From the high mountain ranges of South America to the vast deserts of northern Africa, the world is full of iconic places. These esteemed travel destinations are iconic in every sense – famous attractions, revered sites, and aesthetic marvels that stretch the imagination and leave you in awe.
Officially the longest wall in the world, its combined sections stretch over 13,000 miles across the country. Designed to defend against invasion from nomadic nations to the north, construction started almost three millennia ago and continued for over 2,000 years.
The Eiffel Tower may lack the history of previous items on this list, but there’s no denying its iconic status. A must-see tourist attraction in Paris, it’s become one of the world’s most visited monuments.
The layered white sails of the Sydney Opera House have been delighting visitors since the building first opened in 1973. It’s located in the center of Sydney Harbor and has become a symbol of the city (if not Australia as a whole) as well as one of the planet’s most popular performing arts venues.
Iconic places in Europe don’t get much more famous or impressive than the Acropolis. Positioned atop a rocky outcrop overlooking Athens, this magnificent ancient citadel was once the seat of civilization in Greece.
On the topic of impressive remnants of ancient civilizations, let’s not forget Rome’s incredible Colosseum. This vast elliptical amphitheater – the largest ever built – boasts almost 2,000 years of history.