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7 Less Popular Structures Across The World You Need To Explore Solo

7 Less Popular Structures Across The World You Need To Explore Solo

Love exploring solo? Then you must definitely try out these less known structures that do not see the usual crowd. Check out the reviews shared by HolidayIQ reviewers. 

1. Panjim: To visit the Portuguese Style heritage building Sao Tome in Fontainhas

Panjim: To visit the Portuguese Style heritage building Sao Tome in Fontainhas
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “A Heritage Quarters In Portuguese Style Indeed; Sao Tome is an area, situated in Fontainhas, where the old world charm still remains in the form of Portuguese housing style and layout of the streets, and the credit goes to the Messmaker, who found this colony. Sao Tome is the Northern end of the Fontainhas where small streets making small squares looks beautiful, here you may find Goan feni and other spirits.

This is centrally located in the HPO building, which was a Tobacco Trading House. Across the road Pillory town where executions were held in the name of Justice and the last was held in 1843. Another attraction Sao Tome church which was built in 1849 and rebuilt in 1902, situated at the end of the road known as Corte de Otero, which leads to the famous Linhares bridge and this bridge is the gateway to Panjim. It will be an opportunity to walk through these heritage quarters of Fontainhas, which may help to have an amazing impression. ” Read Full Review

2. Macau: To visit Senado Square in Central Square, a less popular shopping spot

Macau: To visit Senado Square in Central Square, a less popular shopping spot
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vaidehi Satish says, “Central Macau for Shopping and Senado Square is good for shopping. There is also a museum nearby that one can visit. Further, into the streets, there is the St. Dominic's Church one can go to. Shops include street food, souvenirs, cookies, clothes, cosmetics etc. There are a few money changers in the area and the best place to buy baked delicacies.” Read Full Review

3. New Delhi: To visit Majnu Ka Tilla and indulge in authentic Tibetan cuisines and sovenirs

New Delhi: To visit Majnu Ka Tilla and indulge in authentic Tibetan cuisines and sovenirs
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruby Singh shares, “Majnu Ka Tilla - The Tibetan Twist To Delhi! I came to know about Majnu ka Tilla through a video on YouTube and I found it very fascinating. I wanted to pay a visit as soon as I could and so the Sunday was spent wandering in the narrow lanes of Majnu ka Tilla. It surprises me how we have this hidden gem of places so close to us and we have no clue about it. Majnu Ka Tila is actually a Tibetan refugee colony which is also known as Little Tibet of Delhi.

I wonder how it got such a unique name, Majnu Ka Tilla is quite a filmy name for such quaint lanes. Majnu ka Tilla is an appropriate place for shopping and indulging in authentic Tibetan cuisines. As soon as you enter the main lane and walk for a while you will reach a courtyard which has a temple. The temple has quintessential Tibetan look and feel, it reminded me of my visit to the Dalai Lama temple in McLeodganj. If you are lucky you might get to see them performing their prayer rituals as well. Majnu ka Tilla is a great place to shop unique items and junk jewelry. They have roadside shops as well as proper stores where you can purchase typical Tibetan stuff for your home.Read Full Review

4. Kolkata: To catch sight of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, ancestral home of the Tagore family

Kolkata: To catch sight of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, ancestral home of the Tagore family
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Arundhati Banerjee shares, “Jorasanko - Nobel Laureate's Home Tucked away in the busy parts of North Kolkata narrow lanes and bylanes, this bit of history of Kolkata and Rabindranath Tagore is very well-preserved and extremely well-presented. It gives us a very interesting insight into the life and works of Tagore. It was his home where he lived in his early childhood. The display galleries are extremely interesting and well-chronicled. History is presented in the form of writings, paintings, Gurudev's articles, photographs in the rooms that were once a part of Tagore's legendary family.

There are some air-conditioned rooms too displaying Tagore's connection to various parts of the world like China and Japan. One can spend an entire day here going around the galleries. There is a nominal fees to enter and one is not allowed to carry any phones or bags inside. There are lockers to keep your belongings while you are visiting. One could miss out on some of the descriptions as some of the displays are described only in Bengali which is Tagore's mother-tongue without any English translation. A must visit in Kolkata if you are interested in Tagore and his creativity.” Read Full Review

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5. Mumbai: To walk through the streets of Sion for some good shopping and photography

Mumbai: To walk through the streets of Sion for some good shopping and photography
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Mukesh Sagar shares, “The streets of Sion is not known by many and I feel disappointed that such a green and beautiful place located on busy streets of Sion goes unnoticed. I went for photography here and found that this place has everything to learn photography. And if you are lucky you might find Lotus in the Garden. Also if you could find the way, there is a butterfly farm there as well. I believe this place should be made popular among the people who love photography and those who love to explore new places.

This place makes you see both parts of Mumbai, busy streets and Calm Nature. I have been in Mumbai for more than 15 years yet I didn't know such a beautiful place is there. And the strangest part, it is not crowded. I should recommend you all to visit once at least if you are nearby Sion. Make sure you go until the end of the garden where you can see the panoramic view of BKC and of course not so soothing view of Meethi River. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting for sure.” Read Full Review

6. Beijing: To visit the Forbidden City and uncover the stories from Ming and Qing dynasty

Beijing: To visit the Forbidden City and uncover the stories from Ming and Qing dynasty
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HolidayIQ Reviewer shijo Thomas adds, “Forbidden City - Hidden kingdoms located at the center of Beijing home of Chinese Kings from Ming and Qing dynasty, this Palace is the perfect example of Chinese cultural traditions and architecture. A must visit if you go to Beijing. Constructed in the 1400s, spread over 180 acres it was home to 24 emperors. It was converted into the museum in the 1900s and declared World Heritage site in 1987.

You get English self-guided tour kits inside the palace and explore the place at your own pace. Be ready to walk and the place is so clean and well-maintained that you won't mind walking there. Once you exit beware of 2 things, 1. Do not board the rickshaws, they may take you to secluded lanes they mug you. 2. Do not buy from the hawkers outside Forbidden City, if you buy bargain well and give them exact change. Do not accept change from them as it could be fake currency. They may tend to hurry you into closing the deal and ask your big notes, don't get ruffled.Read Full Review

7. Hanoi: To go on a shopping frenzy in the old quarter of Hanoi!

Hanoi: To go on a shopping frenzy in the old quarter of Hanoi!
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Mittal shares, “Walk, Eat, Shop - Repeat; The old quarter at Hanoi is a whole lot of Vietnam in one package. The narrow bylanes offer plenty of interesting sights, smells, and tastes. There are lots of restaurants serving everything from traditional Vietnamese to Chinese to Indian to Continental food. Some interesting cafes and pubs as well, especially by the fountain and overlooking the lake. One can just meander through the lanes soaking everything in or fill the shopping bags with a lot of street side shopping.

That includes fake watches, bags, some apparel, footwear and the likes. It is quite lively in the evenings I must add. Take a cyclo tour if you want to avoid walking and see more of this area. The water puppet show and the lake are also in this vicinity. The area is quite crowded and one has to be careful of their belongings in this space. Still an interesting place to spend a few hours in the evening.” Read Full Review

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