Singapore Botanic Gardens
So spectacular is the 82-hectare (200-acre) Singapore Botanic Gardens that it is the rare horticultural site to have earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Established in 1859, it's responsible for Singapore's nickname as the Garden City and serves an important conservation and educational role. Wandering the pathways, visitors escape the frenetic city and learn about 1,000 species of orchids alone. There's also a band shell for live concerts.