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Top 25: Unique countries to visit that many people don’t know exist

Some countries like France, Italy, the United States and Thailand are well known around the world, attracting millions of tourists every year. However, impressive sights, unique architectural treasures, breathtaking natural beauty and stunning beaches don’t have to be located in the famous countries that many people know about.

In fact, there are many countries, unknown to most people, that have something to offer their potential visitors. Located on isolated tropical islands, hidden in giant mountains, or simply surrounded by larger and more popular neighbors, these countries are unlikely to ever make it to the tourist brochures and booklets.

Take Liechtenstein, for example. Did you know about the existence of this country? Probably not, but we are more than sure that you will be awed by its majestic mountains, ancient castles and clean environment. There are many countries like this one. From Brunei and Sierra Leone to Moldova and Burkina Faso, learn about 25 unique countries to visit that you didn’t know existed!

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

25. Nauru Located in Micronesia, in the central Pacific Ocean, Nauru is the third smallest country in the world by area, behind only the Vatican and Monaco.

This tiny and underrated country boasts amazing marine life, large colorful reefs, and pristine beaches, making it a great place for summer vacations, snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water sports.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

24. Liechtenstein The main reason tourists know little about Liechtenstein is because of its location. The small Alpine country is surrounded by Germany, Austria and Switzerland, all of which are popular tourist destinations. Nevertheless, Liechtenstein also has a lot to offer: from magnificent mountains and historic castles to a beautiful and clean environment.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

23. Kyrgystan

Kyrgyzstan’s history spans over 2,000 years, encompassing a diversity of cultures. This country has an incredibly beautiful and varied landscape, offering great conditions for hiking, camping, horseback riding, camping, skiing, etc.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

22. Malta With an area of only 122 km², Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, but this Mediterranean archipelago has a stunningly rich history as it has always been a strategically important place.

Malta boasts a warm climate, beautiful beaches, unique architectural monuments and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

21. Brunei While most people are aware of the existence of an island called Borneo somewhere in Southeast Asia, very few know that it is home to this country.

A former British colony, Brunei is now a modern and developed country with one of the highest GDP and purchasing power parity in the world. In addition, Brunei has beautiful landscapes as well as impressive architecture.

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The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

20. Vanuatu While some of its neighbors, such as Fiji or Papua New Guinea, are known to most travelers, Vanuatu is a little-known but stunningly beautiful country located in the South Pacific.

Home to a quarter of a million people, it boasts superb beaches, crystal-clear, warm water, rich natural beauty, delicious exotic cuisine and interesting cultural traditions.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

19. Georgia Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia has an amazingly diverse landscape that attracts adventurers of all kinds.

This country has majestic mountains (mountaintop Shkhara is the highest point in Georgia at 5068 meters), first-class ski resorts, huge glaciers, complex cave systems, beautiful lakes and much more.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

18. Lesotho While South Africa is a well-known and massively visited country, few people are aware of the existence of this nearby country.

With a population of only 2 million, Lesotho is completely surrounded (and shadowed) by the Republic of South Africa. However, this small African country boasts equally amazing landscapes and rich wildlife.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

17. Andorra Sandwiched between two European giants, Spain and France, Andorra is a dwarf state located in the Pyrenees.

Andorra has both beautiful summer resorts and famous winter resorts, as well as many ski facilities. The country is not a member of the European Union, but has a special relationship with it. Andorra is also known as a low-tax state, which is why it is often called a “tax heaven.”

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

16. Faroe Islands Officially part of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands are an autonomous region located between the Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Norway and Iceland.

The environment is among the cleanest in Europe. The Faroe Islands boast beautiful landscapes, rich cultural traditions and delicious cuisine.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

15. The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, but the region is home to another, lesser known country with a similar name.

Dominica (Commonwealth of Dominica) is much smaller than the Dominican Republic, but in terms of natural beauty and picturesque beaches it can easily be compared with its famous competitor. Moreover, Dominica is not as crowded in terms of tourists.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

14. Tajikistan One of the largest countries on this list, Tajikistan is a mountainous country in Central Asia that is landlocked.

