Top 15 Most Beautiful Landmarks in the World
There are some places and landmarks around the world that help define their locations. Some are so recognizable that they have become the landmark symbol of their cities or locations.
Here are some of the most beautiful landmarks in the world. How many have you visited so far?
Big Ben, Clock tower in London, England
London’s Big Ben is the third-tallest freestanding structures of its kind. It is one of the most famous clock towers in the world. The tower, an enduring symbol of London, houses the globe’s largest four-faced, chiming clock.
Colosseum, Amphitheatre in Rome, Italy
The Colosseum is one of the most famous structures from ancient Rome. It was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. The scene of gladiatorial combat and other events, the Colosseum embodies the dominance of Imperial Rome.
Tower Bridge, Bascule bridge London, England
The Tower of London is officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. It is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames, next to the Tower Bridge in central London.
Statue of Liberty, Sculpture in New York City, USA
Designed by Frederic Bartholdi, the Statue of Liberty in New York City is situated on Star Island in New York Harbor. A gift from the people of France, the statue has become a universal symbol of American freedom and democracy.
Great Pyramid of Giza, Tomb in Egypt
The Great Pyramids of Giza are an enduring cultural symbol of Egyptian antiquity as well as the ingenuity, wealth and power of the pharaohs. The Great Pyramid is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The complex of burial tombs also includes the Great Sphinx.
Golden Gate Bridge, Suspension bridge in San Francisco, California, USA
Symbolizing San Francisco, California and the United States as a whole, the Golden Gate Bridge is a true wonder. Unveiled in 1937, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time (1300 meters) and wowed all who saw it. Its distinctive colour and shape as well as its utility add to its timeless appeal as a wonder of the modern world.
Eiffel Tower, Tower in Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower is a cultural symbol of Paris. Located on the Champ de Mars, it is one of the most familiar structures in the world.
Niagara Falls, Waterfall in North America
Straddling the border between Canada and the United States, Niagara Falls are an impressive display of nature that spills more than 700,000 gallons into the chasm below every second. Enjoy different views from various lookout points, including a boat on the lake beneath the falls.
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tower in Pisa, Italy
It’s said that Galileo dropped cannonballs from the top of the Tower of Pisa to prove that speed works separately from mass. If this happened, it was before the Tower of Pisa acquired its trademark lean. For the first time since it was built, the tower’s lean is no longer getting worse thanks to counterweights.
Petra, Historical place in Jordan
Petra is a city in Jordan that might date back as far as the 5th Century BC. It is sometimes also called the “Rose City” for the colour of the stone out of which it was carved. Petra is a famous example of rock-cut architecture in which people create structures by carving out rock from a natural site.
Great Wall of China, Historical place in Beijing, China
The Great Wall of China stretches thousands of kilometers. The wall took more than 2,000 years to complete. The world’s longest wall is a UNESCO World Heritage site that summons images of a massive dragon as it winds its way through hills, valley and grassland across China.
Sydney Opera House, Building in the City of Sydney, Australia
The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia is one of greatest architectural structure in the world. This unique building is beautifully crafted and is surrounded by the ocean. South of the Opera House is the Royal botanical gardens which had even more beauty to the Opera house.
Cloud Gate, Sculpture in Chicago, USA
Cloud Gate, more popular known as the Chicago Bean is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in Chicago.
White House, Federal government office in Washington, D.C., USA
As the official residence of the President of the United States of America, the White House in Washington, DC is a popular attraction due to its history. It was built between 1792 and 1800 and is a place where you can tour in a group of 10 people or more with a request that is submitted six months before your visit.