125 Famous Landmarks in the World Story

By Loredana Elena

Introduction

125 Famous Landmarks in the World Story

There are countless famous landmarks in the world to see, across all continents, countries, and...

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, California, USA

This famous landmark in the world is a must-visit on any trip to the west...

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Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, USA

Located on the US west coast near San Francisco, Alcatraz Island is known as the...

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Yosemite National Park, California, USA

One of the most famous landmarks of California is the majestic landscape of Yosemite National...

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The Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sitting in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign is one of the most...

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Empire State Building, NYC, New York, USA

The Empire State Building is another of the famous landmarks in the world found in...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, New York, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as the Met, is a world-renowned art museum...

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Statue of Liberty, NYC, New York, USA

The Statue of Liberty in New York is one of the most recognizable world landmarks...

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Central Park, NYC, New York, USA

Central Park is one of the most well-known urban parks in the world. Located in...

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One World Trade Center, NYC, New York, USA

One World Trade Center is one of Manhattan's most famous buildings. The skyscraper was built...

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Chrysler Building, NYC, New York, USA

Constructed in 1928, the Chrysler Building has stood in NYC for almost 100 years. The...

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA

Another of the most famous monuments around the world that's found in the US is...

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Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois, USA

What city comes to mind when you hear the word "bean"? Step aside Boston, Cloud...

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The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is another world-renowned attraction. This iconic Vegas landmark...

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The Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The most recognizable part of the world-famous place of Las Vegas is the Strip, which...

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Hoover Dam, Nevada, USA

Located between Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona, the Hoover Dam is a notable...

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Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA

The Space Needle is one of the most famous landmarks in Seattle, Washington state. This...

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Mount Rainer National Park, Washington, USA

One of the world famous places to visit in the United States is the beautiful...

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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, is one of the most famous geologic formations...

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Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

The Florida Everglades, among the world’s last remaining wilderness areas and one of the best...

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Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

The Grand Canyon is a natural landmark in Arizona so sizable you can see it...

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Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

The Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii is a must-see sight. This important landmark in Honolulu...

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Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Another landmark of the world found in Honolulu is the Diamond Head State Monument. A...

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the best things to do on the Big...

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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Arlington National Cemetery is arguably the most renowned cemetery in the United States. This military...

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Washington Monument, Washington DC, USA

Located in central Washington DC, the Washington Monument is another of the world's most important...

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The White House, Washington DC, USA

Home to the US President, the White House is one of the most iconic buildings...

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka stands as one of the most famous landmarks in...

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Great Wall of China, China

The Great Wall of China is one of China's most famous landmarks. The 21,196 km...

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The Terracotta Army Museum, Xi’An, China

One of the most interesting landmarks to visit is the Terracotta Army Museum in China...

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Mount Everest, China

Mount Everest is one of the world’s most famous mountains. It stretches across parts of...

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Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

The Twelve Apostles are found along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. These landmarks are...

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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef ecosystem, comprising over 3,000 separate reefs...

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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru, or Ayres Rock, is found in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, close to the town...

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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Sydney's Bondi Beach is one of the world's most well-known beaches. The spectacular beach features...

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Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

The iconic sail-like structures of the Sydney Opera House have become a symbol of both...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge is a highly recognizable feature on the Sydney skyline. The heritage-listed bridge...

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Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most beautiful castles near Paris. It's also...

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Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel stands in Normandy, northern France. This impressive landmark sits on a small island...

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Cité de Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France

The Cité de Carcassonne is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Southern France. This...

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Sacre-Coeur, Paris, France

Paris is filled with breathtaking landmarks, including the Sacre-Coeur Basilica. This spectacular Roman Catholic Church...

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower one of the most romantic places in Paris! It was built in...

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Paris has multiple world famous landmarks, and the Arc de Triomphe is one of the...

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Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Louvre is another famous French landmark known around the world. Finished in 1989, a...

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

The Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful gothic-style cathedral located in central Paris. The cathedral...

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Moulin Rouge, Paris, France

One of Europe's most interesting landmarks is Moulin Rouge. This Parisian bar is the world's...

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Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is another of the most well-known global landmarks. It's one...

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Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy

Venice is full of world-class landmarks, and St. Mark's Square is one of the best...

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Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Another of the best landmarks in the world is the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy...

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Mount Vesuvius, Ottaviano, Italy

Mount Vesuvius is one of three active volcanoes in Italy and lies directly next to...

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Pompeii, Naples, Italy

Pompeii in Italy is one of the most fascinating historical landmarks around the world. It...

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Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy

The Spanish Steps are found in central Rome and were designed by Francesco de Sanctis...

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Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy

There are around 4,000 cat colonies in Rome, hosting the roughly 120,000 feral cats that...

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Colosseum, Rome, Italy

As in many European countries, there are an array of famous landmarks in Italy. One...

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Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

The Trevi Fountain is another incredible landmark found in Rome. This baroque-style fountain was designed...

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St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City is a unique place in itself. But the must-see landmark when in this...

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Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Italy

Located inside Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel is one of the most outstanding pieces of...

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Stonehenge, Salisbury, England

Stonehenge is undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks in England. The mystery surrounding the...

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Big Ben, London, England

When you think of London in England, a famous British landmark that springs to mind...

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Buckingham Palace, London, England

Buckingham Palace is one of the most well-known iconic buildings around the world and a...

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Palace of Westminster, London, England

The Palace of Westminster, also known as The Houses of Parliament, is where England’s members...

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The London Eye, London, England

Another must-see landmark in the United Kingdom's capital of London is the London Eye. This...

