World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27th September every year. The aim is to create awareness among international and local communities to know the importance of tourism and its social, political, cultural and economic value. This day is celebrated to experience the incredible diversity and beauty of our planet. On this World Tourism Day, TripKar brings you some informative and enlightening facts about the world’s greatest tourist attractions:
The famous suspension bridge in San Francisco isn’t actually golden in color. The tourist attraction is actually orange. The Golden Gate Bridge organization publicizes the color formula known as ‘International Orange’ for their fans to replicate. The Golden name basically refers to the Golden Gate Strait, the waterway it straddles.
If you consider Big Ben to be the name referred to the tower, bestriding the London House of Parliament, think again! Big Ben refers to the clock bell. However, the tower is known as the ‘Elizabeth Tower’ or the ‘Clock Tower’.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous and beloved tourist attractions of America. Surprisingly the iconic landmark was built in Europe by french sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. The Statue of Liberty was built in nine years and was shipped to America in 350 individual pieces.
The San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile has the world’s largest swimming pool. The total size is equal to 11 football pitches (19.77 acres). The gigantic pool is filled with 66 million gallons of crystal clear sea water and has a fake beach too!
The Trevi Fountain in Rome is one of the most astounding historical sculptures in the world. The fountain also known as ‘Aqua Virgo’ dates back to 19 B.C. Roughly €3,000 is thrown every day as people follow the tradition of throwing coins over their shoulders. What many people don’t know is that the Trevi Fountain is charitable. An Italian charity known as ‘Caritas’ collects the coins every night and donates it to programs working to accommodate Rome’s poor and needy.
The world’s most expensive hotel room is the Royal Pent house Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva Switzerland. The hotel room costs $83200 per night and is one of the largest and most luxurious suite in the world. The pent house covers the entire top floor of the hotel and overlooks the lake forming a panoramic view for the guests.
However, these are only some interesting tidbits for you to enjoy! World Tourism Day is celebrated globally and is acknowledged by hundreds and thousands of travel pictures and videos shared on the social media. From sunsets in Hawaii to adventure junkies climbing the highest mountain peak. Every picture is savored and shared in collision.
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