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The Top 10 Must See Things in the World

Roam if you want to and roam around the world. This is a list of the top 10 must see things in the world. 10. Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is situated in the Coral Sea off the coas

Roam if you want to and roam around the world. This is a list of the top 10 must

see things in the world.

10 Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is situated in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland in

Australia. It is considered to be the largest coral reef system in the world. It is made

up of 2,900 individual reefs and some 900 islands spread over 2,600 kilometers.

Its total size is around 344,000 square kilometers. It is the biggest single structure

made by living organisms and it can actually be viewed from outer space. The place

has been a World Heritage Site since 1981 and is known to support a wide diversity

of life. It is a major part in the culture and spirituality of aborigines in Australia and

the Torres Strait Islander people. The place is also a major tourist draw, bringing in

roughly $3 billion every year.

9 Amazon Rain Forest

The Amazon Rain Forest is also known as the Amazon Jungle or the Amazonia. It is

made up of moist broadleaf forest that covers a huge swath of the Amazon Basin in

South America. The basin itself has a total area of 7 million square kilometers, with

the rain forest covering 5.5 million square kilometers. It stretches over nine countries,

though a huge part belongs to Brazil. It also covers parts of Peru, Colombia,

Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. It has more

than 50 percent of Earth’s rain forests and has the largest and most number of

species among all tropical forests in the world.

8 Serengeti

The Serengeti is a geographical region in Africa that stretches from the northern part

of Tanzania down to the southwestern portion of Kenya. The place features diverse

habitats, ranging from swamps, riverine forests, kopjes, woodlands and grasslands.

It hosts around 70 large mammal and over 500 avifauna species, including

wildebeests, zebras, buffalos and gazelles. It is also known for the large population

of lions and the high number of prides in the area. It is also in the Serengeti where

one can witness the largest terrestrial migration of mammals in the world.

7 The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is a large statue made of limestone found on the Giza

Plateau on the west bank of the Nile River in Giza, Egypt. The limestone statue

depicts a couchant sphinx, which is actually a mythical creature that shows a human

head attached to the body of a lion. It is considered to be the largest monolith statue

in the world with measurements of 73.5 meters in length, 19.3 meters in width and

20.22 meters in height. It was built by the ancient Egyptians during the reign of

Pharaoh Khafra between 2558 to 2532 BC, making it the oldest known monument

sculpture in the world.

6 Easter Island

Easter Island is an island on the southeastern portion of the Pacific Ocean. It is at

the southeastern tip of the Polynesian Triangle. Also called the Rapa Nui, the island

is known for its 887 extant monumental statues called moai that were created by the

ancestors of the island’s natives. It is one of the World Heritage Sites declared by

UNESCO. It is considered a special territory of Chile, which annexed the island in

1888.

5 Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was built along the old northern border of China as early as

the 7th century BC. It was designed to protect the empire from intrusions by nomadic

people and invasions by foreign armies. It actually started out as several walls

before it was unified and became collectively known as the Great Wall. Majority of

the structure was built during the Ming Dynasty. It is estimated that the entire wall

measures 21,196 kilometers stretching from Shanhaiguan to the Lop Lake.

4 Musee du Louvre

The Musee du Louvre, or simply the Louvre, is one of the largest museums in the

world. It is a central landmark in the city of Paris and is also considered as a historic

monument. The museum has a total area of 60,600 square meters and features

around 35,000 objects dating from the prehistoric period all the way up to the 21st

century. It welcomes more than 8 million guests per year, making it the most visited

museum in the world.

3 Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum in Agra, Utter Pradesh in India. The

Mughal Emperor named Shah Jahan built the structure to honor the memory of

his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is the crowning jewel of Islamic art in the entire Indian

subcontinent. It is also considered as one of the most admired architectural

masterpieces in the world, combining different elements of Indian, Islamic, Ottoman

Turkish and Persian styles. It was built in the 17th century between 1632 and 1653.

The UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1983.

2 Angkor

Angkor was the seat of the Khmer Empire that started way back in the 9th century

and flourished all the way to the 15th century. Ruins of the empire are still found in

the forests and farmlands near the modern day city of Siem Reap. There were over

a thousand temples constructed, but the most impressive was the Angkor Wat, a

magnificent temple that is said to be one of the largest single religious monuments

in the world. Another impressive structure is the Angkor Thom. The UNESCO has

declared the entire area as a World Heritage Site.

1 Machu Picchu

The Machu Picchu is an Inca site in Peru that dates back all the way to the 15th

century. The name means “Old Peak” and it is situated 2,430 meters above sea level. It is called the Lost City of the Incas and it is the most familiar and best known of all the Inca icons. It is believed to be an estate built for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti. Though it was erected in 1450, it was only in 1911 that the world came to know about it after it was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham, an American historian.

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