Greetings everyone! Today I’m gonna present you my picks for the best 10 places to visit around the world. Some of them are even on my “to go” bucket list:
10. The Bigar Waterfall
The Bigar Waterfall is located in Bozovici, Caras-Severin, Romania, in the south of the Anina Mountains which is a group of mountains included in the Banat Mountains. Bigar is said to be one of the most unusual waterfalls in the world. According to The World Geography, there are numerous facts that place it as number 1 on the list of the eight unique waterfalls around the world due to the way the water expanses and falls in minuscule shreds of water, and also that it is placed exactly on the 45th parallel north, at the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole.
9. The Rock of Decebalus
The rock of Decebalus is a 42.9 m(137ft) in height and 31.6 m(104ft) in width carved sculpture in rock, and resembles the face of Decebalus, the last king of Dacia(modern day Romania), who fought against Domitian and Trajan, the Roman emperors, to preserve the freedom of his people. It is located on a rocky outcrop on the Danube River , at the Iron Gates, near the city of Orsova in Romania, which form the natural border between Romania and Serbia. The building of the sculpture was sponsored by Romanian businessman Iosif Constantin Drăgan and it took 10 years, from 1994 to 2004, and is serving as a memorial of The Mighty “Decebal”.
8. The Palace of the Parliament
The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Parliament of Romania
it is the second largest administrative building in the world.
The Palace is 84 metres (276 ft) height, and has a floor area of 365,000 square metres (3,930,000 sq ft) and a volume of 2,550,000 cubic metres (90,000,000 cu ft). The Palace of the Parliament is known to be the heaviest building in the world, weighing c. 4,100,000,000 kilograms (9.0356×109 lb). Being born in Romania i have seen it right before my eyes, and trust me, is an absolutely stunning building. The Palace of Parliament can be visited through many guided visiting tours agencies.
7. The Roman Colosseum
The Roman Colosseum is located in present-day Rome, Italy, and is also known as The Flavian Amphitheatre, due to it’s building in the Flavian Dynasty and is the largest amphitheatre ever built. It was built in c. 70 AD, mostly for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It also has been voted as one of the seven wonders of the world too.
6. Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, and was built in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, as a mausoleum for the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, the builder, too. It is entirely made of ivory-white marble and is
73 m(240 ft) height, with an area of 17 hectares.
5. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a Pre-Columbian Inca fortress form the 15th-century, built in c. 1450, abandoned in 1572 and discovered in 1911. Machu Picchu is located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, and was voted in 2007 one of the seven wonders of the world too. This summer i’m planning to get there.
4. The Great Wall of China
Stretching 6,000km in a dotted line across the historically Northern China borders, protecting the Chinese States from the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups, the Great Wall dates back to the 5th Century. As it serpentines across the mountains, it brings up a smell of history which is difficult to understand ’til you have the opportunity to experience it live.
The challenge of crossing it is physically demanding but offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history
3. The Great Canyon
The Grand Canyon is 446 km or 277 miles long and 29 km or 18 miles wide, and is carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. Like the Pyramid of Giza, The Grand Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the world too, and also on my absolutely must see bucket list.
2. The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is known as the world’s largest coral reef system. It is made of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, in the Coral Sea. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms.
1. The Great Pyramid of Giza
Known as Pyramid of Cheops or Pyramid of Khufu is the largest and oldest of the three pyramids in the Giza Plateau. It was even named one of the seven wonders of the world. This Place is definitely on my travel bucket list. Since i was a little kid, I always dreamed of visiting it, but never got to. Although you should be very careful if you plan to visit it, and choose a branded Traveling Agency, due to the latest conflicts in Egypt.
That’s all folks! Let us know if you enjoyed this post, and maybe leave us a comment with your own to-visit bucket list.