Brisbane is the capital of Australia’s Queensland state. On your next visit Down Under, add these must-see attractions in Brisbane to your list.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha
Located at the foot of Mount Coot-tha, the botanical garden offers free entrance. Set on more than 138 acres, the garden houses a variety of indigenous and exotic plant life.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
When you think of Australian animals, you likely think of koalas. Situated in a suburb of Brisbane, the koala sanctuary was founded in 1927, making it the oldest of its kind. In addition to the furry animal, visitors find other Australian animals, including wallabies, wombats, kangaroos and dingoes.
South Bank Parklands
A recreational attraction, South Bank Parklands is located along Brisbane River. Set on about 42 acres of parkland, the destination hosts annual cultural events and features restaurants, outdoor activities and a Ferris wheel.
Opened in 1940, the iconic Brisbane landmark spans Brisbane River. For those not afraid of heights, take advantage of the Story Bridge Adventure Climb. The experience takes climbers of all fitness levels on the bridge for an up-close view. A variety of climbs are available, including dawn and twilight options.
Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
The gallery specializes in contemporary Australian, Asian and Pacific art. In addition to temporary and permanent exhibitions, the galleries offer a children’s arts center and film screenings. Admission is free.
Visiting Sangay National Park in Ecuador is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The UNESCO World Heritage site features an array of landscapes, from glaciers to cloud forests, moorlands to grasslands. It’s also an extremely biodiverse destination, with more than 3,000 flowering plant species, more than 400 bird species and more than 100 mammal species.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Ho Chi Minh City is the most-populous city in Vietnam, known for its historic landmarks, well-preserved French colonial architecture and vibrant street life. It’s home to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, the busiest airport in the country, and is the business and financial hub of Vietnam. Named after the revolutionary leader who declared independence back in 1945, the city is organized into districts, each offering its own unique offerings. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City:
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