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15. Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Off the coast of Hong Kong lies the lush Lantau Island, topped by the Po-Lin Monastery, with a monumental (85-foot high) bronze Buddha presiding over it. Most of the Island’s ground is dedicated to national parks, offering ample opportunities for hiking. The Ngong Ping 360 cable-car ride offers a bird’s view of the entire island, and if your taste is more conventional, you can opt for Disneyland Hong Kong at the north end of the island.
16. Rotorua, New Zealand
A fast-rising tourist attraction, the Rotorua resort gives visitors a truly unique experience of traditional M?ori culture, be it an authentic M?ori h?ngi dinner, cooked in a pit with hot stones. The M?ori also perform haka shows, where they display their fearsome Polynesian war dance. Rotorua is surrounded by gorgeous nature, be it lakes, streams, geysers as well as a relative American newcomer- a forest of Californian sequoias!