12 Famous Landmarks

Inspiring, Incredible iconic sites

Many world famous landmarks are recognizable, iconic destinations which has inspire many to travel seeking adventure and culturally enriching experiences.

A landmark is an important, recognizable place and reveals about a specific culture and history of a place. Every single place in the world have a specific landmark that make them easily identifiable. Landmarks can be man-made or natural and tourism make them popular by time.

For travelers seeking culturally enriching experiences, there’s nothing better to anchor your itinerary than one of the many inspiring, famous world landmarks.

Here are 12 most famous landmarks that you simply must see at least once in your life.

12. The Colosseum in Rome

The Colosseum is a symbol of ancient Rome. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, it is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. . Built of travertine limestone, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheatre ever built at the time and held 50,000 spectators. Rome’s most iconic landmark is unmissable, especially now that they have opened the underfloor passageways to visitors where the gladiators and wild beasts once roamed.

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11. Sydney Opera House in Australia

Sydney Opera House is the most recognizable and icon of Australia, located in Bennelong point of Sydney Harbour. The white roof shell shaped sails design of the site make it as a architectural icon of the country. A UNESCO Heritage site, Sydney Opera House hosts more than 1500 performance every year, one of the busiest art centers in the world. This art center includes a concert hall with 2700 seating, drama theatre, playhouse, fore court and studio.

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10. Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Eerie and majestic, Angkor Wat, is an architectural masterpiece with lotus-like towers, It is Cambodia's most iconic landmarks. and most beloved and best-preserved Temple Complex. The 500-acre site is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and represents the architectural pinnacle of the Khmer Empire. It has remained a place of worship since its founding in the 12th century.

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9. The Kremlin in Russia

The Kremlin or The Moscow Kremlin, is a fortified complex in the center of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. The architectural masterpieces with colorful cathedrals and striking palaces, is also the residence of Russia’s president. It is the symbol of both Russian and (for a time) Soviet power and authority.

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8. Leaning Tower of Pisa

One of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World, the LeaningTower of Pisa, is an engineering marvel. This extraordinary, Romanesque-Style, freestanding circular Bell Tower of The Cathedral of the Italian City Of Pisa, Is known worldwide for its unintended tilt. It’s quite a miracle though, that even after its reputation of being structurally unsound, it is open to the public and you can climb right to the top of the tower to enjoy a view of the city.

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7. Machu Picchi in Peru

Machu Picchi is an engineering marvel, surrounded with mystery and intrigue. The ancient Inca site set in the Andes Mountain Of Peru is a New Seven Wonder Of The World. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views.

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6. Taj Mahal in India

Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and a beautiful architectural monument. Standing majestically on the banks of the River Yamuna, India's national treasure is a symbol of love and romance. Built in 1632, the ivory-white marble mausoleum houses the tomb of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world.

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5. Christ the Redeemer in Brazil

Christ the Redeemer is a statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that was built as a symbol of Brazilian Christianity and Peace. The cultural icon is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The statue is considered to be the largest Art Deco-style sculpture in the world which sits on top of Corcovado mountain, in the Tijuca Forest National Park, in Rio de Janeiro.

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4. Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is an ancient series of walls and fortifications located in northern China. The Great Wall of China was constructed from the 7th Century BC by the Chu State and lasted until 1878 in the Qing Dynasty. It is an awe-inspiring feat of defensive architecture, known as the largest man-made structure with the longest ancient.

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3. Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a magnificent architectural marvel. It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day El Giza, Egypt. It is an enduring symbol of Egypt’s rich, powerful and glorious past. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. How it was built is one of Egypt's biggest mysteries.

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2. Statue of Liberty in the USA.

The iconic Statue of Liberty or ‘The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World’, is one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. It is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York, in the United States. The copper statue is a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, and is recognized as a Universal Symbol of Freedom and Democracy.

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1. Eiffel Tower in France

The iconic Eiffel Tower is a world-renowned landmark tower in Paris. Eiffel Tower welcomes almost 7 million people a year, making it the most visited paid-for monument in the world. It is a wrought iron lattice tower, one of the world's greatest engineering marvel, which offers panoramic views of this City of Love. Some believe that the Eiffel Tower makes Paris the most romantic city in the world, or maybe it’s the 20,000 light bulbs that make the tower sparkle like a star every night.

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