50 of the Most Important Landmarks of the World (Part 1)

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. A few examples are the Statue of Liberty, Uluru, the Taj Mahal, Mount Everest, and the Eiffel Tower. When we see one of those, everyone knows in which part of the world they are located. Here are 50 landmarks for you to recognize. Are you ready for a trip around the world? Oh, and in case you want to see more, check out 50 More of the most Important Landmarks of the World – Part 2

Blue-domed Church in Santorini

Blue-domed Church in Santorini author: MarcelGermain

St Basil Cathedral in Moscow

St Basil Cathedral in Moscow author: lotusveritas

The Statue of Liberty in New York

The Statue of Liberty in New York author: Jonathan Gropp

Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu in Peru author: westindies972

The Taj Mahal in Agra ( India )

The Taj Mahal in Agra ( India ) author: didumdidum

The Eiffel Tower in Paris

The Great Sphynx at Giza

The Great Sphynx at Giza author: upyernoz

The Chinese Wall in China

The Chinese Wall in China author: kira-4

Uluru in the Northern Territory

Uluru in the Northern Territory author: jozecuervo

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen author: Erling A

Windmills at Kinderdijk ( Holland )

Windmills at Kinderdijk ( Holland ) author: avdstelt

Agia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey

Agia Sofia Mosque in the Greek Island of Limnos author: gil-levy

Acropolis of Athens

Mount Fuji in Japan

Mount Fuji in Japan author: kadluba

Stonehenge in the English county of Wiltshire

Stonehenge in the English county of Wiltshire author: cerinia

Big Ben in London

Big Ben in London author: clarissa

Neuschwanstein in Bavaria

Neuschwanstein in Bavaria author: Travis Olsen

Mount Eden crater in New Zealand

Mount Eden crater in New Zealand author: brewbooks

Loch Ness in Scotland

Loch Ness in Scotland author: alibabes777

Easter Island in the Polynesian Triangle

Easter Island in the Polynesian Triangle author: Squicker

Christo Redemptor in Rio de Janeiro

Christo Redemptor in Rio de Janeiro author: paulgalbraith

Capitol Hill in Washington DC

Capitol Hill in Washington DC author: Nicolas Raymond

Tower of Pisa

Tower of Pisa author: uh

Al Aqsa in Jerusalem

Al Aqsa in Jerusalem author: green-des

Niagara Falls at the border of Ontario ( Canada ) and New York ( USA )

Niagara Falls at the border of Ontario ( Canada ) and New York ( USA ) author: nightline

Angkor Wat at Cambodia

Angkor Wat at Cambodia author: 14983

The Burj in Dubai

The Burj in Dubai author: joel9

Bran Castle in Romania

Bran Castle in Romania author: d johnson

Manneke Pis in Brussels

Manneke Pis in Brussels author: wesley guijt

Mount Everest on the border of Tibet and Nepal

Mount Everest on the border of Tibet and Nepal author: Joe Hastings

Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Mecca in Saudi Arabia author: par30web

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin author: rickz

St Peters at Vatican City

St Peters at Vatican City author: skere

Mont St Michel in France

Mont St Michel in France author: Adam Edwards

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota author: J. Stephen Conn

Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe author: r1ff-raff

The Grand Canyon in Arizona

The Grand Canyon in Arizona author: Nate zeman

Nevado Mismi in Peru ( source of the Amazon River )

Nevado Mismi in Peru ( source of the Amazon River ) author: mountainfit

Auschwitz in Poland

The Great Buddha of Kamakura in Tokyo

The Great Buddha of Kamakura in Tokyo author: Dmitry Valberg

Neptune and the Palace of Versailles in France

Neptune and the Palace of Versailles in France author: Gauis Caecilius

Cape of Good Hope in South Africa

Cape of Good Hope in South Africa author: Nicolas Raymond

Trevi Fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain in Rome author: top4

Petra in Jordan

Petra in Jordan author: ibrahim-k

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

North Cape in Norway

North Cape in Norway author: Morten Ols

Chichen Itza in Mexico

Chichen Itza in Mexico author: biga888

Inukshuk in Canada

Inukshuk in Canada author: ucumari

Lascaux in France

Table Mountain in South Africa

Table Mountain in South Africa author: miquitos

Make sure to check out:
50 More of the Most Important Landmarks of the World (Part 2).


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447 Responses:

  1. Scott says:

    fab photos… one thing, horse shoe falls ( Niagara falls ) are entirely in Canada… the US falls are taken from a different angle… and not in the photo…

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  2. Stan says:

    The Chinese Wall? The Great Wall of China…But awesome list.

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  3. stephen frels says:

    the photo of the giant Buddha of Kamakura is beautiful….however, it is not in Tokyo but a quaint, small town South of the capital

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  4. Nick says:

    Lovely pictures – just one correction: while there is a village called Agia Sophia in Limnos in Greece, the Agia Sophia is in fact a mosque in Istanbul Turkey.

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  5. Bociephus says:

    Big Ben is not technically a landmark because it cannot be seen unless you are standing inside the bell gallery of St. Steven’s Tower.

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  6. Anonymous says:

    Why did the Golden Gate Bridge not make this list?

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  7. L.T. Erdogan says:

    Are you really biased against Turkey or have you never visited the country? You mention the little and unknown Hagia Sofia on Limni and not the world-famous one in Istanbul (actually both are churches originally). Visit Turkey and you can fill all 50 items on your list with the photos you will take there. This comes to you from a Belgian couple living in Turkey. Best wishes for your next trip…

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  8. shapewear says:

    It’s like all the wonders of the world combined in a simple list for everyone to see, thank you for this share.

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  9. Irish Nick says:

    Great list but to leave out Newgrange in Ireland is hard to comprehend; it is possibly the oldest standing building in the world.

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  10. Sikter says:

    Mount Rushmore?


    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  11. Michael says:

    The so called Al Aqsa mosque (the one with the golden dome) is NOT Al Aqsa!
    The Al Aqsa Mosque has a grey dome.

    This a very common mistake.

    The golden domed one in this picture is called Al Sakhrah Mosque.


    The Israeli infidel

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  12. uyg says:

    That is not the Burj. It is the Burj Al Arab hotel. The Burj building is an uncompleted building that is much taller.

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  13. Cris says:

    Las fotos que parecen en este sitio son muy bellas…es más, el Taj Mahal se ve muy tranquilo así sin tanta gente porque cuando yo fui estaban demasiada personas. Gracias por compartir las fotos, ah…y una pregunta, porque no parece el Tikal que pertenece en el país de Guatemala?

    ( 2 years and 2455 days ago )
  14. Megan says:

    Inukshuks definitely don’t belong in this list… there are thousands of them around the Canadian north, it’s not a single landmark like the rest of these monuments or buildings..

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  15. Cory Andrews says:

    What the hell is the Christo Redemptor? Use either the portuguese name Cristo Redentor or the English name Christ the Redeemer…Don’t try making up names you don’t know =P

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  16. Carlos says:

    They included Niagara falls and another waterfalls (which i cant recall right now) and THEY DIDN’T include Iguazú falls???? WTF? so unfair …. stupid yanks

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  17. Anonymous says:

    WOW!! Quit complaining and enjoy the gorgeous pics.

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  18. shimoday says:

    I agree. The inukshuk could be literally anywhere in Canada. It is merely a symbol, not a landmark. Plus they are lame and totally contrived for commercial and advertising purposes.

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  19. shimoday says:

    However, I like your photos

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  20. Nate says:

    The Statue of Liberty is actually on the the New Jersey Shore….

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  21. Dirk Silver says:

    Masada, Israel. It’s amazing…
    Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel.

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  22. Ando says:

    Louvre, Opera House, Pompeii?

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  23. conner says:

    Thanks, It was nice to be able to see some of the great monuments of the world. I enjoyed it!!

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  24. John says:

    Roman Colosseum?

    ( 2 years and 2454 days ago )
  25. Anonymous says:

    um angel falls> than any other waterfall

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  26. mas7ood says:

    what about IRAN , it has very nice place to see .

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  27. ROB BONER says:

    Carlos says:
    They included Niagara falls and another waterfalls (which i cant recall right now) and THEY DIDN’T include Iguazú falls???? WTF? so unfair …. stupid yanks

    Carlos you are an IDIOT….the woman who published this is from Belgium. Most of Niagra Falls are in Canada so don’t blame the “stupid yanks” you dick

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  28. polymorphic says:

    Nice pics.
    To quel some of these “touchy” internauts, just rename your post to “50 important landmarks of the world” There are others, but these are cool to see in one place. Do another one ” Another 50 important…..” with suggestions from the gallery.

    The inuksuk may have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for travel routes, fishing places, camps, hunting grounds, places of veneration, drift fences used in hunting or as a food cache. The Inupiat in northern Alaska used inuksuit to assist in the herding of caribou into contained areas for slaughter. Varying in shape and size, the inuksuit have longtime roots in the Inuit culture.

    Historically the most common type of inukshuk is a single stone positioned in an upright manner. An inuksuk is often confused with an inunnguaq, a cairn representing a human figure. There is some debate as to whether the appearance of human- or cross-shaped cairns developed in the Inuit culture before the arrival of European missionaries and explorers. The size of some innaguait suggest that the construction was often a communal effort. Wikipedia

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  29. FronkyTonk says:

    Newgrange/Boyne Valley
    Sceilig Mhichíl

    Ireland has many unbelievable sites

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  30. Bri says:

    What about the sydney opera house in Australia?

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  31. Proud Romanian says:

    You did put Castle of Bran, which is in Bran, Romania to be more specific, but you did not put the Sphinx(Sfinx) from Bucegi Mountains, the Old Ladies or “Babele(romanian name)” from the same mountains, the People’s House from Bucharest which is the largest building in Europe. Don’t you think that things like that should be posted in some photographs? I mean they really are landmarks. Anyhow good photography.

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  32. name says:

    manekin piss??? mermaid? WTF…

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  33. Geez says:

    Dirk – Don’t tell me, you’re from Isreal. Well I could name half a dozen things that didn’t make it from my country either.

    ( 2 years and 2453 days ago )
  34. gfdihts says:

    Sistine Chapel in Vatican City??? Forbidden City in China??? Hollywood Sign in LA — lacks grandeur, but known the world over. Times Square, NY?? Ephesus in Turkey. Temple of Luxor in Egypt. Abu Simbal in Egypt. Hoover Dam. The Acropolis.

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  35. Ceci says:

    Beautiful sites but you left out “The Galapagos Islands” and the “Mitad del Mundo” (Middle of the Earth) in Ecuador which are truly beautiful!

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  36. Dw says:

    Berlin dom!

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  37. Bond says:

    Um..Canada has a lot more recognizable landmarks then the Inukshuk. Try CN tower maybe?

