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We have made this list of the best places to travel in the world as we think it will be handy when you’re next planning a holiday, whether you decide to go to a certain city or country because of the sights you can see, or even if you’re visiting because it looks nice. This ranking has been arranged according to our opinion as it is extremely difficult to arrange the places as they’re all unique and beautiful in their own way. You must realise that these landmarks and tourist attractions are some of the world’s greatest, so we can’t really compare how good they are. Instead look at all of these 30 places and landmarks with their beauty as equally as you can!


The 30 Best Places to Travel in the World


Place
Description
1 Taj Mahal

(Agra, India)
Commissioned in 1632 and finished around 1653, the Taj Mahal is possibly India’s most famous tourist attraction and easily amongst the best places to travel in the world. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is visited by over 7 million people from around the world every year. It is a white marbled Islamic tomb which holds many different beautiful parts including a guest house, a mosque (which is still working and is always closed on a Friday for prayer) and formal gardens. Originally built by Shah Jahan after the death of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, you can see where the name comes from. In addition, was officially named one of the seven wonders of the world in 2007 after receiving over 100 million votes. What makes this beautiful landmark one of the best tourist attractions in the world is its unique style and beautiful structure. For anyone wanting to visit, you can simply go onto the grounds and admire the view of the structure or you can try a stay in the famous guesthouse, you should be willing to spend money whilst staying over though as it is not cheap. So, if you’re ever in Agra or going to pass through India, this is the place you need to visit.

Official website of the Taj Mahal: http://www.tajmahal.gov.in
2 Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

(Barcelona, Spain)
Located just outside the centre of Barcelona, this Basilica is the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church in the world. Bringing around 3 million tourists a year, it is the most visited tourist attraction within Barcelona. Originally designed by Antonio Gaudi, the basilica has had a lot of coverage in the media over its intricate design and unusual build. The basilica has a long history throughout Barcelona and is known for dividing citizens for the controversial possibility of having a high-speed railway right underneath the structure, which would thus affect its stability. Depending on the experience you want of the basilica, you can either choose to simply go and view it whilst taking some pictures and then leave, or you can go inside and have a tour. Most of the tours have an audio guide but there are multiple different ones you can purchase. From the work and life of Gaudi, to simply admiring the history of the basilica, the ticket prices start from 15 euros online or 20 euros when you are actually at the basilica. Whilst some people chose to visit during the day time in order to get their guided tour, it can be extremely beautiful at night time. During the winter months (November and January) there is also a market in the gardens of the basilica which sells cute gifts and soaps that makes the whole experience even better. Visiting the basilica is a once in a life time opportunity and it should be embraced with both hands!

Official website of the Sagrada Familia: http://www.sagradafamilia.org/en/
3 Statue of Liberty

(New York, USA)
The concrete jungle (also known as New York) is known for its extravagant and unique high-rise buildings but something that brings over 3.5 million visitors and tourists a year is the Statue of Liberty. Given as a gift to the United States from France in 1886, this copper designed statue is something truly beautiful. The significance is based on the independence of the US, as the roman goodness displayed as a statue is holding a tabula with the date of the independence inscribed in roman numerals as well as a torch showing the light to all those who need it. During the immigrant period of history, this statue was a sight of not only freedom but of welcoming to America. The statue is located on it’s very own island just off the coast of Manhattan and can be reached by tourist boats. As well as liberty island (where the statue is located) there are another island, Ellis island, which has a museum and other attractions on it, tourists are encouraged to spend the day going between the islands by boat and exploring them all separately. Online tickets prices start from $25.50 but can be more in person depending on the season. It is truly a life changing view and really allows you to appreciate manmade statues a little more.

