This post is to help you plan and decide on your next holiday trip. We have listed in here the top 10 most visited tourist attractions in the world. Though it is impossible to emphatically state the number of visitors to these tourist destinations, we give you a list of the most visited destinations all over the world. People often ask where are the best tourist destinations located? See a list of Top 10 most visited tourist attractions in the world below:
Top 10 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in The World
See the best tourist sites in the world below. Do well to comment your best tourist site in the comment box below.
Statue of Liberty (New York City)
Statue of Liberty is located in New York, NY 10004, USA. It was built to signify universal freedom and democracy. A gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States. It was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi. Statue of Liberty is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. More Details on the Statue of Liberty are: Artist: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Height: 93m, Architects: Gustave Eiffel, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Richard Morris Hunt
Eiffel Tower (Paris)
The Eiffel Tower is the national Symbol of Paris as of today. A visit to Paris is never complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower. It is so tall you can see its top from almost any part of Paris. It is a wrought iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars. Eiffel Tower built in 1889 and has become a global cultural icon. It is one of the most visited structures in the world. Other features include: Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France, Height: 300 m, 324 m to tip, Floors: 3, Founded: 1889
Great Wall of China (Huairou)
The Great Wall of China was built over more than two thousand years. It is still “the World’s Longest Wall”. Its length is 5,500 miles. It was built in order to protect borders of China from intruders. It is said that over 1 million persons died in its construction. Key Features of this great wall are: Address: Huairou, China. Length: 21.19618 million m. Diameter: 21.19618 million m. Size: 21,196 km (13,171 mi)
Grand Canyon (Arizona)
The Grand Canyon is a powerful and inspiring landscape for geology, art and life. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is a strong member of the Eight Wonders of the World. Address: Arizona, USA. Area: 4,926 km². Established in 26 February 1919. Management: National Park Service. Floor elevation: approx. 2,600 feet (800 m)
Roman Coliseum (Rome)
One of Rome’s most famous buildings is The Roman Coliseum and it is dated to the culture of the ancient Romans. It was originally names “Flavian Amphitheatre”. The Roman Coliseum was used as a fitting arena. Slaves, prisoners of war or condemned criminals were often converted to gladiators and forced to fight in the Coliseum by their slave masters. It was also used for wild animal fights.History shows that over 9,000 wild animals were killed in Roman Coliseum. Further details of the Roman Coliseum -Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy. Construction started: 70 AD, Height: 48m. Opened: 80 AD.
Taj Mahal (Agra)
Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. It is located in Agra, India. Its architectural style is a combination of Persian, Turkish and Indian architecture. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a show of love and to honour the memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is located in Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India. Height: 73m, Architectural style: Mughal architecture, Architects: Ustad Ahmad Lahouri, Ustad Isa
Niagara Falls (Ontario & New York)
The Niagara Falls is nature’s beauty. To some people, it is the beautiful of the top 10 most visited tourist attractions worldwide. Niagara Falls is a collection of 3 massive waterfalls on the Niagara River, spanning the international border splitting the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The pull of these 3 massive falls produces so much noise and the water empty down into the river. Key Features of the Niagara Falls include: Address: Niagara Falls, NY 14303, United States, Elevation: 99m, Height: 51m, Flow rate: 2,400m³/s, Bridges: Rainbow Bridge and Whirlpool Rapids Bridge
Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Istanbul)
This world‘s most amazing Mosque as it is fondly referred to as is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. This is deemed to be an architecture miracle! The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. It took seven years of work to fully construct the mosque and was later commissioned by Sultan Ahmed. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a unique place to visit for anyone religious or not. More details about the Sultan Ahmed Mosque include: Architect: Sedefkâr Mehmed Ağa, Architectural type: Mosque, Architectural style: Islamic, Late Classical Ottoman, Capacity: 10,000, Length: 73 m (240 ft), Width: 65 m (213 ft), Dome height (outer): 43 m (141 ft), Dome dia. (inner): 23.50 m (77.1 ft), Minarets: 6, Minaret height: 64 m (210 ft).