The state was hit hard by the civil war of 1992-1997, so the standard of living here is not as high as in some of the other countries on this list, but Tajikistan boasts spectacular scenery that every tourist will surely appreciate.

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The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

13. Moldova Moldova is a landlocked Eastern European country that borders Romania and Ukraine. With a population of about 3 million people, Moldova is one of the least visited countries in Europe, but that may soon change as more and more people are interested in the natural beauty, rich history, unique architecture and wine tours.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

12. Kiribati Kiribati is an island nation in the central Pacific consisting of 33 atolls and reef islands and one raised atoll. One of the lowest-lying countries in the world, Kiribati is predicted to sink significantly in the coming decades, so try to visit soon. The country is rich in marine life, beautiful reefs and gorgeous beaches.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

11. Comoros Located in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar, the Comoros is a small African country that consists of three main islands and many smaller islands.

A former French colony, the Comoros has a tropical climate, crystal-clear and year-round warm water, and an abundance of wildlife, among which endemic species can be found.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

10. Luxembourg You must be familiar with the term “Benelux,” and of course you know that the first two words (countries) of the acronym are Belgium and the Netherlands. However, the third country, Luxembourg, is a lesser known country.

Luxembourg may be small (it has a population of just over 500,000 people), but it is filled with amazing architectural masterpieces, museums, galleries, etc.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

9. São Tomé and Principe As the second smallest African country, São Tomé and Principe is a small Portuguese-speaking island nation located off the west coast of equatorial Central Africa.

One of the most stable, democratic and secure countries in Africa, it boasts both gorgeous beaches and mountains and delicious seafood and tropical fruit dishes.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

8. Marshall Islands Another tropical paradise, the Marshall Islands are an island nation located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The islands boast spectacular marine life and reefs, making them a great place for diving and snorkeling. A huge portion of the Marshall Islands’ waters are recognized as the world’s largest shark refuge.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

7. San Marino Completely surrounded by the territory of Italy, San Marino is a dwarf state of 61 square kilometers with a population of just over 32 thousand people.

Despite its tiny size, San Marino is one of the richest countries in the world. In addition, San Marino claims to be one of the oldest sovereign states and a constitutional republic. Monte Titano Fortress is the most famous landmark of this tiny country.

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The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

6. Bhutan The only country in the world in which the happiness of its inhabitants is officially measured, Bhutan is landlocked, being sandwiched between two Asian giants, China and India.

Because of its location in the Eastern Himalayas, the country can offer excellent conditions for hiking, trekking, mountain climbing and other outdoor sports and activities. Bhutan is also home to several great Buddhist temples.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

5. Sierra Leone Because of the infamous 2014 Ebola virus outbreak, Sierra Leone is no longer as little known as it once was, but it would be unfair to associate this small West African country only with this deadly disease.

Sierra Leone, too, has a lot to offer, from some of the best beaches in Africa to delicious food and friendly locals.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

4. Bosnia and Herzegovina Located in Southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula, Bosnia and Herzegovina is less well-known and popular among tourists than its northern neighbor Croatia, but no less beautiful.

The country has many amazing mountain landscapes with excellent conditions for sports such as kayaking, hiking and mountain climbing.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

3. Burkina Faso When it comes to African wildlife and safaris, Burkina Faso is not among the countries that come to mind first. However, this landlocked country in West Africa is home to many large mammals such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, buffalo and others. Burkina Faso has four national parks and several nature reserves.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

2. St. Kitts and Nevis Located in the Caribbean Sea, St. Kitts and Nevis is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas in both area and population.

Home to only 55,000 people, the country is largely covered by dense rainforests that are home to many species of animals and plants. There are also many picturesque beaches in this small Caribbean nation.

The Wonders of the World: The Unique Countries to Visit, Which Many of us Don't Know About

1. Cape Verde Located 620 kilometers off the coast of West Africa, Cape Verde is an island nation spanning an archipelago of 10 large and 8 small islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.

A former colony of Portugal, Cape Verde is among the most developed and wealthy countries in Africa. It has several beautiful beaches and first-class seaside resorts.

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1. Nauru

Everyone can become a citizen of Nauru for 50 thousand francs.