Official website for the Statue of Liberty: https://www.statueoflibertytickets.com
4 Leaning Tower of Pisa

(Pisa, Italy)
Found in the heart of the Italian culture lies the leaning tower of Pisa, originally built to serve as a bell tower for the cathedral next to it, the tower has become one of the most famous tourist attractions in Europe for its unintentional lean. Although not intended to be one of the best places to travel in the world, the Leaning Tower of Pisa caters to over 1 million visitors every year and is indeed amongst the best. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is quite remarkable in terms of how it stays standing and has done for so many years. The tilt in the tower began during its construction which was caused by the weight of the structure being too heavy for the soft ground. Over the years, it has been stabilised using various measures which means it can be served as a very attractive tourist attraction for people all around the world. Towering over 56 metres (on the higher side), this building is something truly unique which isn’t seen anywhere else in the world. It is also possible to take a tour up to the top of the leaning tower and learn more about its history, and prices start at £29 with entrance to the cathedral being free (with a valid ticket). If you’re ever in Tuscany or Pisa, this is definitely something you must see – it’s like nowhere else on earth.

More information about the Tower of Pisa and tickets: http://www.towerofpisa.org
5 Sydney Opera House

(Sydney, Australia)
Opened in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most famous, distinctive buildings. It is essentially a multi-room performing arts centre which hosts around 1.2 million people every year. It also annually holds 1,500 performances from people of all different backgrounds and origins. Past performances and speeches have been done by influential people such as; Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, and Oprah Winfrey. Tourists are also encouraged to take a guided tour of the building in order to under more of it’s history and this is a popular tour with visitors with over 350,000 people doing it every year. The Opera House has become a key part of the Australian skyline is it wouldn’t be what it is without it, meaning if you’re on your way down under you have to take a visit here. If you’re wanting just a building tour the online prices start at £21 whereas you can also buy a tour ticket with a performance ticket for around £69 too. It is your decision if you want to visit on foot, but we would recommend going on a short ferry ride and seeing the building from the water, it is simply beautiful.

More information and the official website of the Sydney Opera House: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com
6 Great Wall of China

(Mutianyu Section – Huairou County, China)
Spanning over 13,000 miles throughout China, the Great Wall of China is one of the best places to travel in the world and also amongst the world’s most visited tourist attractions and landmarks. During the 18th and 20th centuries, the wall began to become a symbol of psychological and physical strength of the Chinese people after many conflicts with others. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is visited by over 10 million people every year, with the busiest section being located just outside of Beijing. Since the wall spans thousands of miles, it is thought to be the only man-made build that can be seen from outer space. It is also the world’s longest wall and biggest piece of ancient architecture which means its definitely got to be on everyone’s bucket list to visit at some point. If you’re a traveller and you’re looking for a little bit of adventure, take a walk along the towers and walkways of the Great Wall of China. Despite misconceptions, the wall is not a continuous line, there are hundreds of side walls, parallel walls, and sections without walls. Therefore, if you’re being a tourist in China and need a beautiful place to visit, this is definitely the place to be.
7 Las Lajas Sanctuary

(Ipiales, Colombia)
Often compared to the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia (mentioned earlier), this truly unique piece of architecture lies in the green mountains and hills of beautiful Colombia. This basilica was built inside the canyon of the Gúaitara River on a 130-foot-tall bridge and is something truly magical. The gothic exterior is unique to the build and is possibly the reason why it gets so many visitors every year. Although it is a popular tourist attraction, the minor basilica still holds traditional Catholic masses throughout the week, and entry to get in is a small $0.55. If you’re wanting to visit the sanctuary many advise the best way to get there is to go through Ecuador as it is around 5 miles out of Ipiales. This building is ideal for any travellers going around the world who want to make the most of every city and village they arrive at. It is magical yet unique and has a lot of history which can be found out when you arrive there. When visiting you can also be rest assured you’ll be made welcome by everyone there.
8 Railay Beach