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  38. Debbie says:

    thanks for putting these pictures together-enjoyed-looking forward to the next one’s!

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  39. Punja H S K says:

    The Beautiful World .Every bit of it is enjoyable.Let us Preserve it .

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  40. Dad says:

    Dear Complainers-
    Take the time to make your own damn list of landmarks then.
    Let us know when you have all the great photos together and are ready to share.

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  41. Raya says:

    heyyy i loveeed going through this list. honestly thank you so much for making it…i just dont understand why that dubai thing made it and the CN tower didnt…..

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  42. Don says:

    This list isn’t complete Yosemite with Half Dome , El Capitan and all of the falls were left out

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  43. Jason says:

    Great list, I would love to visit all of those places. To everyone bitching about left out landmarks, this is a post of someone personal opinion, there is no way to make everyone happy, just sit back and enjoy what is there for you to see.

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  44. Dave says:

    You include the Burj in Dubai but leave out Sydney Opera House?
    Or the Empire State Building?
    Or the Pyramids of Cheops?

    And I would suggest the Spire in Dublin is worthy of mention.

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  45. Greg Barber says:

    These are really cool, I would love a little information on each.

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  46. max says:

    i think the photo is not al-aqsa but dome of the rock.

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  47. Jalal Hameed Bhatti says:

    There are many wonders that are hidden or missed out. You may consider Rani Kot Fort – the biggest fort in the world, K-2 the second highest peak in the world and many others in Pakistan.

    ( 2 years and 2452 days ago )
  48. Tilicho peak Expedition says:

    Mount Tilicho Peak is towers at the height of 7,134m. Mountaineers rate this as a technical climb, and not so easy. There are two ways to reach up to Base Camp. Tilicho Peak expedition starts up with a drive Khudi followed by several days trekking to the Tilicho Base Camp via Manang and Khansar Village as well as another way is a short mountain flight from Pokhara brought us to the dry and dusty hill town of Jomsom as well as start from Beni Bazaar to Jomsom. From here we proceed east and north to cross the high and very difficult Mesokanto Pass at an altitude of 5300m. At the top of the pass we managed to locate some marine fossils (shells) which testify to the fact that the Himalayas was once beneath the sea. We choose the first idea as this allows enough time for acclimatization and less difficulties for taking all the logistics. The views on the routes are breath taking; anything that can surpass your imagination. What you see is Tilicho Peak and the azure and peaceful Tilicho Lake below. It is a glacial lake and unfriendly to marine life. People say they often find marine fossils (shells) that probably support the fact that the Himalayas were once beneath the sea.

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  49. Paula Bain says:

    The photographs were beautiful and truly recognizable…so the lady made some errors…so what? The title of the piece is The 50 Most Important Landmarks…not The World’s Most Important Landmarks. Collect a list of ALL the important landmarks in the world and you will find that by the time you have finished the list, the world will have built so many more that you will be busy for the rest of your life keeping the list up-to-date!

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  50. bobby says:

    two words giants causway . northern ireland but im biased

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  51. MTB says:

    How could they not include the Dead Sea in Israel?!
    It’s the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface on dry land, plus, IT IS AWSOME!!!

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  52. hilleke says:

    Thanks for all the tips guys ! I made a second post on this subject, and included some of the landmarks you suggested.
    It’s impossible to please everyone, there are so many beautiful spots in the world… But I hope you’ll enjoy the sequel !

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  53. josfitz says:

    Some of the photos are very good; many do not capture the essence of the landmark. Also, the titling needs work, for example, “The Chinese Wall in China”, I believe everyone knows and refers to it as The Great Wall. Errors of the types above detract.

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  54. josfitz says:

    SCOTT SAID: “fab photos… one thing, horse shoe falls ( Niagara falls ) are entirely in Canada… the US falls are taken from a different angle… and not in the photo…”

    Scott, if I may, your comment is not quite accurate. The international boundary places all of what is commonly referred to as the American Falls and one half of the Horseshoe Falls commonly referred to as the Canadian Falls within the United States. The boundary divides the Horseshoe Falls exactly in the middle.

    Scott’s mistake is a common enough one. That said the best view of the Falls by far is from the Canadian side and that is where we always stay when we visit the Falls. A stupid Yank.

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  55. josfitz says:

    Oops, with all due respect Scott may have been more right than I. After doing a little research, not at all scientific, it looks to me as though almost all of the Horseshoe Falls is within Canada, with perhaps one fifth in the US.

    Apologies to Scott. Still without question is the beauty of the Niagara Falls Park on the Canadian side and of course the views from there are the best.

    A stupid Yank

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  56. Scott says:

    Not to beat a dead horse Josfitz, but there are two distinctly different ” Niagara Falls” The Horseshoe falls, entirely in Canada, and the American falls in New York… The two are separated by a chunk of land and the photo contained on this sight is a shot of the Horseshoe falls, Canada, not one fifth in the US… If you google image it, you will see what I mean…. try……….” aerial shots Niagara Falls”

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  57. sara says:

    i think that you should make the Burj Khalifa and not the Burg Al Arab in Dubai, UAE the important sight to see. also include the grande bazaar in Istanbul and Tikal in Guatemala.

    ( 2 years and 2451 days ago )
  58. Jay says:

    that isn’t the Burj Dubai….

    ( 2 years and 2450 days ago )
  59. alan gorrell says:

    Great pictures. Love the Santorini image, I have sat with that view a few times enjoying a nice cold beer. One of lifes pleasures.

    ( 2 years and 2450 days ago )
  60. lindzi says:

    I think that u should include the giants causeway, here in Northern Irealnd. Its totally unique and an unbeleivable natural wonder! @ baciephus – u can see big ben from anywhere nearby!

    ( 2 years and 2450 days ago )
  61. David says:

    lindzi: Technically, Bg Ben is the BELL that chimes the hours. The clock and the tower are, in fact, known as the clock (or tower clock) and the the clock tower, respectively.

    ( 2 years and 2450 days ago )
  62. Anonymous says:

    Mt. Olympus?

    ( 2 years and 2450 days ago )
  63. CARSON44 says:

    I’m going to respectfully disagree with you and site Google earth’s depiction of the U.S.border. If the measuring tool is used it shows Horseshoe falls 680 feet in the U.S.A./New York and 1270 feet in Canada/Ontario. Josfitz is correct in that the Canadian side has a much better view and they have developed their side much better because of the view. I live about 5 hours drive from the falls and have been there many times but never tire of the view. Awsome is a much overused word nowadays but accurate when used to describe this special place. Many thanks to Hilleke for putting this site together.

    ( 2 years and 2449 days ago )
  64. Anonymous says:

    i feel cultured

    ( 2 years and 2449 days ago )
  65. sydney escorts says:

    Amazing!!!! I would love to see all of these places before I die. Or at least some of them.

    ( 2 years and 2449 days ago )
  66. Anonymous says:

    Technically speaking, most of you are jerks. She put up a nice photo album for our enjoyment, not an encyclopedia. Enjoy for what it is and quit being so smug!

    ( 2 years and 2449 days ago )
  67. Anonymous says:

    They forgot New Grange in Ireland which was a megalithic passage tomb mound that was built much before Stone Henge and the Great Pyrimids in Egypt.

    ( 2 years and 2449 days ago )
  68. Ron says:

    It’s a shame to see that many of these landmarks are in Arab countries and that I will never get to see them since I am Israeli and if I were to visit them I would have to hide my identity for fear of being kidnapped or killed….. Great pictures though!!

    ( 2 years and 2449 days ago )
  69. climb57 says:

    where is the pyramids

    ( 2 years and 2449 days ago )
  70. pat says:

    i really enjoyed your pictures i find them vary intresting

    ( 2 years and 2448 days ago )
  71. Johnny says:

    God there are so many prissy little bitches commenting here…. Stuff is mispelled: get over it. Errors were made in the details: big whoop. Your favorite landmark isn’t listed: cry a river.

    Bottom line is this: the author contributed much more than any of you, so shut up and enjoy it. If you can’t do that, go somewhere else and leave the rest of us in peace.

    ( 2 years and 2448 days ago )
  72. Elson says:

    As it once was said: “Travels broaden the mind”, well… the same applies to these pics. I’m simply taken aback and got my feet itching.

    ( 2 years and 2448 days ago )
  73. BT says:

    How could you fail to include the BIG CHICKEN on Highway 41, Marietta, GA USA?
    You could give directions to any of the fifty listed landmarks with reference to the KFC Big Chicken…

    ( 2 years and 2448 days ago )
  74. bonjour says:

    I love these!! I am quite the traveler and can’t wait to set foot on these places;)

    ( 2 years and 2447 days ago )
  75. Jessica says:

    The Chinese Wall? Really? Mistakes on lesser known landmarks I can understand but just about any 5 year old out there knows that the Great Wall of China is called the Great Wall. The Chinese Wall. Please fix that.

    ( 2 years and 2447 days ago )
  76. chloe says:

    oh, please, stop being so horrible everyone! there are thousands of beautiful things in this world that arent on the list. the photos are amazing, as is every landmark on this page. this page is beautiful and its people like you who create the hate and ugly things in this world. accept the beauty this amazing individual is sharing with you

    ( 2 years and 2447 days ago )
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  79. Scott says:

    You are so right… Google earth shows the Horseshoe falls does fall on the American border. Huh… there is conflicting written research on the subject.. I stand corrected. However what’s really funny is that you can see Tim Hortons on the Canadian side, from outer space…

    ( 2 years and 2447 days ago )
  80. DooDoo Face says:

    Nate says:
    The Statue of Liberty is actually on the the New Jersey Shore….

    Actually Nate, it’s on Liberty Island which is in New York.
    And did none of you notice that there’s a page with another 50 which includes CN Tower, and most of the other things you’re bitching aren’t on this list.

    ( 2 years and 2447 days ago )
  81. Hot_Carl says:

    wtf. Some random building that was built in Dubai makes the list but shit like the Golden Gate bridge or the Sydney Opera House don’t? What about the Liberty Bell in Philly? That bell symbolises the US more than anything else in the country.

    ( 2 years and 2446 days ago )
  82. Ashton Moss says:

    What a bunch of numb nuts. Enjoy the pictures and stop your mindless nit picking.

    ( 2 years and 2446 days ago )
  83. kevin says:

    The Statue of Liberty is in New York. The land around it is concidered state of New Jersey. statue of liberty is also in Vegas!!! why was that not on this list?

    ( 2 years and 2446 days ago )
  84. Faez says:

    Did any one visit one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and saw it’s citadel?
    It is the citadel of Aleppo, in SYRIA; folks you should consider this visit in your life time.

