Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia was named the world’s best hotel by Travel + Leisure in its annual World’s Best Awards. The former surf retreat on the remote little-known island of Sumba includes 28 villas, each equipped with a private pool, as well as an all-day treetop spa, an equestrian center, and a beach restaurant, where they serve a variety of healthy dishes cooked over an open fire. In high season, one night in this hotel will come to $12,000. The hotel’s guests can enjoy sunset horse riding, surfing, exploration of local hidden waterfalls and the breath-taking views of rice fields. See what the best hotel in the world looks like.
The Old City of Aleppo is the historic city center of Aleppo, Syria. Many districts of the ancient city remained essentially unchanged since its construction during the 12th to the 16th century. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Here are the photos that show what happened to it after the Civil War began there in the early spring of 2011 and how it looked before.