(Krabi, Thailand)
Also known as Rai Leh, the small peninsula is set between the bustling life of Krabi and Ao Nang. It is thought to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with hundreds of visitors every month, it is truly a place to visit if you’re travelling around Thailand. There are to main sections of the beach, and they’re split into East and West, the east side of the beach is mainly for docking boats that arrive from Krabi and this side isn’t suitable for swimming as it has many mangroves. Paths connect the west side through from the east side and consists of many shops, resorts, and the beautiful beach itself. There is also a short promenade which is filled full of restaurants and shops available to tourists and locals who want to have look around. What makes this beach so unique and different to any other beach in Thailand is that it is away from the busy and noisy streets. It is very calming and relaxing to be around everyone at the beach. There are multiple beach and island tours which tourists can opt onto or you can simply go and explore at your own pace. If you’re wanting an adventure holiday that is hot yet fun-filled at the same time – take a trip to Railay Beach in Thailand.
9 Eiffel Tower

(Paris, France)
Nestled in the heart of Paris lies the symbol of all things love and commitment, the beloved Eiffel Tower. Bringing over 7 million tourists to Paris every year, the iron lattice tower is truly a unique part of the French culture. It is famously named after the engineer whose company designed and built the tower, Gustave Eiffel. From it’s opening in 1889 around 250 million tourists have visited the landmark whilst in Paris. Although it might not seem important, the Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions and undergoes multiple facelifts every few years as it needs to uphold its beautiful appearance. Depending on when you visit during the year there is guided tours around the gardens that surround the Eiffel Tower and it is possible for visitors to go up to the top of the tower and see a panoramic view of Paris. The reason many tourists visit is to feel in love with the French atmosphere as many people end up getting engaged at the top of the iron statue. The ticket prices aren’t too expensive either, the online prices start from £30 and go up in price depending on the experience you want. If you’re in Paris anytime soon then taking a look at this particularly beautiful landmark will not be a regret at all!

Tourist information about the Eiffel Tower: https://www.toureiffel.paris/en
10 Niagara Falls

(Canada and USA)
The falls is a collective name for all 3 waterfalls that straddle the Canadian and New York border in the southern end of Niagara Gorge. The three waterfalls are Bridal Veil Falls (the smallest), American Falls (the middle sized), and Horseshoe Falls (the largest waterfall in Niagara Falls). What most people don’t realise is that Horseshoe Falls is one of the most powerful waterfalls in all of North America (measured on flow rate). It is an extremely busy and popular tourist destination and it is estimated that around 30 million people visit the falls every year with these number rising all the time. From winter lake trips to boat rides in the blistering hot summer, there is never a better time to go to Niagara Falls than right now. Take a ride on a beautiful ferry across the river and indulge into the waterfalls with calming sensations and relaxations. There is no better way to spend your days on holiday or whilst you’re travelling except going to a waterfall. If that’s not enough, there is also a state park which you can visit too, it has lots of beautiful wildlife and is preserved by staff all the time. Online ticket prices for boat rides on the river start at around $40 for adults but it is truly a memorable experience you will never forget.
11 Duncannon Fort

(County Wexford, Ireland)
Located on the eastern side on a peninsula in Waterford, Harbour is Duncannon Fort. Originally built by the Normans in the 12th century, this beautiful fort was used by many military operations and kings throughout it’s history. During the Irish Confederate War, the fort saw huge military action when governor Laurence Esmonde was captured by the Catholic Confederation of Ireland. Due to it’s vast and interesting history, it sees many visitors and tourists every year. There main aim is to find out more about the fort and what it has done over the past few hundred years, but some visitors also visit for a chance to see Ireland from another beautiful yet unique angle. It is open 7 days a week for guided tours and they can either be booked in advance (online) or when you get there on the day. The tour is the fort lasts around 45 minutes and teaches visitors all they need to know about the history of Duncannon Fort as well as some history of Hook Peninsula. If you’re in Ireland and anywhere near County Wexford, this is great place if you love learning about history and love stunning views!