    ( 2 years and 2446 days ago )
  85. Jai Kumar says:

    This is some thing really cool… I love the stuff.. `

    ( 2 years and 2446 days ago )
  86. jessieboy says:

    hey…. that inukshuk in canada is in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.. polar bear capital… if anyone wants to know…lol

    ( 2 years and 2445 days ago )
  87. Zain Kirmani says:

    You forgot the Taj Mahal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ( 2 years and 2445 days ago )
  88. Mohsin Faza says:

    Fabulous Photos. I wish some of Forts in India specially of Rajasthan are included in the list so also Fatehpur Sikri, and the Temples in India. Dargah at Ajmer Sharrief needs consideration also.

    ( 2 years and 2445 days ago )
  89. PEOPLE says:


    ( 2 years and 2445 days ago )
  90. B says:

    crabby people!

    ( 2 years and 2445 days ago )
  91. Lukasz says:

    I felt a bit wounded how Polish that Auschwitz in Poland is treated like landmark.

    ( 2 years and 2445 days ago )
  92. Gian says:

    You’re definitely missing more than one landmark from Venezuela.

    ( 2 years and 2445 days ago )
  93. Anonymous says:

    All you complainers. Write your own fucking list!!!!!!

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  94. davi107 says:

    Ok! correct, dont change the name ..”CRISTO REDENTOR” – RJ – BRAZIL. Obrigado.

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  95. Lisa says:

    AMAZING PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  96. Felipe says:

    Aushwitz, the landmark of poland? Seriously??
    I know it might be difficult to choose, but that was just mean…

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  97. Carl says:

    Prague Castle? Have you seen it?!?


    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  98. Amerijew says:

    Yeah that is the Dome of the Rock, not Al Aqsa. Also, I think the western wall in Jerusalem should be included in this.

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  99. jordan says:

    Where is the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada?

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  100. IRKED says:

    This is only a list of 50, they’re not gonna put 7 landmarks from Venezuela or Israel or India or the states or any other single state on the globe you fucking morons.

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  101. Art says:

    Nice compilation of images. Yes there are some mistakes and some missing landmarks, but a great selection none the less.

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  102. hilleke says:

    I never meant to insult anyone by not including their favourite landmark… I don’t know every landmark on the face of this earth, I tried to post landmarks from different continents, and from different religions.
    I am sorry posting the photo of Auschwitz hurt some people. My grandfather died there, I visited that place and to me it’s a very important landmark. It all depends on how you look at things…
    What I did fail to do, is double-check some of the sources. I take full responsibility for any mistakes I made.
    You can have a look at part two, maybe you’ll find your favourite landmark there.

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  103. Rayma says:

    This would be a great bucket list. I have been fortunate to see some of these wonderful places.

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  104. Rayma says:

    My bucket list!!!

    ( 2 years and 2444 days ago )
  105. Damian says:

    Thank you for a wonderful and entertaining display of photography from great places around the world!

    ( 2 years and 2443 days ago )
  106. amik says:

    how about Borobudur Temple in Indonesia and in Bali ?

    ( 2 years and 2442 days ago )
  107. Gregor says:

    great list, apart from the mermaid in Copenhagen and the fountain in Brussels. Both very disappointing

    ( 2 years and 2442 days ago )
  108. Paulo Melo says:

    Just one word BEAUTIFUL

    ( 2 years and 2442 days ago )
  109. Scott says:

    Jordan asked where the CN tower is, it is indeed in Toronto.

    Irked, maybe a little anger management, HUM???

    ( 2 years and 2441 days ago )
  110. elina says:

    A lovely bunch of photos, however it would be a better list with a few corrections. The two most bothersome to me: The Chinese Wall (huh??), and the fact that there is no place called ‘Inukshuk’ in Canada (though I’m sure there are Inukshuks in plenty of gorgeous Canadian spaces).

    ( 2 years and 2441 days ago )
  111. Maggie says:

    Did anyone else notice that Capitol Hill actually doesn’t have a fountain or those Italian-looking steps in front of it?

    ( 2 years and 2441 days ago )
  112. anon says:

    good job stereotyping Canada. But rephrase that to the Territiories of Canada and you might be on the right track.

    ( 2 years and 2441 days ago )
  113. claire says:

    good list. why is everyone complaining and correcting?!? my gosh, do you need attention that badly or can you not just appreciate something that doesn’t involve your opinion? it might not be each individual person’s top 50, but it’s a good list!

    ( 2 years and 2440 days ago )
  114. Peter says:

    I may not agree with the entire selection, but it is nevertheless a great one, and I appreciate the effort which has led to this wonderful collection of photos.

    ( 2 years and 2440 days ago )
  115. Marc Averette says:

    Nice, but Big Ben isn’t in that photo. Big Ben is the bell that’s inside the clock tower, not the tower itself.

    ( 2 years and 2440 days ago )
  116. Ella says:

    Makes me realize how far I’ve come in the world. I’m 15 years old, and have already seen 11 of the pics live. My goal is ofcourse all of them…

    ( 2 years and 2436 days ago )
  117. Anonymous says:

    The Burj in Dubai is a silly little hotel and should not spoil this list. Take it down cos it is hurting the other pics feelings

    ( 2 years and 2434 days ago )
  118. Anonymous says:

    What about Neuschwanstein???

    ( 2 years and 2433 days ago )
  119. V says:

    Coliseum in Rome? No? 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2433 days ago )
  120. Anonymous says:

    what about the great mayan pyramids in Guatemala?

    ( 2 years and 2432 days ago )
  121. Lia says:

    Did anyone else noticed what looks like the anarchy symbol carved into the center of the Mount Eden crater in New Zealand? Haha.

    ( 2 years and 2432 days ago )
  122. Chad says:

    These are all very good except one.. Mt Eden? Really? I’m from Auckland myself and can happily say that the mt eden crater isn’t in the same league as the sphinx or Versailles.

    ( 2 years and 2432 days ago )
  123. Hanlie says:

    Yay! Two landmarks from beautiful South Africa!

    To all the haters:
    The lovely lady who compiled the list is from Belgium. Maybe “The Chinese Wall” is a direct translation form how they say it in Flemish. (It is if translated from Afrikaans so I’m guessing)
    Not everyone calls it “The Great Wall of China”, you know, Geez.

    So to Jessica who said:
    “The Chinese Wall? Really? Mistakes on lesser known landmarks I can understand but just about any 5 year old out there knows that the Great Wall of China is called the Great Wall. The Chinese Wall. Please fix that.”

    Every AMERICAN 5 year old maybe… so really, there is nothing to fix except your narrow-mindedness.

    ( 2 years and 2432 days ago )
  124. Kate says:

    If you all have a problem with such trivial errors, go make your own lists! You can include exact latitude and longitudinal coordinates if you are really that picky. And you can include all of the “right” landmarks, because obviously these incredible ones are simply not suitable. For God’s sake, leave the woman alone. Enjoy her beautiful photography or pick a different website.

    ( 2 years and 2431 days ago )
  125. Alan Raj says:

    You forgot The Merlion in Singapore

    ( 2 years and 2431 days ago )
  126. no name says:

    ive been to so many of these!

    ( 2 years and 2428 days ago )
  127. For the Record says:

    These are some cool picks, and several are slightly to moderately incorrect, however i really dont think this should have been such a big issue for people.

    ( 2 years and 2427 days ago )
  128. Kevo says:

    Newgrange? no?

    ( 2 years and 2426 days ago )
  129. hilleke says:
  130. Anonymous says:

    this is bullshits ! Where is the angel falls in venezuela? with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) much bigger than niagara falls :S

    ( 2 years and 2425 days ago )
  131. Hypersky says:

    Hi hilleke. Great pictures, great list! About Inukshuk in Canada:

    “Inukshuk” is not a single landmark. There is no place in Canada called “Inukshuk”. There are many inuksuit (plural for inuksuk) in many different places in Canada. They are “landmarks”, but there is no single landmark called “Inukshuk”, and not one of them would qualify to be on this list on it’s own.

    See the wikipedia entry for it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuksuk .

    Great pictures, great list! Thanks 😀

    ( 2 years and 2425 days ago )
  132. lucy says:

    well id say this is amzing but a lil mistakes boys

    ( 2 years and 2425 days ago )
  133. Anon says:

    God that is so embarrassing that you chose the Mt Eden crater for New Zealand. If you’re going to put something from NZ, it has so many more interesting and important landmarks than that. Though none on par with the Sphinx, Stonehenge etc. (And this is coming from someone FROM New Zealand).

    ( 2 years and 2424 days ago )
  134. riitaa says:

    Amazing pictures of natural and man made wonder. It is very nice thank you for sharing

    ( 2 years and 2424 days ago )
  135. Caroline says:

    Newgrange in Co. Meath in Ireland is 1500 years older than Stonehenge and 500 years older than the pyramids in Egypt and far more interesting and significant than both, the way it was built, the incredible intelligence and talent taken to build it, there are hundreds of stone circles just as amazing as stone henge all around Ireland, but the passage tomb at Newgrange is something else altogether, it was meticulously made around 3000 BC and the Stone Age people had to study the moon and stars, The 500 pound rocks were transported from about a 100 miles away with nothing more than hands, the roof is made by corbelling and 5000 years later not a drop of water has got inside, it is amazing, they were incredible architects, builders, geologists, astronomers etc. Newgrange is a truly remarkable site which deserves to be the top of this list.

    ( 2 years and 2424 days ago )
  136. sisi says:

    no need to argue, of course the list is very very long, the beauties in this world cannot be listed like this… nor the ugliness unfortunately… i could not help but skipped auschwitz, of course each and every person should remember the ugliness in the past for the sake of the future, but i just wanted to look at the beauty, made by nature or humankind, for a couple of minutes..

    but anyway, really nice photos above…

    ( 2 years and 2424 days ago )
  137. Shirley Temple says:

    Wow!!!! great list, wonderful photography, and a very inspiring motivator to see all these and more 🙂 i very much enjoyed scrolling through them.

    personally, may i suggest some sights from Croatia? it seems to be the worlds best kept travel secret. if you havent been there, look into it. AMAZING photography opportunities. Thanks again!

    ( 2 years and 2423 days ago )
  138. Highlandpirate says:

    How come Loch Ness got a mention, even I don’t recognise it and I live in Urquhart Castle.

    ( 2 years and 2422 days ago )
  139. juan says:

    According to archaeologists paintings of Altamira Cave is more representative than the Lascaux cave.

    ( 2 years and 2422 days ago )
  140. Travis says:

    Great list. i was waiting for the empire state building though!

