Are you a lover of culture, heritage and history? If so, why not choose from one of these destinations for a more unique journey? There are numerous monuments and diverse histories all over the world that have yet to have their moment in the spotlight. And if you're the type of traveler who wants to get a glimpse of a country's authentic side, here's a list of 15 places just for you.
Located between Asia and Europe, Istanbul is the perfect culture trip. Here you can find magnificent religious buildings such as the world famous Blue Mosque. The Hagia Sophia was built in 537 AD and was originally a Greek Orthodox Cathedral. After the Ottoman conquest, it became an Ottoman imperial mosque and is now a museum. This is the perfect landmark to visit to appreciate Turkey's history of West meeting East.