Official website of Duncannon Fort: https://duncannonfort.ie
12 Petronas Twin Towers

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Ranked the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, the Petronas Twin Towers are world renowned for having the best views of Kuala Lumpur, making them one of the best places to travel in the world. Whilst they are no longer the tallest buildings in the world, they are still ranked as the tallest towers in the world. Construction for these towers finished in 1996, however they have since been renovated many times such as in 2011 when billons of dollars where spend in order to make the towers look even better than before. There is so much to see and do whilst you’re visiting the towers, whilst you can go on the observation deck (a popular tourist favourite), you can even do some shopping in the mall, or do some work in the offices above. There are over 80 floors (with some below ground) and it is estimated the towers are around 1,480 foot tall. Any one who visits Kuala Lumpur must visit the Petronas Twin Towers as they’re a key part of the tourist culture in the city. The pure architectural design as well as the effort gone into building and designing the towers is something that every traveller should experience at some point. They’re some of the most unique buildings in the world and the ticket prices for the observation deck are only £15 for adults and £6 for children with under 3 being free!

More information about the Petronas Twin Towers: https://www.petronastwintowers.com.my
13 Burj Khalifa

(Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Officially the world’s tallest building since 2008, the Burj Khalifa is comprised of 165 floors both above and below ground and has a high of over 2,700 foot. The official opening of the building was in 2010 and the construction cost came to around $1.5 billion. The tower welcomes around 1.9 million tourists every year and it is Dubai’s most visited tourist attraction! The tower is designed to resemble a Hymenocallis flower and at the central core the building emerges at the top. It holds around 17 world records making it an extremely busy tourist area, so if you’re planning on visiting don’t expect it to be quiet. The admission prices start from around $39 online and can be a lot more if you buy your tickets on the day of visiting. It is truly a stunning view and is not only popular for the world records it has set but the beauty of it too.

Find out more about the Burj Khalifa: http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/index.aspx
14 Church of the Saviour on Blood

(St Petersburg, Russia)
Russia is known for it’s extraordinary buildings and beautifully designed architecture, with over 50 landmarks all over the country, it is sometimes hard to decide which sights you should see in Russia but if you’re in St Petersburg, this church is a must see. The church was built in 1907 and was constructed on the site in which Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881. The church has multiple mosaics in the interior as well as 5 outside domes, it sits along the Griboedov Canal with the view of the church being utterly stunning on a boat ride. In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution (in which the church was looted and damaged), the church became a warehouse for vegetables which ultimately lead to the sardonic name of Saviour on Potatoes. Although the church no longer serves as a place of worship, it is now a museum of mosaics which is dedicated to the assassinated tsar and is now one of the main tourist attractions in the city. Despite it’s rough history, the building is still beautiful and a great place to add to your travel list if you’re wanting to see a little more of Russia that is culturally stunning.
15 Rocamadour Village

(Dordogne, France)
Although it isn’t on every travellers list of places to go, it certainly should be. Rocamadour is a beautiful commune and village in the south west of France, it sits above the River Dordogne and has many historical monuments including the sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is particularly popular for pilgrims and has been visited by many kings and nobles throughout history. The village consists of various gift and food shops as well as churches and landmarks which tourists can walk around at their own leisure. Since the village is on a bank edge, tourists are advised to park their car at the bottom car park and then walk up to the village itself from there. It isn’t huge so therefore walking on foot isn’t too much, however, there are many steep stairs and even the slopes are steep too so disabled visitors must take a lot of care. It is possible for tourists to go right to the top of the bank edge by walking up to the high church top, it is there where visitors can walk the high walls of the city and see the greenery for themselves. Rocamadour sees over a million visitors every year but only has a small population of 600 people. The village is also known for its handmade cheese so if you’re a cheese lover, this is definitely the place to be.
16 St Clément’s Church

