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

Author: Hilleke

Hilleke is a lady from Belgium... She is passionate about everything related to photography.

93 thoughts on “50 More of the Most Famous Landmarks on Earth (Part 2)”

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 !!

  7. 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!

  8. 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~

  9. 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!

  10. 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

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

  12. 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!!

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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:
    http://www.photography-edu.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/alhambra1.jpg
    http://pixdaus.com/?sort=tag&tag=alhambra

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

    thanx
    al sakhra lebanon-
    http://www.travelerpedia.net/forums/gallery/files/3/3/2/5/800px-raouche_rock__1.jpg

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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 :))

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. Hilleke,
    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!
    Roma

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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.?

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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

  34. 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

  35. 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?

  36. 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!!!!!!!

  37. 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.

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