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    ___ Most Famous Landmarks and Cultural Monuments in the World: Most Famous Monuments

    Everybody knows the most famous landmarks in the world, you can name it, or?
    Anyhow, on the next pages you will find some, if not all, most famous landmarks and monuments around the world, as well as some, not everybody knows.
    Each of these cultural icons is a symbol with various meanings, it may represent an epoch, an area, a belief, a culture, a country or a city.
    Click on the image to see the monument's description and a satellite view of the site.

     

     
    Monument   Continent  
    Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx near Cairo, Egypt
     
    Giza Pyramid and the Great Sphinx near Cairo, Egypt
    The pyramids are a symbol of the high culture of dynastic ancient Egypt.
     
    Africa  
     
       
    Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
     
    Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
    The Taj Mahal is a monument of love, and a symbol for India.
     
    Asia  
       
           
    Stonehenge, Wiltshire county, UK
     
    Stonehenge, Wiltshire county, UK
    the world's most famous prehistoric monument. People around the world consider it as a sacred site and they associate the ceremonial place with the super natural world.
      
    Europe  
       
       
    Chinese Great Wall
     
    Great Wall of China (長城), China
    The Long Wall is really an amazing landmark and today the most celebrated symbol of China. In pre modern times the Great Wall was also recognized as a symbol of the futility and cruelty of the first emperor's political and military ambitions.
     
    Asia  
     
           
    Angkor Wat, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
     

    Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Angkor was the ancient capital of the Khmer empire, in western Cambodia and one of the world's greatest cultural treasures, today the national symbol of the country,
     
    Asia  
     
       
    Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece
     
    Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Greece
    The Acropolis of Athens can be seen as a symbol for the Ancient Greek World, the classical period of the Hellenic civilization.
     
    Europe  
       
       
    Colosseum, Rome, Italy
     
    Colosseum, Rome, Italy
    The Flavian Amphitheater is an iconic symbol for Rome the 'Eternal City' as well as for the civilization of the Imperial Roman Empire.
     
    Europe  
     
       
    Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
     
    Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
    The Potala Palace at the peak of Marpo Ri, the "Red Hill" is the symbol of Lhasa (sacred land), a treasure of Tibetan history, religion, culture and arts.
     
    Asia  
     
       
    Statue of Liberty, New York City
     
    Statue of Liberty, New York City, USA
    The Statue of Liberty, since 1924 a National Monument, is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
     
    The Americas  
     

    Famous Landmarks I: Most Famous Monuments
    Famous Landmarks II: City Icons
    Famous Landmarks III: Places of Power and Worship
    Famous Landmarks IV: Sacred Mountains

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    Photo credits:
    Giza Pyramid complex
    Description: The Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza on the Giza Plateau, Cairo, Egypt. (Date: 5. 9. 2005)
    Author: Christian Rosenbaum
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License

    Taj Mahal
    Description: Taj Mahal, Agra, India (2004)
    Author: Sandeep Dhirad
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: GNU Free Documentation License

    Stonehenge
    Description: Stonehenge from the heelstone in 2007 with the 'Slaughter Stone' in the foreground.
    Author: Matthew Brennan
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: Public Domain (PD)

    Great Wall of China
    Description: Great wall of China at Mutianyu near Beijing. (2006)
    Author: Fabien Dany
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5

    Angkor
    Description: Angkor Wat Temple at Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Author: Valeska Gehrmann
    Source: Valeska Gehrmann
    Copyright: © Valeska Gehrmann

    Acropolis of Athens
    Description: The western side of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens.
    Author: Glen Larson
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: Public Domain (PD)

    Colosseum
    Description: A 4x4 segment panorama of the Colosseum at dusk.
    Photographer: David Iliff
    Source: Wikimedia Commons
    Copyright License: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5Generic

    Potala palace
    Description: View of the Potala palace from the foothill of Chagpo Ri (Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China).
    Photographer: Ond?ej ?vá?ek
    Source: Wikipedia Commons (PD)

    Statue of Liberty
    Description: Liberty standing tall - symbolic features of Statue of Liberty, including torch, crown, robe, tablet of law.
    Photographer: P. Banks
    Source: U.S. National Park Service
    Copyright License: Public Domain

     
       
     
     
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