Humans, by nature, are an inventive and creative species, and nothing says this louder than the unique landmarks that are dotted across the globes. From ancient temples to sky-high towers, these landmarks often embody the
Humans, by nature, are an inventive and creative species, and nothing says this louder than the unique landmarks that are dotted across the globes. From ancient temples to sky-high towers, these landmarks often embody the very essence of the people that are living or once lived in the region.
For those wanting to see one of the world’s most popular landmarks, these are all worth visiting at least once, especially for those that may have come across some of these while watching TV or playing games.
1. The Eiffel Tower – France
The Eiffel Tower needs little introduction; it’s such a well-known landmark that it’s been reproduced in countless types media across the world, and a few of its clones can be found in places like Lass Vegas.
This metal tower was first built for the 1889 World Fair that took place in Paris, and for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. At 324 metres high, the tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel along with a team of engineers. It’s said that Eiffel disliked the tower so much that he lived in a room that had a window facing away from it.
2. The Leaning Tower of Pisa – Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the country’s most famous landmarks, which says a lot for a country that’s steeped in thousands of years of history. The bell tower is part of the Pisa Cathedral, and was built over almost two hundred years, with construction finally being completed in 1399.
Originally, the tower was 60 metres in higher, but due to the leaning, it’s now measured at around 56 metres. The reason for its leaning is due to the soft soil it was built upon, and it’s still slowly sinking to this day despite the many attempts by engineers to correct it.
3. The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Ancient Egyptians were a people that had an incredibly vast knowledge of design, architecture, and mathematics, and this allowed them to create the great pyramids that are still standing to this day, over 20000 years later.
Arguably the most well known is the Great Pyramid of Giza, a structure that is made of stone, bricks, and sand, and can be found near the city of Cairo. The pyramids were built during a time before machinery, meaning that it required the force of thousands of labourers to build, and many hundreds lost their lives during its construction.
4. The Great Wall of China – China
As one of the few landmarks in the world that can be seen from the inner orbit of the Earth’s atmosphere, the Great Wall of China is a marvel of construction and engineering. Commonly referred to as the Long Wall, it’s 21,196km in length, and was built with wood, stone, bricks, and tiles. It took an estimated 2000 years to build, and was completed in 1644.
There are over 20000 watchtowers along the wall, as it was built to protect the country from invaders from the north, along with allowing for better transportation of goods along the Silk Road.