    ( 2 years and 2422 days ago )
  141. Vickie says:

    Great pics Hilleke! This list did for me what I suspect you intended: Remind us of the beauty of the world and inspire us to see more of it. To her critics: You did a great job nit picking the hell out of her efforts…without adding an iota of value. Any idiot can criticize. There…now I’ve joined the crippled masses who specialize in criticizing the efforts of others. I’m off to seek redemption.

    ( 2 years and 2422 days ago )
  142. Manitoba says:

    Hi, Just want to clarify the Inukshuk for everyone….I live across the street from that Inukshuk, in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. This is the Polar Bear Capitol of the World, as well as a very unique community on the edge of the Arctic. Check it out. This Inukshuk landmark should be on everyones bucket list. Just could have been labelled a little better…

    ( 2 years and 2421 days ago )
  143. Christine says:

    Jeez, people….stop complaining about the places that didn’t make the list and just enjoy the pictures of the beautiful places that did. There are just too many phenomenally beautiful places in this world to include them all in one simple article. This is a great basis for someone to begin their travels.
    And for the person who complained about Mount Rushmore being on the list, it should be. Its construction was just amazing, and it represents the first 150 years of American history. This is a list of landmarks. Mount Rushmore was built to attract tourists to South Dakota, and since it brings in over two million visitors every year, I would definitely call it a landmark.

    ( 2 years and 2421 days ago )
  144. Colin says:

    What about the Sydney Opera house?

    ( 2 years and 2421 days ago )
  145. Cam says:

    All these landmarks are truly amazing…now i know things were misspelled and note-worthy places weren’t listed, but hey, all the places listed were amazing were they not? So we all should agree that the writer of this peace put together something great to share and it irritates me that she went through all the work of making a sequel just to satisfy all the dumb asses that could not appreciate quality work! On behalf of most of us i would like to apologize to the writer, you did an amazing job and they just couldn’t look past their closed minded ways to see it. All the photos were great! 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2420 days ago )
  146. Anonymous says:

    Amazing photo’s thanks for sharing. The mood was slightly ruined when ads for Bachmann 2012 were popping out at me all over the website. Regardless, these photo’s are breath taking. Thank you.

    ( 2 years and 2420 days ago )
  147. Angela says:

    Great educational page. Showed my 9 year olds – very interested.

    ( 2 years and 2420 days ago )
  148. @ratakoolta says:

    hey! what about angel fall?

    ( 2 years and 2418 days ago )
  149. Information Bulgaria says:

    Brilliant post. Wow this world has its wonders hey!

    ( 2 years and 2417 days ago )
  150. azfunNgames says:

    Thank you for sharing your hard work and these beautiful photos.

    ( 2 years and 2417 days ago )
  151. Mr.Loto says:

    The pictures are spectacular, it’s hard to say which is the most beautiful but I am very intrigued by Petra and Machu Picchu.

    Best regards

    ( 2 years and 2416 days ago )
  152. Subey says:

    Cool site. Thankyou for inspiring me to see a bit more of the world. Don’t worry about the negative comments. I bet you the same people are posting negative comments on every thing they look at.

    ( 2 years and 2416 days ago )
  153. Sarah says:

    Yes, take everyone’s advice and name your next project ” The 70,000 coolest places on Earth” Also, send a copy to everyone that made corrections to make sure that you didn’t screw it up!
    I think your pics were great and If you missed a few places…So what? I’m not offended

    ( 2 years and 2416 days ago )
  154. James Yule says:

    The Swillcan Bridge and the Old Course at St Andrews ?

    ( 2 years and 2415 days ago )
  155. Alice says:

    Omg everyone take a friggin chill pill, SHE COULD ONLY INCLUDE 50. It’s an OPINION. one woman’s opinion. It’s not insulting to your precious Ireland or Turkey or wherever the hell else you’re bitching about. So sTFU and look at the pretty pictures. KTHX.

    ( 2 years and 2415 days ago )
  156. Barsha says:

    They are really amazing and beautiful, awesome

    ( 2 years and 2415 days ago )
  157. stuart says:

    Wow!!! thank u very much for all this images.

    ( 2 years and 2414 days ago )
  158. nate says:

    ??what the hell no mic donalds double M? this is Blasphemy!!

    ( 2 years and 2414 days ago )
  159. andy says:

    great site and pics, stuff the anoraks who dont know where the pub is.

    ( 2 years and 2413 days ago )
  160. Jer says:

    Come on people, give this lady a break! These pictures were of SOME of the most important landmarks and they were beautiful!

    ( 2 years and 2412 days ago )
  161. Grant says:

    Some beautiful pictures, thanks for taking the time to take and compile them.
    Can’t believe the negative comments, just enjoy or make your own list!

    ( 2 years and 2412 days ago )
  162. Robby says:

    Great pictures but I definitely thought that a few more Roman and Greek landmarks should’ve also made the cut. The Colosseum, the Pantheon & the Parthenon just to name a few.

    ( 2 years and 2411 days ago )
  163. Peace River, Alberta says:

    Thanks for a great trip ‘down memory lane’ for places I have been and for tweeking my desire to see some of the places I have yet to visit. This is indeed a greaty world made better by people like you who bring it to us in photos.

    ( 2 years and 2411 days ago )
  164. Meir says:

    So, I’ve seen 22 of the 50 and am scheduled to see Petra in late July. Does that mean I haven’t wasted my life?

    I would love to see all the rest (except Mecca, where I am forbidden to go).

    San Jose

    ( 2 years and 2411 days ago )
  165. Cindy says:

    Mt Eden in New Zealand? Really? LOL. Honestly, that pitiful mountain is nowhere near as amazing as the other landmarks. And I’m from New Zealand, so I can vouch for that.

    ( 2 years and 2411 days ago )
  166. SavvyTraveler says:

    I am speechless looking at these amazing pictures.

    ( 2 years and 2410 days ago )
  167. Rakesh Kr. Ranjan says:

    Thanks, for this Picture.
    It really really amazing moment when saw this pictures, and again thanks this picture.

    ( 2 years and 2408 days ago )
  168. Aprajita says:

    It is the most awesome site I have come across in a long time and I love the resolution and size of the pics…it makes these places all the more classic and legendary….

    ( 2 years and 2408 days ago )
  169. dunno says:

    The Statue of Liberty is pushing it already, but Capitol Hill a landmark? Nobody outside of America gives a crap.

    ( 2 years and 2408 days ago )
  170. Jenny says:

    What about Rio De Janeiro??

    ( 2 years and 2408 days ago )
  171. ... says:

    lalibela is the 8th wonder of the world and didnt make it to the list…

    ( 2 years and 2408 days ago )
  172. Virginia says:

    Amazing Places. Wish to be there right now 😉

    ( 2 years and 2407 days ago )
  173. odd Things says:

    really amazing photos.wish to see all these placess

    ( 2 years and 2406 days ago )
  174. lorena sabrina says:

    I like this work you’ve done very much! Congratulations!

    ( 2 years and 2406 days ago )
  175. Anonymous says:

    Western Wall in Jerusalem

    ( 2 years and 2405 days ago )
  176. Anonymous says:

    WoW…….I really enjoyed your Photos. Thank you for sharing

    ( 2 years and 2404 days ago )
  177. Dorothy says:

    i love all those picture, i have learn so much! its all so beautiful

    ( 2 years and 2403 days ago )
  178. nichiemajo says:

    why is the Underground River in Palawan Philippines is not included???

    ( 2 years and 2403 days ago )
  179. Anonymous says:

    what about jerusalem??????

    ( 2 years and 2402 days ago )
  180. katie says:

    its wonderful to see how many beautiful landmarks there are.

    ( 2 years and 2401 days ago )
  181. Kate from La Vita e Bella says:

    I’ve been lucky to make it to a handful of these sites, but hope to see many more in the future. Of course no one list is ever going to capture all of it, but I think you did a great job of putting together a beautiful list!

    ( 2 years and 2399 days ago )
  182. Ricky Andres says:

    what about the HOLLYWOOD SIGN!

    ( 2 years and 2399 days ago )
  183. Miranda says:

    dunno says:
    The Statue of Liberty is pushing it already, but Capitol Hill a landmark? Nobody outside of America gives a crap.

    Wow, you obviously are a very ignorant person. Good luck in life.

    ( 2 years and 2396 days ago )
  184. Mark says:

    Nice set of photos yet….Where is the CN tower

    ( 2 years and 2395 days ago )
  185. Christian says:

    Stupid critics shut the fuck up. The pictures you took are awesome, it really blew me away how well u captured the beauty in every single photo. Who cares if every little thing is not technically correct, you wanna add a landmark, make your own site! Fantastic job, really enjoyed your work.

    ( 2 years and 2395 days ago )
  186. franco says:

    Why Santo Angel fall in Venezuela is not here?

    ( 2 years and 2394 days ago )
  187. Jules says:

    What about the colosseum? …

    ( 2 years and 2394 days ago )
  188. Property Croatia says:

    If you look this way world is a really big place.

    ( 2 years and 2394 days ago )
  189. Nichole says:

    Damn people, stop complaining! It clearly says, “50 of the Most Important”. Just 50. All of the other ones are included. The pictures are beautiful. Stop sucking down on that Haterade and enjoy what you have. Look at google for your other landmarks….smh.

    An 18 yr old Californian who told you off, uh thank you =]

    ( 2 years and 2393 days ago )
  190. thuci says:

    Nice,I suggest you can add Sigiriya in Sri Lanka to this collection

    ( 2 years and 2393 days ago )
  191. Anonymous says:

    Great Pictures but as someone else said..others from Israel should absolutely be on this list.

    ( 2 years and 2393 days ago )
  192. Nomadic Samuel says:

    Table mountain – the last shot – was the most impressive one for me 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2392 days ago )
  193. A.R.Wadoo says:

    Nichole is right ,Why Complain. Every Chlid to his mother is more beautiful yhan beautiful Josef

    ( 2 years and 2392 days ago )
  194. F.Ruckers says:

    Wow, stfu you complainers. no one cares if YOUR favorite landmark didnt make HER list. She’s mostly right though, right? RIGHT? stfu people, no one even really cares about your “missing” landmarks either. As far as muslim mosques and mecca, I couldnt help but think how awesome it would be to drop a nuclear bomb in that mecca thing.

    ( 2 years and 2392 days ago )
  195. Riley says:

    why not the Golden Gate Bridge??

    ( 2 years and 2392 days ago )
  196. Kristin says:

    Check out the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland if you ever get a chance.

    ( 2 years and 2391 days ago )
  197. Feuerschale says:

    nice collection of locations. Have only been to a few, so my travel list is still open.

    ( 2 years and 2391 days ago )
  198. Louisa says:

    Thanks for this lovely list, and really stunning photos! Think you might want to change the ‘Chinese Wall in China’ to the Great Wall – a ‘Chinese Wall’ is a term used in finance, to separate people who must not share information due to risk of insider trading!

