Bucket List: 31 Must-See Famous Landmarks Around the World

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Visiting famous landmarks around the world is an exciting and enriching adventure, providing the opportunity to witness some of the most iconic and breathtaking destinations on the planet.

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From ancient ruins to modern architectural wonders, these landmarks offer a glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of different countries and civilizations.

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Whether you’re an avid traveler or simply looking for a new experience, visiting famous landmarks is an opportunity to expand your knowledge and appreciation of the world around you.

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The site is famous as the location for the coronation of Lao kings, and the architecture references Luang Prabang, with elaborate mosaic patterns, wall carvings, rare Buddhist deities, a 12 metre funeral carriage and a pointed Vihan.

Wat Xieng Thong


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The most impressive monument in the complex is a tall, stepped pyramid called El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulkan that features a total of 365 steps – the number of days in a year.

Chichen Itza


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Built mostly in Gothic style with countless intricate details on the inside and out, it challenged dozens of Italian architects and engineers throughout the centuries.

Duomo di Milano


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One of the most important landmarks in Ephesus is the Temple of Artemis, which has been dubbed one of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World.



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This Roman Catholic church sits on the hill of Montmartre and can be seen from all over Paris, its elongated white domes reaching heavenward.

Basilica of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre


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