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Here are some important places or landmarks of this Earth  OR  What to see where?

(1) Africa

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
This Egyptian Pyramid complex is the only ancient wonder in the world still standing. The 488-foot-high structure was the world's tallest building for over 4,300 years before the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889. The Great Pyramid contains three burial chambers, one underground, one known as the Queen's Chamber, possibly intended for the pharaoh' s sacred statue and the King's Chamber, where the pharaoh's granite sarcophagus lies.

(2) America

The Capitol, Washington, DC, USA
The Capitol is the working office building where members of the US Congress gather for legislative meetings. Visitors can tour the Rotunda, Senate Gallery, House Gallery and the National Statuary Hall, which house a statue collection of various noted figures in American history. The Exhibition Hall provides a detailed account of the government's history through documents, artifacts, models and theatres. Tours are free but passes must be booked.

Golden Gate Bridge, CA, USA
This bridge is in San Francisco, California, USA.

Niagara Fall, New York, USA
It is a fall in horseshoe shape on the River ... on USA and Canada border. Althought it is in the USA, but is to seen from Canada side. It is one of the natural wonder of the world.

Space Needle, Seattle, WA, USA
The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and a symbol of Seattle. Built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors, nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators. Once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, it is 605 feet high, 138 feet wide, and weighs 9,550 tons. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude, as strong as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake. It also has 25 lightning rods.

Statue of Liberty, NY, USA
We have all looked upon the face of this New York landmark, recently re-opened following Hurricane Sandy, but what do you see within? Visitors with bags of energy climb 377 steps to reach the pedestal of Lady Liberty. The less ambitious meanwhile can take a lift and save themselves for the 146-step climb to the top of the crown via a spiral staircase, where they are treated to far-reaching views of the city.

White House, Washington DC, US
The American equivalent of Britain's 10 Downing St residence has been lived in by every US president since John Adams, the nation's second president. The historic building consists of 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels in the Residence. Visitors can see the West Wing of the White House, including the Oval Office, the official office of the President. White House tours are currently cancelled but requests for tours must be made at least 21 days in advance.

(3) Asia

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
World's tallest building is indeed a sight to behold. Visit the Observation Deck (average visits last 90 minutes, however you can stay as long as you like) at the top for magnificent 360-degree views over the city, desert and ocean below. Special telescopes at the top level allows visitors to also get virtual time-travel visions of the cityscape, from real-time close-ups to scenes from the past, by both day and night.

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

Taj Mahal, Agra, India
From the out side, in the right light, the Taj Mahal is magical, looming like a mirage through its main gateway. It seems to float, as though painted on gauze: pink at dawn and dusk, dazzling white at noon, pearly silver by moonlight. Inside, the tomb houses two false cenotaphs surrounded by an intricate marble screen. The actual caskets of Mumtaz Mahal and Shaah Jahaan are stored in a relatively plain crypt beneath the inner chamber.

(4) Australia

Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Breathtaking even if you have seen it a thousand times before, the famous white scallops of the Opera House somehow define Sydney. To really understand this futuristic building, take the famous Backstage Tour, which allows guests to access spaces once used by various artists, from Ella Fitzgerald and Pavarotti to Cate Blanchett, including their dressing rooms, the Green Room and the Concert Hall stage. Tours run daily at 7am and last for about two hours. Visitors can also do the official Sydney Opera House tour, an interactive guided tour to uncover the history and tales beneath the famous sails and its 1,000 rooms and 300 corridors. The tour is also available in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, German and French.

(5) Europe

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
This tower was originally built for communication purpose in 1889. Now it is symbol of France.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral (most attractive viewed from behind with its flying buttresses) sits on Ile de la Cit of Paris. Guided tours of the cathedral are run daily unveiling its history through architecture, sculptures and paintings. The cathedral's Treasury in the sacristy also houses several religious artifacts from the 17th and 18th centuries. Guests can also visit the cathedral' s Towers for expansive views of Paris from above and a closer look at the roof detailing and the cathedral' s largest bell, the Emmanuel Bell.

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

Buckingham Palace, London, UK
The historic Royal residence of England's King or Queen in London. Dating back to the early 1700s opens its lavish palace quarters for public viewing every summer while The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland. The 19 State Rooms of the palace are used by the Royal family for hosting guests, ceremonies and official visits.

Victoria Albert Museum, London, UK

Westminster Abbey, London, UK




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Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
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