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Old March 28th, 2015, 05:54 PM   #521
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I think many americans do overestimate their landmarks. There are not so many people in the world that assign the empire state building or the rockefeller-center. You have alo to look where the most people are living. There are just over 2 billion Chinese and Indians. There and maybe in south america and africa these building as same as the CN-Tower and the spaceneedel aren't that famous.

The most famous landmars are that that are unique and often in the media. So the House of Parliaments with Big Ben and the Tower-Bridge as an example are just becaus of the histors very famous in the whole Commenwealth, which is a big part of the world.

The pyramids of Gizeh and the Colosseum for example are very famous just because in most parts of the world you see pictures of them in school-books or something like that.

The Kremlin with Basilica is very famous becaus it's a symbol of Russia and was a symbol of the Soviet Union. It was and is often in the media and nearly everyone in the the Soviet Union and the old socialist block knows it.

The same with the White House. It's a symbol of the political USA. Therefoe it's often in the media. But it isn't that unique. There are many white houses in the world looking somekind of that way. That's why I would say that the Statue of Liberty is more famous because of it's uniqueness and so the most famous landmark in North America. The Empire State Building isn't that famous itself. I wouls say it's the skyline of New York, that is very famous and most would know that it's NY if they see a picture of it. If you show just a picture of the Empire State or the Rockefeller, there would be many, that wouldn't know what it is or where it is.


So I would say (in no order):

Most famous:

- House of Parliaments with Big Ben/ Tower Bridge
- Eiffel Tower
- Colosseum
- Statue of Liberty
- Pyramides of Gizeh
- Kremlin with Basilica

Very famous:

- the Vatican with St. Peter's Square and Basilica
- Brandenburger Tor
- Christo Redentor
- Hagia Sophia
- Forbidden City
- Taj Mahal
- White House and Capitol
- Skyline of New York
- the Kaaba

famous:

- Hollywood sign
- Pyramide of Chichen Itza
- Table Mountain
- Sydney Opera
- Stonehedge
- seven Sisters (most knows they are in Moscow even if they don't know the name/s)
- Burj Khalifa
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Old April 18th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #522
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Hi everyone - this is my first post having been lurking on the forum for quite a long time.

My girlfriend and I have set ourselves a challenge of seeing what we think of as the top 20 world landmarks in the next 10 years (although we've already seen quite a few). We put together what we see as top 20 (and also a list of the next 30 as 'second tier landmarks'). This is the 20:

Australia - Sydney Opera House
Brazil - Christ the Redeemer
Cambodia - Angkor Wat
China - Great Wall of China
Egypt - Pyramids
France - Eiffel Tower
Germany - Neuschwanstein
Greece - Parthenon
India - Taj Mahal
Italy - Leaning Tower of Pisa
Italy - Colosseum
Jordan - Petra
Mexico - Chichén Itzá
Peru - Macchu Picchu
Russia - St Basil's Cathedral
Turkey - Hagia Sophia
UK - Houses of Parliament
UK - Stonehenge
USA - Statue of Liberty
USA - Golden Gate Bridge

The most controversial omissions are probably the Easter Island Moai and St Peter's Basilica (both of which appear in the 21-50 list).

It's actually really good to see lists on here from people all over the world. When putting together my list I did look through quite a few books and websites to help with a 'wisdom of the crowds' approach but I tended to look at books/sites in English. If anyone here know's of sites or blogs in other languages that I could look at it'd be great if they could be posted here!

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Old April 19th, 2015, 12:53 AM   #523
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My 10 most famous landmarks

1. Statue of liberty
2. Southfork ranch
3. Gold Gate Bridge
4. Viscaya
5. Liberty bell
6. Buji Khalfia
7. Freedom Tower Miami
8. Grand Central Station
9. The Rock N Roll Hall of fame museum
10. The White House
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Old April 19th, 2015, 01:18 PM   #524
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lol I had to google half of that list because I had never heard of these "landmarks"...
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Old June 13th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #525
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This has 4 of my top 10 famous landmarks...

