22 Wanderlust-Inducing Iconic Places to See Around the World

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. 

Wanderlust-Inducing Iconic Places Around the World to See

This ancient ring of towering monoliths is arguably the most famous  stone circle on the planet. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is a historical site estimated to be 5,000 years old.  

1. Stonehenge, England

Visit Giant’s Causeway on the north coast of Northern Ireland to see  40,000 interlocking basalt columns rise at different heights from the  land and sea. 

2. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

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A striking geological feature, it was first formed over 60 million years  ago from volcanic activity. It’s now one of the most iconic places in  the UK and a treasured Irish symbol. 

3. Mount Everest, Nepal and Tibet

You don’t have to be a mountaineer to appreciate the majesty of Mount Everest, which is probably why it’s the subject of so many mountain quotes.  

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In Tibetan, it is called Chomolungma, meaning “Mother Goddess of the  World” – a name that does better justice to its magnificence. 

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