Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty which means “Liberty Enlightening the World” is a colossal neoclassical sculpture located in New York city, United States on Liberty Island. This is a copper statue which was a gift given the people of France to the people of the United States. The French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi had designed this statue. It was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was allocated on October 28, 1886.
Eiffel Tower, Paris
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower built on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after Gustave Eiffel, which was designed and built by him and his company.
Its construction took some 2 years of time from 1887 to 1889. This was initially criticized by some of France’s top artists and thinkers for its design. Later, but it was known as the global cultural icon of France. Today it is known as one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most visited monument. This Tower became the named part of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The tower is 330 metres tall in height which is about the same height as an 81-storey building. It is the tallest structure in Paris.
The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre situated in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. This is the largest ancient amphitheatre in the world history. Its construction started in 72 AD and completed in 80 AD.
Canal Grande, Venice, Italy
The Canal Grande is a channel or passage in Venice, Italy which forms one of the major water-traffic passage in the city.
It is 3.8 km in length, and 30 to 90 m in width having an average depth of 5 metres which makes around 16 feet. There are more than 170 buildings lined on the banks of the Canal Grande. Most of the buildings date from the 13th to the 18th century.
Vatican Museums, Italy
The Vatican Museums are the public museums of the Vatican City in Italy. They museum has the work display from the colossal collection cumulated by the Catholic Church and the bishops of Rome throughout the centuries. The museums has around 70,000 works. Around 20,000 are used on display. Approximately 640 people are employed to work in 40 different areas including administrative, scholarly, and restoration departments.
Pope Julius II established this museum in the early 16th century. There are 24 galleries, in total. In year 2020 only 1,300,000 people visited the museum because of covid-19 pandemic which was a drop of 81 percent from the number of visitors in 2019.
Stonehenge is a primitive monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England which is 2 miles west of Amesbury. It has an outer ring of vertical sarsen standing stones, each around 13 feet in height and 7 feet wide. It weighs around 25 tons. The whole monument is now devastating which is positioned towards the sunrise on the height of the summer.
It is believed that Stonehenge was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca empire located in the Eastern mountain range of southern Peru. It is above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. The Urubamba River flows past it, cutting through the Cordillera which creates a pass with a tropical mountain climate.
The Acropolis, Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is the primitive citadel situated on a rocky exposed surface above the city of Athens. It has the remains of many ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, Parthenon is the most famous one. The word acropolis means the “Highest point, extremity”.
The Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal meaning the “Crown of the Palace” is an ivory-white marble mausoleum or tomb located on the right bank of the Yamuna river in city Agra in India. This historic building was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reign 1628–1658) to house the tomb Mumtaz Mahal who was his beloved wife. The mausoleum also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex including a mosque and a guest house.
Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gulf or canyon engraved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long and 18 miles (29 km) wide.
The canyon and adjacent rim are located within Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the Havasupai Indian Reservation and the Navajo Nation. It is visited on many occasions to enjoy the scenery.
Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple located in Magelang Regency, in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple. The temple has the nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, all topped by a central dome, decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. There are around 72 Buddha statues surrounding it. Each Buddha is seated inside a perforated stupa.
Bagan is an ancient city and is a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. The city was the capital of the Bagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that merged the regions that later constitute Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height from 11th to 13th centuries, more than 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were raised in the Bagan plains alone of which the remains of over 2200 temples and pagodas remain alive.
The Bagan Archaeological Zone is a main attraction for the country’s growing tourism industry.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a series of earthwork that were built across the historical northern borders of ancient Chinese states and royal China as protection against various migratory groups from the Eurasian Steppe.
Opera House, Sydney
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-point performing arts centre in Sydney. It is located on the banks of Sydney Harbour which is known as one of the world’s most famous buildings and a showpiece of 20th century architecture.
The Danish architect Jorn Utzon had designed this building. It was completed by an Australian architectural team lead by Peter Hall. The building was inaugurated on 20 October 1973.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The Giza pyramid complex also called the Giza necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt which has the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their other associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. All the pyramids were constructed during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, from 2600 to 2500 BC.
The site is at the border of the Western Desert, around 9 kilometres west of the Nile River in the city of Giza which is 13 kilometres in southwest of the city centre of Cairo. The site became the part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1979.
The Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre are the largest pyramids built in ancient Egypt.
Petra originally known to its residents as Raqmu is a historic and archaeological city in southern Jordan. It is connected to the mountain of Jabal Al-Madbah, in a valley surrounded by mountains forming the eastern flank of the Arabah valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.