The Great Wall of China, China
The Great Wall of China remains one of the great wonders of the world. The man made structure is simply a marvel to behold. It was built between 200 and 206 BC under the commission of Qin Shihuang who was the first emperor of China. The entire structure is said to be over thirteen thousand miles in total length. There are many Chinese companies that offer tours daily offering historical data to tourists as well as plenty of photo opportunities.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest religious structure built in the world. It was previously a functioning temple during the Khmer Empire, then transitioned into a Buddhist temple. The entire structure is approximately a little over two hundred acres and is surrounded by a moat. Visiting Angkor Wat offers tourists a look at the unique sandstone architecture, featuring towers, terraces, and decorative motifs. Preservation of this historical site is managed by SOKIMEX, who rents out the temple from the Cambodian government.
The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia is the largest coral reef system in the world, comprised of almost three thousand individual reefs and nine hundred islands. The entire structure was created solely by living organisms. It is kept preserved by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and has been named a state icon of Queensland. Many tourists visit for the great snorkeling and diving expeditions the reef offers. To help plan your next trip, Google offers underwater street view of parts of the Great Barrier Reef that shows the reef in 3D.
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
Nestled in Wiltshire, England is Stonehenge, a ring of 25-ton rock structures that sit in a ring. Surrounding the structure are a bunch of ancient burial mounds sprinkled among the manicured fields. The structure is said to be dated around 3000 to 2000 BC, although the construction of Stonehenge remains a mystery. Tourists have the opportunity to book a tour of the area and enjoy a picnic on the fields surrounding the structure. Taking a trip to England would not be complete without taking a trip to see one of the world’s oldest mysteries.
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is one of the greatest natural landmarks in the United States. Located in the northern part of Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park offers tourists views of the canyons that have been shaped by the Colorado River. One of the unique attractions that the park offers is the Grand Canyon Glass Skywalk that overhangs the edge of the canyon. This view gives visitors a unique perspective by allowing them to walk on glass nearly 4,000 feet above the floor of the canyon.
Redwood National Park, California
Redwood National Park, located along California’s northern coast is home to the tallest trees on Earth. The park spans over 130,000 acres and is home to numerous flora and fauna. The park offers hundreds of different campsites and more than two hundred miles of hiking trails. Visitors can also engage in many different outdoor activities such as fishing, horseback riding, bike riding, and kayaking. Outdoor enthusiast should take the opportunity to visit these unique forests.
Yellowstone National Park, The United States
Yellowstone National Park which covers over two million acres and spans multiple states is known to be the first national park in the world. The park is home to hundreds of different species of animals but is probably most known for being home to the world famous, Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone is a premiere travel destination for outdoor enthusiasts year round. Visitors can go camping, fishing, hiking, or mountain biking, and during the winter season guided snowmobile tours are conducted.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt have elicited visitors from around the globe for centuries. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the creation of the pyramids remains and mystery to this day. As the highest man-made structures in existence for 3,800 years, the fact that the pyramids are still intact today is baffling. The Great Pyramid of Giza is astounding. Made of over 2 million weighing from 2 to 30 tons each, some estimated to weigh up to 50 tons, the pyramid is a breathtaking accomplishment of the ancient world.
Bora Bora, The French Polynesian Island
Surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef, Bora Bora is a true island paradise. As one of the most secluded islands on in the world, Bora Bora offers a retreat from the world. With white beaches and clear waters, the island is breathtaking to behold, and one glimpse will instantly make visitors understand the great appeal. Half of the island’s population is under twenty years of age, and to no surprise the island is deemed the “Romantic Paradise”.
Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Taj Mahal is one of the most well-known structures in the world. Constructed in the 1600s, it attracts more than 3 million visitors a year and took more than 20 years to construct. More than 1,000 elephants were used to transport the materials, and over 28 different varieties of semi-precious and precious stones were used to adorn the inlay. The site is truly amazing, and it is no surprise that it continues to attract millions of visitors annually.