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Major Tourist Attractions from Around the World!

Looking for ideas for your next getaway?  Looking for inspiration to guide your next adventure?  Deciding on places to visit can certainly be challenging.  In this article we take a look at some of the most iconic sites that you may want to add to your bucket list of places that are a must see.  

Some of the most rewarding places to visit are not the destinations that stand out above the rest which require no explanation, but rather those places that may not be as well known to new travellers which lie in more exotic destinations.  This article explores both, those destinations that have stood out through time, as well as the lesser known exotic ones.

Banff National Park, Canada

Established in 1885, Banff is Canada’s oldest national park. It is located in the Alberta rocky mountains west of Calgary encompassing 6,641 square kilometres. Here you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of mountainous terrain, lakes, glaciers and dense coniferous forest.  There are numerous activities to enjoy year round in the park.  Banff is definitely a must see destination!

Sydney Opera House, Australia

A multi venue performing arts center, the Sydney Opera house is located on the banks of Sydney Harbour.  One of the world’s most famous and distinctive buildings, the Sydney opera house is widely regarded as a masterpiece of 20th century architecture.   While in Sydney you may want to check out what the city has to offer.  Below you’ll find some of Sydney’s major attractions!

Borobudur, Indonesia

Borobudur is Indonesia’s top tourist attraction with three volcanoes embedded in the hot exotic jungle providing an exhilarating back drop.   

Dating all the way back to the 9th century, Borobudur is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the world.  It is a beautiful place to go for a stroll where you will find over 500 Buddhas spread around the site.

The most recommended time to visit is in the early morning.  During this time you’ll have a great opportunity to view the mist emanating from the jungle with clear views of the volcanoes in the back ground. 

During your stay in Indonesia, the popular destination of Bali also provides for some amazing experiences.  Check out these excursions!


Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and the highest peak in all of Africa.  Located in the country of Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is one of the most recognizable symbols on the continent. The snowcapped peak is an astonishing 5,985 meters (19,340 feet) and is often the backdrop to photographs of the wild animals that roam Amboseli National Park and other areas. You can see this beautiful sight from afar or tackle the multi-day hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for the fantastic views over the land and to watch the sunrise.

Great Wall of China

The mystifying Great Wall of China is an engineering marvel, built between the 14th and 17th centuries.  

A stroll along the top of the wall provides amazing views of the structure winding off into the distance. The wall stretches an astounding 21,196 kilometers.  

Many travelers looking to visit the Great Wall of China choose to visit the wall on easily organized tours from Beijing, a relatively short bus ride away.


Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city and arguably the most impressive ruined city in the world.  It is the must see tourist attraction if you are planning to visit South America.  

Much of the attraction comes from its location, high in the jungle-clad mountains of Peru.  Set on a high plateau with soaring green mountains, the setting is surreal.  The sheer tenacity of the original builders to create this amazing place in what would have been impenetrable jungle, is, in itself, impressive.

Visitor numbers are now limited to a maximum per day, so the experience has been greatly enhanced.

The Collosseum, Rome

The most famous and largest structure still standing from the Roman Empire, the Colosseum is also still one of the biggest attractions to see in modern day Rome.   It’s been a top end destination of travelers for centuries and it does not disappoint.

Set in the heart of the city, the Colloseum is an easy place to visit. Direct flights from around the world land in Rome daily, making it a destination you can visit any time of the year.  

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

 The Eiffel Tower is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower from 1887 to 1889.  The tower stands 330 meters (the equivalent of an 81 storey building).  Although first criticised by some of France’s leading artists, the Eiffel Tower has since become a world icon and designated world heritage site with millions who have ascended this iconic structure.  While in Paris you may want to check out these other great attractions.


Ayers Rock, Australia

Also known as Aluru, Ayers Rock is a large sandstone formation in the center of Australia.  Located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, Aluru/Ayers Rock is one of Australia’s most recognizable natural landmarks and has been a popular destination for tourists over the last century.  It is one of the most important indigenous sites where you’ll find an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and paintings.  


Statue of Liberty, New York, USA

Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture.  It was designed by french sculpture, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States.  The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  While touring the Statue of Liberty you will take in amazing views and learn about the rich history of  the statue herself.  

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southernmost point of the Polynesian triangle in Oceana.  There are nearly 1000 monumental statues on the island called Moai, which were originally constructed by the Rapa Nui people.  Originally settled between the years 800 and 1200, Easter Island is the most remote inhabited islands in the world with the nearest inhabited land 2075 km away.