50 More of the Most Famous Landmarks on Earth (Part 2)

Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. Now, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument or a building, or any other spot to designate places that might be of interest to tourists. Last time we covered some of the most obvious, like the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. But there are so many countries, and even more landmarks… So here are 50 more for you to recognize. Are you ready for another trip around the world?

The Colosseum in Rome

The Colosseum in Rome author: JeRoen Murré

The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt author: dallas75

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul author: ErkanOutlandish

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco author: Jaci Rae

Sydney Opera House in Australia

Sydney Opera House in Australia author: brentbat

Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina

Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina author: poltourtel

Kremlin in Moscow

Kremlin in Moscow author: inobras

Parc Guell in Barcelona

Parc Guell in Barcelona author: eat your greens

Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Kilimanjaro in Tanzania author: smint75

Waterloo in Belgium

Waterloo in Belgium author: fatboyke

The Empire State Building in New York

The Empire State Building in New York author: rockmixer

Newgrange in Ireland

Newgrange in Ireland author: hikingviking

Forbidden City in Beijing

Forbidden City in Beijing author: inkelv1122

Millau Bridge in France

Millau Bridge in France author: Jerome Busnel

The Sphinx in Romania

The Sphinx in Romania author: eien-no-hime

Faisal Mosque in Islamabad

Faisal Mosque in Islamabad author: sheharzad

Hermitage in Saint Petersburg

Hermitage in Saint Petersburg author: isik5

Konark Sun Temple in India

Konark Sun Temple in India author: Rita Willaert

Dom in Berlin

Dom in Berlin author: Martin Grädler

Luxor Temple in Egypt

Luxor Temple in Egypt author: obojkovski

Pompeii in Italy

Pompeii in Italy author: ketic

The Louvre in Paris

The Louvre in Paris author: Rich Orridge

Angel Falls in Venezuela

Twyfelfontein in Namibia

Twyfelfontein in Namibia author: only point five

The Prophets Mosque in Medina

The Prophets Mosque in Medina author: ademmm

Tower Bridge in London

Tower Bridge in London author: Marcin Stawiarz

American Cemetery in Normandy

American Cemetery in Normandy author: skiena

Sacré Coeur in Paris

Abu Simbel in Egypt

Abu Simbel in Egypt author: departing

Potala Palace in Llasa

Potala Palace in Llasa author: opalpeterliu

Jin Mao and SWFC in Shanghai

Jin Mao and SWFC in Shanghai author: mat booth

Middle of the Earth in Ecuador

Middle of the Earth in Ecuador author: tone33012

Carnac in France

Carnac in France author: failis

The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem author: judaism

Tilicho Lake in Nepal

Tilicho Lake in Nepal author: michel8170

Sceilig Mhichil near the coast of Ireland

Sceilig Mhichil near the coast of Ireland author: shaystyler

Temple of Besakih in Bali

Temple of Besakih in Bali author: worldpitou

Golden Temple in India

Golden Temple in India author: frtosi

Atomium in Brussels

Atomium in Brussels author: onaygencturk

Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan

Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan author: afgmatters

White Cliffs of Dover in Great Britain

White Cliffs of Dover in Great Britain author: surfguy

Ephesus in Turkey

Ephesus in Turkey author: llukebe

Vinson Massif in Antarctic

Vinson Massif in Antarctic author: culzerocs

Lotus Temple in India

Lotus Temple in India author: derozio

CN Tower in Canada

CN Tower in Canada author: Karim Rezk

Piazza San Marco in Venice

Piazza San Marco in Venice author: themobius

Half Dome at Yosemite Valley in California

Half Dome at Yosemite Valley in California author: Sean Gwizdak

Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles

Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles author: Anthony Citrano

Twelve Apostels in Australia

Twelve Apostels in Australia author: Jiri Stransky

Rock of Gibraltar

Rock of Gibraltar author: Janne Bergman

Make sure to check out:
The 50 Most Important Landmarks of the World (Part 1).


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93 Responses:

  1. Shabu Anower says:

    Nice places, but creation & nature should not be in same compilation.

    ( 2 years and 3333 days ago )
  2. RayTedwell says:

    Thanks again Hilleke, another nice collection. 😀

    To Shabu, that is YOUR opinion. Many of us can appreciate each of these works of art on their own merit. The juxtaposition of natural and man-made is a fascinating subject, and beauty can be found in both sources. Next time don’t speak as though you are stating fact, when in reality you are stating your own personal and narrow views.

