The Grand Canyon
If you haven’t put the Grand Canyon on your bucket list then make sure you do it right now cause it’s an iconic experience that one should definitely live. A look at a picture can tell you a lot about this place, but it will be unfair if you don’t visit the place and see it yourself.
Located in Arizona, the United States, the history of Grand Canyon is really very old, its projected that the Colorado River carved the steep-sided Canyon during six million years ago and the rocks over there are 2 billion years old. And on the top of that, it lies in 1,217,403 acres of land
However, it’s just getting better with the age. It’s such an inspiring and overwhelming wonders of the world that no photographs or description is ever going to carved its beauty. But the magic happens when the sun hits the land and the walls of the rocks, incredibly beautiful. Seriously there can’t be any better place than Grand Canyon because the magnificent beauty of this National Park was always there and it will last forever.
Out of so many wonders of the world, Amazon Rainforest is one of the most precious and spectacular tourist destinations. You can have multiple reasons to visit here because Amazon has no short of the beautiful and lovely spot.
Visiting Amazon Rivers would be incredible because it has world’s largest freshwater reserves. And talk about the jungles, it’s the home to many wild species like Howler monkey, Heliconia, Hoatzin and Blue Poison dart frog. But make sure that you have your own local guide because the place can be dangerous at times, considering its natural habitat for many wild animals.
Also, you can witness the lives of indigenous people in the rainforest communities, which in present days has been wrecked by the ecocide and deforestation. And when you are here, you’ll get the food just out of this world. In case if you are an active passenger, you can also go for canoeing to experience the real nature. Sounds unbelievable, isn’t it?
Guatemala City Sinkhole
The now-famous wonders of the world, Guatemala’s giant Sinkhole opened up in 2010 following the blends of reasons including Pacaya Volcano eruption and Tropical Storm Agatha. And since then it has been swallowing every buildings, electricity poles and lives that come under its grasp, even the stuff like rocks and layers of boulders has failed to cork the swelling hole.
However, that’s not the whole point, it’s been alarmed that the perfectly cylindrical hole might even get bigger with the larger appetite that can probably feed many other houses and buildings. Also because it happened in the most inconvenient location of Guatemala, the workers are having a really hard time getting it repaired.
One similar type of hole was also formed in 2007 just a few blocks away from the 2010 disaster after breaking down the sewage pipe. The outcome was the hole which later collapsed and formed a larger circular hole killing number of people. And if similar incident continues to go on in Guatemala then it will soon be the home for Aliens.
Cuffing and caging the bad guys and notorious criminals, Alcatraz was the infamous federal prison in the icy cold water of San Francisco Bay. A home for America’s perilous felons and goons including Al Capone and Robert Stroud (known Birdman of Alcatraz), it truly was the Titanic of prisons.
Several inmates here tried an unsuccessful escape by swimming, after which the convicted were recaptured and shot to death or drowned. Some of them even went to be missing on this island including brothers John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris, whose breakout story inspired 1979 movie ‘Escape from Alcatraz’.
These inmates were some of the biggest names from the criminal world mostly armed bank robbers, and murderers. All being such a frequent guest for the prison, no one’s body ever recovered from the big house as they never let them go. And since the penitentiary cost to operate the prison was really high it was later closed, however, it’s still one of the most visited tourist destination.
We all know that when we make our trip to Italy, Colosseum is forever on our list cause it’s a must-see wonder of the world. The oval amphitheater built out of sand and rock in the heart of Rome has always carried an iconic history. It’s just like a fine wine; the older it gets the more important it carries because histories and wonders last forever.
But remember that during your trip, the crowds can get nuts, frankly overbearing at one time, the weather can get harsh, but at the end of the day, you’re only gonna reminisce the beautiful memories that you rejoiced in Colosseum.
In Rome, you get the lifetime opportunity to visit an as much archeological place as you want. And despite the whole traffic, you can live the whole roman era cause the places here can take you back to the time.
What it really like to stand in the stone 4000 years ago. Well if you’re an English man, you definitely know what I’m talking about but for the outsiders, it can be a total nuisance.
But Stonehenge of England is what I actually meant. One of the most iconic tourist draws in England, Stonehenge is an ancient monument that has a ring of standing stones, each standing 13 ft. high and 6ft. 11 inch wide.
With the mystery going on, it is expected that Stonehenge had been a burial ground in the beginnings. However, it’s fascinating to see the standing stones which look like as if they are positioned to boost their properties. Some research has also assumed the Stonehenge to be a burial site, but with such a glorious and amazing artistic masterpiece, people barely care about how it came into an existence.
Pyramids of Giza
A visit to Great Pyramid of Giza is truly an iconic Egypt experience. It’s one of the most mysterious and substantial prehistoric structure in the world that stands proudly above the city of Cairo. So, getting to the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World can be pretty easy but getting its top may not be as easy as you think.
Out of three pyramids in the Giza Pyramid Complex, Pyramid of Giza is one of the oldest and greatest of them all. The Great was a tomb soaring to a height of 146 meters and it was built out of stone blocks, each weighing more than 2 tons. However, a number of internal parts and chambers are still a mystery of this pyramid.
To pass the dessert and reach your favorite tourist destination, you can take a bus from the Cairo and maybe later you can take a camel or horse to get it to the pyramid. The visit to this pyramid is an iconic experience that no one of the man-made skyscrapers can give so make sure you live the experience.
A world-wide celebrated cultural icon, Paris Eiffel Tower is the tallest man-made truss tower of wrought iron. But the famous was never meant to stay there; in fact, it was designed for the temporary Exposition Universelle by Gustave Eiffel, and when it looked strangely good, they decided to safeguard it. Built in 1888, the tower was named after the designer.
It’s widely famous because you can either walk your way up or get the elevator to reach the top but since the tower has 1665 steps, people take the lift to observe the insanely beautiful Paris. But the best time to visit the tower is at night because the glistening lights add more to this beauty.
And to your surprise, there is also a lavish restaurant on the first floor of this tower so if you are hungry you can feed yourselves over there.
World’s most notorious prison, Guantanamo Bay has always made the headlines mostly for negative reasons. Located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, the military prison unethically torture and anguish prisoners getting far away from the eyes of God.
Cruel and inhumane treatments, from extreme beatings to exposing loud music or volumes and water-boarding’ have been designed and practiced for detainees in this prison so that they can get the information from the prisoners. A shocking level of cruelty has been followed here; the prisoners are being gagged, blindfolded and rundown from all their sensations which is really terrible to observe.
Pompeii was a very popular Roman town in the Campania region of Italy until Mount Vesuvius happened. Actually, people there didn’t know that Mount Vesuvius was a volcano but after its eruption, Pompeii was preserved and today it provides us the snaps of Roman history and takes us back to the era.
Every nice place comes with the good thing, Pompeii has it too and it’s the best to part is that travelers can easily get there. There are not so many restaurants so that means no choice, feed yourselves with what you get or else sleep empty stomach. But still, with all sort of lacks and disadvantages every year 2.6 million people visit Pompeii so there has to be a very interesting spot here because so many people can’t get wrong at a time.
And if you are among those people who love history and archeology then visit the museum here because the wide ranges from statues to mosaics and intimate objects, they can tell you a lot about history.