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5 Landmarks to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

5 Landmarks to Add to Your Travel Bucket List


With ever-evolving landscapes and transforming cities, the must-see list of landmarks around the world is getting longer. With so much beauty and history to discover around the globe, it’s difficult to know where to start. Here are just five of the very best and most magical landmarks you need to add to your travel bucket list.

#1 The Eiffel Tower, Paris

A beacon of Europe, the Eiffel Tower looms over the Paris skyline and is a proud emblem of romance. Completed in 1889, the tower was once the world’s tallest building and is decorated with over 20,000 shimmering lights. With multiple viewing platforms, a restaurant and a beautiful country park to enjoy, this landmark can be explored from all angles. With cheap holidays available all year round to France, it’s one landmark you could be ticking off your list sooner than you think.

#2 Machu Picchu, Peru

Also known as the Lost City of the Incas, trek into the mountains up 8,000 feet above sea level, to be in awe of this momentous landmark nestled among the rolling landscape. Built during the 14th century, walk around the lost city and imagine the hundreds of different buildings and structures that once stood there. Some believe that it was built as a sacred site, while others say it was a holiday home for the Inca emperor. Either way, the spirit of the place is magical and one worth experiencing.

#3 Great Wall of China

The world-famous Great Wall of China is a real spectacle to see in person. Equally uninformed, each stone carving maps out great moments in the country’s history. Stretching over a momentous 13 miles, the Great Wall of China can be explored from many of China’s cities. In Beijing, you can visit the iconic Mutianyu section of the wall with its watchtowers and castle-style turrets. The more adventurous can hike up the Yin Mountains for the Gubeikou wall, which is much wilder than the Mutianyu section. You can really get a sense of the region’s rich heritage here with remnants of past battles to discover.

#4 Stonehenge, England

There’s something quite mysterious about this famous prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain. Dating back to the Neolithic period, there’s still speculation of what the circular site was originally used for. Some historians say it was a burial ground. What is known for sure is that these rocks originated 200 miles away from the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pay a visit to immerse yourself in the mysteries of Stonehenge that’s even eerier at sunset.

#5 Sydney Opera House – Australia

This architectural landmark is one of a kind. Interestingly, its famous wave design was decided as a result of a competition. Architect Jorn Utzon won the prize and now his work is the most famous building in all of Australia. Standing proudly over the harbour since 1959, the Opera House lights up at night and is a striking 185 metres long and 120 metres wide. Visit and marvel over this iconic landmark, while enjoying the exciting city of Sydney.

There are so many more amazing things to see and experience around the world and these five landmarks will hopefully inspire you to explore more!

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Maggie
    April 10, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I still haven’t made it to any of these, but they are definitely all on my list!!

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 17, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      There’s just so much to see in the world 🙂

  2. Leland West
    April 11, 2019 at 2:16 am

    These 5 places are just perfect for anyone’s vacation.

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 17, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      I’m so glad you agree 🙂

  3. Sandy N Vyjay
    April 11, 2019 at 11:17 am

    These are indeed some of the most iconic landmarks of the world. Have seen some of them, a couple yet to see and on top of the list is Machu Picchu and The Great Wall of China. Hope to get there sooner than later.

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 17, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      Yes, I hope so too!

  4. Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions
    April 12, 2019 at 12:52 am

    I would agree that all of these are on my bucket list. I’ve only made it to the Great Wall of China, but I remember it being so hot since we went in July that I’d love to go during spring or fall and hike it when the weather is just a bit more comfortable!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      April 17, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      I know what you mean, hiking in the heat is no fun!

  5. Shahzaad Kamboh
    April 26, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Absolutely fantastic post, Carmen.

    This has just re-ignited my passion for exploring the world.

    And yep, you’re right. There are lots and lots of amazing things to see and experience in this world. And I just want to have a first-hand experience of all. So yeah, it’s on my list.

    Thank you so much for inspiring me more.

    • Carmen Edelson
      May 2, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      Wow thank you for your lovely comment!

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