    ( 2 years and 3332 days ago )
  3. Qamar Soomro says:

    Man versus Nature. Man has worked hard to beautify Nature with his work and created these monumental works. Amazing indeed.

    ( 2 years and 3332 days ago )
  4. CARSON44 says:

    Very nice. Our World is an amazing and beautiful place. Not too many negitive comments here yet , but don’t dispair, it’s early.

    ( 2 years and 3332 days ago )
  5. Dilly says:

    I enjoyed all of these photographs. Very dynamic. Much appreciated.

    ( 2 years and 3330 days ago )
  6. Jess says:

    La Citadelle Laferriere or Citadel Henri Christophe–one of the eight wonders of the world located in northern Haiti is the largest fortress in the western hemisphere!

    ( 2 years and 3330 days ago )
  7. Jess says:

    Adding the Citadelle would complete your already wonderful lists! Thank you!

    ( 2 years and 3330 days ago )
  8. question says:

    Giants Causeway ,Cliffs of moher ,hill of tara ,Blarney stone – Ireland
    buckingham palace,westminster abbey-england etcetera

    ( 2 years and 3330 days ago )
  9. Gina says:

    31 more to go…seems a hard task to complete!

    ( 2 years and 3329 days ago )
  10. brad says:

    Stunning, breathtaking pictures. these places are more than deserving to be famous.

    ( 2 years and 3329 days ago )
  11. Frank says:

    Great pics, but it is hard to imagine the Hollywood sign noted above Denali. I think a trip to Alaska would be in order. After all, Denali is a taller mountain than Everest, it’s base is at a lower elevation.

    ( 2 years and 3329 days ago )
  12. Tahiru says:

    why aren’t the mosques of timbuktu in this list?

    ( 2 years and 3328 days ago )
  13. murat says:

    Troy,Pamukkale,Aspendos to name a few in Turkey but also Shwedagon Paya,Golden Rock (kyaikhtiyo),thousands of pagodas of Bagan,Mrauk-u and of Sagaing in Myanmar should be noted as well !!

    ( 2 years and 3327 days ago )
  14. dj a says:

    Why was Stonehenge of Wiltshire not included?

    ( 2 years and 3326 days ago )
  15. Anonymous says:


    ( 2 years and 3325 days ago )
  16. sofi says:

    totally missed Tikal in Guatemala… anda la Alhambra in Granada Spain.

    ( 2 years and 3325 days ago )
  17. Cwoggles says:

    T people who keep wondering where other things are, such as stonehenge etc. there is another list, if you looked at the top, it said PART 2. Fantastic list, so many places added to where I want t travel when i finish uni now!

    ( 2 years and 3324 days ago )
  18. Shane says:

    More on Canada, less on the u.s.a. e.g., Glaciers in Jasper, Banff National Park, Niagara Falls, Peggy’s Cove, many, many more!
    Beautiful compilations though – amazing what a beautiful planet we have. I can only wish we didn’t take the mysteries and fascinations for granted. Thank you Hilleke~

    ( 2 years and 3321 days ago )
  19. leanna says:

    fantastic! a great list that includes places and creations from ALL over the world. you have inspired me – I am truly going to try to see as many of these as possible!

    ( 2 years and 3314 days ago )
  20. teatime says:

    What about Petra, Jordan? It is absolutely amazing!

    ( 2 years and 3312 days ago )
  21. Arabian says:

    correction it’s not called( The Wailing Wall )of Jerusalem it’s called
    Buraq Wall which is a part of the surroundings of Al-Aqsa Mosque
    :)) thanks for the list

    ( 2 years and 3312 days ago )
  22. Throw Back says:

    Definite bias against Christian art and architecture. Let’s see… 5 mosques or Islamic structures and not even St. Peter’s Basilica?

    ( 2 years and 3310 days ago )
  23. wayno says:

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures. As for all you critics.. If you have to criticize the persons contributions who thought of sharing with people, then get off your ass and do the pics yourself! Contribute.. dont complain. Always ungrateful people who only think of themselves and know how to bitch. Enjoy and shutup!!