(Rodel, Island of Harris)
Thought to date back to 1520, St Clément’s Church (also sometimes known as the Church of Rodel) was dedicated to Alexander MacLeod of Harris and Dunvegan. It is currently the longest running and serving medieval building in the Western Isles and is visited by many tourists and locals a like every year. As well as the church, there is a steeply sloped graveyard that surrounds the building which is thought to have Alexander MacLeod’s body in as he was buried here after his death. The church overlooks the mountains of South Harris yet it doesn’t offer any sea view. Despite this, if you’re interested in history and interesting places to visit whilst you’re on Harris, this church has definitely got a lot of stunning character. During certain point of the year, the church does offer guided tours of the building and it’s surrounding areas however this is normally in the warmer, summer months.
17 Big Ben

(London, United Kingdom)
Designed by Augustus Pugin, Big Ben was constructed in 1859 and is currently the most accurate four-faced chiming clock in the world. It located in the clock tower (also commonly thought of as Big Ben) at the edge of the Westminster Parliament building which sits right on the edge of the River Thames. The Big Ben bell weighs around 13 and a half tons and is thought to be around 7 foot tall. The clock tower in which the bell is set in is around 315 feet, which means it towers above the other buildings in the surrounding area. It is estimated around 15 million tourists visit Big Ben and the Clock Tower every year, which makes it one of the most popular places on this list of tourist attractions. The tower can be accessed from the western end of the Westminster Bridge, but it can be seen for a few miles away if you’re high above the ground. The best view of the tower would be to stand on the bridge itself however, it could be argued that seeing it from the London Eye is a better view.
18 Machu Picchu

(Andes Mountains, Peru)
Around 8,000 feet above sea level lies this 15th century Inca citadel, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Peru and a highly in demand tourist destination. Originally thought it be constructed for the Inca Emperor, Pachacuti in 1450, it has now become of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. It is thought around 3 million people visit the landmark every year with 2,500 people arriving daily in the high season (between May and September). There are four sections of the land, with an upper and lower town, and then an urban and agricultural section. Over the last few decades it has been named the trip of a lifetime, meaning if you’re in Peru you should take the time to visit the citadel. You can book independently as entrance for the day costs £31 or you can book the Inca Trail with or without a guide. There are limited places on the tours are Machu Picchu so ensure you either book online before you arrive, or you have plenty of time to wait to get a tour. Be aware though that the Trail closes every year around February for maintenance work.
19 Ha Long Bay

(Vietnam)
Photos of the world-famous Ha Long Bay have been surfacing the Internet for many years, with people dreaming of visiting the cliff rocked, crystal clear bay. Officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site as of 1994 and is classified as a member of the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World. The bay consists of a cluster of limestone islands (it is thought it have over 1,600), whilst a lot of the islands are hollow with various caves, there are some which are still inhabited by residents. Hang Dau Go is the largest cave and grotto on Ha Long Bay and is the most visited grotto on the whole bay. According to statistics it is estimated that around 5.5 million tourists visit the area every year, it is probably so popular because of its immense beauty and vast history. This bay is particularly popular amongst hikers and backpackers as there is a lot to see from the tops of the mountains that surround the bay. The bay is mostly tourist orientated as the area only has a few villages that are populated with locals and they’re still sparsely populated. It is also very popular for cruise ships and ferries to go near the bay, so if you’re wanting to visit and don’t know how long to go for, this might be the best way to get there!
20 Seema Malaka

(Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Constructed in the late 19th century, this Buddhist worshipping temple is still used to this day for rest and meditation. Situated on the edge of the Beira Lake, the temple is one of the most famous and busiest of them all in Sri Lanka. Tourists can venture around the different statues and rooms of the temple at their own leisure or take a guided tour with audio description of the history. The temple has three platforms over water which are connected with each other by bridges. The price to enter is around $2 and you don’t have to book in advance, however, it is one of the busiest temples in Colombo so if you’re planning a visit here make sure you look up the times to avoid. The summer months are very popular for tourists as Sri Lanka is stunningly beautiful during this time, this does therefore mean the temple will get full easily. The beautiful scenery and nature around the temple makes it utterly unique to any other you may ever see.
21 Edinburgh Castle

