What are the famous tourist attractions in the world? Have an idea but don’t know where to go? The Grand Canyon of the United States, the Great Barrier Reef, the Taj Mahal, the Aegean Sea, the Eiffel Tower and so on are all famous scenic spots in the world. If you have the chance, you must not miss these natural gifts and magical scenes left by history. Let’s take a look at some of the world’s top 15 must-see tourist attractions.
15. Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most famous natural wonders, traversed by the Colorado River. It is one of UNESCO’s selected natural heritage sites for protection. The Grand Canyon, located on the Kebab Plateau in northwestern Arizona, is one of the most spectacular views on earth. The Colorado River cuts 19 major canyons on the Colorado Plateau, with a total area of 2,724.7 square kilometers. Among them, the deepest, widest and longest one is the Grand Canyon. At 446 kilometers, it is one of the longest canyons in the world. The canyon is 6 to 28 kilometers wide at the top and 1800 meters at the deepest point. The bottom of the water is less than 1000 meters wide, summer snow melt water, water depth increased to 18 meters. The rocks are mostly red.
14. Provence, France
Provence, located in southeastern France, is a blue coast bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Provence is the world-famous home of lavender and produces excellent wines. Provence is a “city of knights”, is also the birthplace of medieval romances of knights, famous towns such as Marseilles and Aix. Provence has aix, Marseilles and other famous cities, as well as Ares, Gude, Avignon (also translated as Avignon), nim and other towns. This area is rich in natural resources, sunny, beautiful scenery, since Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome attracted countless visitors, is still a tourist attraction.
13. Greece, Aegean Sea.
Aegean Sea is a blue ocean in the east of The Greek Peninsula, reaching the island of Crete in the south. It is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the only water area for countries bordering the Black Sea to reach the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean, and has an important position in shipping and strategy. The Aegean Sea is 610 kilometers long from north to south and 300 kilometers wide from east to west. The coastline is very tortuous, with numerous harbors and dotted islands, so the Aegean Sea is also known as the “Sea of many islands”. It is not only the cradle of Western European civilization, but also a symbol of romantic journey for travelers from all over the world.
12. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the largest and longest coral reef group in the world. Located in the Southern Hemisphere, it runs along the northeast coast of Australia from The Torres Strait in the north to the south of the Tropic of Cancer, stretching a total of 2011 kilometers and 161 kilometers at its widest point. There are 2,900 small and large coral base islands, the natural landscape is very special. The southern end of the Reef is 241 kilometers from the coast, the northern end is closer, and the nearest one is only 16 kilometers from the coast. At low tide, some coral reefs emerge from the water to form coral islands. Between the reefs and the coast, there is an extremely convenient sea route for transportation. When the sea is calm, cruise ships pass through here. It was added to the World Natural Heritage List in 1981.
Bali, located to the east of Java, is an Indonesian island and a world-famous honeymoon destination and vacation destination. Because Balinese ten thousand kinds of amorous feelings, the scenery is very beautiful, because this it still enjoys a variety of other names, be like “the island of god”, “the island of demon”, “Romance island”, “the island of beauty”, “the island of paradise”, “the island of magic”, “the island of flower” etc. Because Bali is located in the tropical region, so the sun is relatively abundant, the reasonable use of light can take a variety of different styles of wedding photos, Bali scenery and scenery attracted the eyes of many new couples.
10. Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal, one of India’s historic sites and a world heritage site, has been voted the “new seven wonders of the world”. The Taj Mahal, as it is known, is a white marble mausoleum mosque built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved concubine in Agra between 1631 and 1653. Located in the town of Agra in Uttar Pradesh state, more than 200 km from New Delhi, on the right side of the Yamuna River. It is composed of halls, bell towers, spires, pools, etc., all built in pure white marble, inlaid with glass and agate, with extremely high artistic value.
9. Mount Fuji.
Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan and one of the important national symbols of Japan. Active volcanoes straddling Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, near the Pacific Coast, about 80 km southwest of Tokyo. Mount Fuji is known as the “Holy Mountain” by the Japanese people and is the symbol of the Japanese nation. As one of the national symbols of Japan, it enjoys high reputation in the world. Mount Fuji is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world. It’s currently dormant, but geologists still list it as an active volcano and so on. There have been 18 eruptions since records began in 781, the last of which was in 1707 and has been dormant ever since. On June 22, 2013, the 37th World Heritage Congress approved the list of Japan’s Mount Fuji on the World Heritage List, making it Japan’s 17th World Heritage site.
8. The maldives.
The Republic of the Maldives is located in South Asia. It is an island country in the Indian Ocean and the largest coral island country in the world. It is made up of more than 1,200 small coral islands, 202 of which are inhabited. From the air, it looks like a string of pearls scattered on the Indian Ocean. With an area of 300 square kilometers (not counting territorial waters), it is the smallest country in Asia. Maldives is 675 km away from Sri Lanka in the northeast and About 113 km away from India’s Minnikoyi Island in the north. The Equatorial Strait and the One-Half Strait in the south of the Maldives are the key maritime traffic routes. On December 4, 2014, the fire at the Male desalination plant damaged some equipment and cut off the fresh water supply of the whole island. The Chinese government provided emergency cash assistance and drinking water to the Malaysian side.
7. Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower stands on the south bank of the Seine river in Paris, France in the Champs-De-Mars, completed in 1889, named for the famous architect and structural engineer Gustave Eiffel, it was built entirely by Schneider Iron (now Schneider Electric). It is a world-famous architecture, one of the symbols of French culture and one of the landmarks of Paris. The French love to call her the “Iron Lady”. The Eiffel Tower is 300 meters high, with its antenna 24 meters high, for a total height of 324 meters, and is made up of a number of discrete steel components — looking like a stack of model components. About 6.98 million people visited the Eiffel Tower in 2011. In 2010, more than 270 million people visited the tower, generating 1.5 billion euros in tourism revenue for Paris every year.
6. Milan Cathedral.
Milan Cathedral, a famous Catholic Church in Italy, also known as “Duo mo Cathedral” and Duo mo Cathedral, is located in The city of Milan, Italy. It is the main church of Milan and one of the five churches in the world with the second largest scale. It is the larger Gothic architecture in the world and has the reputation of “Symbol of Milan”. Construction began in 1386, the vault was completed in 1500, and the gold-plated statue of the Virgin Mary in the central tower was installed in 1774. Completed in 1965, it lasted five centuries. The church is 158 meters long, 93 meters wide at its widest point, 108.5 meters high at its spire, and has a total area of 11,700 square meters. It can accommodate 35,000 people.
5. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Located in Cambodia, Angkor Wat, also known as Angkor Wat, is known as the National treasure of Cambodia. It is one of the largest temples in the world and is also a Khmer temple. Angkor Wat’s original name is Vrah Vishnulok, meaning ‘temple of Vishnu’, and ancient Chinese Buddhist texts refer to it as the ‘Sang-xiang Buddhist House’. In the 12th century, King Suryavarman II of Angkor wanted to build a massive grotto temple on the ground that would serve as the capital and temple of his kingdom. So with a national effort, it took about 35 years to build. It is one of the best preserved of angkor’s ancient monuments and is known for its magnificent architecture and detailed reliefs.
4. Island of phuket.
Phuket Island is located in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of the Malay Peninsula in southern Thailand and has 32 outlying islands. The capital Phuket town is located in the southeast of the island, is a large port and commercial center. Phuket Island is the largest island in Thailand, but also the smallest province in Thailand. It is known as “a pearl on the Andaman Sea” for its charming scenery and rich tourism resources. Phuket Island is very rich in natural resources, has “Treasure Island”, “Treasure Island” laudatory name. The main mineral is tin, but also rich in rubber, seafood and a variety of fruits. Malaysians refer to Phuket as Cape Sarang, and the island is often referred to as Tongka, Junk Ceylon and Jonsalam.
Saipan is the federal capital of the Northern Mariana Islands. It covers an area of 185 km2 and has a population of about 52,200 (2010). The highest point, Tagpochau, is 466 meters above sea level. Now it mainly produces copra, taro, cassava, Yam, breadfruit and banana. It has commercial dock and international airport. It was occupied by the US army in 1944 and became an important air base for the US army. In 1962, it became the capital of the United States Trust territory of the Pacific Islands. On November 28, 2009, the U.S. federal government took over immigration control in the Northern Mariana Islands.
2. South Island, New Zealand
The South Island of New Zealand is one of the two main islands that make up New Zealand. It is located in the south of New Zealand and separated from the North Island by the Cook Strait in the north. Stewart Island across the Strait of Fuvo to the south, 1600 km from Australia to the west, Tonga, Fiji to the east. The south Island of New Zealand is mountainous, accounting for 50% of the country’s land area. From lush rainforests and clear lakes to grassy hillsides and sandy beaches, New Zealand is all about freshness and beauty. Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island, full of historical traces of stone buildings to show elegant English amorous feelings, flowers, trees, parks everywhere, for it to win the “garden city” reputation.
1. Pyramid of Khufu.
Khufu Pyramid is one of the golden pyramids in Egypt. The tower is 146.59 meters high. Due to years of weathering, the top has peeled off 10 meters and is now 136.5 meters high, equivalent to the height of a 40-story building. The body of the tower is made of 2.3 million massive stones, with stones of different sizes weighing from 1.5 tons to 160 tons. The total weight of the tower is about 6.84 million tons. Its scale is the largest of more than 70 pyramids found in Egypt so far. It was an almost solid mass of boulders hauled up by groups of people along spiraling passages inside the pyramid and then stacked one layer at a time. It was a human miracle that took more than 100,000 craftsmen about 20 years to complete.