Author: Shayad Saeed

Date: 2021.02.02

Most Famous Places In The World

There are 100s of famous places in the world, out of them i will highlight the top 10 most famous places according to my researches.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Burj Khailfa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft, just over half a mile) since 2009 it has been the tallest structure and building in the world (preceded by Taipei 101). Burj khalifa becomes famous for the following records;

  • Tallest building in the world
  • Tallest free-standing structure in the world
  • Highest number of stories in the world
  • Highest occupied floor in the world
  • Highest out door observation deck in the world
  • Elevators with longest distance travel in the world
  • Most visited area in Dubai.
  • These records makes it one the best location on the world

    The Eiffel Tower, France

    The Eiffel Tower, La Tour Eiffel in French, was the main exhibit of the Paris Exposition of 1889. It was constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France's industrial prowess to the world. Later on, it became the symbol of the city for these reasons:

  • The Eiffel Tower weighs 10,000 tons.
  • There are 5 billion lights on the Eiffel Tower
  • The sun also causes the tower to grow about 6 inches
  • The first platform is 190 feet above the ground; the second platform is 376 feet, and the third platform is almost 900 feet up.
  • The Eiffel Tower has 108 stories, with 1,710 steps. However, visitors can only climb stairs to the first platform
  • There are two elevators. One elevator travels a total distance of (103,000 kilometers) a year.
  • Most visited area in France.

  • The Sydney Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings.

  • Sydney Opera House was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2007
  • There are more than 1 million roof tiles covering approximately 1.62 hectares sitting over the structure.
  • Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20th October, 1973.
  • More than 10.9 million people visit the Opera House every year
  • Construction was expected to take four years. It took 14 years. Work commenced in 1959 and involved 10,000 construction workers.
  • Seven A380 planes can park inside the building

  • Statue of Liberty: New York

    the Statue of Liberty is located in New York Harbor, it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the U.S. Build in 1886 by the people of France to symbolize friendship between the two countries and the site became a National Monument in 1924. Ferries to the statue depart from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and stop at both Ellis and Liberty islands.

  • Stands 93 meters above upper New York Bay
  • The statue represents roman goddess
  • Lady Liberty is struck by lightning 600 times every year
  • Lady Liberty’s face is modelled on the artist’s mother
  • Gustave Eiffel helped to build it

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza: Cairo, Egypt

    The Great Pyramid of Giza and the surrounding pyramids are more than 4,000 years old. They are located along the Nile River outside of Cairo, Build by King Khufu around 2500 B.C., these ancient remains are also one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world – and the only one left standing today.

  • The great pyramid of Giza, is the oldest and largest, rising at 481 feet (146 meters).
  • It was the tallest structure in the world for about 3, 800 years. The sphinx is a 73.5-meter (241 ft.) long monument built during the reign of Khafra.
  • When first built, the pyramids were covered in white limestone much of which eroded over the years.
  • Egyptians were employed and archaeologists estimate the workers would have had to set a 2.5 to 15 ton block every two and a half minutes to finish Khufu’s pyramid in about 30 years.

  • The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    The Marina Bay Sands is an area within the Downtown Core district of Singapore with hotels and malls. At its opening in 2010, it was billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion (US$6.88 billion), including the land cost.

  • It is one of the top 40 largest hotels in the world
  • The infinity pool at the top of the boat-like structure holds 1,423,314.83 litres of water
  • It houses one of the most expensive restaurants in the world
  • It requires an average of 1,058,500 kg of foods for its staff alone in year, an unimaginable amount.

  • Taj Mahal: Agra, India

    The Taj Mahal was built by the emperor Shah Jahan for his wife. the structure, completed in 1648, has been recognized as the best example of Indo-Islamic architecture by UNESCO., the Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra, can be visited by an hour plane ride or a three-hour train ride from the capital city of New Delhi. Considering the large crowds in this sight, it's best to plan a visit in the morning. the sunrise will cast an enchanting glow upon the white marble structure.

  • It intricate work of art and architectural genius took 17 years to complete.
  • It is rumoured that the Emperor ordered that all the workers who worked on the mausoleum get their hands chopped of so that no one could make anything like it ever again.
  • It takes a pinkish hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night when illuminated by moonlight.
  • Built with an Optical Illusion
  • The Reflection Pool
  • Use of Red Stone and White Marble

  • Maldives Islands

    Maldives is located in Indian ocean with 1200 islands formed in chain formations. The Maldives is a popular because of its uniqueness and beauties. Due to its geographical location, it is best to visit from October- May. It is considered as one of the best places to visit for these reasons:

  • The smallest and lowest country in Asia and one of the top 5 lowest country in the world.
  • Located in centre of the world (equator)
  • Holds 5% of the world’s total corals
  • It is a cleaning station for giant fishes in Asian pacific Ocean.
  • It has a UNESCO reserved site (Hanifaru Bay) where mantas and whale sharks come to reproduce.
  • It has crystal clear water and absolute white beaches and Glowing planktons are found on these beaches

  • Bora Bora Island

    The small island of Bora Bora (is just about 6 miles long and a little more than 2 miles wide). A dormant volcano rises up at its center and fans out into lush jungle before spilling into an aquamarine lagoon. These facts amkes it one of the best destinations to travel:

  • In the center of it, there are remains of an extinct volcano separated in two peaks – Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu
  • Vaitape is the major settlement, located on the western side of the main island
  • The island is completely pest free without any poisonous snakes or insects in sight
  • It’s one of the most secluded islands on the world
  • It’s well-known for the dark pearls that are a special gift to bring home as a reminder of the awesome holiday.

  • South Island, New Zealand

    New Zealand's South Island brims with majestic landscapes at every turn, It is a UNESCO World Heritage Area. the following facts makes it on of the famous places to to travel.

  • Approximately 60% of the South Island is covered by mountain ranges.
  • There are more than 3,000 glaciers or permanent snow patches in the South Island
  • Lake Mapourika is a kettle lake that was formed from a large block of ice was left behind by the Southern Alps Franz Josef Glacier over 14,000 years ago.
  • The South Island has 23 named peaks over 3,000 metres high.
  • Has the Australasia's only castle. Built by William Larnach in 1871.

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