(Edinburgh, Scotland)
Dominating the skyline of Edinburgh in Scotland since around the Iron Age, Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortresses in the UK. It stands at the head of the Old Town and is still available for tours and independent visits at a cheap price. The interesting thing about the castle is that no one knows exactly when it was built (the history starts around the 12th century) so spending the say there will really teach you a lot about Edinburgh and the castle in general. It is so popular with tourists mainly because during the 18th, 19th and 20th century it was used as a prison during the various wars including the Napoleonic War, the Seven Years’ War, and World War 1. Within the castle there is now many tourist attractions including St Margaret’s Chapel, the Royal Palace, the Prisons of War Exhibition, and the Crown Jewels of Scotland. Visitors often spend one or two days making their way around the castle, through the various attractions and learning all about the history of the castle. So, if you’re a traveller in love with history and in need of some more information about Edinburgh and the most visited castle in Scotland, then a day at this castle would be perfect for you.

Buy tickets and see the official website of Edinburgh Castle: https://www.edinburghcastle.scot
22 The Great Pyramid of Giza

(Giza, Egypt)
One of Egypt’s greatest mysteries is the history of the pyramids of Giza. The oldest and largest of pyramid complex is the Great Pyramid. It is oldest landmark to be named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one to still be intact despite difficulty. It is thought that the pyramid was built with over 2 million blocks and weighs over 5 million tonnes. Even to this day, thousands of years after it’s construction, it is still one of the most visited places on earth. The project to build the Great Pyramid of Giza was thought to be started by Pharaoh Khufu around 2550 B.C. with his son, Pharaoh Khafre, building the second pyramid of Giza. For more than 3,000 years, the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world standing at 481 feet but has since been surpassed by other buildings throughout the world. Despite this, it is still a very popular tourist attraction with visitors to Egypt and remains the most visited attraction throughout Egypt. Visiting the Great Pyramid is a life-changing experience that any traveller should do during their lifetime. It’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity if you go.
23 Naqsh-e Jahan Square

(Isfahan city, Iran)
One of most beautiful UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites is the Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Iran. Finished in 1629, the square is one of the most visited tourist attractions in all of Iran. An image of the square is actually on the reverse side of the Iranian 20,000 banknote and this is possibly one of the reasons for it being a very popular attraction. In the square there is a mosque, palace, and a bazaar which are all visited by tourists throughout the year. The Sha Mosque (on the south side of the square) holds Friday prayer every week for visitors and any locals, so if you’re looking for a way to indulge in the true Iranian culture – this is definitely the best way to do it. The beautiful gardens surrounding the buildings are stunningly green and natural, there is also various fountains and ponds throughout the grounds which tourists like to enjoy during their time at the square. The Imperial Bazaar (located on the east side of the square) is one of the oldest and largest bazaar’s in the Middle East being over one thousand years old, it is still popular with visitors today. This 90,000 square metered tourist attraction is one of the best you may see if you’re visiting Iran.
24 Gullfoss Waterfall

(Hvítá River, Iceland)
Also known as Golden Falls, the Icelandic waterfall is a 32m waterfall which meets the Hvitá River in the southwest of Iceland. There are so many different views of the waterfall that visitors and tourists will never get bored. Whilst audio tours aren’t available, visitors are free to roam around the waterfall at their own pace. The various windy and twisting paths are so much fun to walk on during the summer months but take should be taken during the colder months which tend to make the paths freeze over. The waterfall is also extremely popular with tourists and photographers alike as it is so beautiful. Being one of Iceland’s most visited waterfalls and some say it one of the most beautiful in the world. If you’re wanting to visit, you may do so on your own or as part of a group, the Golden Circle Route is a tour which anyone can pay to go on and, on that tour, you will visit the waterfall and see it for yourself. Prices for the Golden Circle Route start £49.50. If you’re a lover of travelling and seeing the beauties of the world then a visit to the Gullfoss Waterfall may just complete your bucket list.

