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Taiwan's Gaomei Wetlands number one place to visit by Japanese: poll
【Economics】2016-11-06  21:39:14
Tokyo, Nov. 6 (CNA) Gaomei Wetland Preservation Area in Qingshui District, Taichung has emerged as the most popular tourist destination Japanese woanted to visit this fall, followed by Schloss Neuschwanstein (New Swanstone Castle) in Germany, according to an online survey conducted by Japan's H.I.S. travel agency.

In the survey, H.I.S., one of Japan's leading travel agencies which has operated for over 30 years, asked travel enthusiasts through social media channels to vote for the places they most wanted to visit around the world this autumn.

H.I.S. then unveiled the top 10 most popular tourist destinations around the world.

Likening Gaomei wetlands, one of the most well known and well preserved wetland habitats in Taiwan, to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers, H.I.S. said the breathtaking scenery, especially during sunset, in Gaomei Wetlands earned it the first berth on the list of the world's top 10 must-see travel attractions.

Gaomei Wetlands is a tidal flat where visitors can catch the sea breeze and watch the beautiful sunset against a backdrop of wind mills, according to H.I.S.

Rounding out the top 10 list, in descending order are Maple Avenue in Canada, Lake District National Park in Britain, the old city of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvički Ljeskovac in Croatia, Jiuzhaigou in China, Banff National Park in Canada, Whitehaven Beach in Australia and Bourgogne in France.

(By Yang Ming-chu and Evelyn Kao)
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