130 Most Famous Landmarks in the World Story

By Loredana Elena

Introduction

130 Most Famous Landmarks in the World Story

This list covers some of the most famous landmarks in the world to visit, across...

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, California, USA

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic landmark in San Francisco. The large red suspension...

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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

Yosemite National Park is one of the most famous landmarks in California. Located in the...

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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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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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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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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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Ellis Island, NYC, New York, USA

Another one of the important landmarks in New York is Ellis Island. Situated on the...

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Times Square, NYC, New York, USA

Times Square is another world-renowned attraction in Manhattan. The site became famous in the 1990s...

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA

Another of the most famous monuments around the world that are found in the US...

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Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Cloud Gate is an iconic symbol of Chicago. This famous landmark in Chicago is commonly...

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

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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 Rainier National Park, Washington, USA

The beautiful Mount Rainier National Park is another of the world-famous places in the United...

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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 is one of the best national parks on the East Coast. This...

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

Hawaiʻi 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 famous cemetery in the United States and one...

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Washington Monument, Washington D.C., USA

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

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The White House, Washington D.C., USA

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

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Yellowstone National Park is located predominantly in Wyoming, with a small part of the over...

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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, Shaanxi, China

One of the most exciting 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. This landmark comprises...

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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 are a symbol of Sydney. Sitting...

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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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Saint Michael's Mount, Normandy, France

Mont Saint-Michel stands in Normandy, northern France. The building dates back to the 8th century...

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Cité de Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France

One of the most beautiful French landmarks is Cité de Carcassonne. Located in the Occitanie...

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre, Paris, France

Paris is filled with breathtaking landmarks, including the Sacré-Cœur 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, was built for the...

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

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

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Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Louvre is another famous French landmark known around the world. A fun fact about...

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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

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

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Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy

Duomo di Milano is a renowned Gothic-style cathedral located in Milan, Italy. Despite the construction...

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Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is another of the most well-known global landmarks because of...

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St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy

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

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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 in Naples is one of three active volcanoes in Italy. It was notably...

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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 4,000 cat colonies in Rome, and a local decree protects the cats in...

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Colosseum, Rome, Italy

There are an array of famous landmarks in Italy, with the most well-known being the...

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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 in this small...

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Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Italy

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

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Stonehenge, Salisbury, England

Stonehenge is undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks in England. Many questions surround Stonehenge's...

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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, London, is the London Eye. This large...

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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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Tower Bridge, London, England

Tower Bridge has sat across the River Thames for over 120 years, opening in 1894...

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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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Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Japan

There are many incredible landmarks in Asia, from Angkor Wat to Bangkok's Grand Palace. But...

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Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is one of the most famous sights in Kyoto. Visitors can enjoy...

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

The moving and historical Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park memorializes those killed and affected by the...

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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

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

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Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower is an iconic communications tower that sits in the Minato district. The tower...

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Mount Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan

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

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Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Nature Reserve is one of the most famous places in the world, and it...

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Dom Luis Bridge, Porto, Portugal

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

LANDMARK 78

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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Merlion, Singapore, Singapore

The Merlion is an iconic statue and fountain on the waterfront in Singapore's central business...

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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 basilica's...

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The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

The Alhambra is another landmark in Spain that is known worldwide. It is a must...

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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 Canada's most stunning outdoor destinations. This park...

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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...

LANDMARK 88

Saint Joseph's Oratory, Montreal, Canada

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

LANDMARK 89

Giant's Causeway, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

The rugged Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland is a notable landscape. One of the best...

LANDMARK 90

Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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

LANDMARK 91

Tulum Archaeological Zone, Tulum, Mexico

The Tulum Archaeological Zone in Quintana Roo, Mexico, is about two hours from Cancun and...

LANDMARK 92

Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

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

LANDMARK 93

Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City, Mexico

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

LANDMARK 94

Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

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

LANDMARK 95

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

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

LANDMARK 96

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...

LANDMARK 99

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is a significant religious monument and highly recognizable...

LANDMARK 100

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

Sugarloaf Mountain, or Pão de Açúcar, in Rio de Janeiro, juts out from the coast...

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LANDMARK 102

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

LANDMARK 103

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

LANDMARK 104

Selaron Steps, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Located in the Santa Teresa neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Escadaria Selarón 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...

LANDMARK 106

Amazon Rainforest, Amazonas, Brazil

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

LANDMARK 107

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

LANDMARK 108

Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina

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

LANDMARK 109

Chornobyl, Ukraine

Chornobyl is the site of a devastating nuclear accident that's known around the world. The...

LANDMARK 110

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 was the world's tallest building from 2004-2009 but was overtaken by the Burj...

LANDMARK 111

Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

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

LANDMARK 112

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...

LANDMARK 114

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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

LANDMARK 115

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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

LANDMARK 116

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, is the world's tallest building. The building is 828 metres above...

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, or the Grand Mosque, is a magnificent mosque in Abu Dhabi. This...

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LANDMARK 118

Panama Canal, Panama City, Panama

The Panama Canal is a major shipping route. Constructed in 1914, the 50-mile-long waterway is...

LANDMARK 119

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

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

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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...

LANDMARK 121

Petra, Wadi Musa, Jordan

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

LANDMARK 122

Dubrovnik City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India

As one of the most famous landmarks of the world, the Taj Mahal in India...

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LANDMARK 124

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The magnificent Petronas Twin Towers are some of the most famous skyscrapers in the world...

LANDMARK 125

Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary

The Budapest Parliament is the biggest building in Hungary, just under 120 years old. As...

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LANDMARK 126

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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

LANDMARK 127

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

The Chapel Bridge in the heart of Lucerne is a Swiss National Landmark. Also known...

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LANDMARK 128

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is one of the world's oldest buildings, having been constructed in the 11th...

LANDMARK 129

Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

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

LANDMARK 130

Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium is one of Belgium's most well-known landmarks. The structure resembles an atom, hence...

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