    But other than that, great list, very beautiful.

    ( 2 years and 2391 days ago )
  199. Cristian says:

    who make this list, dosen’t know Argentina

    ( 2 years and 2391 days ago )
  200. Sheng Richard says:

    Thanks! So amazing and impressive.

    ( 2 years and 2391 days ago )
  201. Abby says:

    Amazing pictures! 🙂 😉

    ( 2 years and 2390 days ago )
  202. Reed Lefler says:

    I lived for Auckland for 2 years, went to Mt. Eden, along with all of the other dormant volcanoes in the area (Mt. Roskill, One Tree Hill, Mt. Albert, etc.) many times, and found Mt. Eden to be the most boring one of them all. Not that impressive. Kinda disappointing this made the list, but oh well.

    ( 2 years and 2390 days ago )
  203. mikko says:

    little mermaid? that statue is the biggest cocktease of all time – its not only not a landmark – its less interesting than fifty monuments in your local cemetery – please when you go to copenhagen do anything but find this dumb little tourist titbit

    ( 2 years and 2390 days ago )
  204. Itsme says:

    Errrm.. Kilimonjaro????

    ( 2 years and 2390 days ago )
  205. Individual_blue says:

    Inukshuk in Canada – zici k s-au jucat niste copii cu bolovanii de la balta :))

    ( 2 years and 2390 days ago )
  206. Sidewalk says:

    When I saw this via Stumble, is amazing. 50 sights are very beautiful. I like the Macu Pichu 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2390 days ago )
  207. milan says:


    ( 2 years and 2388 days ago )
  208. Mgarrom says:

    thanks for the interesting pictures and selection! I am just laughing so hard at how childish we humans are: everyone thinks their country and their landmark is the best… it’s just so funny!

    ( 2 years and 2387 days ago )
  209. Sherry says:

    Thank you for putting these beautiful photos together for us to enjoy. When I was a child I thought I would see the world. Well, that didn’t happen so I very much enjoy your collection to see what I missed.

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  210. TheBoz says:

    Great list. Man there are some real cynical asses out there. Also cool to see so many opinions from around the world, even if it’s a lot of complaining, The pictures are beautiful.

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  211. Rox says:

    thanks for sharing these photos… im amazed at how many people can’t just STFU and enjoy them! I’m sure there are plenty others that aren’t on this list. Get the F*uck over yourselves people!!!

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  212. Cherszy says:

    Very interesting! I absolutely enjoyed your post here. Brings back memories and makes me want to visit those I haven’t visited yet. Thanks for sharing!

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  213. Peter G says:

    Lovely pics! I wish I could see all of the places! Maybe one day?

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  214. Singapore Tourism says:

    World Amazing Tourist Destinations. Marvelous Pics
    Thanks for sharing

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  215. georgine from Indonesia says:

    I miss the Borobudur in Indonesia, which is one of the 7 world’s famous buildings.

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  216. jtm says:

    Just loved the photos..thanks for sharing

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  217. SCohan says:

    I agree with you Mgarrom. There are doers and there are bitchers, if you don’t like all the work this woman put into her site, and all personal work is selective and relative to that person’s impressions… then you go and take pictures and build your own site. I welcome the opportunity to view these and go ‘oh, yeah. I forgot about this place’ or ‘oh yeah! love to explore that place!’ Thanks, love the concept of how important ‘landmarks’ were to our early history and still is to explorers.

    ( 2 years and 2385 days ago )
  218. Winnie (Belgium) says:

    Hoi Hilleke,
    Prachtige foto’s! Ongelooflijk wat sommige mensen durven te posten, seg. Hopelijk trek je je dit niet te hard aan. Het zijn prachtfoto’s. Merci!

    To everyone. Please, take it easy. Hilleke is just sharing some nice pictures with the rest of us. That is a nice thing to do, not?
    By the way. “Manneke Pis” in Brussels is not realy worth a visit, but is a well know statue in Belgium. So… just let it go en enjoy! Please?!

    ( 2 years and 2384 days ago )
  219. Jimmy says:

    Well the little mermaid is a danish landmark, but imo not the biggest/best. Never the less did you know that it has been beheaded several times.! :o)

    ( 2 years and 2384 days ago )
  220. Select Hotels says:

    The Heritage Village Club, Goa is the fantastic place to make your vacations special with your complete family. The living experience is completely different from all other available resorts and hotels in Goa.

    ( 2 years and 2384 days ago )
  221. Laura says:

    a correction, neuschwanstein is not in Bavaria it is actually in Germany.

    ( 2 years and 2383 days ago )
  222. Nicole says:

    A lot of times pictures of these types of places can look like text books because of how often they are posted every where. But these pictures gave them a fresh look and made me re-eagerfied to travel, thanks.

    ( 2 years and 2383 days ago )
  223. Vrila says:

    loved all

    ( 2 years and 2381 days ago )
  224. Eric Malinowski says:

    In the photo of Niagara Falls. The left third of the falls is in the United States. The best viewing location is in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, from where the photo was taken.

    ( 2 years and 2381 days ago )
  225. hilleke says:

    To Laura…
    As far as I know is Bavaria still a part of Germany…

    ( 2 years and 2381 days ago )
  226. doobie says:

    HDR sucks, other than that great post…

    ( 2 years and 2381 days ago )
  227. Daniel Mihai Popescu says:

    Fantastic and exceptionally arranged collection, 🙂
    I think who said about the village called Agia Sophia in Lemnos, Greece and the mosque Hagia Sofia from Istanbul, is not going to create any confusion, everybody think of the mosque when they hear the name.

    ( 2 years and 2381 days ago )
  228. Real Club, Antonio García says:

    These pictures are absolutely stunning!
    I just can´t believe man is capable of building such amazing structures!
    We´d love to have some of these shots added to our group.
    Please, go to http://bit.ly/travel-pictures and share some them with us, we´d be pleased!

    ( 2 years and 2380 days ago )
  229. Bedmap says:

    Fantastic, a couple more places added to the ole bucket list….

    ( 2 years and 2378 days ago )
  230. Alaa says:

    It’s called Burj Al Arab in Dubai, not Burj Dubai

    ( 2 years and 2377 days ago )
  231. thrillseeker says:

    Wow people are pathetic. There is a such thing as being overly cultured, its called being haughty. Take your haughty asses to a best buy, get a DSLR, jump on some planes, and take your own damn pictures. If you have the time to sit in a dark room all day staring at a computer screen and pissing on somebody’s art then I feel sorry for you. This is an amazing collection of photos and she could have left out the names so you self proclaimed critics couldn’t have just googled them all just to tell someone they made mistakes. Get away from the computer screens and get a life. I have been to at least 5 of these locations and many others not featured. How many of you “experts” have been to ONE? Shutup or putup.

    Thanks for the pics though they are absolutely beautiful. I especially liked your pic of the Trevi Fountain.

    ( 2 years and 2375 days ago )
  232. me says:

    Did anyone else notice the anarchy symbol in the Mount Eden crater? O.o

    ( 2 years and 2371 days ago )
  233. Molly says:

    I’m disappointed that Chauvet Cave did not make the list. However, the list was great.

    ( 2 years and 2370 days ago )
  234. Nomadic Samuel says:

    A wonderful list! I was so glad you included Angkor Wat as one of the 50 .

    ( 2 years and 2369 days ago )
  235. Natalie says:

    Great collection! I stumbled upon this site and enjoyed a bit of an education about interesting places to see in the world 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2369 days ago )
  236. figgdimension says:

    always a pleasure to see your wonderful collections Thank you again dear

    ( 2 years and 2367 days ago )
  237. Cullen Moran says:

    great list- really makes me want to slap on a backpack and start traveling! check out my blog about my gap year: thegapyearguy.blogspot.com

    ( 2 years and 2363 days ago )
  238. Sally says:

    Carlos I agree- Iguazu deserves to be here!

    ( 2 years and 2360 days ago )
  239. Kath SA says:

    Nice to see Cape Town on there twice 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2359 days ago )
  240. Hayden says:

    thats not the Burj O_o

    ( 2 years and 2359 days ago )
  241. Sibel says:

    Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has been a museum since 1935. It was converted into a mosque by
    the Ottoman Empire when they conquered the city in 1453. Before that , the Hagia Sophia had been a church in the Byzantine Empire, first built in 360 AD and destroyed and built again many times over the centuries.

    ( 2 years and 2356 days ago )
  242. Urban Ghosts says:

    That’s a fantastic list and the photos are incredible. Stonehenge is incredible but personally I’ve always been rather partial to Avebury. Also the Burg al Arab hotel – although a pretty impressive building – kind of pales into the background compared to some of the other images.

    ( 2 years and 2354 days ago )
  243. Tom says:

    i would like to visit them …. those pictures are incredibly nice

    ( 2 years and 2352 days ago )
  244. Joe says:

    Wow there are some amazing photos here! I’ve been luck enough to see quite a few of these landmarks but I still have a lot to go…

    ( 2 years and 2351 days ago )
  245. john says:

    Perfect photos.

    ( 2 years and 2347 days ago )
  246. Javier says:

    Hello. I liked a lot this post. I have visited the Eiffel Tower, Kinderdjik, the Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty and the Manekin Piss. I’m Mexican, I have never been to Chichen Itza but I think that the great pyramids of Mexico are in fact the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon in Theotihuacan, it’s such an amazing place! and the Sun pyramid is enormous. Another important landmark is el Tajin. It would have been cool that you added Kolnerdom in the list as it is one of the most incredible cathedrals I have ever seen. Congratulations for your photos and trips!

    ( 2 years and 2346 days ago )
  247. Al Girard says:

    The photo for The Acropolis is actually a photo of The Parthenon which sits atop the Acropolis.

    ( 2 years and 2345 days ago )
  248. Eddie G. says:

    8 so far for me. Long ways to go.

    ( 2 years and 2344 days ago )
  249. samson daniel says:

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

    ( 2 years and 2344 days ago )
  250. India Travel says:

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    ( 2 years and 2344 days ago )
  251. Ediken says:


    ( 2 years and 2343 days ago )
  252. Haiku Hammock Swings says:

    Simply beautiful. Thanks for the post.

    ( 2 years and 2342 days ago )
  253. Killjelly says:

    What about Newgrange in Ireland?

    ( 2 years and 2342 days ago )
  254. Coolsacs says:

    Great collection ! Proud to have Mt Everest on the list. But we still have many other places of scenic beauty and cultural heritages here in Nepal. They too would fit into these lists.

    ( 2 years and 2342 days ago )
  255. crazy sexy fun traveler says:

    I visited 12 out of the 50, hopefully will visit all the rest as well 🙂 Great photo post!