Information about the Gullfoss Waterfall: http://gullfoss.is
25 Drottningholm Palace

(Stockholm, Sweden)
Residence of the Swedish Royal Family and built in the late 16th century, the Drottningholm Palace has since become one of Sweden’s most popular and top-rated tourist attractions. The palace consists of beautiful gardens with a Chinese Pavilion, a stunning lake, and a unique theatre. Whilst the palace hasn’t always been the home of the Swedish royal family (during the 18th century it was mainly their summer home), it has since become their permanent place of residence since 1981. Tourists are free to walk around the palace grounds, and there are also guided audio tours of the theatre (including some brilliant performances) during the more popular tourist months. Despite having excess to the palace as a visitor, the southern part of the palace is strictly reserved for the member of the royal family and are off limits to any member of the public. Since 1991, the palace has been on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list, it was the first attraction in Sweden to be put on the list and it has therefore since become even more popular. The opening hours of the palace and its tours vary depending on the month and season, during peak season (May to September) the palace is open slightly longer. For entry into the palace it costs around £11 for an adult and £6 for children (aged 7 to 17), there are various other tickets visitors can buy which include tickets to visit the Pavilion and Theatre.
26 The Colosseum

(Rome, Italy)
Thought to date back to 70/80AD, the Colosseum is Rome’s most visited and famous tourist attraction. It is essentially an oval shaped amphitheatre built using tuff, concrete, and travertine. To date, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built however not all of it is still standing. It is estimated that during it’s peak time (in which all the building was intact) it could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators with an average audience of around 65,000 people. Throughout history the colosseum has been used for various performances and events including mock sea battles and gladiatorial contests. It has also been used for workshops, as a fortress and as a Christian shrine. The damage caused to the structure has been because of many things including earthquakes and stone-robbers. The colosseum is within the 40 best places to travel in the world, averaging out at around 4 million tourists a year. Guided tours of the colosseum are offered to visitors for a price of 12 euros (for non-EU citizens) and 7 euros (for EU citizens). Ensure that you have a valid official ticket for entry as there are often peddlers selling fake tickets around the area. It is a truly beautiful and historical place that if you’re visiting Italy, you should take a tour around!

Official website of the Colosseum: http://www.the-colosseum.net
27 Dragon Bridge

(Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Crossing the Ljubljanica River is the Dragon Bridge in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. It is located in the city centre and is primarily used for motorised traffic; however, it is very popular amongst tourists and visitors to the city. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the bridge was originally built as part of a wider urban renovation of the town, despite it being severely damaged in 1895 after an earthquake, it has since been rebuild using reinforced concrete. It is regarded by tourists and other locals as the most beautiful bridge produced by the Vienna Secession! What is different about this bridge, and what makes it unique to any other is the fact that it has dragon statues placed all over it. The green dragon statues are a symbol of courage and freedom of the Slovenian people as well as light at the end of the tunnel for those who need it. The bridge is public and therefore you do not have to pay to go and visit it (or take pictures of it!), so if you’re wanting to see something truly amazing, this is the landmark to see.
28 Cristo Redentor

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Constructed between 1922 and 1931, this art deco statue of Jesus Christ (known as Cristo Redentor in Portuguese) was built to symbolise Christianity all across the world. Since being built it has been listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and a National Historic Heritage of Brazil. The statue stands at around 98 feet and the arms of the statue stretch 92 feet. It is one of the most visited and loved tourist attractions in Rio and the whole of Brazil. As well as seeing the statue (which is located on top of a mountain) visitors can take a beautiful view of the city whilst they’re there. There is also a purpose-built train to accommodate the tourists who aren’t driving to the top, the journey takes around 20 minutes and gives access to some of the best city views of Rio de Janeiro. All of the tickets for the train must be booked in advance by going onto tremdocorovado.com.br and selecting a date and time. If you’re planning a visit to Brazil or Rio, you could really make the most of your trip by going to see the Cristo Redentor.