    ( 2 years and 3306 days ago )
  24. Aleczander says:

    What the h@ll is this list?! You made up a list based on what?! YOURSELF?! The 8 Wonders of the World is not here, the 7 Natural Wonders of the World is not here! WTF?! And you proudly say these are landmarks?! LOL

    ( 2 years and 3303 days ago )
  25. Anonymous says:

    aleczander…there’s a part one with 50 more…

    ( 2 years and 3303 days ago )
  26. Don says:

    What a bunch of sad people here…

    Thanks for the great lists and pics, Hilleke.

    ( 2 years and 3303 days ago )
  27. Bryan says:

    Very nice collection and beautifull places to look at, thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ( 2 years and 3300 days ago )
  28. Venkatesan says:

    Thanks for great revelation!
    Very good compilation.
    If u want to satisfy, you may have to compile 1000(s) list;
    still may be incomplete.
    Mother earth is funny, figurative and fantastic!

    ( 2 years and 3298 days ago )
  29. PMsharp says:

    Good Photos!!

    ( 2 years and 3297 days ago )
  30. A says:

    Dead Sea in Jordan…

    ( 2 years and 3296 days ago )
  31. Nico says:

    We want more!!! we want more !!!!! 🙂

    ( 2 years and 3295 days ago )
  32. Laszlo says:

    Instead of the Dom from Berlin I would have put the Kölner Dom from Cologne in there. Magnificent cathedral and by far the biggest i have ever seen!


    ( 2 years and 3294 days ago )
  33. Alan Cho says:

    Very beautiful pictures. I like most of them.

    ( 2 years and 3293 days ago )
  34. noura says:

    i would love to have the chance visit atleast half of these places before i leave this world..
    amazing collection and photography..

    i wish a few more places to be added like:
    al hambra palace spain:

    madaen saleh saudi arabia – http://www.66n.com/pics/hosted/0wwz4pst5c5isgsykbgo7rty1o82n2mn.jpg

    al sakhra lebanon-

    ( 2 years and 3290 days ago )
  35. Silv3r says:

    You forgot Casa Poporului in Romania. Btw,awesome pictures

    ( 2 years and 3288 days ago )
  36. julius says:

    delicate arch – moab utah! totally forgot

    ( 2 years and 3280 days ago )
  37. I found Jesus (He was behind the couch) says:

    An excellent compilation, which stands on its own merit. Thanks so much for the visual feast and reminder of how large and beautiful our world is, and how creative the people that make up its population.

    To “Throw Back.”: Please find yourself a “Christian” website that will display your “Christian” architecture….no…wait.. had you seen the ENTIRE POST…St Peter’s is included.

    Feel free also to Google what Gandhi had to say about Christians.

    Pastafarians Unite….LOL

    ( 2 years and 3277 days ago )
  38. Julia says:

    Awesome lists, thanks for compiling them! Would love more!

    PS- I’m pretty sure the photo you included of Pompeii is actually from the ruins of the Roman Forum. Hard to tell from that angle, but it doesn’t actually look like Pompeii.

    ( 2 years and 3277 days ago )
  39. Anonymous says:

    the sites and the shots are really breath-taking… SO BEAUTIFUL.. You should check out Philippines’ Chocolate Hills, Banaue Rice Terraces and the Palawan Subterranean River :))

    ( 2 years and 3276 days ago )
  40. Historian says:

    To Arabian:
    The “Wailing Wall” is actually the remaining western wall of the original Jewish temple from several thousand years ago, not part of a mosque that was built much more recently.

    ( 2 years and 3268 days ago )
  41. Sherry says:

    Thanks again!! I love traveling the world through your photo collections.

    ( 2 years and 3268 days ago )
  42. Frenchy says:

    Really great photographs! Beautiful sites too. As I’m sure from the comments there are some places that should probably be added. Some that came to my mind are the Space Needle in Seattle and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. The Chrysler Building? The Panama Canal? Anywho, more places to travel to right?! Great job again!

    ( 2 years and 3268 days ago )
  43. Anonymous says:

    space needle in seattle…

    ( 2 years and 3268 days ago )
  44. ShampooPanda says:

    Awesome work, Hilleke. We, the more lazy and conceited jerks are far lesser human beings for not being able to enjoy your beautiful work without criticizing it instead. Don’t listen to those morons that all they do is complain about you having missed a landmark. They don’t know shit.

