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. We get a sense of location from landmarks. This historical sites and natural wonders bind us to a place and entice us to visit. The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, and the Statue of Liberty is located in New York City. These 10 attractions, all significant to their respective locations and histories, should be on your travel bucket list.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Burj Khailfa is a skyscraper. It has been the world's tallest structure and building since 2009, with a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft, just over half a mile) (preceded by Taipei 101). The following documents are associated with the Burj Khalifa:

  • 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, also known as La Tour Eiffel in French, was the centerpiece of the 1889 Paris Exposition. It was built to celebrate the French Revolution's centennial and to showcase France's industrial prowess to the rest of the world. It later became the city's sign for the following 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 center in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, situated on Sydney Harbour. It is one of the most well-known and distinctive structures of the twentieth century.

  • 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 one of the most well-known landmarks in the United States, standing in New York Harbor. The monument was built in 1886 by the French people to symbolize friendship between the two countries, and it was designated as a National Monument in 1924. The statue is accessible by ferry from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, which stops 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

    Giza's Great Pyramid and the surrounding pyramids date back over 4,000 years. They're outside of Cairo, along the Nile River. Built about 2500 B.C. by King Khufu, these ancient ruins are also one of the ancient world's Seven Wonders – and the only one still 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 a hotel and shopping district in Singapore's Downtown Core district. It was billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property when it opened in 2010, costing S$8 billion (US$6.88 billion) including ground.

  • 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 constructed for the emperor Shah Jahan's wife. UNESCO has designated the building, which was completed in 1648, as the best example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra and is accessible from the capital city of New Delhi via a one-hour plane ride or a three-hour train ride. Because of the huge crowds at this attraction, it's better to come during the week. 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

    The Maldives are a chain of 1200 islands situated in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives are well-known for their uniqueness and natural beauty. It is best to visit between October and May because of its geographical position. For the following reasons, it is regarded as one of the best places to visit:

  • 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

    Bora Bora is a small island off the coast of Polynesia (is just about 6 miles long and a little more than 2 miles wide). At its heart, a dormant volcano erupts, fanning out into lush jungle before crashing into an aquamarine lagoon. These details make it one of the best travel destinations:

  • 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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