    ( 2 years and 2341 days ago )
  256. pasta maker says:

    Victoria Falls is so wonderful and has stunning view!

    ( 2 years and 2340 days ago )
  257. Landmark says:

    My picture! Huh…

    ( 2 years and 2338 days ago )
  258. jaSam says:

    pic are just beautiful
    Petra in Jordan
    Al Aqsa in Jerusalem ( Palestine )
    St Peters at Vatican City
    Mecca in Saudi Arabia

    ( 2 years and 2337 days ago )
  259. hamiesion says:

    You look at these pictures and the aw inspiring structures in some of them and it makes me proud of our species’ accomplishments and curious about our potential…. And then I started reading the comments.

    ( 2 years and 2337 days ago )
  260. Chaophao says:

    I love aii of that pic

    ( 2 years and 2337 days ago )
  261. Maria says:

    Uluru is in Australia. And there are so many more fascinating landmarks in New Zealand, not that that crater isn’t interesting, but…
    I know it is not possible to fit all the amazing landmarks in only 50 slots so I don’t blame anyone, I mean not many people even know about New Zealand, although the Rugby World Cup 2011 may change that a little.
    Go IRELAND!!! You guys deserve to win.
    Bit off track there… =:)

    ( 2 years and 2337 days ago )
  262. Rea Ferns says:

    coooollllllllll pics!!! luv them………..

    ( 2 years and 2337 days ago )
  263. Ariot says:

    Why don’t all of you idiots stop complaining and make your own list that you can post and the rest of the world can bitch about?

    It’s just a list. It’s not called “Every Fucking Landmark in Every Country of the World” so shut up and enjoy the photos, even if some of them are misnamed.

    ( 2 years and 2337 days ago )
  264. Indian Temples says:

    wonderful pics, i love them… thanks!

    ( 2 years and 2335 days ago )
  265. Amanda says:

    All these landmarks are so awesome. All over the world there are such amazing structures that represent all sorts of cultures! I’d love to see more of these in person some day!

    ( 2 years and 2335 days ago )
  266. Anonymous says:

    Why them lost thailad
    see more http://www.cometruethailand.com/

    ( 2 years and 2335 days ago )
  267. anon says:

    great photos! loved looking through them and they added some places to my list of places to go!

    ( 2 years and 2334 days ago )
  268. Vito says:

    Great pictures! Maybe to get people less complaining you should have called the site “one of my favourite place of thee world”

    ( 2 years and 2334 days ago )
  269. Gryphonisle says:

    The source of the Amazon is a land mark? Really? And no Golden Gate Bridge? The Burj is in, but the Golden Gate is not? And where’s the Sydney Opera House?

    ( 2 years and 2332 days ago )
  270. Logan says:

    Hahaha!! Do not got to Mt Eden Crater in New Zealand, you will probably just get beaten up by maori’s. So much better to go see

    ( 2 years and 2330 days ago )
  271. KGC says:

    How about Angels Fall in Venezuela?

    ( 2 years and 2330 days ago )
  272. Tim says:

    Stunning photo’s, especially like Lock Ness & Table Mountain.

    ( 2 years and 2329 days ago )
  273. Munkie says:

    Wow!!! i think its so stunning and beautifully taken.. It makes me wanna take a year out and just visit these 50 places for the serenity of it all… Good Stumble:)

    ( 2 years and 2329 days ago )
  274. Sourav Kumar Mondal says:

    All These Photos are very beautiful…………..

    ( 2 years and 2327 days ago )
  275. 7secondcar.com says:

    Absolutley fantastic. Rarely you find this kind of foto with high quality. Anyway ..i hope someday i will have the opportunity to visit this places. TIll the …all the best everyone.

    ( 2 years and 2327 days ago )
  276. Eaglet says:

    Smart move to call it “50 of the Most Important Landmarks…” and deliberately stir up a hornet’s nest of comments. You got a huge number of ideas to continue with from people who seem to look for an excuse to be offended. That pleases them – and the rest of us are certainly pleased with these beautiful photos. I’m just glad that there’s a lot more than 50 incredible sights to see in this world.

    ( 2 years and 2326 days ago )
  277. Vinylguy05 says:

    What a great trip……… Thanks for the pics

    ( 2 years and 2325 days ago )
  278. DramaNana says:

    You have allowed me to finally travel the way I’ve always wanted to – but in my case, “money” is an object that can only be cured by the winning the lottery! I have a lot of life left in me but I’m running out of years and health. You’ve made it possible for me to “visit” so many places and I intend to print and frame some of them so I may look at them whenever I please. Your talent, as well as your willingness to share tells us that you have a heart as great as your gift for true photography. I was really surprised at the”nasties” that had the stupidity to share their true self using ugly words to “try” to prove how more superior they were to you . . . . with their type of comments, I’m surprised they even bothered to look at the magnificent photos. A coloring book would be more to their style – that is, until they finally grow up! Now I must go to the next “50” and enjoy more of GOD’s world. Thank you. . thank you . . thank you.

    ( 2 years and 2325 days ago )
  279. Traveling Ted says:

    I have visited 11 of these amazing landmarks. Thanks for the inspiration for visiting 39 more awesome places.

    ( 2 years and 2324 days ago )
  280. annonymus says:

    very nice list but instead of Al Aqsa you could have written Old Jerusalem which includes the Sacred Sepulcre and the Wailing wall which are also really famous. but overall its a great list and to the people asking why this place isn’t there or that place isn’t there it is probably because you cant just name EVERY famous site on the world

    ( 2 years and 2324 days ago )
  281. trollophone says:


    ( 2 years and 2324 days ago )
  282. JuanCaLop says:

    Only place in Jerusalem is a Mosque?????!!!!
    ¡Por favor!

    ( 2 years and 2323 days ago )
  283. Miriam Pineda says:

    to irish nick i agree with you Ireland have a wounderfull places. Miriam

    ( 2 years and 2323 days ago )
  284. SAM says:


    ( 2 years and 2322 days ago )
  285. Bob says:

    Loved the photos, and got a kick out of all the negative dumb ass comments.

    ( 2 years and 2321 days ago )
  286. alex says:

    you ungrateful people dont deserve to look at these fabulous photos. quit being so hateful and for you idiots that are complaining that things are left out.. this is part 1.

    ( 2 years and 2320 days ago )
  287. weird says:

    i’m with bob. and you should all be a little more like traveling tom!

    ( 2 years and 2320 days ago )
  288. Bobby Purify says:

    This shit is sweet. What a lucky individual.

    ( 2 years and 2319 days ago )
  289. Majestic Travel and Trek says:

    Beautiful collection of Pics from different parts of world. These are great places to travel and must see in the world.

    ( 2 years and 2317 days ago )
  290. aprilcheung says:

    such great views

    ( 2 years and 2316 days ago )
  291. Titus says:

    What a bunch of ungrateful complainers; if you’re all so dissatisfied with these incredible images that most of us will never see with our naked eyes, why not shut your trap, buy a camera and astound all of us with your lack of photographic talent. Well done Hilleke, we are blown away by your talent and experience of taking these photos, even we won’t all admit it.

    ( 2 years and 2316 days ago )
  292. VP says:

    These photos blew me away. Hope to visit all these places some day, Inshallah.

    ( 2 years and 2316 days ago )
  293. maptravel says:

    Simply magnificent places in the world, I want to go and see with my own eyes.

    ( 2 years and 2315 days ago )
  294. tutu591 says:

    fantastic photos, as a Roman though I’m a bit upset the Colosseum did not make it!!!

    ( 2 years and 2315 days ago )
  295. Anonymous says:

    To be honest, they all look amazing (in the photos), but as a an english girl… i have visited stone henge more times than i care to remember, and it is without a doubt the most unsatisfying trip ever in the whole entire world. I recommend no-one to visit it… my work is done here. – apart from that… the other landmarks look bangin’.

    ( 2 years and 2314 days ago )
  296. Ashlin Dz W says:

    Now if that is not a top 50 list to strive for then I don’t know what is. Thanks for compiling this list with pictures. I am kind of kicking myself now for not seeing Angkor Wat or Uluru while in Australia and Cambodia.

    ( 2 years and 2314 days ago )
  297. Jerry Hingle says:

    Wow that’s quite a list! So many iconic images it’s almost too much to take in!

    ( 2 years and 2314 days ago )
  298. Malaysia Package says:

    Truly its an most admiring tourist attractions, thanks for posting this i am using these images as desktop wall paper.

    ( 2 years and 2313 days ago )
  299. Anonymous says:

    Auschwitz is in Germany.

    ( 2 years and 2312 days ago )
  300. hilleke says:

    excuse me? it’s in poland…

    ( 2 years and 2312 days ago )
  301. Andy says:

    The Potala Palace in TIbet. Home of the Dalai Lama. It’s amazing. It’s definitely top 50.

    ( 2 years and 2307 days ago )
  302. Bumtoucher Turbo says:

    Auschwitz is definitely in Poland.

    ( 2 years and 2307 days ago )
  303. Nonoy says:

    This is really incredible! If business has a branding, a country has a landmark; 10 times greatness. Thanks you for sharing.

    ( 2 years and 2306 days ago )
  304. LUCY says:


    ( 2 years and 2305 days ago )
  305. Thomas says:

    This is truly incredible. These are great landmarks. I love traveling to these types of places and finding great travel deals to get there!

    ( 2 years and 2305 days ago )
  306. Jordanian says:
  307. Marshall Hansen says:

    Great list! I’ve been to 5 of the places and would like to hit many more of them. The most underwhelming was Mount Rushmore. The most incredible is the Grand Canyon. I never really understood the big deal about the Grand Canyon until I went there. Words can’t really describe the sensation of lost time I got when I walked to the edge and looked out. Definitely there is something to be said for man made wonders, but certainly the natural wonders are more impressive.

    ( 2 years and 2303 days ago )
  308. Niwida says:

    Borobudur is the best

    ( 2 years and 2303 days ago )
  309. Niwida says:

    You Missing Borobudur in Indonesia…

    ( 2 years and 2303 days ago )
  310. Merggi says:

    Chinese Great Wall I would like to see

    ( 2 years and 2302 days ago )
  311. gary hare says:

    Love all the landmarks, Statue of Liberty holds a special place in my heart…..I am a person who loves the outdoors. i am a big fan of saltwater and freshwater fishing. I presently live in Houston Texas, in the past i have resided in Israel, Egypt, England….love to travel….

    ( 2 years and 2300 days ago )
  312. Coorg Tour says:

    fascinating to see this live pictures

    ( 2 years and 2298 days ago )
  313. j says:

    Love all places u posted , wanna add some places of Thailand too

    ( 2 years and 2296 days ago )
  314. SeMeQuEmA says:

    Only Sagrada Familia from Spain?? WTF?? At least Alhambra in Granada and anything in Toledo!!

