Thinking of going on vacation? Consider taking a trip to some of these breathtaking destinations. Here are some must-see natural and man made landmarks that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
The inspiration for the setting of the Disney movie Up, Angel Falls is the world’s highest interrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 metres (2,648 ft).
Acropolis, Athens Greece
Perched overlooking the city of Athens, this ancient citadel is home to the ruins of historical buildings dating back to the 5th century B.C.—including the famous Parthenon. The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the definitive monument of the ancient Greek civilization. It stands as a symbol of democracy, as it represents the beginning of the Western Civilization.
Empire State Building, New York City, USA
This iconic 102-story skyscraper is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States with nearly 3.6 million visitors per year. Built in 1931 and designed in the distinctive Art Deco style, it is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It is also one of the most filmed buildings in the world, having been featured in over 90 Hollywood films.
Great Sphinx, Giza, Egypt
Standing on the Giza Plateau on the western bank of the Nile, The Great Sphinx is a limestone statue of a mythical creature with the body of a lion and of a human. Many believe the face of the statue to be of the Pharaoh Khafre who ruled during the time The Sphinx was built.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Formed by the mighty Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,093 feet or 1,857 meters). You can admire the canyon's beauty from the top, or go rafting on the Colorado River for a truly spectacular view.
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Gustave Eiffel’s namesake architectural masterpiece is one of the most-visited landmarks in the world. It was built in 1889 as the entrance arch for the World’s Fair. This popular honeymoon destination offers breathtaking views of Paris that can reach as far as 49 miles.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
This inactive volcanic mountain is not only the highest in Africa, but it is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The almost 20,000-ft high peak boasts almost every ecological system in the world, ranging from an alpine dessert to an Arctic summit.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
This legendary suspension bridge over the Golden Gate Straight in northern California is three miles long and links San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. Not only is it the symbol of San Francisco, it has also been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World.
Great Wall of China
This chain of ancient stone fortifications, tamped earth, wood and other materials remains one of mankind's most remarkable achievements. Built to form a defence system against invasions from the north, The Great Wall was constructed from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of the country amounting to a total length of 5,500.3 miles.
Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Located just a few miles southwest of the French capital, the luxurious Palace of Versailles was the seat of the French monarchy from the late 17th to 18th centuries. This extravagant historical landmark boasts more than 700 rooms, 60 staircases, 1,200 fireplaces, and thousands of paintings and artwork.