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  1. monkerz
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    WOW, I thought it was common knowledge being able to see the Great Wall of China from space is an utter myth.

    1. TopTenz Master
      TopTenz Master at |

      I have made the correction. Thanks, Monkerz.

    2. Anonymous
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      Fantastic list and still current. I love to visit ancient places and I have being in these. They represent ancient cultures and I will also include Agha Sophia in Turkey.

  2. Jonathan Hopkins
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    Even with that erroneous statement about the Great Wall, this is still a great list. Stunning visuals

  3. brad
    brad at |

    Great list!

  4. Milander
    Milander at |

    Re Stonehenge: "While there are several theories around the functionality of this Neolithic monument, no one can argue that within minutes of arriving you find yourself pondering the mystery of Stonehenge." – No, having been there myself you immediately wonder why there is a 4 lane motorway 10 meters over, why no-one is allowed anywhere near it and why there is nothing provided to inform or educate the tourist about it. Stonehenge sucks, it shouldn't be on this otherwise great list.

    1. Steve
      Steve at |

      There's no motorway near Stonehenge, just the A303… but actually I find that more interesting than Stonehenge itself, which I agree is boring.

  5. Arbi
    Arbi at |

    How can Jerusalem not be on this list? Who cares about stonehenge?

  6. matt
    matt at |

    good list. but theyre all top 10 regular tourist destinations. theres got to be better :/

  7. Prashant
    Prashant at |

    I do not understand, why stonehege appear in these list.

    Th site is over hyped and nothing is there except stones. There should be campaign to remove stonehenge from all these list. A recent study from NY university is proved that most of the things are over hyped and there is NOTHING special about this site

  8. MM
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    The world is so big and there are so many wonderful things to see and places to visit…and you put Stonehenge in a top 10 list? Really? It's just a bunch of rocks for Christ's sake, there is nothing to see there.

  9. TopTenz Master
    TopTenz Master at |

    Okay, I get it. People don't like Stonehenge. Sheesh. 😉

    And the reason these are regular tourist destinations is because they are the top 10 travel destinations. I think we need a top 10 Least Known Travel Destinations list. Anyone feel up to writing that? Contact [email protected] if you are.

  10. The 4 Season Travel
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    Yeah, it's hard to disagree with this list. And great pictures! I love lists like this! I just made a list on my blog of Destinations for Outdoor Activities. And I would like to see more travel destination lists. It's always great inspiration!

  11. tommychurchill
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    Ah come on, so Stonehenge isn't as impressive looking as the rest of the things on the list, but then it is over 2500 years older than the next nearest competitor here, so that's gotta count for something! +1 for the crappy old pile of rocks! 😛

  12. bongo poopants
    bongo poopants at |

    great list, good work. "doing" is always better than the babbling of arm-chair expert do nothings.


    why shouldn't stonehenge be on the list??? can YOU build better?

    they're ALL just "a pile of rocks" anyway. spectacular achievments, but rocks all the same. what's so special about jerusalem? oh, that's just a pile of jews. like NY!

    the stonehenge "study", offered by the dude in his mothers basement is meaningless, especially when you consider less than 80% of americans can even properly identify the US (you know, where THEY LIVE), on an unmarked world map; they certainly couldn't identify England let alone stonehenge, or any other of the beautiful world sites listed. how embarrassing.

    1. Ant
      Ant at |

      Well said!!!
      I think its a must…personaly not in the top….Iv only been to 8 of this list and every place was great.

      1. Young Dave
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        You only (repeat) ONLY been to 8 out of the 10 places above. Am from Co. Durham and haven’t been as far a field as Northumberland or North Yorkshire. A bet none of the people from the places above have been out there home place aswell. You rich people are extremely lucky, compared to the poor who cant afford to travel or do hobbies they enjoy because of minimum wage… People born with physical and mental health problems should be given the opportunity to travel and see these wonderful places, not these overpaid lawyers, solicitors and sportsman (always have the best of both worlds). Makes me sick!! This list is only for the rich travelleres anyhow, thats why there is not places in the middle east mention like Jerasulam, Syria (Damascus, Aleppo), Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine (Jericho) ect. All these places are 5,000 – 11,000BC.

  13. oprina
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    I find that Florida is perfect as a holiday destination not only because of Disney World and the miles of beaches, but also because of the many wilderness and adventure experiences that one can enjoy. Just visit http://holidayflorida.net/ and see for yourself.

