The harmonious operation of a society without violence or conflict is what describes peace. It is equated to the absence of hostility, or the existence of healthy international relationships, justice in political relations, recognition of equality and safety in matters of economic and social welfare. Because peace is always what we so loved, as it is an indispensable ingredient to man’s happiness, we are willing to do everything to help preserve it, even sacrifice to defend it, or even go to places where we can likely find it.
As we find ourselves troubled, it is reassuring to know that there are still places on earth that we can go to avoid most sorts of fear, conflicts and disorders that have been hounding us. In this article I am showcasing a handful of countries which are not only good performers in world peace but are also excellent places to experience the wonders of their nature and hospitality of their people. Take a look at this wonderful collection and be amazed by its majesty. Also, if you want to build a travel website to showcase your travel images you should check this article about travel themes for WordPress. Enjoy!
Countries to Visit
1. New Zealand
New Zealand boasts of scenic mountain chains, breathtaking coastlines, indented fiords and lush rainforests. It is a haven for those who seek peace and relaxation away from fatigue and stress. It ranks first in Global peace index which makes it the foremost destination of those who seek refuge from societal disarray and confusion.
This Nordic state flaunts the first-rate literacy, longevity, income, and social cohesion by world standards. Its people enjoy peace and stability insofar as it is a very peaceful nation with avowed policy of neutrality.
Is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Winter holiday in Finland is perfect for hardy skiers. One of the high scorers in Global Peace Index, this nation is definitely one of the places visitors would love to stay for a long time.
Japan is blessed with the abundance of beautiful scenery that nature has to offer. It has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. A stay in Japan will surely be one the memorable moments that one can only hope would last forever.
Canada is the second largest nation in the world but it is also one of the most sparsely populated. This North American nation is truly a haven for those who are weary and tired because it pampers visitors and would even invite them to stay and enjoy life away from global upheavals.
Denmark is nestled between the Baltic Sea off its east coast and the North Sea off its west coast. This friendly country has a charm and appeal all of its own and is a mix of forests, ancient castles, busy cities and sprawling countryside. Once the place of mighty Vikings, Denmark is home to peace loving and wonderful people who made the nation great in all ways. It belongs to the top of a the list of peace loving nation prepared by Global Peace Index.
From the high Alps in the South, the Bavarian plain, and the flowing hills of central Germany to the coast of the North and Baltic Sea all look like a miniature train landscape packed with the nicest of old towns, medieval houses, gothic churches and small villages. One of the highly industrialized nations on earth, Germany has one of highest standard of living. You may find it odd that I added Germany due to its history, but I would not believe future World Disorders to spawn around Germany.
The season in Australia is as diverse as the country itself. One can ski and snowboard down Victoria’s powdered slopes or snorkel and dive the balmy waters of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef.
Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is no ordinary place. Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its neighbors.
10. Costa Rica
From active volcanoes and white sand beaches to lush rainforests, Costa Rica has it all. It has a very stable political makeup and a stringent adhesion to neutrality. It is one of the good performers in Global Peace Index.
Known for it’s pristine beauty, Switzerland is always the destination of many visitors from all over the world. The Swiss Alps beckon everybody for the sheer breathtaking beauty. With known history for neutrality Switzerland is not likely to be dragged to any armed confrontation with any nation of the world. It’s friendly stance towards any nation thus is welcome sign for you to stay and enjoy what life is in the safe embrace of the Swiss Alps.
Spain is splattered with many gleaming beaches, flamenco bailors (dancers) swirling in color and bullfighters who show off their courage in the bullrings. Spectacular green mountains seem to glide into the wild blue Atlantic in the north. Historic, solitary castles and medieval towns are found in the interior. White villages glitter in interior Andalucía. These are just some of the gems this peaceful and friendly Iberian nation has in its bosom.
Chile is a pretty safe place for visitors. It is a politically stable country, and travelers don’t need to take more than the common precautions. This South American nation is indeed one of the destinations that you must consider if you want to go on vacation.
Ireland lies to the northwest of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. To the east of Ireland is Great Britain, separated from it by the Irish Sea. There are three World Heritage Sites on the island: the Brú na Boinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant’s Causeway. One of the top ten in the world in Global Peace index, staying in scenic Ireland will undoubtedly be a great experience.
Malaysian jungle in Borneo is home to orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes. This nation has an impressive variety of microcosms ranging from the space-age high-rises of Kuala Lumpur to the smiling longhouse villages of Sarawak , and the calm and powdery beaches along its coastlines. A place like no other, this peaceful and friendly Southeast Asian nation is a hospitable and accommodating host to visitors.
Portugal is defined as a Mediterranean climate, and is one of the warmest European countries. Its northern landscape is mountainous towards the interior with several plateaus indented by river valleys. Rich in culture and history, this progressive state in the Iberian Peninsula, is a homely attraction to visitors being a good performer in terms of peace and friendship.
China is a land of striking contrast with the glittering skyscrapers of Shanghai on one side and the rustic and gloomy environment in the interiors. Rich in culture, arts and history, this vast place has all the good things everybody needs for leisure and relaxation. Taking a visit to this immortal place of wonders is surely everybody’s dream.
Famous for its wines, France is a very good place to visit and stay if you want to go away from your life’s boring routine. Experience the soothing tranquility of its countryside and at the same time engage in a memorable night out in Paris by combining a visit to the Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise. Don’t also miss the grandeur of the Versailles Palace and Gardens side by side with the visit to the Louvre Museum. A stay in this country is surely be a worthwhile experience.
The UAE is a melting pot of cultures. People of all nationalities, flock to this nation in the gulf to work and relax on its beaches, posh hotels, and other amenities of pleasure. Located in the place where earthquakes are rare and shielded at the same time by the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian Peninsula, and thus the beaches in UAE are safe havens to get away from worries and stress.
The landscape of Kazakhstan is diverse. The northern forest-steppe turns into steppe, half-deserts and deserts in the South. If you are enthralled by the emptiness and mystery of the steppe, it is your first port of call in you Central Asian adventure, and there is much for the intrepid traveler to enjoy. In general, Kazakhstan is a very friendly country where foreigners are respected as hospitality is one of the Kazakh main traditions.