The world is full of interesting natural wonders, and Islands are part of that. Some islands are quite huge and have been there for a long time. However, other islands are tiny, and some of them have disappeared with time. But what happens when humans need land on the sea?
The answer is that they create their own islands. Human beings have proven to be more than innovative by managing to create their islands in multiple occurrences. The reasons for this vary greatly. Here are the 10 unique artificial islands one can visit.
10 Palm Jumeirah In Dubai
Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE forms some of the best man-made islands in the world. These are not the only islands in Dubai, but they are the most impressive ones. Palm Islands are a stretch of island that has become a great tourist attraction in the city. The islands have a population of more than 10,000 people. Construction began in 2002 and ended in 2008. On the islands, are some of the most beautiful resorts and hotels in the world. Many people visit the islands for luxury. From the sky view, they take the shape of a palm tree.
9 Our Lady Of The Rocks
Our Lady of Rocks island is found in the Bay of Kotor, in Montenegro. It is an artificial island built on the coast of Perast. The story of the island is interesting since its formation started with the sinking of seized and old ships with rocks. The trend continued for so long that the island was formed. Currently, the island is home to several things including a museum and a church. It is a popular church for many treasures – as gold and silver tablets can be found there.
8 Islands Of The Uros
The islands of Uros can be found in Peru and they are home to the Uros people. They are fascinating floating islands as they are made of reeds sourced from Lake Titicaca. The people of Uros have lived on these islands for a long time, so their lives operate very well there. The people are known to make handicrafts of various designs from totora reeds. Visitors to the region get a chance to interact with the inhabitants and learn so much about their lives and even buy souvenirs.
7 Wilhelmstein, Germany
Wilhelmstein island in Germany is a lake island in Lake Steinhuder Meer. The island covers an area of 12,500 square meters. It was created during the 18th century by Count William of Schaumburg-Lipp as a fortification. Since then, the island has been used for various purposes. It is currently used as a tourist destination and has a famous museum. At first, it was used as a gateway into the land. German’s first submarine was also built on this island in 1772.
6 Notre Dame Island
Notre Dame Island can be found in Canada. It was developed in 1965 by Montreal’s metro system. The island has been open to the public since 1967. It offers several water-related activities to its visitors throughout the year. Notre Dame has a variety of fascinating features, including North America’s largest man-made rowing basin. There is even the Montreal Casino on the island, for those who may want to seek a different type of thrill. It is one of the most entertaining islands one can visit.
5 The Pearl-Qatar
The Pearl-Qatar is an artificial island that was built in Qatar that takes the shape of a string of pearls. It is one of the most beautiful man-made islands in Qatar. The island has been developed and now it is home to more than 12,000 residents. The experience of visiting the island is grand, as there are all sorts of services – from residential homes to businesses and hotels. The land has also been sold to both locals and foreigners.
4 Hulhumale, Maldives
The Maldives is known for having some of the best and most beautiful islands in the world. Hulhumale is one of those islands and is found in the southern region of North Male Atoll. The main purpose of building the islands was to deal with the growing population of both locals and tourists. Tulhumale island is full of amazing hotels, resorts, and beautiful views of the ocean on its long stretch of beaches. For someone looking for a place to go on vacation, this is the best place in The Maldives.
3 Ile Aux Cygnes
Ile Aux Cygnes is also called “Isle of the Swans”. It is an artificial island found in the River Seine in France. The island was built in 1827 to act as a protection feature for the port of Grenelle. One of the significant features on this island is the Statue of Liberty's replica that stands 72 feet high. The island has become a tourist attraction destination for many due to its fascinating features. It is also known for the "l'Allée des Cygnes" which is a walkway with trees lined along the island’s length.
2 Danube Island
The Danube Island in Austria stretches a distance of 21 kilometers. It is an island that attracts a lot of visitors, especially foreign tourists. It forms a good landscape with several areas for activities such as skating, jogging, cycling, and hiking. Its natural bathing areas offer a wonderfully relaxing environment for visitors. Visitors can take part in several fun activities, such as renting a boat and water sliding sports. Since it was built, Danube Island has become a tourists’ heaven.
1 Treasure Island, USA
Treasure Island in the United States was built and completed in 1937. It can easily be found in San Francisco Bay. At first, the island was built at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939. It has since become a great historical landmark in the state of California. It is an island that is known to host a high number of naval operations and is listed as Naval Station Treasure Island. It has up to 3 aircraft hangers with military planes.