These days, people enjoy a lot of time away from their work and school obligations. Many people use this time to visit new places and learn about them. What do you think is the best way to learn about a place you are visiting for the first time? Going to a museum or Joining a guided tour of popular attractions

Today, we have engrossed ourselves so much in work that we merely have any time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. From time to time, it is important that we take some moments out of our hectic routine to give ourselves a break. Many people like to indulge in a different types of leisure activities. I personally enjoy a guided tour of popular attractions. The reason why I feel this way is described in the following paragraphs. First and foremost, a guided tour of the popular attraction is an opportunity to learn more about the place you call home. These tours are a way to reconnect with history and understand how a particular place came into being. For instance, last year in the month of December, I joined a local tour in my hometown to famous historical sites. One of the historical sites on the list was the visit to Shalimar garden. According to the guide’s information, the garden was developed during the Mughal period. Besides numerous small flower gardens, this historical site has several different marble structures that reflect the architectural design of the Mughal period. Visiting the place allowed me to dig deep into the Mughal period and understand the style and design preferences of the emperors of that time. Moreover, joining a guided tour can also help you meet new people, and foster new friendships. My own personal experience is a great example. During the tour, I met my best friend named Maria. On our first meeting, it seemed like we had been friends for a long time. We started discussions on our favorite books, and talked about the kind of food we liked. The thing that stood out the most was how both of us enjoyed visiting historical places. From that day onwards, we have become the closest of friends, and every year in the winter season, we plan a visit to old places like museums and enjoy the local street food. Taking time away from work can also provide you with an opportunity to meet new people and establish long-lasting friendships. In conclusion, I believe that joining a guided tour to popular attractions is a great way to enjoy time away from work or school obligations. Doing so, relives your mind, give you a chance to learn the history of a particular place. Along with that, you also get to foster new friendships that you can cherish throughout your life.
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