Tour and information about the Cristo Redentor: http://www.tremdocorovado.com.br
29 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Taking the lead as the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, the Grand Mosque is still a working and leading place of worship for Friday gatherings and Eid prayers. It is estimated to be visited by more than 41,000 people during Eid, with that number growing every year. After it’s construction in 2007, the building has vastly started to unite the Islamic world and bring about a lot more cultural diversity to the city. It features over 82 domes, 1,000 columns, 24 chandeliers, and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. Surrounding the building is many beautifully reflective pools, and stunning views. There is a guided tour that visitors can venture on or tourists can freely roam around the mosque at their own leisure. There is also the chance to see the mosque from another light – with the sunset tour! This tour allows visitors to take photographs and be apart of the atmosphere when it’s darker, as the sun sets. The opening times vary throughout the year so ensure that no matter when you go, you check that the mosque is open to visitors. If you wish to, you can always attend a gathering or prayer, just make sure you know the times they’re on.

Tourist information about Abu Dhabi and the Grand Mosque: https://visitabudhabi.ae/en
30 Rynek Glowny

(Krakow, Poland)
Krakow is one of the most stunning cities through Europe, the cheap prices of all the products and foods really makes for a good time too. Rynek Glowny is the main square within Krakow that accommodates around 10 million tourists every year (with that number steadily rising every year). The square is comprised of various restaurants, cafes, shops, and market stalls. During the summer there are countless performers singing, dancing and even eating fire for the audiences who surround them. However, during the cold winter months, the market turns into a winter wonderland with an endless amount of traditional German Christmas market stalls selling everything from cute gifts to Frankfurt sausages.



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Throughout the world there are so many different and amazing tourist attractions. Whilst some are more popular than others, they are all just as beautiful as the one before and each one is unique in its own way. From the Southern depths of the United States, to the great blue seas of Egypt, there is something to see wherever you go in the world. You may have been to one or two before, but the likelihood is that you’re dreaming of visiting all of these amazing places and making memories to last your whole life. Some of the world’s best tourist attractions aren’t often the most popular which means that when it comes to this list of tourist attractions, we have shared as much information as possible on how to get there, what to do, and a little bit of history behind the place. It is always super helpful to know where to go whenever you’re travelling, and if you know the best places to visit then your trip is surely one that you will remember. Travelling is one of the only things in the world that costs money but makes you richer! Take the time to plan your travels and find out the best tourist attractions to visit whilst you’re there as we’re sure there is more than a lot to do. You’d also be surprised by the number of landmarks and places to visit that aren’t publicised frequently, however, after a little bit of research – you’ll have an endless number of things to do and places to see!

Obviously travelling isn’t for everyone, and sometimes people don’t want to see all the top tourist attractions of the world, and that’s fine too. We should simply learn to embrace our beautiful, natural world in all of it’s glory. Even if that means having to travel to the other side of the world to get a more perfect view.

That’s it for our list of tourist attractions you must see soon, they’re so interesting and beautiful that they’re not to be missed! It might be that you really want to experience India in all of it’s glory and perfection, or perhaps you fancy going on a road trip across America and Canada, everyone’s travel experience is completely different but going to the popular tourist destinations will really complete any trip. It’s always best to save up some money and buy a one-way ticket, your travel adventure will start, and you will realise that it’s as amazing as everyone says it is! Landmarks and tourist attractions have been created for the enjoyment of visitors and tourists from all around the world and they bring in a lot of money to governments too. What makes them even better is that a lot of the time they’re cheap and sometimes even free! Travelling the globe and experiencing new things will never get old, there is a whole world out there to be seen and loved so always ensure you’re on your way travelling somewhere!