rock covered in a dusting of snow.
Early morning fog is fairly typical for visitors to see if they’re trying to beat the crowds visiting the Taj Mahal, but if you choose to visit in the springtime, that fog could lift to reveal the beautiful flowers nearby.
When people think of Greece, they think of warm weather and beautiful beaches, which is generally an accurate description. Every once in a while, though, you might get to see a dusting of snow.
The Great Wall Of China
An impressive creation no matter what season you visit in, a little bit of snow can’t put a damper on the incredible structure that is the Great Wall Of China. You’ll just want to make sure you bundle up before you walk along.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
The colors of Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral manage to come through even on a cold, gray winter’s day in Moscow, and they’re equally as impressive on a warm summer’s day.