This week’s Top 5 travel experiences: A skull chapel in Poland, an Alberta buffalo jump and Virginia Beach’s special history

Every week, we write about experiences travellers can have all over the world. Here are some of our favourites from this week:

Visit the Chapel of Skulls in Poland

Located in Kudowa-Zdrój, the Chapel of Skulls is a unique attraction. The walls and ceiling of this Polish church are decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below. It’s a chilling reminder of the transience of life and the inevitability of death. This macabre site is not for the faint-hearted, but it offers a fascinating insight into a different aspect of Polish history.

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Alberta’s Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the name says it all

Step back in time at the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, another of the province’s six UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about Indigenous history and witness the dramatic buffalo jump technique. Stand on the same cliffs where ancient hunters skillfully drove bison over the edge to more easily hunt them. The interpretive center offers captivating exhibits and storytelling.

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Explore the historic Cape Henry Memorial Cross near Virginia Beach

The Cape Henry Memorial Cross stands atop a grassy hill, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Visit this historic site to honour the first English settlers who landed here in 1607. As you ascend the steps, imagine their awe as they glimpsed the vast expanse of the New World. The cross symbolizes resilience, hope and the enduring spirit of exploration. Take in the breathtaking views, and reflect on the shared human journey across time and tides.

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Witness the salt pans and flamingos of Salt Cay in Turks & Caicos

On Salt Cay, the remnants of the salt industry form a unique landscape of salt pans and ponds. These crystalline formations are not only a sight to behold but also attract flocks of pink flamingos, creating a striking contrast against the blue sky.

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Witness Vietnamese water puppetry at Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater in Ho Chi Minh City brings ancient tales to life through water puppetry. Watch colorful puppets dance on water, accompanied by traditional music. It’s a cultural experience that transports you to Vietnam’s folklore-rich past.

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