Travelers are always looking for inspiration for their travels. Making a list of places to visit while traveling around the world can be challenging. What are the most popular tourist destinations in the world? What are the most famous places on every world traveler's must-see list?
Some destinations are different from others. There are many places to take photos and the place needs no explanation: the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum. However, there are places that are less popular for new travelers or those who have not yet traveled to other foreign destinations. Viewing these often is very helpful.
If you want to create your own list of places to visit in your lifetime, start with this list of top tourist attractions in the world.
1. Eiffel Tower, Paris
Symbol of Paris and one of the most photographed structures in the world, a visit to the Eiffel Tower is a must for any traveler. Few monuments inspire as much wanderlust as this unique iron structure.
Young travelers hitting the road for the first time, couples looking for a special getaway, artists looking to spark their creativity and romantics of all kinds are drawn to Paris. It's a city where history and culture collide and where travelers of all stripes can find the experience they're looking for.
2. Machu Picchu, Peru
If you're only going to see one attraction in South America, this is the place to be. The ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu is probably the most impressive ruined city in the world.
Most of the attractions come from its location, high in the mountains covered with Peruvian forest. Located on a plateau with high green mountains, it is a surreal sight. The tenacity of the original builders in creating this incredible place in an impenetrable forest is impressive in itself.
The number of visitors is now limited to a maximum per day, so the experience is greatly improved.
3.The Acropolis, Athens
The Acropolis rises above present-day Athens, lifting you up and drawing you in. Follow in the footsteps of the ancients as they walked the same steps from 438 BC - 2500 years ago.
The views of the city are amazing as you walk through the beautifully restored old buildings. By the end of the day you'll want to wait and watch the sunset from the steps near the entrance. This is a nightly ritual in Athens.
The site is amazing from the city below. Have dinner on the patio to enjoy the view of the hills lit up at night.
4.Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
If you visit places like the Colosseum in Rome or the Acropolis in Athens, which were built more than 2,000 years ago, you might think that you are on your way to ancient sites. But the pyramids of Giza take life to a whole other level. It was built over 4,500 years ago. Tourists come to see these beautiful buildings dating back thousands of years.
The pyramids are located outside of Cairo, inside the Sphinx, easy to get to and easy to organize tours. It's great to ride a camel at sunset around the houses.
5. Great Wall of China
In a land of modern cities and majestic skyscrapers, the Great Wall of China, built between the 14th and 17th centuries, is a stark contrast but a must-see for any visitor to China.
From the top of the wall we have a great view of the underwater room from afar. The wall stretches for 21,196 km, passing through some inaccessible areas.
Many Chinese tourists visit the Great Wall, which is only a short motorbike ride away and is an easy way to get around from Beijing.
6. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Surrounded by forests and in some cases full of giant trees and roots, the ancient buildings of the Angkor complex may look like something out of a movie to some visitors.
Walking around Angkor Wat, the center of the complex, it's easy to feel like you've stepped into another era. It is undoubtedly one of the most impressive places in Southeast Asia and the main reason why many people visit Cambodia.
The stone faces seen from the buildings and gates are images you won't soon forget.
You can feel like Indiana Jones as you cross the 1.2km cobbled gorge and descend into the secret city. 2000 years ago and disappeared from the world for 600 years, this city was not discovered until 1812.
Carved into the beautifully preserved red rock walls, the impressive buildings immediately beg to be explored and photographed.
If you arrive early, the eerie silence with long shadows gives this deserted town a special feel.
8.Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon is America's greatest natural attraction and a great destination for travelers planning a lifetime. Standing at the mouth of the Grand Canyon and looking out over the rugged landscape will inspire you.
Some of the valley and edge hikes offer unique views. Walk a little along the Bright Angel Trail for more views and to see the valley below the edge.
Plan to kayak down the Colorado River through the valley.
The Grand Canyon looks different during the day and at different times of the year. One trip is not enough.
Located in a fiery forest with three volcanoes in the background, Borobudur is one of Indonesia's tourist attractions.
Borobudur dates back to the 9th century and is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the world. This is a great place for a walk. More than 500 Buddhas are scattered throughout the site, some sitting under ornate minarets.
Mount Fuji is the most famous and highest mountain in Japan. Often shrouded in snow, this dormant volcano is a spiritual center and one of Japan’s top tourist attractions. Mount Fuji is 3,776 meters high and is one of the three sacred mountains on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Hiking is very popular in Japan. Every year, about 300,000 people take one of the four hiking trails up the mountain. One of the best things to do is plan your trip so that you arrive at the summit before sunrise.