  14. jono
    jono at |

    Brilliant picz

  15. your brother
    your brother at |

    Does anyone here realize that Stonehenge was built before the invention of the wheel? I would like to see one of you push one of those ten ton rocks more than five feet. Much less, stand one on it's end.

  16. Katthetraveler
    Katthetraveler at |

    I've been to dozens of European castles, Rome and Stonehenge and more since I started traveling in 1994, so I've seen a few things on this list. Stunning visuals — others are right. This site just reaffirms how exciting, deep and complex our world is, and how much there is to see. I'll be taking off this summer 2009 for the first time in 12 years to have surgery, but I always travel every chance I get. Thanks again for renewing my wanderlust! Cheers.

  17. Castles at viaterra.
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    Great collection !

  18. Yail Bloor
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    Stonehenge is not 2500 years older than everything on the list. Egypt as a country has monuments that predate it. The Giza Pyramids were potentially built at the same time, though there is some evidence Stonehenge could have been built a few hundred years earlier. Of course, there are older sites in Egypt.

  19. historiacal travel d
    historiacal travel d at |

    great list! all these places are stunning!! Machu Picchu is mystical place and a great spot to divinity. It is the Peru’s most popular place. thanks for sharing.

  20. Morten
    Morten at |

    A fine list…

    However as always, these lists are very individual and sometime the greatest experience when travelling is finding your own favorite place on the planet. So actually to avoid, or spend less time at, some of the most popular sites can improve your travel experience.

    My favorite place is Lake Toba in Indonesia (Sumatra)

  21. Nepal Expedition
    Nepal Expedition at |

    i have visited The Great Wall of China last year and The Taj Mahal 3 years ago. both are very nice. we must visit these place once in life. and i have plan to visit Machu Picchu and egypt. i thing both are nice place to visit. thanks for sharing.

  22. William Wallace
    William Wallace at |

    They all seem like they are amaizng places, except Stonehenge, which is a pile of over rated crap…There are also plenty of amaizng castles in Scotland.

    1. richard
      richard at |

      I disagree about Stonehenge. I think you are missing out on the historical value of it.

  23. Max
    Max at |

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  24. Travel destinations
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    Awesome.. This information is splendid. The way these spots are represented with photographs is amazing. I have been to 4 places.. But desperate to witness all these Historical places.. Thanks a lot buddy!! Keep it up!!

  25. Fari
    Fari at |

    There's just too many places on Earth that are must-sees for travel destination. If you're all griping about Stonehenge, what about Easter Island? What about Ayers Rock? What about the Northern Lights? Some of these destinations are personal, just like how this list is based on personal opinion. Stonehenge is still a top travel destination too. Great list, by the way.

  26. Jeff
    Jeff at |

    Excellent photos thanks for sharing.

  27. Everest expedition
    Everest expedition at |

    i m agree with your blog and all picture and 10 historical place are must important place but lonely planet decleared nepal is one of best place to travel with in top ten travel place and national gegrophy channel decleared nepal is one of best adventure place within 25 place so if you dont include nepal then your blog is not complet. so i suggest to add nepal also in your blog.any way thanks for sharing top ten best travel place

    Best regard

    Everest expedition

  28. Nepal travel
    Nepal travel at |

    very nice collection. all are very nice place for traveler but my favorite is taj mahal in india and the great wall of chind. i will visit once in my life.

  29. Alan
    Alan at |

    Might I make a pretty decent substitution for Stonehenge? The Orkney Islands, off the north coast of Scotland, are packed with history. From the chambered tombs at Maeshowe and the Tomb of the Eagles, to the obligatory stone circle of the Ring of Brodgar, the wonderfully preserved 8000 year old village at Skara Brae, and a tonne of Viking history as well.

  30. Travelling to nepal
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    wow you have great collection. thanks you very much for collecting and publishing .

  31. Nepal trekking
    Nepal trekking at |

    really really amazin collection. all are so nice but i like very much " STONEHENGE" and "The Great Wall of China". i have aim to visit The Great Wall of China in near future. thank you so much for sharing

  32. Great Wall of China
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    It's an amazing list of historic places. These are place must be seen before you die.