    ( 2 years and 2295 days ago )
  315. zannie says:

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous and mesmerizing 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    ( 2 years and 2292 days ago )
  316. Super Sis says:

    This is not AL AQSA in Jerusalem, the one in this picture is “Dome of the Rock”. Whoever posted it here cetainly doesn’t know or is portraying the wrong picture on purpose!

    ( 2 years and 2291 days ago )
  317. Qurtan says:

    Maybe a list to follow when travel.

    ( 2 years and 2288 days ago )
  318. no name says:


    ( 2 years and 2286 days ago )
  319. AYUSH says:

    all those pictures of famous world sites are very very nice …

    ( 2 years and 2281 days ago )
  320. RayCreations says:

    I am fortunate enough to have seen quite a few of them already. Though I would say the pictures have been dramatized and worked upon quite a bit in Photoshop. The complied list is great.

    ( 2 years and 2279 days ago )
  321. Destination360 says:

    Great photos! I love the St Basil’s Cathedral & Machu Picchu photos, and the shot of Angkor Wat is particularly beautiful. I can’t add the links, but you can find the pictures of our favorites on our website. I would add:
    -Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
    -The limestone cliffs around Guilin, China
    -Even if it’s not standing anymore, the Berlin Wall
    -Finally, Leptis Magna in Libya. I hope it will be more open to travelers soon.

    Too many to choose from though—this list could go on forever.

    ( 2 years and 2277 days ago )
  322. Peter Augustin says:

    Nice post to remember the Most Important Landmarks of the World

    ( 2 years and 2273 days ago )
  323. Kjell says:

    Wholly Molly! This is a very nice liste you made here. I’ll have to look at the next ine to.

    ( 2 years and 2265 days ago )
  324. saqib says:

    wow so nice all of this

    ( 2 years and 2264 days ago )
  325. Jason Alexander says:

    What no shout out to the CN Tower? 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2263 days ago )
  326. Bill says:

    Greatphotos…I know there are a lot of places not included,, but never the less just to be able to get to them is quite a feat.. One that I wish to try to do someday, so all you naysayers shut up and enjoy the photos. If you’ve got some of whatyou think are best land marks…post them….

    ( 2 years and 2261 days ago )
  327. turismo en Portugal says:

    amazing pics!!! congratulations

    ( 2 years and 2259 days ago )
  328. kim says:

    you cannot put everything on one list, but for sure angel falls should be there…it’s the tallest waterfall in the world, and the tepuis there are like no other, containing plants and animals on the tops filled with water, that are found no where else in the world.

    ( 2 years and 2259 days ago )
  329. Aquila says:

    Hi. All the photos of these places is amazing. But Why didn’t you include the obelisks of Aksum or the rock-hewn Churches of King Lalibela in Ethiopia? Or have you never seen them?

    ( 2 years and 2256 days ago )
  330. samson daniel says:

    Oh Great Photos your efforts are beyond appreciation. Good Job I will share this in Facebook.

    ( 2 years and 2253 days ago )
  331. Sai says:

    thanx for sharing this images.. as a designer it is helpful to me a lot.. good collections

    ( 2 years and 2253 days ago )
  332. victor says:

    wow, it’s realy fantastic, I will show to you, the good place to in bali, please visite http://www.thelagunabaliview.com, it’s live cam

    ( 2 years and 2247 days ago )
  333. made says:

    wow, the wolrd is realy amazing………………………, ok btw I will show to you the good place in bali too, please visite http://www.thelagunabali.com

    ( 2 years and 2247 days ago )
  334. Robert says:

    What about the cliffs of dover?

    ( 2 years and 2245 days ago )
  335. noah says:

    where is the great wall of china

    ( 2 years and 2244 days ago )
  336. Anji says:

    The photography is amazing! But some places are missing!

    ( 2 years and 2240 days ago )
  337. inci says:

    gj guys!

    ( 2 years and 2238 days ago )
  338. jay says:

    that wonderful place..
    i wise i can be there some times..

    ( 2 years and 2236 days ago )
  339. webdesigner says:

    i have recognizet about 70% of them 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2230 days ago )
  340. Barbahrooba says:

    These are great photos. It really makes you want to get out there and see new countries. If you can’t get to all of these places, visit http://www.TravelExplosion.com to travel the world in minutes.

    ( 2 years and 2222 days ago )
  341. Honest_Comment says:

    my honest opinion: your view of the world is to self-centered in the western culture. Some are not even worth being on the list

    ( 2 years and 2219 days ago )
  342. nixx says:

    lol i like the one with the crater because it has an anarchy sign in it

    ( 2 years and 2212 days ago )
  343. Gemma says:

    There is actually a few more that I would consider putting in the list. Might have to split it continent wise to fit them all in!

    Beautiful photography 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2210 days ago )
  344. tyler says:

    i love how there’s an anarchist symbol in the New Zealand crater

    ( 2 years and 2210 days ago )
  345. Richa says:

    Nice Click!!! I love to see all the destinations..

    For india travel destination options you can visit : http://www.indiantraveldestinations.com

    ( 2 years and 2209 days ago )
  346. South american vacations says:

    Totally amazing list!

    ( 2 years and 2208 days ago )
  347. Mer says:

    I am previlaged to have seen over half of these …..but two important ones missin ABU SIMBEL IN UPPER EGYPT AND PETERSHOFF IN ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA.

    ( 2 years and 2208 days ago )
  348. arijack says:

    wooow…a great pic…all of lovely place that i want to be there…

    ( 2 years and 2207 days ago )
  349. Brad says:

    Hey Cory Andrews, Cristo Redentor is a much smaller statue on the border of Chile and Argentina. Check your facts and stop hating on such a cool thing.

    ( 2 years and 2204 days ago )
  350. REbecca says:

    i hate how they put… inukshuk, canada. uhmm.. town province /territory? hmm…. they name everyother place but canada doesnt get any other titles?

    ( 2 years and 2204 days ago )
  351. Khb says:

    Jeita Lebanon is missing

    ( 2 years and 2203 days ago )
  352. desirableUX says:

    Sigiriya (Lions rock) Sri Lanka, an experience you never forget. But great list.

    ( 2 years and 2202 days ago )
  353. toko bunga says:

    very nice places, I wonder to travel visit them

    ( 2 years and 2197 days ago )
  354. albania says:

    what a lovely places and pictures

    ( 2 years and 2196 days ago )
  355. tirane says:

    Most of them are wonders of the world.

    ( 2 years and 2196 days ago )
  356. Ubytovanie podhajska says:

    Beautiful pictures. Credit to the author for publishing them all in one place.

    ( 2 years and 2196 days ago )
  357. Inkjet Remanufacturing Supplies says:

    I agree that some of those landmarks are very important to visit, but not all of them. For example, Mt. Rushmore is a terrible historic demonstration against the Native Americans.

    ( 2 years and 2196 days ago )
  358. Anonymous says:

    The Al Aqsa Mosque and Auschwitz, but no Western Wall? Hmm..

    ( 2 years and 2196 days ago )
  359. Roberto says:

    You’re missing the Equatorial Monument in Quito, Ecuador which is more important than some of this “landmarks”

    ( 2 years and 2195 days ago )
  360. carin says:

    if you’re going to show the western-most point in Africa, surely you should show the eastern-most point in North America? Cape Spear, in St. John’s, NL, Canada – it’s beautiful

    ( 2 years and 2195 days ago )
  361. Angie says:

    I absolutely love the shot of St. Basil Cathedral. That’s such a whimsical place. 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2190 days ago )
  362. Delhi Hotels says:

    Nice collection of World,s best sights. Thanks a lot.

    ( 2 years and 2188 days ago )
  363. awesome-o says:

    Nate says:
    The Statue of Liberty is actually on the the New Jersey Shore….

    nate, you are a moron. name me one person on this entire planet that has actually said “hey, let’s go to New Jersey to see the statue of liberty!” nobody cares where a landmark “technically” is located and for that matter, no one will ever care about new jersey either.

    ( 2 years and 2169 days ago )
  364. Hotels in Perthshire says:

    Truly an amazing post with great photo material. Thanks for spending time to do this, hopefully you get to see those with your own eyes!

    ( 2 years and 2167 days ago )
  365. international holiday packages says:

    Really Amazing post.It’s like all the wonders of the world combined in a simple list for everyone to see, thank you for this share

    ( 2 years and 2159 days ago )
  366. Sandy says:

    So much to shoot…so little time 😉

    ( 2 years and 2158 days ago )
  367. born a kiwi says:

    Thank you so much for adding mount eden in New Zealand.
    I have been there so many times and it never ceases to amaze me.

    ( 2 years and 2156 days ago )
  368. PEPPA says:

    nice photos

    but… my god, some of you idiots will pick an arguement over ANYTHING!!

    give it a rest, you sad people

    ( 2 years and 2155 days ago )
  369. JD says:


    Thank you for taking the time to put a beautiful collection together! I wish I could see them all for myself (several are in my own country). Please continue your collections, despite what these yahoos say. So what a title or city or building name is a little off! Who cares? It’s YOUR list!

    God Bless!!!

    ( 2 years and 2155 days ago )
  370. du lich phu quoc says:

    nice photos
    my god, some of you idiots will pick an arguement over ANYTHING!!

    ( 2 years and 2151 days ago )
  371. Karl Hanna says:

    you totally missed several important and prominent landmarks, Golden Gate bridge- in San Fransisco, The Dom- Koln, Germany, Norte dam Cathedral, Pentegon, Washington Monumnet, so many others…..

    ( 2 years and 2147 days ago )
  372. Dennis | Globe Tales says:

    Amazing photos. Just added several more “must-visits” to my travel bucket list.

    ( 2 years and 2147 days ago )
  373. Sara says:

    It’s the Hagia Sofia… With an “H” at the beginning.

    ( 2 years and 2145 days ago )
  374. Sarah says:

    My bucket list! Two down, the rest if the world to go!

    ( 2 years and 2143 days ago )
  375. Anonymous says:

    love how there’s an anarchy symbol made of stones in Mt Edens crater… wouldn’t call it one of New Zealands most important land mark though..

    ( 2 years and 2134 days ago )
  376. Stacey says:

    Forgot the Sydney Harbor bridge, or the opera house! those are pretty memorable/recognizable!

    ( 2 years and 2134 days ago )
  377. Erin says:

    These are gorgeous pictures! And for all you complainers, there are certainly far more than 50 landmarks that are ‘must-sees’ around the world. Can you imagine trying to compose a ‘perfect’ list? Great list!

