Bounce’s travel experts meticulously evaluated renowned landmarks worldwide, considering factors like annual visitor numbers, entrance fees, TripAdvisor ratings, and Instagram popularity. The result is a list of the most cherished landmarks globally, showcasing the following iconic sites:
- The London Eye
The London Eye, a relatively modern addition to the world’s landmarks, offers a unique aerial perspective of the city. Though initially met with indifference by locals during its construction, it has grown to become a beloved symbol of London.
- Machu Picchu
These awe-inspiring ruins, technically “discovered” by Hiram Bingham in 1911, are believed to have been occupied as far back as the 1400s.
- Statue of Liberty
A cherished gift from France, the Statue of Liberty has welcomed countless immigrants to the United States for over 140 years, sparking debates over its exact location—New York or New Jersey.
- Eiffel Tower
In the “City of Lights,” the Eiffel Tower’s brilliance lives up to its nickname.
- Burj Khalifa
Downtown Dubai’s Burj Khalifa proudly claims the title of the world’s tallest building, though its reign may soon be challenged by a towering structure in Saudi Arabia.
- Golden Gate Bridge
As arguably the world’s most beautiful suspension bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to Sausalito, serving as the gateway to Northern California’s wine country.
A London icon, Big Ben is perhaps the world’s most iconic timepiece.
- Grand Canyon
Words fall short in describing the immense grandeur of the Grand Canyon, a natural wonder that must be seen up close, albeit with a respectful distance from its edges.
- Taj Mahal
Situated in India, the Taj Mahal was built as a testament of love and has become one of the world’s most picturesque sites, forever linked to the poignant image of Princess Diana.
- Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, an enduring classic, continues to inspire awe and wonder, with the Maid of the Mist boat ride offering a truly magnificent experience.