The 40 must-see landmarks

on 05 April 2021
These world-famous landmarks attract millions of visitors each year and are major tourist attractions.

The 40 must-see places around the world.

Amazing places that will take your breath away, and locations we were made to wander. It’s time to start compiling a list of all the must-see places.

Landmark Destination
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, Champ-de-Mars,  Paris,  France.


One of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower (la Tour Eiffel) symbolizes Paris. The tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel and was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair).

Eiffel Tower

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral, is an Orthodox church in Red Square of Moscow, Russia, and is one of the most popular cultural symbols of Russia. It was built from 1555 to 1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. It was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.

Eiffel Tower

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is a stunning piece of architecture and engineering,It is ab iconic skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world’s tallest building pierces the sky at 828m and opened in January 2010,

Eiffel Tower

Golden Gate, USA

Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate in California to link San Francisco with Marin county to the north. It’s known for its gorgeous orange colour but the original plans suggested it be painted yellow and black to help with visibility.

Eiffel Tower

Notre Dame France

Located on a Seine river island of the City of Paris, France, The Notre Dame cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, With a breathtaking interior, this famous gothic cathedral is home to the Crown of Thorns.

Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, London

The Big Ben in London

Clock Tower, Palace of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, is a symbol for London as well as an icon for the British way of life.

Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City

Empire State Building

Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City, USA, the Art Deco skyscraper is New York's most popular landmark and a symbol for the American way of life, rose during the Great Depression to the then tallest building in the world.

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Forbidden City

Forbidden City, Beijing, China.
The Forbidden City is the largest cluster of ancient buildings in the world, a city within a city and a symbol of China's cultural heritage.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia.
has become the very symbol of Sydney and maybe for whole modern Australia.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the result of a colossal miscalculation. Everyone makes mistakes, but most people's mistakes does not weigh 14,500 tonnes. But some mistakes are excusable, after a while.

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar.
the Golden Pagoda located in Yangon, Myanmar's de facto capital, is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese.

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral 

Cologne Cathedral (Dom zu Köln), Köln, Germany.
The Cologne Cathedral is the largest Gothic church in northern Europe and the dominant landmark of the city of Cologne.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany.
main symbol of Berlin and today also a symbol for the reunited Germany.

Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx near Cairo, Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza

Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx near Cairo, Egypt.
The pyramids are a symbol of the high culture of dynastic ancient Egypt.

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The Taj Mahal is a monument of love, and a symbol for India.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire county, UK

Stonehenge

Stonehenge, Wiltshire county, UK.
the world's most famous prehistoric monument. People around the world consider it as a sacred site and they associate the ceremonial place with the super natural world.

Chinese Great Wall

The Great Wall

Great Wall of China , China.
The Long Wall is really an amazing landmark and today the most celebrated symbol of China. In pre modern times the Great Wall was also recognized as a symbol of the futility and cruelty of the first emperor's political and military ambitions.

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Blue Domed Church

The Catholic Cathedral of Santorini is located at the centre of Fira Greece, One of the most vibrant and photographed places in the world, this blue domed church sits aside an impossibly blue ocean surrounded by the gorgeous whitewashed village of Santorini. The area was once a single island until there was a volcanic explosion. As a result, this area is now a group of islands, which houses more than six hundred temples.

Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece

The Acropolis

Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece.
The Acropolis of Athens can be seen as a symbol for the Ancient Greek World, the classical period of the Hellenic civilization.

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The Colosseum

Colosseum, Rome, Italy.
The Flavian Amphitheater is an iconic symbol for Rome the 'Eternal City' as well as for the civilization of the Imperial Roman Empire.

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

Potala Palace

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet.
The Potala Palace at the peak of Marpo Ri, the "Red Hill" is the symbol of Lhasa (sacred land), a treasure of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts.

Statue of Liberty, New York City

The Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty, New York City, USA.
The Statue of Liberty, since 1924 a National Monument, is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji represents for the Japanese beauty and harmony and is also a distinct symbol of Japan.
Shizuoka Prefecture,  Japan.

Mount Everest


Mount Everest 

since mid 19th century known as the highest mountain on Earth situated in the Sagarmatha zone of  Tibet,  China.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro


Africa's highest Mountain rising 4,000 m from its surrounding Savanna.
Tanzania.

St Peter Basilica

Mount Vesuvius


the volcano which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum near Naples,  Italy.

Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus


the highest mountain range in Greece and the mythical seat of the ancient Greek pantheon.
Greece.

Uluru

Ayers Rock (Uluru)


the famous sandstone rock formation in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is sacred to the Anangu of the area.
Around the base of Uluru are important areas of cultural significance.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park  Australia

Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat


According to the book of Genesis Noah's Ark came to rest at the mountains of Ararat.  Turkey

Mount Kailash


Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash (Gang Rinpoche) the holy peak in the Gangdisê Range, a part of the Himalayas in
Tibet,  China. In Hindu belief it is the abode of Shiva and Pārvatī, they reside at the summit of mount Kailāśā in a state of perpetual meditation.

Eiffel Tower

Bagan

Bagan is an ancient in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar.The locatoin known as the “sea of temples” with more than two thousand structures still remaining today. One of the structures, Shwesandaw Pagoda, is even said to contain the hairs of the Buddha.

Eiffel Tower

Angkor Wat

Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is a wonderful Buddhist temple structure can be found in Siem Reap, Cambodia and even features on the national flag. The popular temple is not only a place of immense beauty and intricacies, it took more than six thousand elephants to help build it in the 12th Century.

Eiffel Tower

Petra City

Petra city located amid desert canyons in what is now the southwestern corner of Jordan, it was once a thriving trading center and the capital of the Nabataean empire between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106. The city carved directly into red, white, and pink sandstone cliff faces.

Eiffel Tower

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque This stunning building is the third largest mosque in the world. It’s is located in Abu Dhabi, EAU, comprised of materials from all over the world including marble, stone, gold, crystals and semi precious stones. Not to mention the handmade carpet in the main prayer room, which exceeds 5700 metres! Also the specifically designed lighting that represents the lunar phases.

Last Updated: 04 June 2021

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