Saturday, April 30, 2011

Top 10 Famous Monuments around the World

One would feel a twinge of envy when we see others visiting world’s best places and going around the world seeing best monuments which have world record and are historically significant. The top 10 famous monuments you must visit are listed below.
Eiffel tower
Eiffel tower is located in Paris. It is an iron lattice tower; it is a global icon of France. This tower is visited by thousands of people every day. It has three storey’s and it is 325 meters tall.
Statue of liberty
Statue of liberty is situated in New York, This statue is a gift from France to the United States of America. The statue is a female draped with a cloth bearing a torch in her hand; date is inscribed in the statue stating the republic independence of the United States.
London Bridge
This Bridge connects the city of London and southwark over the river Thames. This bridge is situated between Tower Bridge and cannon street railway bridge. This bridge is beautifully decorated during the New Year; it is 262 mt long and is one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Leaning tower of Pisa
Leaning tower of Pisa is situated in Italian city Pisa. The tower leans towards its right side from the top storey. It is one of the most beautiful monuments around the world, millions of people throng to this place just to catch an eye of this beautiful tower.
Big Ben
Big Ben is located in the Palace of Westminster in London. This is the tallest clock tower four faced and is the largest clock tower of the world. The clock tower’s dial are framed in an iron plate and are the largest around the world.
 

Pyramids
Pyramids are located in Egypt, there are 138 pyramids in Egypt, and they were built up as tombs for the pharaoh’s of the country. The pyramid of Khufu is the largest pyramid of Egypt and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Parthenon
Parthenon is a temple in Greece; it is dedicated to the Greek Goddess Athena. It is one of the oldest temples in the world. People visit these places and temples for a fresh breath of culture.
Taj Mahal
It is situated in Agra, India. It was built by ShahJahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is recognized throughout the world; it is a white domed marble and is considered as the symbol of love.
Easter islands head
This is also known as Moai, these are monolithic human figures crafted from the rocks. Many are still situated at Rano Raraku, but some have been moved.
Stonehenge
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument and is a composed earth work it is surrounded by large standing stones in a circle. This is one of the oldest monuments and is one of the famous sites to visit around the world.