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.

Taj 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.

potala palace

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.

Angkor Wat

9  Statue Of Liberty - New York

This was a gift from France. The robed female figure represents Libertas, the Roman Goddess of freedom.

Statue Of Liberty

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?

Ball of twine

Okay, that last one may have been a joke... But regardless of my bizarre sense of humor, I hoped you learned something.


Posted by Jonathan Cocco
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