Make sure that these places feature in your 2019 travel bucket list.
Booking.com revealed its list of popular tourist destinations for 2019.
Presenting the top five places that featured on the list.
Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
Look it up on Wikipedia, and you'll discover that Goreme is a town in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey.
The open air museum here is well-known for its 10th and 12th Century cave churches and frescoes.
According to UNESCO, 'The Goreme National Park was entirely sculpted by erosion and the Goreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period.'
You must visit Ukraine's capital for its religious architecture and museums that are filled with historic stories.
Kiev Pechersk Lavra, a 11th-century monastery and pilgrimage site is a must-see for its gold-domed churches.
According to Wikipedia, 'It's known for its catacombs lined with the burial chambers of Orthodox monks, and a collection of gold objects from ancient Scythian times.'
Didn't expect to find Doha on this list? Trust us when we tell you that there are endless reasons to visit Middle East's upcoming tourism hotspot.
The spotlight is shinning on Doha ever since it was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup.
A cultural centre, it is a Mecca for foodies. The camel races -- also known as the 'sport of the sheiks' -- is very popular here and once there, you must pay a visit to its Souf Waqif.
Pokhara, a city on the Phewa Lake, is a popular tourist attraction known for its beautiful mountain ranges.
Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake.
Its close proximity to the Himalayan mountain range makes it a popular trekking spot.
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Three tiny islands including Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air make up the Gili islands in Indonesia.
The largest of the three is Gili Trawangan, popular among tourists for its party scenes.
Gili Trawangan is home to some of the Gilis’ pioneering dive shops where you can get your PADI Open Water or Advanced diver certification.
Scroll down to see the other destinations that made it to the list!
- Mirissa, Sri Lanka
- Thimphu, Bhutan
- Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Katunayake, Sri Lanka