Big Ben (London)
Country: United Kingdom
On the second spot of the top 10 most visited tourist attractions in the world is the Big Ben. The Big Ben in London is one of the most famous clock tower on earth. It is the third tallest free-standing clock tower and holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. As of today, the Big Ben is the icon for London. The Big ben is located at Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK, It is 96m tall. It was opened on the 31st day of May 1859. Its Architectural style is Gothic Revival architecture and was designed by Augustus Pugin, and Charles Barry.
Pyramids of Giza (Cairo)
The Pyramid of Giza is the tallest man-made structure in the world’s history and earned its spot as the first in the list of the top 10 most visited tourist attractions in the world. It is over 3,800 years old. The structure is 146.5 metres in length. The pyramid is believed to have taken about 20 years to construct and was built to be a tomb for the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.The pyramid has the following features: Constructed in c. 2580–2560 BC (4th dynasty, Type: True pyramid, Material: Limestone and granite, Height: 146.7 metres (481 ft) or 280 Egyptian Royal cubits 138.8 metres (455 ft).
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Anthony Joshua Retains Title After 7th Round Knockout
After a slow start in the opening rounds, Anthony Joshua nicknamed “AJ” found his footing in the fourth round. He dished out a dirty blow to his opponent Povetkin upper left eye and set the crowd screaming.
Showing no remorse, Joshua went on to deliver two more devastating blows in the seventh round which left Povetkin on the deck, dizzy, and quite unsure of where he was.
The 28-year-old triumphed through a seventh-round knockout after he sent his Russian opponent crashing to the canvas to stretch his winning streak to a 22 unbeaten win in his professional career.
The fight was held in front of a massive crowd of 70,000 people.
Immediately after he was declared the winner, Anthony Joshua went on to celebrate by wearing his championship belt on his thick muscular arms. See the picture below.
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua holds three of the four major world championships in Boxing. He currently holds the:
- IBF(International Boxing Federation) title since 2016,
- WBA (Super)title since 2017,
- WBO title since March 2018,
- He has also held the IBO title since 2017.
Before today the 39 years old Alexander Povetkin had never tasted defeat in his amazing professional career, but I guess he will take solace in the fact that he lost to the best.
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Tremor in Abuja – Residents at scare of Earthquake
Residents of Mpape and its environs witnessed tremor in Abuja on Thursday the 8th of September 2018. This was confirmed by The Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday the 7th of September 2018.
Earth tremor is an involuntary quivering movement. It can also be said to be a slight earthquake. This is a natural phenomenon that is mostly facilitated by indiscriminate and uncontrolled mining of mineral resources, blasting of rocks amongst other human activities.
The people of Abuja just yesterday experienced this scary natural phenomenon. Since then many people have come out to condemn the unauthorized blasting of rocks and unprofessional mining of natural mineral in the FCT and other states.
The Senate President, Dr. Saraki took to his twitter handle to confirm the incident and said, “We have all been feeling the earth tremors in Abuja and surrounding areas over the last 48 hours. I know that many people are scared, but please, remain calm and vigilant.”
Senate president Saraki also said that “At this time, it is important that @NEMANigeria, FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and all emergency services be on high alert to prevent the loss of lives and property.
“The Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, Senator Dino Melaye, has already briefed the FCT Minister on this issue.
The Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has come out to assure Nigerians especially those residing in the affected area that there is no likelihood of a full-blown earthquake in the FCT and other parts of the country.
After the confirmation of the news on tremor in Abuja, authorities have called on all citizens to calm down and resist spreading false news about an impending earthquake. Scientist and FEMA have both confirmed that there is no impending earthquake in Abuja and the rest of the country as a whole.
Scientist has warned against the continuous explosion of rocks and dangerous mining activities all over the country. This they say will stop the resurgence of tremor in Abuja and the country at large.
UEFA Champions League Group Stage Fixtures/Awards
The 2018 UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures is out, alongside the UEFA 2018 awards.
The awards were handed to the players on Thursday in Monaco, while the group stage draw for the 2018/2019 campaign of the prestigious UEFA champions league was fixed.
Check out who your club is pared against below for the 2018/2019 season below.
UEFA Champions League Group Stage fixtures 2018
Real won the competition for the third time on the row last season.
List Of Winners At 2018 UEFA Champions League Award
See below the full list of UEFA awards 2018.
Goalkeeper of the Season: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)
Best Midfielder/Best Player: Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
Best Forward: Ronaldo (Juventus, formerly Real Madrid)
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