Top Ten Sights of the World

In the course of my travels, I view these as my top ten sights that any traveler should check out.  I am not looking at natural wonders such as the Grand Cannon or the Alps, but at magnificent structures that our ancestors constructed many years ago.

The first two are obvious.  One may argue which one is the first, but these tow definitely rank above all others the world has to offer.

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#1 – Giza and the Pyramids

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#2 – The Great Wall of China

The final group of eight are in my opinion the final eight.  Their order, however, is subject to personal preference. The following is my ranking in pairs.

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#3 – The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India is beyond any doubt the most beautiful building the in the world. Photography does not do it justice.  The marble carvings set the standard for which all else is compared.

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#4 – Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia is the largest religious structure in the world.  It is a Buddhist Temple (Wat) that measures about 400 acres and was constructed in the 12th century.

These two “buildings” are the definition of masterpieces.  Their beauty, perhaps more than any other structures in the world,simple take your breath away.

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#5 – Saint Peter’s and the Vatican

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#6 – Forbidden City of Beijing

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#7 – Manikarnika Ghat  on the Ganges
in Varanasi, India

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#8 – Western Wall and Jerusalem

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#9 – Petra in Jordan

Photo thanks to Wikipedia and Martin St-Amant

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#10 – Machu Picchu of Peru

Photo thanks to Wikipedia and Martin St-Amant

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#11 – Terracotta Warriors of X’ian

 

 

 

 

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#12 – Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion, and the Beauty of Kyoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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