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Old June 15th, 2015, 06:01 AM   #526
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mine was
1.pyramid giza
2.eiffel tower
3.Statue of Liberty
4.sydney opera house
5.taj mahal
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Old June 15th, 2015, 08:35 AM   #527
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Old June 15th, 2015, 08:38 AM   #528
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Old August 19th, 2017, 02:19 PM   #529
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I know this is an old thread but I thought you guys might be interested in the total number of times each landmark was selected. A total of 150 different landmarks got at least one vote and 191 people posted in the thread. These were the top 20:

1) Eiffel Tower - 121
2) Statue of Liberty - 81
3) Pyramids of Giza - 80
4) Great Wall of China - 47
5) Palace of Westminster, London - 45
6) Taj Mahal - 43
7) Sydney Opera House - 41
8) Colosseum - 38
9) Christ the Redeemer - 33
10) Empire State Building - 31
11) Acropolis including Parthenon - 23
12=) Leaning Tower of Pisa - 18
12=) Kremlin, Moscow - 18
12=) St. Basil's Cathedral - 18
15) Golden Gate Bridge - 16
16) Hollywood Sign - 15
17=) White House - 12
17=) Hagia Sophia - 12
17=) Forbidden City - 12
20=) Tower Bridge - 11
20=) St. Peter's Basilica - 11
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Old August 21st, 2017, 12:55 AM   #530
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The above list seems fairly representative indeed, but I think there is a landmark that equals most of those mentions in fame, but was not mentioned in this thread before (to my knowledge) because all of us who have our humanity intact wish it had never existed - the front gate of Auschwitz-Birkenau. I think pretty much everyone in the Western world can immediately picture it upon reading/hearing the name.
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 01:32 AM   #531
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This has 4 of my top 10 famous landmarks...

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Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and Woolworth Building?
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Actually, replace the Woolworth Building with the Chrysler Building.
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Zaryadye park has been opened today in Moscow. It has been built on the place of the demolished "Rossiya" hotel next to Red Square, and changed the view of Moscow downtown completely.




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incredible ! what an effort ! this's my dream come true, because i get easily disturbed when so many landmarks around the world distracted by a new annoying buildings
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Hi everyone - this is my first post having been lurking on the forum for quite a long time.

My girlfriend and I have set ourselves a challenge of seeing what we think of as the top 20 world landmarks in the next 10 years (although we've already seen quite a few). We put together what we see as top 20 (and also a list of the next 30 as 'second tier landmarks'). This is the 20:

Australia - Sydney Opera House
Brazil - Christ the Redeemer
Cambodia - Angkor Wat
China - Great Wall of China
Egypt - Pyramids
France - Eiffel Tower
Germany - Neuschwanstein
Greece - Parthenon
India - Taj Mahal
Italy - Leaning Tower of Pisa
Italy - Colosseum
Jordan - Petra
Mexico - Chichén Itzá
Peru - Macchu Picchu
Russia - St Basil's Cathedral
Turkey - Hagia Sophia
UK - Houses of Parliament
UK - Stonehenge
USA - Statue of Liberty
USA - Golden Gate Bridge

The most controversial omissions are probably the Easter Island Moai and St Peter's Basilica (both of which appear in the 21-50 list).

It's actually really good to see lists on here from people all over the world. When putting together my list I did look through quite a few books and websites to help with a 'wisdom of the crowds' approach but I tended to look at books/sites in English. If anyone here know's of sites or blogs in other languages that I could look at it'd be great if they could be posted here!

Jon
Could you share your second-tier list? I'm a sucker for travel bucket lists.

Of those 20 I've been to:
China - Great Wall of China
France - Eiffel Tower
Germany - Neuschwanstein
Greece - Parthenon
Italy - Leaning Tower of Pisa
Italy - Colosseum
Jordan - Petra
Peru - Macchu Picchu
Turkey - Hagia Sophia
UK - Houses of Parliament
USA - Statue of Liberty
USA - Golden Gate Bridge

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My 10 most famous landmarks

1. Statue of liberty
2. Southfork ranch
3. Gold Gate Bridge
4. Viscaya
5. Liberty bell
6. Buji Khalfia
7. Freedom Tower Miami
8. Grand Central Station
9. The Rock N Roll Hall of fame museum
10. The White House

WORST LIST EVER
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