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10 Famous Landmarks Around The World

Sure, there’s plenty to see and visit around the world and even more ways of partying all night long. However, as with cars, there those locations that need no description, are breathtaking and have become classics when it comes to choosing them as destinations. I guess it’s all about photos and selfied these days, but I think that a beautiful memory is far more impressive and important than a digital impression. Here are the 10 most famous lanmarks worthy of your visit.

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Egypt

The Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Just outside the city of Cairo is the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is the largest of the 3 pyramids in the Giza Necropolis and the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Top that!

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2. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

The world-famous Stonehenge is composed of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It’s believed to have been constructed sometime between 3000BC to 2000BC, but no one has got a clue what it was meant for.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum, was built by Mughal emperor Shan Jahan in memory of his third wife. I guess he really loved her.

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4. The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

A former city gate, The Brandenburg gate was rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch. It’s been the site for several significant historical events – feel free to name a few.

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5. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Renowned architect Antoni Gaudi designed the Sagrada Familia, a large Roman Catholic church known for its stunning architecture. that guy really had a vivid imagination.

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6. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada & New York, United States

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada & New York, United States

Niagara Falls is composed of 3 waterfalls that lay on the Canadian-US border. The largest is Horseshoe Falls, and it’s one of the most voluminous waterfalls in the world. Splendid!

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7. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

An ancient citadel located high above Athens, the Acropolis contains the remains of several historically and architecturally significant buildings, including the Parthenon. This is one incredible piece of architecture.

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8. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, United States

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, United States

Mount Rushmore contains iconic sculptures of four US presidents, carved into the granite face of the mountains. The entire memorial spans over 1,000 acres and was difficult to create.

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9. The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The Forbidden City, a former Chinese imperial palace, served as the home of emperors and their households for almost 500 years. I’d love to go there for a visit.

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10. Hollywood, California, United States

Hollywood, California, United States

A district in the city of Los Angeles, Hollywood is known for its entertainment industry and its iconic white lettered sign. Having a cold one in its shade sounds wonderful.

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