Located in Micronesia in the central Pacific Ocean, the state of Nauru is the third smallest country in the world, behind only the Vatican and Monaco. This tiny and underrated country boasts amazing marine life, enormous colorful reefs, and pristine beaches, making it a great place for summer vacations, diving, snorkeling, and other water sports.

2. Liechtenstein

Welcome to the fairy tale!

The main reason why not many tourists know about Liechtenstein is its location. The small Alpine country is surrounded by Germany, Austria and Switzerland, countries that are very popular tourist destinations. However, Liechtenstein also has a lot to offer to tourists – from the magnificent mountains and historic castles to one of the cleanest air in the world.

3. Malta

Malta - a small country with a big history.

With only 316 square kilometers, Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, but this Mediterranean archipelago has a stunningly rich history as it has always been a strategically important place. Malta boasts a warm climate, beautiful beaches, unique architectural monuments and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

4. Brunei

The charm of Brunei.

Brunei, a former British colony, is now a modern and developed country with one of the highest GDPs and purchasing power in the world. Brunei is also home to fascinating landscapes and impressive architecture.

5. Vanuatu

Watuatu - a real ocean paradise.

While some of its neighbors, such as Fiji or New Guinea, are familiar to most travelers, Vanuatu is a little-known but stunningly beautiful country located in the South Pacific. Home to only 250,000 people, it has superb beaches, crystal-clear warm water, abundant natural beauty, delicious exotic cuisine, and interesting cultural traditions.

6. Andorra

Somewhere in the Pyrenees.

Sandwiched between two European giants, Spain and France, Andorra is a micro-state located in the Pyrenees. Andorra has both great summer vacation spots and beautiful winter ski resorts.

7. Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands: for those who like it colder.

Officially a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory located between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Norway and Iceland. It has one of Europe’s most pristine natural environments, beautiful scenery, rich cultural traditions, and delicious food.

8. Kiribati

Kibariti: Land of 33 atolls.

Kiribati is an island nation in the central Pacific consisting of 33 atolls and reefs and one coral island. It is believed that Kiribati will completely disappear under water in the next decades, so it is worth hurrying to see the country, which has a rich marine life, beautiful reefs and great beaches.https://novate.ru/blogs/show/Society/?act=newrecord#

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9. Comoros

Comoros: the former French colony.

Located in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar, the Comoros is an African country that consists of three large and many small islands. The former French colony offers a tropical climate, crystal-clear and warm year-round water, and an abundance of wildlife.

10. Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe: Africa is safe too.

Another small African country, Sao Tome and Principe is a Portuguese-speaking island nation located off the west coast of equatorial Central Africa. It is one of the most stable, democratic and safe countries in Africa, with gorgeous beaches and mountains, as well as delicious seafood and tropical fruit dishes.

11. the Marshall Islands

Somewhere near the equator.

Another tropical paradise, the Marshall Islands is an island near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The island boasts spectacular marine life and reefs, making it a great place for diving and snorkeling.

12. Bhutan

Bhutan is one of the most hospitable countries.

The only country in the world to officially measure the happiness of its inhabitants, Bhutan is a landlocked state sandwiched between two Asian giants, China and India. Because of its location in the Eastern Himalayas, the country offers excellent conditions for hiking, trekking, mountaineering and other outdoor sports. It is also home to many great Buddhist temples.

13. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina: incredible beauty!

Located in Southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula, Bosnia and Herzegovina is less well-known and flooded with tourists than its northern neighbor, Croatia, but it is just as beautiful. The country offers stunning mountain scenery and excellent conditions for outdoor sports such as kayaking, hiking, and mountain climbing.

14. St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis.

Located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea, St. Kitts and Nevis is the smallest sovereign nation in the Americas, both in area and population. With only 55,000 people, the country is largely covered by dense rainforests in which many species of animals and plants can be found. The tiny Caribbean country also has many picturesque beaches.

15. Cape Verde

Cape Verde.

Located 570 km off the coast of West Africa, Cape Verde is an island nation, which is an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. A former colony of Portugal, it is one of the most developed and wealthy countries in Africa and boasts a number of beautiful beaches and first-class resorts.

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