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10 Top Tourist Attractions of the World

10 Top Tourist Attractions of the World

 

10 Top Tourist Attractions of the World

Many of the attractions around the world symbolize the destinations they represent, and that makes them more significant. In most cases, it is the site itself that makes them worth visiting a country. Some of these are famous UNESCO World Heritage sites. These destinations just stand out above the rest. 

Would-be visitors are always looking for motivation to guide their visits. Coming up with a list of places to visit could be challenging enough. So, if you are planning to start a checklist of places to visit, starting with our list below of the top tourist attractions in the world, might be of great help.

1. The Colosseum in Rome

Reminiscence of the Roman Empire, this famous and colossal structure is also a huge attraction of the modern-day Rome. Located in the heart of the city, a visit to The Colosseum will surely makes your day. Today, it is still the biggest enduring amphitheater in the world and the largest ancient amphitheater ever constructed. So, it is just befitting to every traveler to plan a trip to Italy, wander through the ancient streets of Rome, and tour the colosseum. There are direct daily flights from around the world to Rome. See it, it does not disappoint you!

2. The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Paris, the city where culture and history collide and where every traveler could find the adventures they longed for. Here is the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris and one of the most Instagrammed structures of the modern world is a must to visit for all travelers. At the age of 134 years, it is still the landmark that inspires passion and dedication. This wrought-iron lattice tower was built in 1887-1889 and named after Gustave Eiffel, the engineer whose company designed and built the tower. A visit to Paris is not complete without sojourning the Eiffel Tower, where romance and creativity are always the staples of would-be visitors. 

3. The Acropolis in Athens



The Acropolis is a military base and a fortress throughout the Neolithic period and became a religious center dedicated to the goddess Athena. The Acropolis is an ancient fortress perched above the city of Athens. It is 2,460 years old! It also comprises the ruins of several ancient buildings of great historical and architectural significance, such as the most famous Parthenon. Moreover, the views over the city are amazing as you walk amongst the painstakingly restored ancient buildings. Additionally, the site is also so impressive looking up from the city below. 

4. The Statue of Liberty in New York City



The Statue of Liberty is a massive neoclassical copper sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, New York City. The statue is a gift from the French to the people of the United States. It was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and designated as a National Monument in 1924. It was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel, who also built the Eiffel Tower. Although America is full of great sites to wander around, it is the Statue of Liberty that represents liberty and freedom like no other. Access to the statue is via ferry, also a highlight of a visit.

5. The Machu Picchu in Peru



According to the Peruvian Official Tourist Board, Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Incan citadel set 2,440 (8,000 ft) high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, directly above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century but was later abandoned, it is well-known for its sophisticated dry-stone walls-fused huge blocks without the use of mortar. Intriguing as it is, the buildings play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. In its location high in the jungle-clad mountains, the setting here surreal. So, if the plan is in the offing for a South America trip, this only attraction completes your adventure of a lifetime.

6. The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt



The Pyramids of Giza is a three pyramids complex, where the Great Pyramid of Giza is also located. Sometimes called the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, it is the oldest and the largest of the three in the pyramids complex. Located in the present-day Giza in the Greater Cairo area in Egypt, it is also the oldest and the only one to remain generally intact of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The pyramids were constructed some 4,500 years ago. It is generally believed that it was built as a tomb for the pharaoh Khufu of the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt. Travelers and sightseers coming to see these magnificent structures on a camel ride around the complex is a great added experience. Easy tour plans can be arranged.

7. The Taj Mahal in India



The Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of ivory-white marble built on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra, India. It was constructed between 1631-1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. A symbol of love, the Taj Mahal is one of the universally revered masterpieces of the world's heritage and is the gem of Muslim art in India. This amazing mausoleum was made with inlaid precious and semi-precious stones. Additionally, a riverfront setting, the surrounding gardens, and the reflecting pools are also what make the Taj Mahal so special. So, a must-see visit to India for this 17th-century Taj Mahal is a complete trip of a lifetime.

8. The Petra in Jordan



The Petra is a renowned archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. Originally known as Raqmu or Raqēmō, it dates to around 300 B.C. when it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Constructed over 2,000 years ago and forgotten to the outside world for 600 years, the park city was discovered only in 1812. The Petra Archaeologic Park, all 2,640 acres of it, is a must-see and with only some exceptions, you are free to explore everything at your leisure time and will. Though you are free to fully explore everything in 5 days minimum, two days are sufficient. The park can be accessed through a narrow canyon called Al Siq, where tombs and temples are carved into pink sandstone cliffs are easily seen, earning its nickname, the "Rose City." The most famous in the park is the 45m-high Al Khazneh temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, famously known as The Treasury.

9. The Great Wall of China



The Great Wall of China is a string of battlements that were erected across the historic northern borders of ancient Chinese states and Imperial China. It was built as a fortification against numerous nomadic bands from around the Eurasian Savannah. The Great Wall of China was built between the 14th -17th centuries, is a stark contrast in a land of modern cities and towering skyscrapers, but a stunning image that all visitors to China must-see. A leisurely walk along the top of the wall offers an astonishing view of the structure snaking off into the distance. The wall stretches through some remote areas at an astounding 21,196 kilometers. The longest wall in the world is an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. So, visit the wall on an easily organized tour from Beijing… all in a relatively short motorcoach ride away.

10. The Angkor Wat in Cambodia



The Angkor Wat is primarily a Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia and the biggest religious shrine in the world by land area measuring around 162.6 hectares (around 400 acres). Originally constructed in the first half of the 12th century as a Hindu temple by Emperor Suryavarman II, who ruled the region from 1113 to 1150 as the state temple and political center of his empire. Moreover, the temple was originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu but became a Buddhist temple by the end of the 12th century. The complex was surrounded by jungle and, at some point, overgrown with huge trees and roots. There, you will feel like you have entered another era, wandering through Angkor Wat, the main centerpiece of the complex. This is undoubtedly one of the most incredible sites in Southeast Asia and the main reason why you must visit Cambodia.