    ( 2 years and 2115 days ago )
  378. UberHoliday says:

    Those are some stunning pictures, especially the grand canyon and the blueish great buddha in Tokyo 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2111 days ago )
  379. zoey says:

    i absolutely luved evry1 of dem..thank u for d hard work
    its obvious dat many can be added bt its ur opinion dat matters as u r d one makin d list so iv got 2 say, SPECTACULAR
    For ol idiotic morons, jst pleeeez wid d smart ass pissin off criticism………u’v got opinions 2 share, do it sweetly istead of d mean way most of ul r doin it… i mean cmon…its her list so she decides wot she wants 2 add n wot not….uv got a problem, deal wid it widout drawin attension 2 ur self unless y’all r sum attention seekers….den i guess iv got nothing 2 say. doz hu r complainin abt misin places, check out part 2

    ( 2 years and 2106 days ago )
  380. Travis says:

    I believe it is called “The Great Wall of China”

    ( 2 years and 2093 days ago )
  381. brookelovesmark says:

    awesome but what about the marble falls

    ( 2 years and 2092 days ago )
  382. Anonymous says:

    just saying you got all the landmark names mostly correct except one the chinese wall of china…it’s the great wall of china even kids in middle school know this -__-

    ( 2 years and 2091 days ago )
  383. abinaya says:

    Gorgeous Pictures!!!

    ( 2 years and 2088 days ago )
  384. Roger Garth says:

    Where is the Colosseum??????

    ( 2 years and 2088 days ago )
  385. Santorini Hotel says:

    Oh yes, definitely the blue dome houses, churches and hotels in Santorini. They are great!

    ( 2 years and 2086 days ago )
  386. Peter Morrisonn says:

    A wonderfull collection, certain many others could be added, still appreciate what is on show.

    ( 2 years and 2085 days ago )
  387. vikash chandra says:

    these are awesome places…………..

    ( 2 years and 2081 days ago )
  388. situhongwei says:

    I want to go all place.

    ( 2 years and 2078 days ago )
  389. Annika says:

    Great!!! But I personally would add Cappadocia in Turkey. Have just been visiting it and it was amazing!

    ( 2 years and 2074 days ago )
  390. Martin says:

    Hello! Beautiful pictures of beautiful places. I am surprised only, why is a picture of Auschwitz. In Poland we have many beautiful places. Auschwitz is a very sad place, built by the Nazi Germans. It is a pity that Poland is associated with death camps.
    Best regards. I believe that one day on this beautiful photo list, will visit the Polish image with a positive message.

    ( 2 years and 2073 days ago )
  391. Armands says:

    Your list looks pretty good. Some of the landmarks might be questionable, but it is your list and no one should argue 🙂

    ( 2 years and 2066 days ago )
  392. noir says:

    i’m surprised and pleased you’ve included the bran castle,i’ve never considered it our landmark..especially due to the awful condition it’s in.i know you might never answer but i’m really curious to know where you come from, just for the statistics;))

    ( 2 years and 2059 days ago )
  393. carpet tiles perth says:

    Best image in the world 59 picture I like

    ( 2 years and 2058 days ago )
  394. matri says:

    6th picture , with the “Tour Eifel” is a delight …

    ( 2 years and 2041 days ago )
  395. Aaron says:

    I want to visit each and every one of these places. Except Elis Island. Already been there. Haha.

    ( 2 years and 2037 days ago )
  396. Paikea says:

    That little mermaid in Copenhagen bares a huge resemblance to ‘ Pania of the Reef’ In Napier NZ

    ( 2 years and 2015 days ago )
  397. jesanon says:

    Cool! Love the shots, and what a surprise to see familiar sights of home (Canada) in the 50 prominent landmarks – the inukshuk is in Churchill, Manitoba, and Niagara Falls in Niagara, Ontario. <3

    ( 2 years and 1997 days ago )
  398. val says:

    Cool, lot of then are Greek influences OF COURSE!

    ( 2 years and 1992 days ago )
  399. Vaginal Mesh Complications News says:

    This is very beautiful. I can only wish that I can visit all of them.

    ( 2 years and 1983 days ago )
  400. Rihana says:

    What a nice pictures!!!!!!! I like to visit these all places..

    ( 2 years and 1982 days ago )
  401. hamid ben says:

    its lovely pics thank you very much l

    ( 2 years and 1982 days ago )
  402. Rangkaian bunga says:

    Great picture

    ( 2 years and 1960 days ago )
  403. Casmil says:

    nice photos….i guess u should add the pyramids in Egypt

    ( 2 years and 1957 days ago )
  404. ayman says:

    very nice place and i was in one of this places in bacerlona

    ( 2 years and 1953 days ago )
  405. Lise Griffiths says:

    Wow! I absolutley LOVE the Neuschwanstein, Bavaria one (near the beginning) It’s so amazing, it looks like a fairytale and its such a great photo! I also like how there is good varied selection here. Inspiring!

    ( 2 years and 1948 days ago )
  406. clothilde says:

    Aushwitz Poland ?!!
    Are you kidding?
    How can you put such a place in this list?

    ( 2 years and 1939 days ago )
  407. Lesley says:

    These photos are absolutely breathtaking.

    ( 2 years and 1939 days ago )
  408. Richard says:

    What about the Sistine Chapel

    ( 2 years and 1923 days ago )
  409. tj says:

    Wow! amazing photos…great collection u have here. U have just inspired me!

    ( 2 years and 1920 days ago )
  410. mobile phones says:

    Thanks! So amazing and impressive.

    ( 2 years and 1920 days ago )
  411. Anonymous says:

    its good but why there is no place of india

    ( 2 years and 1918 days ago )
  412. Rajikannan says:

    I’m impressed. By God’s Grace I’d like to see all those places with my own eyes. Lucky hilleke, thanks for the pics.

    ( 2 years and 1915 days ago )
  413. Anonymous says:

    where’s the opera house in sydney

    ( 2 years and 1912 days ago )
  414. ari says:

    nice pics !! i need to visit some :p

    ( 2 years and 1898 days ago )
  415. mikato vave says:


    the machu picchu in peru is cool

    ( 2 years and 1882 days ago )
  416. Resort Bulacan says:

    awesome post! love the photos. it really amazes me that there’s always awesome site anywhere…

    ( 2 years and 1881 days ago )
  417. dan says:

    very good pictures. good selection of landmarks.

    ( 2 years and 1879 days ago )
  418. Telugu Online News says:

    Good work.. nice posts.. keep posting i am following your blog everyday

    ( 2 years and 1876 days ago )
  419. juka14 says:

    Very nice collection!

    ( 2 years and 1855 days ago )
  420. ramdeep chowdary says:

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    ( 2 years and 1847 days ago )
  421. tigger123 says:

    Is the great buddah an edifice?

    ( 2 years and 1842 days ago )
  422. Terry King says:

    Some nice photos here, I have photographed mount eden crater in Auckland. Never thought it was considered a landmark. Interesting.

    ( 2 years and 1833 days ago )
  423. Travel and Tour World says:

    Very nice photos and really good places.

    Rana Singh

    ( 2 years and 1823 days ago )
  424. travelmelife says:

    i wish i could be there once in my life

    ( 2 years and 1811 days ago )
  425. ramdeep says:

    it was the most wonderful webpage in the world wide web ad want to say that it was very good presentation

    ( 2 years and 1800 days ago )
  426. Niranjan says:

    could you see something like the ”freemasons” symbol in the crater of mount eden ?

    ( 2 years and 1786 days ago )
  427. Anonymous says:

    Where’s Australian photos this is a bad website

    ( 2 years and 1777 days ago )
  428. Bob says:

    Where’s big Ben!

    ( 2 years and 1777 days ago )
  429. Nick - Goats On The Road says:

    Wow! A humbling list. I’ve only seen 12 of these places and would love to see more. 38 more places i’ve never been that I’ll have to add to the bucket list! Thanks for this one.

    ( 2 years and 1767 days ago )
  430. Canj says:

    Very nice pictures and place

    ( 2 years and 1766 days ago )
  431. Paris Photos says:

    Some beautiful pics, thanks for sharing

    ( 2 years and 1760 days ago )
  432. Nil says:

    Thanks for the photos,
    Erdogan! Did you have to be agressive to prove once more how Turkish people are..???

    ( 2 years and 1756 days ago )
  433. anil sharma says:

    WOOOW Whaaaaat aaaa greaaat coolllectioooon of phoooto gappppph

    ( 2 years and 1755 days ago )
  434. m says:

    How could you leave out the Sidney Opera House? Like for real?

    ( 2 years and 1722 days ago )
  435. annabelle simmons says:

    can there be more than 1 ny landmarks

    ( 2 years and 1706 days ago )
  436. mariela says:

    excellent pictures beautiful, Hope one day I will know them all!!

    ( 2 years and 1702 days ago )
  437. Hiller lake says:

    Machu Picchu is an attraction which I like to see in this life

    ( 2 years and 1690 days ago )
  438. KC Cameron says:


    Beautiful photos!

    ( 2 years and 1670 days ago )
  439. Sisir says:

    A nice collection of famous places.

    ( 2 years and 1668 days ago )
  440. Anonymous says:

    Why the f do so many people complain about what isn’t on the list or what shouldn’t be on the list? Why don’t you all try putting together your own top 50 and let’s see what you have to leave out or decide to put in that most people disagree with? These pictures are beautiful, awesome job to the author.

    ( 2 years and 1666 days ago )
  441. Andy says:

    Awesome list THX it really helped

    ( 2 years and 1648 days ago )
  442. famous says:

    YOU GUYS DONT UNDERSTAND FAMOUS! Dubai Buildings are better than your stupid opera houses and some ‘Golden’ gate and so on. But just to tell ‘YOU’, u might not know Dubai. But its better than any other country combined!

    Go to Dubai figure it out for urself, then talk to ,ME!!!!

    ( 2 years and 1588 days ago )
  443. famous says:

    And by the way ‘Anonymous’ im not wasting my time creating a boring list of whatsoever. and if i was gonna it will only be Dubai building coz these are lame, talk about opera’s and a ‘golden’ gate whats so good about that.

    And this is to all of you guys watch Mission Impossible 3

    ( 2 years and 1588 days ago )
  444. madeira holidays says:

    very beautiful photos… and places. i dont like Auschwitz in Poland.

    ( 2 years and 1586 days ago )
  445. BakoymaTravels says:

    I’ve seen a lot of these places and Angkor Wat is on my list for January, but I’d never even heard of Mount Eden. Thanks for sharing this, it’s on my list now 🙂

    ( 2 years and 1585 days ago )
  446. Quinn says:

    Very nice list for traveling around the world. All photos are amazing!

    ( 2 years and 1549 days ago )
  447. Mya says:

    I like the photos

    ( 2 years and 1505 days ago )