  33. cheap flights
    cheap flights at |

    Apart from the Wonders, you suggested the best Ten all around the Word. Nice Work..

  34. holidays to egypt
    holidays to egypt at |

    All top destinations suggested here are really very very famous and amazing places to go for a fantastic holidays.Specially Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx.

  35. Lola
    Lola at |

    Ho yes, nevermind Stonhenge, go to Jerusalem!

    I so love Venice Italy too, my favourite town in the whole world.

    I used to live in Versailles for 2 years, my second favorite town. This palace is really sexy… I can't guess why…

    And the third is Istambul, so " like home "

    For the greek statues in the Louvre, in fact, except the Venus of Milo, all the statues are copies.

    Perhaps copies from the british museum ones, I don't know.

    But there are no genuine greek statues in the Louvre.

  36. aanderson
    aanderson at |

    Nice to see that you have included Taj Mahal in your list of historical travel destinations. Angkor wat, the oldest temple in Cambodia is really beautiful and I liked that place very much.

  37. homes sale San Diego
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    The places suggested here are really very famous and amazing destinations to go for a fantastic holidays.Specially Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the worldâ??s most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx.

  38. elvis
    elvis at |

    i think macchu picchu should be at the top while taj mahal at 7 making rome a 5 and egypt 3

  39. elvis
    elvis at |

    and most probably the eurupean castles should be out of the list making entry for dubai which i will probably exchange with macchu picchu to be at 1

  40. Jamie
    Jamie at |

    There are far more historical and impressive castles in Europe than Neuschwanstein Castle, which for some reason is the most well known and photographed (pictures in #10). It isn't even that old, it was started in the mid 1800's and wasn't finished until the late 1800's… my great grandmother was alive in the late 1800's so I don't consider that to be very old, at least by European standards. Having been there, I can say it is beautiful and scenic, but still pretty modern. It wasn't Medieval, it was just a super fancy private residence for the king at that time, and other than him living there on occasion, nothing really happened there. More interesting than the castle is the story of King Ludwig himself.

  41. Jane
    Jane at |

    Out of all these destination. According to me European castles are worth seeing. The one in Bavaria germany is just breathtaking castle I have ever seen. Neuschwanstein castle is just like a castles in fairy tale. It is the only place in Germany which I always would like to see and explore.

  42. Machu Picchu
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    The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (Now one of the new 7th wonders of the world) is one of the most important tourist attractions in Peru. Discovered in 1911 by the American explorer, Hiram Bingham, this city is considering one of the most extraordinary examples of scenic architecture in the whole world. If you want to enjoy more pictures about Machu Picchu you can visit the next link.


  43. M Shahid
    M Shahid at |

    Great list. but they are all top 10 regular tourist destinations.These places suggested here are really very famous and amazing destinations to go for a fantastic holidays. If any friend want more pictures about The Taj Mehal inside or out side so visit.


    1. Young Dave
      Young Dave at |

      I agree, This list is only for the rich and safe thinking travelers, that’s why there is not places in the middle east (war zones) mentioned like Jerasulam, Syria (Damascus, Aleppo), Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon (Beirut, which is stunning), Palestine (Jericho) ect. All these places are 5,000 – 11,000BC. Anyhow wasn’t the overated Stonehenge built in 3000 BC to 2000 BC where as Wayland’s Smithy was built between 3590 and 3550 BC. Surely Stonehenge can’t be a hot spot for tourists, there’s a bit of history there but shouldn’t be mentioned as a travel destination. Not like people travel there from all over the world… I also think a place in France should be mentioned as a lot of the older generation like to travel there! Anyhow the world has lovely places in every continent. My personal favourite would be Madagascar because of the wildlife.

  44. susan
    susan at |

    angkor watt was built by the dravidians a thousand years ago..i think if you ignore this fact you are ignoring the immense influence of this culture in asia..including the written script in thailand etc
    ..i agree about stonehenge..it really should not be there…there are many other more impressive historic sites

  45. Persian
    Persian at |

    But where is the Persepolis of Iran(former Persia)?

  46. Anastasia
    Anastasia at |

    I love this list! I’ve been in a few of this places.But next time you should include -The Castle in Niemodlin. It has very interesting story around it there is lots of stuff going on .Apparently there was 10 truck of gold hidden in the castle and some time ago they ever discover new secret tunnels. For more information Check out Niemodlin Website.



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