Top World Attractions

Best places to visit in the world: landmarks, sights and tourist spots

     
Canals of Venice
Anyone who's been to Venice, Italy, knows that it's one of the most magical places on earth. Sitting in the Adriatic Sea like a vision (especially if one first approaches it from the mainland by boat), the city is emblematic of art, culture, and the power ...>
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Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is a temple located in Angkor Cambodia. The temple, which is a popular tourist attraction, was built for King Suryavarman II during the early 12th century. This temple began as the king’s state temple and capital city. The main temple ...>
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9.3/10
Acropolis of Athens
Greece is the home to a number of acropolises or 'high cities', yet no visit to Greece would be complete without taking in the ancient splendor of the Acropolis of Athens. The Acropolis was first settled around 600 BCE and was inhabited continuously for ...>
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Petra
Petra is a top tourist attraction in Jordan. It is tucked behind a wall of rugged mountains, a well-kept secret that continues to beckon to tourists because of its unrivaled views of the ancient world. This city is amazingly carved out of rose-red rock. ...>
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9.1/10
Taj Mahal
As you approach the famous Taj Mahal of India, your eyes will be drawn up to the incredible white dome which rises in the center, flanked on each side by more white domes and surrounded by incredible white towers. This building was constructed beginning ...>
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9.1/10
Great Wall of China
Ever wanted to see one of the most magnificent works of art in the world? The Great Wall of China is a work of art and is one that must be seen when you are in the vicinity of China. Stretching well over 3,948 miles in length it is one of the few man ...>
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8.9/10
Machu Picchu
Located high above the Urubamba Valley in Peru , the Incan city of Machu Picchu is the most popular tourist attraction in the country. This ancient city dates back to the fifteenth century, and was built on the order of the first ruler of the Incan empire, ...>
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8.9/10
Great Pyramids of Egypt
Warning: Please be aware of the current governement instabilities in Egypt before planning a trip. If you are looking for a unique vacation filled with history, wonder, and a great sense of power, then you should look into the great pyramids and their ...>
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8.8/10
Mount Everest
About 60 million years ago (give or take a few million years), Mount Everest was formed, giving Earth one of its most spectacular natural landmarks. The mountain, the highest in the world, is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China. These two ...>
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Intramuros
Intramuros, located along Pasig River's southern bank, refers to the inner part of the walls of Manila, Philippines. When the Spanish came to Manila, they built the walls of Manila and the authorities themselves were responsible for defining the importance ...>
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8.7/10
Niagara Falls
While they are neither the steepest nor the largest waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls may arguably be the most famous, attracting nearly 20 million visitors each year, with that figure expected to top 28 million visitors by 2009. Niagara is actually ...>
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8.7/10
Grand Canyon
Each year, many Americans and those from other nations as well travel to different locations throughout the United States for vacations. These vacations can be family vacations or vacations for just a man and his wife. The destinations will also vary ...>
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Traveling around the world, in search of the most famous, exciting, and down right fun places to visit, Rio de Janeiro's Carnival would be one of the finest and most important stops in Brazil. The Rio Carnival coincides with the 40 days before Lent. Because ...>
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8.6/10
Serengeti Safari
The word "Serengeti" comes from a Masai word meaning "the place where the land runs on forever", and a Serengeti safari will reveal to you exactly the meaning behind this turn of phrase. The Serengeti plains seem to go on forever, and you will experience ...>
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The Big Sur region is located on the central region of the state of California in the United States. Considered as one of the most sparsely populated coastal regions in this part of California, the Big Sur region is located 193 kilometers, or 120 miles ...>
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8.5/10
The jewel of Moorish Spain and still one of the country's national treasures, the palace of Alhambra is the reason that most visitors come to Granada. Built during the Moorish occupation of Spain, the stunning beauty of the palace is a reminder that while ...>
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When you say Timbuktu, what comes to mind is a place that is in the far reaches of the <a href="/">world</a>. Some even think that Timbuktu is somewhat of a legend and not an actual, historical place. True enough, it has remained ...>
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8.4/10
Great Barrier Reef
There are a thousand ways and more for someone to explore a new culture or environment when they go on vacation. There are dances, shows, and lots of unique and exciting things to do almost anywhere that you can think of to go. If you are a fan of the ...>
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Corcovado & Christ The Redeemer Statue
"Corcovado" means hunchback and that is how this granite hill looks like. Its original name is Pinaculo da Tentacao or Pinnacle of Temptation. Corcovado with the Redemptor statue and a set of equally enchanting attractions are to be found in central ...>
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Iguazu Falls
If you think the Niagara Falls, which borders both the United States (in New York) and Canada (in Ontario), are magnificent (and they are), just wait until you capture the breathtaking essence of the Iguazu Falls—you will likely be rendered both ...>
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orbidden to outsiders no longer, enter the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, China, and see the former imperial palace, which now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five hundred years, from the mid-Ming Dynasty until the end of the Qing Dynasty, ...>
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Untamed Adventure Awaits You Are you looking for a vacation that doesn't involve standing in long lines under the heat of a blazing sun, waiting for your chance to experience what the sign claims is a ride of a lifetime? You can by choosing to visit ...>
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Amazon Rainforest
The increasing attention that is given to the state of the world's environment has sparked interest in ecotourism – tours that serve people who want to see the wild places of the earth while reducing the environmental impact of their visits. The development ...>
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Few of the places in the world can be considered as more popular a tourist attraction than The London Clock Tower, also known as "Big Ben", and the Westminster palace. The Palace of Westminster is also known commonly as the House of parliament in London. ...>
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Galapagos Islands
A Galapagos Island tour, about 1,000 km off the western coast of Ecuador, offers a thoroughly unique experience. The only water park is the ocean, and the only rides have sails or two wheels. There is no place like them anywhere else on Earth. The ...>
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8.3/10

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