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Smallest Countries in the World will prove Size Really Doesn’t matter
Have you ever wanted to tour a country in a few days and feel like you’ve seen all of it or feel you have met a good percentage of the population? You might be wondering why to visit some of the smallest countries in the world, other than to just get that passport stamp. But the fact is what these small countries lack in size but they make up for the amazing things to see and do.
In these tiny countries, it is almost possible to achieve, whether it’s amazing art, beautiful beaches or drunken monkeys. Australians might live in one of the world’s largest countries but the size doesn’t always matter, it’s what you do with it that counts. The world’s smallest country often gives its best when it comes to attracting tourists.
Here are a few countries that one could visit and cover in a single day.
An independent state within the city of Rome
The Vatican City is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and the smallest state in the world in both size and population. The main attraction is St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Its income is derived mainly from the sale of postage stamps and tourist mementos. Its ATM is one in the world to offer you the option of conducting your transaction in Latin.
The city-state is the global centre for Catholicism the main residence of the Pope and has famous churches that open its doors to pilgrims of faith from around the world. The Vatican Museums have an impressive collection of Renaissance art and other religious artefacts.
Isle of Man, Irish Sea
The capital of Isle of Man is called Douglas. It is located between Great Britain and Ireland. You can spend the day here visiting historical hiking sites browsing through special edition postage stamps that the island is known for and dining on Scallops. If you are here during the racing season then you will be in for a treat.
St Kitts and Nevis, West Indies is famous for a diving adventure and to encounter the country’s unique marine life. No one shy’s away from a Caribbean experience. Come here during one of its numerous music festivals and enjoy some quality salsa, jazz, calypso along with parades and street dances. You will find some time from your musical journey, for diving and enjoy the country’s unique marine life.
Andorra la Vella a tiny independent principality is famous for its ski resorts, duty-free shopping and generous tax breaks. Andorra is nestled in the Pyrenees between Spain and France. When the snow melts the country is crisscrossed with hiking trails, ranging from leisurely walks to more demanding treks. The country is famed for its ski resorts and duty-free shopping. Its capital city Andorra la Vella is cherished for its exquisite outdoor ambience, boutiques and jewellery shop on the Meritxell Avenue.
Palau is located in the western Pacific Ocean. Paula is made up of 340 islands. The Filipino migrants have settled here 3000 years ago. The waters of Palau houses 130 endangered species of sharks. The Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake where millions of golden jellyfish migrate across daily and where visitors can swim.
Singapore is a tiny city-state located off southern Malaysia. The country is a global financial power featuring tropical climate and boasting multicultural society. Not just an economic powerhouse, but the destination is also cherished for its manmade tourist attractions. The country is a popular international tourist destination in the world. When in Singapore one must visit destinations like Sentosa, marina bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Apart from the iconic wonders, there are various wildlife parks and night safaris that a traveller could venture on.
Malta Island is located in the Mediterranean Sea. The Republic of Malta is actually made up of three Islands, Gozo, Comino and Malta which is the largest of the three. It is a popular tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world come to Malta to enjoy the sunny weather, attractive beaches, rich history and vibrant nightlife.
A pilgrimage for many travellers. Bhutan is by no means ordinary. In fact, its tundra’s, bewitching mountainscapes and plethora of beguiling temples make it totally extraordinary.
Kiribati Oceania is a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you’re a keen fisher, surfer or diver, these astonish country’s patchwork of pacific stellar reefs, islets and remote atolls will make you go wild with excitement.
Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked country between Switzerland and Austria in the heart of the Alps. It is the fourth smallest state in Europe. It is a popular winter sports destination.
Monaco is known as the playground for the rich characterised by extravagant casinos, fancy yachts and its royal family, which includes Princess Charlene who was once an Olympic swimmer for South Africa. Every year Monaco Grand Prix draws crowds from all around the world as the top driver’s race through its city streets.
Fiji located north of New Zealand in the South Pacific includes 333 tropical islands. It is one of the most remotely located countries in the world. Still, the island has managed to capture the imagination of the world and has become one of the favourite tourist destinations. Once you land on the island get ready to enchant by the rugged landscape, palm-fringed beaches and coral reefs with stunning lagoons. Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are the two major islands boasting the majority of the population. The capital port city Suva holds a British era colonial architecture and pivotal tourist attractions.
A trip to the Maldives is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This country comprises coral atolls that contain 200 inhabited islands and 80 islands with tourist resorts. Resorts here means your own private each only shared with other guests of that resort.
The Maldives is for the traveller that wants to discover the underwater life for the divers or snorkeler. Who longs to be in the water and is happy to curl up on the beach in between dives. Don’t miss the baby sharks to manta rays to thousands of colourful fish to huge coral walls to massive caves. The opportunities are endless what you might see in these extremely warm waters. The white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and the choice of accommodations make this country worth every penny to visit.
The world’s smallest countries have plenty to offer the travellers. In other words great things come in small packages.