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5 Breathtaking Icons You Should Visit Soon

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Traveling is an opportunity to experience different cultures, learn about history, and to be up close and personal with some iconic landmarks. In the rest of his post, we will take a quick look at some of the best icons that you should see, which will surely ignite the wanderlust within you.

Taj MahalIndia-6107 - Taj Mahal

This is one of the most beautiful works of architecture, not only in India, but in the whole world, which is why there is no wonder why it attracts more than seven million tourists annually. More than its aesthetic beauty, it distinct charm is because of the story behind it. It is a monument to show the love of Mughal emperor Shah Jehan to his departed wife. Taking a guided tour of this icon is a must not only to witness its beauty, but also to learn about its history.

Sydney Harbor

You haven’t been to Sydney if you haven’t seen the Sydney Harbor. Whether you are on the water, above the water, or below the water, there are many ways by which you will be able to enjoy this attraction. With an expansive 240-kilometer shoreline, it is considered as one of the most beautiful harbors all over the globe. Riding cruise boats is one of the best ways to experience the harbor. Make sure to check out national parks around the area, and of course, visiting the Sydney Opera House is not to be missed.

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It is a crime to visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. This is perhaps the city’s most recognizable icon. Although you can see swarms of tourists, seeing this lattice tower will surely be worth your time and effort. Even from afar, it looks beautiful, but it is best to see it at night. The lights add a hint of romance. You can also climb the tower and reach the observation deck, which will provide you with a good opportunity to savor the magnificent view of the city.

Christ the Redeemer Statue

If you ever find yourself in Rio de Janeiro, your holiday will surely not be completChrist the Redeemere without seeing this religious symbol. This Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ is humongous. Its height is approximately 98 feet, which does not yet include the 26-foot pedestal. The entire statue has an estimated weight of 635 metric tons. There are several ways by which you can visit this landmark, such as through cog train, tour of Corcovado, van transfers, or if you do not mind exerting physical effort, through hiking.

 

Angkor Wat

This is perhaps the most common reason why tourists head to Cambodia, in Siem Reap to be specific. It is part of a huge complex of temples. Angkor Wat, however, is the most popular, especially during sunset. The intricate design details will surely leave you amazed. It is recognized to be the largest of its kind in the world and is also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a traditional Khmer architecture, which is sure to captivate attention of anyone who will see it.angkor wat temples cambodia

 

Photo credit: Taj Mahal by Dennis Jarvis on Flickr, Christ the Redeemer by Liam Geoghegan

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