From Mongolia to Dominica, Lonely Planet picks its must-see countries

Updated On Oct 27, 2016 10:00 PM IST
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From the snow-filled valleys of Canada to the arid plains of Ethiopia, here are Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to visit in 2017. Canada tops the list while India is nowhere in sight. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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From the snow-filled valleys of Canada to the arid plains of Ethiopia, here are Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to visit in 2017. Canada tops the list while India is nowhere in sight. (AFP)

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Colombia, famous for places like Cartagena, Tayrona National Park, San Gil etc, is placed second. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Colombia, famous for places like Cartagena, Tayrona National Park, San Gil etc, is placed second. (AFP)

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Finland, famous for Santa Claus’ office, Viking cruises, its many churches and museums, centres of skiing and old town tours, occupies the third spot. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Finland, famous for Santa Claus’ office, Viking cruises, its many churches and museums, centres of skiing and old town tours, occupies the third spot. (AFP)

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Island country of Dominica, part of the Carribeans, is in the fourth place. It is often called the Nature Isle of the Caribbean for its unspoilt natural beauty. It is home to the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Island country of Dominica, part of the Carribeans, is in the fourth place. It is often called the Nature Isle of the Caribbean for its unspoilt natural beauty. It is home to the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. (AFP)

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Once is not enough, that’s how official tourism website of Nepal attracts its visitors. Nepal, which is placed fifth, counts the Swayambhunath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Annapurna range and, of course, the most famous of them all, Mount Everest as its chief attractions. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2016 10:00 PM IST

Once is not enough, that’s how official tourism website of Nepal attracts its visitors. Nepal, which is placed fifth, counts the Swayambhunath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Annapurna range and, of course, the most famous of them all, Mount Everest as its chief attractions. (AFP)

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Bermuda, the British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, is ranked sixth in the Lonely Planet list. The sub tropical island, famous for its pink beaches, is a huge tourist attraction. Its many beaches, coral reef and blue waters are its main draws. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2016 10:00 PM IST

Bermuda, the British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, is ranked sixth in the Lonely Planet list. The sub tropical island, famous for its pink beaches, is a huge tourist attraction. Its many beaches, coral reef and blue waters are its main draws. (AFP)

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Mongolia, a land-locked country where nomadic way of life is still a living tradition, is ranked seventh in the list. Often called the Land of Blue Skies, Mongolia is famous for its vast emptiness, its colourful people, culture and unique way of life. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2016 10:00 PM IST

Mongolia, a land-locked country where nomadic way of life is still a living tradition, is ranked seventh in the list. Often called the Land of Blue Skies, Mongolia is famous for its vast emptiness, its colourful people, culture and unique way of life. (AFP)

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Oman, in eighth place, is located in the southern coast of the Arabian peninsula. The country is high on cultural tourism. An absolute monarchy, its economy is not exclusively dependent on oil exports, which sets it apart from the other nations in its neighbourhood. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Oman, in eighth place, is located in the southern coast of the Arabian peninsula. The country is high on cultural tourism. An absolute monarchy, its economy is not exclusively dependent on oil exports, which sets it apart from the other nations in its neighbourhood. (AFP)

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Myanmar, a major centre in the Buddhist circuit, is in the ninth spot. Its main attractions include Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inte Lake, The Irrawaddy and Ngapali beach. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Myanmar, a major centre in the Buddhist circuit, is in the ninth spot. Its main attractions include Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inte Lake, The Irrawaddy and Ngapali beach. (AFP)

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Ethiopia, sitting in the tenth place, boasts of attractions such as Blue Nile Falls, The Ruins of Aksum and Tomb of Adam. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2016 10:00 PM IST

Ethiopia, sitting in the tenth place, boasts of attractions such as Blue Nile Falls, The Ruins of Aksum and Tomb of Adam. (AFP)

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