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There are many institutions that try to evaluate what are the best, most important to history, the most beautiful and just awe inspiring places or things in the world. Here is your chance to make your own list or tell the people of the world what you think should be famous! This is also an excellent resource if planning a trip to an area that you do not know very well.
Remember to be objective here and provide high quality information. The articles are written in a format where there is 4 to 5 bullet points with facts, a picture, a short paragraph with background information and links back to any relevant article.
Many people dream of spending just a week on a deserted beach or uninhabited island. Although for many people this might be more of nightmare than a dream, there are lots of people who just want to do nothing more than lazying around one of the world's most Famous Beaches.
Bridges have, throughout history, been the focal points of civilizations. Bringing together divided societies and proving what human power can achieve. Certain bridges stand out as truly Famous Bridges.
As diverse as the modern Empire State Building or the old Taj Mahal, there are many examples of buildings that strike us with deep respect for it's designers and builders. Read more about these and other buildings in the Famous Buildings article.
We all know the Grand Canyon and to a lesser extent the Fish River Canyon or Blyde River Canyon in Southern Africa. But there are dozens more, sometimes even higher or wider than the ones mentioned. Or some lesser known or difficult to reach. The United States has loads of accessible ones, but maybe there are some other to explore in the Famous Canyons article.
It's tough to make a choice of the best cities in the world to visit. But at least it's possible to make that same choice a bit easier to give some ideas of what are indeed the greatest cities among them all. Whether you like beaches, museums or nightlife, there is a city for everyone's needs in the Famous Cities article.
Most continents in the world have their principal deserts or desertlike environments. Whether you like hot or cold conditions, rough or rather comfortable conditions, there is something to find for every traveller in the Famous Deserts article.
If you are keen on gardening or just like flowers and plants in general, then a visit to the world's most famous gardens might be your thing. Whether it be tropical gardens, small gardens or huge botanical gardens, there are thousands of noteworthy options and usually they are located in or near a city, making it a sort of small oasis in busy urban environments.
When visiting all these magnificent landmarks, whether they be deserts, museums or rivers, of course you want to spend the night in a great place, with a nice location, for a great price and meeting fantastic people. What is better than trying to find one of the most Famous Hostels in the world, while you are in the region anyway!
Although hostels are generally cheap, the most famous hotels are usually a little bit more expensive. Sometimes though you might find some good bargains as well. Some of them are not more than the highest or largest hotel in the world, while others can be really unique experiences, like staying underwater or in a special historical building.
Who has not dreamt at least once of being on an uninhabited island, alone or with his or her partner or with friends. This might be a bit of a cliché but this is what first comes to mind about islands. There are hundreds of thousands of islands, ranging from polar to tropical ones. There is probably an island for everyone, so go and read the famous islands article.
Although they might not be specific landmarks, instead they from a possibility to combine dozens of landmarks along the way. Some of them can be done in a week or so, while other take months and require you to do some serious research before you set of, but all of the Famous Journeys are just great for those who like to travel.
Whether it's the deepest, the highest or the biggest, or even the most mysterious one, lakes are in many cases a fantastic natural feature of the landscape. It is here that many people find a living and many travellers find a stop to rest for some days. Enjoy the tropical Lake Malawi or the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in the famous lakes article.
From Mount Everest to Kilimanjaro, Famous Mountains spring up all over the world. There have been holy mountains in countless cultures and mountains have divided countless societies. Today people try to climb mountains in order to enjoy amazing views and have an amazing feeling of triumph.
Famous Museums have always drawn millions of visitors, and have for many become the main reason to visit a city. Museums are the keepers of the legacy of mankind in its finest creative moment, and sometimes in its most destructive moment. The collections can vary between antiquities to modern art, and from space rockets to the evidences of the darkest pages in history.
There are thousands of national parks in the world, many of them providing great excess to some of the planet's most beautiful nature or a combination of nature and culture. Countries like the USA are very serious and have had experience for well over a century. Check if there are famous national parks which are attractive to you.
Rivers form a very important part of life. Not only of everyday life of people around the world, but also as a major part of culture or religion in some parts and as a source of life for our planet in other parts. Rivers are part of our transportation system and apart from that influence large areas sometimes up to hundreds of kilometres away from the main flow. Read more about the world's most Famous Rivers.
Travelling around a continent, country or region can be done in a number of ways. You can easily take a plane, or you can take a great train ride. You can even opt for just hiking, take public transport or rent a car or bike. And then there are the great road trips you can make, either short or thousands of kilometres, there are Famous Roads for everyone.
Famous Ruins around the world strike awe and wonder to people everywhere. The accomplishments of our ancestors in ancient times can be stunning especially with the limited tools and knowledge they had. Here is a list of some amazing pre-industrial ruins around the globe.
Famous Squares are places for people to meet, places where the weekly market is held, and in many cases the focal point of life in a town or city. In the big cities it is in many cases also the place where you find monuments, museums and other special buildings.
Famous Statues can be found all over the world, some are huge while others are small and could easily be overlooked. Some have survived many years, and other ones are recently erected, but the most famous ones, have become landmarks for their cities or the center pieces in world famous museums.
There are dozens of ways to transport yourself from A to B. Travelling by plane is not even considered travelling by some people and with the number of cars increasing, congestion on the roads means a lot of hassle sometimes as well. Basically therefore, one of the most fantastic ways to travel is by train, so enjoy these famous trains.
Volcanoes are one of those beautiful but dangerous features of the natural environment on our planet. They can be both lethal as well as providing a life for many people because of its fertile slopes. There are hundreds of active volcanoes throughout the world, but nowhere are they as abundant as around the Pacific Ocean, where you will find the Ring of Fire, a long chain of active volcanoes. Iceland has some well known volcanoes as well, disrupting airtravel during the last year. Enjoy and learn more about them at the famous volcanoes article.
Famous Waterfalls are all over the world. Waterfalls are something that inspires people around the world with their beauty and sheer force. Here are some of the most stunning waterfalls around the world.
The world is full of national parks and other places to preserve animals. One thing that comes into the minds of many travellers is to make a real African safari. But there are more options, not only on of the continents, but also below sea level there are great animals and other creatures to be viewed up close. Have a look at the Famous Wildlife Preserves.
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