Going on vacation means for a lot of people just to spend some nice time at the beach and relax. Others, however, prefer to actually explore a country and visit different sightseeing attractions and beautiful places. If you are one of those people you should definitely continue reading. We are going to present to you the most frequently visited sightseeing places in the world, that you probably have never heard of before.
Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is a 58 meter high and 56-meter wide mausoleum, which the Mughal Mughal Shah Jahan had built-in 1631 for his late great love Mumtaz Mahal. The mausoleum is located in Agra, India and attracts several million visitors annually. The number of visitors each year is approx. 2,500,000.
Giza pyramids, Egypt
If you are on vacation in Egypt, you should always plan a trip to the pyramids of Giza. This monumental building of the ancient Egyptians is overwhelming. It is one of the most famous and oldest sights in human history. The pyramids have been part of the world’s cultural heritage since 1979 and are at the same time the only remaining world wonder. Each year there are about 3,000,000 people visiting.
Sidney Opera House, Australia
The Sydney Opera House is, along with Ayers Rock, the symbol of Australia and one of the most famous buildings in human history. The opera has also been a World Heritage Site since 2007 and attracts several million visitors every year.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Most people probably did not expect this on the list. But the French Notre Dame Cathedral from Paris is definitely the most popular sightseeing place. With around 12 million visitors annually, it is the most visited attraction in the world and the contested number 1. Each year there are unbelievable 12,000,000 visitors.
The Colosseum, Rome
The Colosseum in Rome is the largest amphitheater built in ancient times. It was built between 72 and 80 AD and was the venue for mostly cruel and brutal exhibition fights. If you look inside this unique monument today, you can only imagine the cruelty of the gladiatorial fights.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
No top ten list without a Grand Canyon. The national park, through which the Colorado River paved its way over a period of more than six million years, is considered to be one of the most beautiful works of art that nature has ever produced. You should definitely check it out.
Temples of Ankor, Cambodia
And the winner is … Cambodia. The temples of Angkor are the most valuable thing that remains of the Hindu kingdom that once stretched across much of Southeast Asia – and the undisputed winner of the ranking. By far, as the jury emphasized.