    ( 2 years and 3267 days ago )
  45. Tick Sweet says:

    No Twin Tower( Malaysia) and 101 Taipei instead CN Tower…lol

    ( 2 years and 3266 days ago )
  46. Roma says:

    The pictures in Parts I and II are soooo beautiful. I love the fact that you took the time to compile and share them. Who of us will ever see all these places in a lifetime? Thank you for this gift. It was spiritually uplifting to me today. I hope you can take the comments made as suggestions and not criticism. There is nothing more beautiful than those things we have experienced ourserves that have moved us to great emotion! Keep up the good work!

    ( 2 years and 3251 days ago )
  47. Lester says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Thank you for including so many landmarks from around the world that many may not have heard of. I learned much. As an Angeleno, I am surprised to see the Hollywood Sign included here. But I suppose it, along with the Chinese Theater, is our most recognizable landmark. Remarkable job, you just can’t please everyone.

    ( 2 years and 3250 days ago )
  48. mateus says:

    Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and PARAGUAi NOT ARGENTINA

    ( 2 years and 3244 days ago )
  49. Molly says:

    I am very pleased — at 13, I have been to 35 of them!

    ( 2 years and 3241 days ago )
  50. Michelle says:

    Excellent compilation! Would’ve liked to see Phang Nga Bay in Thailand included. Truly a sight to behold.

    ( 2 years and 3237 days ago )
  51. lilly says:

    good pictures.but it is Generalny shtab (General Staff) building & archway in the picture named Hermitage in Saint-Petersburg.look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitage_Museum or http://www.panoramio.com/photo/656017

    ( 2 years and 3237 days ago )
  52. E says:

    great pictures! pleased to see a lot there that I have been to! just a coupld of suggestions if you do another list: great barrier reef, whitsundays and fraser island – australia, the reclining budda in bangkok, killing fields/s21 phnom penh cambodia.
    @mateus, the iguacu falls actually go from argentina into brasil, its the parana river that runs through brasil argentina and paraguay.

    ( 2 years and 3236 days ago )
  53. jalal says:

    Great compilation, thanks for sharing, excellent pictures

    ( 2 years and 3234 days ago )
  54. bree says:

    How can you not have the Great Barrier Reef on either of these lists?

    ( 2 years and 3226 days ago )
  55. Eddi says:

    Awesome lists (“,) I’ve been to a good few and now the two lists have given me some more travel ideas. It’s a shame people feel the need to complain about what is or isn’t included instead of just perhaps making a suggestion for places for a third list……it’s all subjective isn’t it and if all the amazing places on this beautiful planet were compiled into a list to suit everyone there would be literally thousands. I look forward to a third list soon with some more beautiful photos.

    ( 2 years and 3220 days ago )
  56. betsy says:

    i think alcatraz should be on there (:

    ( 2 years and 3220 days ago )
  57. meghan says:

    these lists are great, such beautiful places in the world. i wish i could see them all!
    for everyone naming places that should be added, the list is limited to 50. not every landmark in the world can be added. if you have better locations, make your own list.

    ( 2 years and 3216 days ago )
  58. marriedtotravel says:

    CN Tower in Canada, really. If you put that you have to put the Space Needle in Seattle. But the best view in Seattle is from the Smith Tower. Our guide on the Seattle By Foot tour recommended it on the Seattle Coffee Crawl tour I took. Love all the rest of the locations! Too many, too little time!

    ( 2 years and 3211 days ago )
  59. NIc says:

    Very beautiful pictures. Just to be in line with all before me, one idea for youre next 50 Landmarks : Dom Cologne, beeing one of the biggest Cathedrals in the World. In fact the Dom was the highest building in the World until 1884.

    ( 2 years and 3208 days ago )
  60. mary says:

    If you’re going to do another top 50: think about Mitre Peak, New Zealand, Varanasi Ghats, Varanasi, India, Mount Kailash, India, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Sukhothai, Thailand and Palmyra, Syria and Palitana, Gujarat, India

    ( 2 years and 3207 days ago )
  61. DramaNana says:

    Just beautiful! With all these suggestions of places you should include, are they also going to arrange for your travel and living costs for all this to be accomplished? If so, do you need a 75 year old assistant? Just a note: have you been able to see Crater Lake, in Klamath Falls, Or.?

    ( 2 years and 3207 days ago )
  62. Nicol says:

    What about Prague!?

    ( 2 years and 3206 days ago )
  63. MaryHead says:

    I really like this pictures! The world is a beautiful creation and there are thousands of places that one can name a landmark. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and one should not critise, try to see the pictures from someone else’s viewpoint. This collection would have contained millions of pictures if it had included every single landmark or fascinating place. Thank you for this great collection.

