Because everyone needs a bucket list. Here are ten places you should most definitely check out. Each one of them serves as a monument to human ingenuity and engineering.
1 Lincoln Memorial - Washington D.C.
He was arguably one of the greatest leaders of all time. He was immortalized by architect Henry Bacon in a monument that reminds of just how amazing he was.
2 Taj Mahal - Agra
It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
3 Pyramids of Giza - Cairo
The only remaining ancient Wonder, whenever you think of ancient Egypt you think of this place first.
4 Stonehenge - Wiltshire
Archaeologists aren't sure why Stonehenge was built or even when. They estimate it was between 3,000 BC and 2,000 BC.
5 Parthenon - Athens
It was completed in 438 BC in honor of Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom. Sadly, it was damaged in 1687 when an Ottoman ammunition dump was ignited.
6 Potala Palace - Lhasa
This was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled after China conquered Tibet.
7 Colosseum - Rome
This structure is considered to be the greatest work of Roman architecture. Today it is still the largest amphitheater in the world.
8 Angkor Wat - Angkor
Its name translates into Temple City. Originally A Hindu temple, it was later converted into a Buddhist temple.
9 Statue Of Liberty - New York
This was a gift from France. The robed female figure represents Libertas, the Roman Goddess of freedom.
10 World's Largest Ball Of Twine - Cawker City
Nothing is as awe-inspiring as this incredible work of art. Just look at this feat of engineering. Can I get a hug?
Okay, that last one may have been a joke... But regardless of my bizarre sense of humor, I hoped you learned something.