We are living in a beautiful world. There are so many natural and manmade places that you escape from your stressful life for at least few days or weeks. So these are the most popular tourist attractions in the world 2020 that you should visit in your next trip.
10. Stonehenge Monument, Amesbury, United Kingdom
This prehistoric stone monument is located in Wiltshire, England. Archaeologists believes that the monument was built by Druids. (People in ancient Britain and France who served as theorists, educators, judges and mediators between humans and the gods.) Construction of the Stonehenge was started in 3000 BC. It is a ring of standing stones.
Height: 4.1 m (13 ft) each
Materials: Bluestone and Sarsen
Weight: 25 t each
Tourists: 1.56 million visitors each year
09. Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of the Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1920 a group of Catholic priests came together with an idea to build a religious monument as a symbol of Brazilian Christianity. In 1922 French sculptor Paul Landowski and Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa started to create this masterpiece. And after 9 years of hard work they have finished the Christ the Redeemer statue in 1931.
Height: 38 m
Weight: 635 MT
Tourists: 1.8 million visitors each year
08. Acropolis of Athens, Greece
Acropolis of Athens is an ancient fortress in Greece. It was ordered to build by great general and statesman Pericles of Athens to honor Greek goddess Athena (goddess of law and justice) and display the glory of the city. The fortress was built in 525 BC by two famous architects, Phidias and Callicrates.
Size: 7 acres
Height: 150 m (490 ft)
Tourists: 2.7 million visitors each year
07. Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy
Why did we add museums to this list? The historic value of these museums and their arts are too high for us to ignore. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world 2020. Vatican Museums are located in Vatican City, Roam, Italy. Was found by Pope Julius II, the head of Roman Catholic Church from 1503 to 1513. Vatican Museums opened to the public in 1506 and gets around 4.2 million visitors each year. These museums includes so many priceless arts including:
06. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
This breathtaking manmade beauty is located in Champ de Mars, Paris, France. The construction of the tower started in January 28, 1887 by Gustave Eiffel. Stephen Sauvestre, Emile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin were the main architects of the project. The constructions were completed on March 31, 1889 and the tower was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel. Currently the tower own by the Council of Paris.
Height: 324 m
Base: Length of 125 m (410 ft)
Weight: 7300 MT
Tourists: 7 million visitors each year
05. The Great Wall of China, Beijing, China
The Great Wall of China is one of Seven Wonders of the World. Located in Beijing, China. Around 221 B.C. The Emperor Qin Shi Huang ordered the construction of The Great Wall of china. After the construction of this magnificent historical place was continued from the 7th century BC by the Chu State. Constructions were conducted until 1878 in the Qing Dynasty. But the most remaining there today was built in the Ming Dynasty over 600 years ago.
Size: 21.196 km
Length: 21.19618 million m
Diameter: 21.19618 million m
Tourists: 10 million visitors each year
04. Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Palace of Versailles was the official residence of King Louis XIV. After his death France royalty used this palace as their official residence until the start of the French Revolution in 1789. This historic place located in Versailles, France. The palace of Versailles was built in 1631 by the king Louis XIII as a chateau. But after King Louis XIV transform the chateau into this magnificent palace. Palace of Versailles was design and supervised by French Baroque architect Louis Le Vau.
Floor Area: 67,000 m² (721,182 ft²)
Area: 8.2 km²
Height: 490 ft
Tourists: 10 million visitors each year
03. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Giza, Egypt
The great Pyramid of Giza located in Giza Necropolis, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt. This amazing pyramid is the oldest and the largest pyramid in the Giza pyramid complex. This was constructed in between 2580–2560 BC by Hemiunu as the tomb for the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. It took Hemiunu 20 years to complete The Great Pyramid of Giza.
Height: 139 m
Base: Length of 230.34 m (756 ft)
Volume: 2.6 million m³
Tourists: 14.7 million visitors each year
02. Niagara Falls, America/Canada
Niagara Falls located in between US, state of New York and the Canadian province of Ontario. This magnificent waterfall is a combination of three waterfalls The American Falls, The Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. The American Falls and The Bridal Veil Falls belongs to USA and Horseshoe Falls belongs to Canada. This is a 100% natural waterfall but the falls of the water 100% controlled by man.
Elevation: 99 m
Height: 51 m (167 ft)
Flow Rate: 2,400 m³/s
Tourists: 30 million visitors each year
01. The Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Canal Grande or The Grand Canal is a channel in Venice, Italy. This considered as one of the most romantic places in the world. Grand Canal was designed by Venetian architect Antonio da Ponte in the 16th century to control the major water-traffic in the city. This channel earns the first place of most popular tourist attractions in the world 2020.
Length: 4 km
M. depth: 5 m
Tourists: 32 million visitors each year
These are our top 10 list of most popular tourist attractions in the world 2020. What do you think? Did we miss any place? Comment your ideas below. We upload new articles regularly so stick around. www.dailyreaderglobal.com
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