Every country has its own identity that makes it unique and being able to travel to these places and see all the attractions that they have to offer is an exciting experience that everyone should have once in their life.
Most of us are aware of the old historic countries that have been around for centuries. But what about the newer countries of the world? I’m here to suggest a challenge for the avid adventure traveler: Try to visit the five newest countries in the world. They are:
- South Sudan
- Serbia and Montenegro
- East Timor
These five countries are all unique in their own way and a must-see for anyone’s traveling bucket list.
South Sudan – 2011
South Sudan is the world’s newest country and has been left with the most traditional culture unlike what you’ll see in many other countries around the world. South Sudan is a country for people who enjoy the beauty of nature because of the vast amount of tropical forests, caves, waterfalls, swamps and even the steamy savannah will leave you in awe.
This new country is filled with beauty, culture and a dark past of warfare that is exciting to learn about.
Kosovo – 2008
The country of Kosovo was established in 2008 and is surrounded by the countries of Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro. Since its establishment it has become a popular destination for many tourists who are looking to get away from the typical destinations and explore new places and a culture that stands out from the rest.
The three most popular destinations in Kosovo are Novo Brdo, Prizren, and Pristina. Each offers many activities that’ll keep you occupied during your stay.
Other than its natural beauty, Kosovo has many attractions that anyone will enjoy including the breathtaking Sharr Mountains, the Ethnographic Museum where you’ll be able to learn about the Albanian culture, and the Novo Brdo Castle which is believed to date back as early as the 12th century during the Serbian Empire.
Serbia and Montenegro – 2006
Serbia and Montenegro has many scenic wonders whether you’re looking to experience the spectacular scenery, visit historical monuments or just spend some time getting to know the locals and their culture. The Kalemegdan Citadel is one of the major attractions in the country and people from all over the world flock to see their stunning churches, tombs, Turkish baths and even a military museum to get a better understanding of this extraordinary country’s past. If you’re looking for a more serene environment, Lake Skadar won’t disappoint.
East Timor – 2002
East Timor is an island located between Indonesia and Australia and like many islands, you’re guaranteed to be treated to an abundance of beautiful beaches and a tropical environment that so many of us love.
The statue of Cristo Rei is one of the most famous attractions in East Timor and the views from the top of the mountain are outstanding. Beyond that, you can head off to the coast and enjoy diving with some of the most professional teams you’ll ever find.
Palau – 1994
For anyone who enjoys the beach and experiencing new and even unusual activities that you might not think of doing at any point in your life, Palau in the Western Pacific is the place for you.
Jellyfish Lake is an exciting yet scary attraction for many people but once you’re in the water swimming around with the millions of jellyfish, you’ll find the entire experience relaxing and beautiful.
Most of the above countries might be small but each of them has their own special characteristics that make them stand out from others that have been around for decades and even centuries. No matter where you turn, they all have unique attractions that make them great places to visit and each of them has something to offer for everyone.