22 Iconic Places Around the World to Explore This Year

From the high mountain ranges of South America to the vast deserts of northern Africa, the world is full of iconic places.

These esteemed travel destinations are iconic in every sense – famous attractions, revered sites, and aesthetic marvels that stretch the imagination and leave you in awe.

Which ones stand out from the crowd and defy belief in terms of their historical, aesthetic, or geological claims to fame? Today, we’re going to shed light on 22 of the best.

Stonehenge, England

This ancient ring of towering monoliths is arguably the most famous stone circle on the planet. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is a historical site estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Visit Giant’s Causeway on the north coast of Northern Ireland to see 40,000 interlocking basalt columns rise at different heights from the land and sea. A striking geological feature, it was first formed over 60 million years ago from volcanic activity.

Mount Everest, Nepal and Tibet

With a summit that rises 29,029 feet above sea level, it’s officially the highest mountain on the planet. In Tibetan, it is called Chomolungma, meaning “Mother Goddess of the World” – a name that does better justice to its magnificence.

No list of iconic places would be complete without the Great Wall of China. Officially the longest wall in the world, its combined sections stretch over 13,000 miles across the country.

The Great Wall of China, China

The Eiffel Tower may lack the history of previous items on this list, but there’s no denying its iconic status. A must-see tourist attraction in Paris, it’s become one of the world’s most visited monuments.

The Eiffel Tower, France

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