The Most Famous Attractions around the World

Millions of tourists around the world visit the most popular attractions every year. Some of them are old and some modern, but all of them have something that attracts huge numbers of travelers constantly. These major tourist attractions are well known by all of us, even if we’ve never visited them.

Statue of Liberty (New York)

The Statue of Liberty is considered the international symbol of freedom, because it represents the Greek goddess of freedom. In addition, it was presented as a gift of friendship by the French people, the statue being designed by Frédéric Bartholdi.

Eiffel Tower (Paris)

The Eiffel Tower is, without a doubt, a tourist attraction famous all over the world. It was built in 1889 and has since become an international symbol. It is located on Champ de Mars and is among the most important tourist attractions in France.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was built 2000 years ago and until now it is considered to be the largest wall in the world, being no less than 5,500 kilometers in length, and built to protect China’s borders.

Grand Canyon (Arizona)

Grand Canyon, or, according to its full name, [The] Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a very long, sinuous and deep canyon dug by the Colorado River in the USA in a high plateau. In addition, it is one of the great wonders of the world and surely one of the most visited tourist attractions.

Colosseum (Rome)

The name of the Colosseum is the Flavian Amphitheater, which is a historical monument and the most impressive building-ruin of the Roman Empire, visited by millions of tourists from all over the world. The Colossem is considered to be a very important cultural symbol.

Taj Mahal (Agra)

Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is one of the eight wonders of the world and also among the most visited tourist destinations. It was built by Emperor Mughal Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and its architecture is a unique combination of Persian, Turkish and Indian design.

Niagara Falls (Ontario and New York)

The natural tourist attraction separating the border between the North American state of New York from the United States of America and Canada’s Ontario Province, the unique beauty of Niagra Falls attracts millions of visitors each year.

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Istanbul)

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque or the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is Istanbul’s largest mosque and considered to be the national mosque of Turkey, being an important symbol for the country. The mosque’s architecture is amazing, and its construction took 7 years to complete.

Big Ben (London)

Big Ben is the world’s largest and most famous clock tower. It is the third highest clock tower in the world and is considered an important symbol for London.

Pyramid of Giza (Cairo)

The Pyramid of Khufu – also called the “Great Pyramid of Giza” – is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built 3,800 years ago, and is the largest man-made structure all over the world. The construction lasted for more than 20 years, and the pyramid has an astonishing height of 146.6 meters.

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