    ( 2 years and 3206 days ago )
  64. Sonya says:

    Beautiful photos! Nevermind all the critics, let them make their own list!

    ( 2 years and 3202 days ago )
  65. phanindhar kumar says:

    i like it

    ( 2 years and 3200 days ago )
  66. Niwida says:

    You missing Borbudur in Indonesia….

    ( 2 years and 3185 days ago )
  67. ellen says:

    Lake Titicaca?

    ( 2 years and 3183 days ago )
  68. Dave says:

    Nice pics, despite the PhotoShop handiwork…

    ( 2 years and 3174 days ago )
  69. Nice pics but... says:

    The yankee cemetary in Normandy has no place here. In the great world wars the americans were absolutely useless so to honour them over the true heros is shameful, especially in Normandy. The yanks in Normandy – ha. How about honouring the true heros of Normandy.

    The yanks only fight in wars for personal gain and the same went for the great wars. Took them long enough to help.

    ( 2 years and 3126 days ago )
  70. samson daniel says:

    Wow what photography and the resolution and pixels so clear I saved the picture of Golden Temple never had such a beautiful and real time images. Thanks, Daniel

    ( 2 years and 3064 days ago )
  71. takis says:

    where is GREECE???????????

    ( 2 years and 3042 days ago )
  72. lol says:

    wat bout my house alot of stuff go on in there thats were i recieved the ten commandments

    ( 2 years and 3002 days ago )
  73. Stella says:

    These landmarks are beautiful . Thank you for sharing them.

    ( 2 years and 2998 days ago )
  74. Stella says:

    I’d love to see the Lincoln Memorial

    ( 2 years and 2998 days ago )
  75. Anonymous says:

    The CN Tower is Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Not just “Canada”. You wouldn’t say “Empire State Building – USA” would you?

    ( 2 years and 2990 days ago )
  76. zoey says:

    breathtaking, amazing, beautiful….i’v neva seen nature and man made architecture blend so well
    all doz hu r complainin widout goin thru part 1…plz go thru it and doz hu r stil complainin inspite of goin thru part 1…u r a SAD case

    ( 2 years and 2988 days ago )
  77. marzieh says:

    Historical sites such as mosques, bridges, old houses and historic baths and beautiful landscapes such as mountains and waterfalls …. is in Iran not prepared in the picture?

    ( 2 years and 2986 days ago )
  78. cole says:

    awesome pics

    ( 2 years and 2816 days ago )
  79. abie says:

    what about Philippines???????????

    ( 2 years and 2777 days ago )
  80. isabella says:

    beautiful pics.
    why don”t you take pics of my cupboard??????
    there’s a lot of stuff that can make it TOP 51 LANDMARKS

    ( 2 years and 2726 days ago )
  81. rosent says:

    so very very nice landmarks in the world…i like it sooooh much…i want to go all over there someday….i surely like it!!!!!!!

    ( 2 years and 2708 days ago )
  82. lomper stomper says:

    really cool helped me with my homework

    ( 2 years and 2708 days ago )
  83. the great says:

    there were so much landmarks missed, where is the liberty bell or the leaning tower of pizza

    ( 2 years and 2695 days ago )
  84. aden says:

    I really enjoyed the pictures thanks 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2693 days ago )
  85. Lourdes Diaz says:

    Amazing photos! If you ever do another of these posts maybe you can include the Panama Canal, The Amazon and Tikal Ruins.

    ( 2 years and 2685 days ago )

    very nice collectio, but add more

    ( 2 years and 2683 days ago )
  87. Jane Willson says:

    this is helping this for my Project!

    ( 2 years and 2667 days ago )
  88. Jocelyn Calderon says:

    i want the The Great Sphinx

    ( 2 years and 2667 days ago )
  89. Oreoz says:

    Nice job! Very helpful! Beautiful landmarks and useful for school!

    ( 2 years and 2667 days ago )
  90. gerce says:

    awesome possum

    ( 2 years and 2667 days ago )
  91. Asrat says:

    What about Africa ?

    ( 2 years and 2653 days ago )
  92. Nichole says:

    THe tower of piza is on the list along with niagra falls people. There needs a correction tho. The landmark that looks like skull rock from peter pan, obviously isn’t the sphinx. I’m surprised with all the complaining people did on here, that nobody noticed.

    ( 2 years and 2467 days ago )
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