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The Shard, London, England

You can find numerous world-renowned landmarks in London, England. One of the more modern ones...

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Westminster Abbey, London, England

Westminster Abbey is a gothic-style abbey located in London, United Kingdom. This landmark is extremely...

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Malham Cove, Malham, England

While Yorkshire is home to many iconic landmarks, you don’t get anything more dramatic than...

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Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

The Bolshoi Theatre is the oldest theatre in Moscow and is one of the most...

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St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Another of the incredible landmarks in Russia is St. Basil's Cathedral. The iconic church sits...

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The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The Kremlin is a majestic fortified complex in Moscow, Russia. Constructed in 1495, the World...

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Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Japan

While many incredible landmarks are scattered around Asia, from Angkor Wat to Bangkok's Grand Palace...

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Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

The simple path that winds through the middle of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is now...

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

The moving and historical Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial to those killed and...

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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

Japan's Imperial Palace, located in Tokyo, is the residence of the Imperial Family. This stunning...

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Mount Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan

Mount Fuji is one of the many naturally occurring world famous landmarks. This mountain is...

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Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Nature Reserve is one of the most famous places in the world you should...

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Dom Luis Bridge, Porto, Portugal

Spanning across the River Douro, the Dom Luis Bridge is a major landmark in Porto...

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, Singapore

Found in central Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a stunning collection of gardens covering...

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La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

La Rambla is a major street in Barcelona, Spain. This pedestrian street is incredibly well-known...

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La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia is a basilica in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi. Interestingly, the construction...

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The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

The Alhambra is one more of the many popular landmarks in Spain that is known...

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Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

There are only four Guggenheim Museums in the world, and the location in Bilbao, Spain...

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls is one of the seven natural wonders and one of the most famous...

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CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s CN Tower is one of the Canadian city’s most well-known landmarks. The 553-metre-tall tower...

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Banff National Park in Alberta is one of the most stunning outdoor destinations in Canada...

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Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, Nova Scotia, Canada

Located in the charming Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Peggy's Point Lighthouse is located in...

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Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal, Canada

Another of the world's interesting landmarks found in Canada is Saint Joseph's Oratory. Located in...

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Giant's Causeway, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

Ireland is full of folklore, legends, and fairy tales, and Northern Ireland is no different...

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Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The Acropolis is an ancient Greek citadel in the hills above Athens, Greece. There are...

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Tulum Archaeological Zone, Tulum, Mexico

Perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the stunning blue waters of the Caribbean...

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Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Mexico is home to many world famous landmarks, and Chichen Itza, a complex of Mayan...

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Catedral Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico

Catedral Metropolitana in Mexico City, Mexico, is another of the numerous iconic landmarks around the...

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Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is one of the most popular landmarks in Vietnam. The UNESCO World...

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany is the country’s most recognizable landmark. It’s also one...

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Berlin Wall Memorial, Berlin, Germany

One of the most important landmarks in the world is the Berlin Wall Memorial, located...

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century palace located in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The castle was originally...

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Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

A famous attraction in Hong Kong is the Tian Tan Buddha, also known as Big...

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in...

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Machu Picchu, Andes Mountains, Peru

As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and one of the most...

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Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Although multiple beautiful mountains surround the city of Rio de Janeiro, there’s one stunning mountain...

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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer statue needs no introduction. This iconic global landmark in Brazil is one...

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Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A highly famous place in Brazil is Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The renowned...

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Escaderia Selaron, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Located in the Santa Teresa neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Escaderia Selaron is a...

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The Meeting of the Waters, Manaus, Brazil

Another of the multiple famous locations in Brazil is the Meeting of the Waters in...

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Amazon Rainforest, Amazonas, Brazil

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most important landmarks in the world. Covering approximately...

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Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Known as one of the most-visited cemeteries in the world, Cementerio de la Recoleta is...

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Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina

Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu Falls is a stunning natural landmark...

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Chernobyl, Ukraine

Chernobyl is the site of a devastating nuclear accident that’s known around the world. The...

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Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 briefly held the record for being the world's tallest building (from 2004-2009) but...

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Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

Victoria Falls is another of many iconic landmarks around the world and famous landmarks in...

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The Valley of Kings, Luxor, Egypt

One of the oldest landmarks in the world to visit is the Valley of the...

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Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza, in greater Cairo, Egypt, are one of the Seven Wonders of...

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

One of the world's most incredible national parks is Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Covering...

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is found in Tanzania next to the Kenyan border and is the tallest...

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, is the world’s tallest building. The observation deck was constructed in...

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, popularly known as the Grand Mosque, is a magnificent and very picturesque...

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Panama Canal, Panama City, Panama

The Panama Canal is one of the Wonders of the World and is also a...

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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

One of the most famous landmarks in the world is the stunning Cliffs of Moher...

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Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town's Table Mountain is one of the most iconic natural landmarks in South Africa...

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Petra, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra is an archaeological site located in the deserts of Jordan. This landmark is also...

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Dubrovnik City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Dubrovnik City Walls is undoubtedly one of the most imposing sights in Europe. They're...

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India

As one of the most stunning and famous landmarks of the world, the Taj Mahal...

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Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The magnificent Petronas Twin Towers are some of the most famous skyscrapers and human-made landmarks...

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Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest Parliament is the biggest building in Hungary. Interestingly, despite being around 119 years...

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Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Constructed in 1609, the Blue Mosque is one of the most well-known landmarks in Istanbul...

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Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

The Chapel Bridge in the heart of Lucerne is a Swiss national landmark. Also known...

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Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is one of the world's oldest buildings. The castle, which sits on Castle...

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Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

One of the most famous natural world landmarks is Mount Bromo in Indonesia. This active...

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