100 Most Beautiful Monuments In The World - Part 1/10

Most Beautiful Monuments of the World

Monument is any structure that is created to mark an important event, to commemorate a person, something that has become important to a social group as remembrance of their cultural and historical heritage or some important historic heritage.

There are hundreds and thousands of beautiful, historic and incomparable monuments around the world, and cannot be ranked or selected best among them. But, there are few that has become socially and historically very important and their beauty speaks for themselves.

Here is a humble effort to select and present 100 Most Beautiful Monuments in the World in no specific order. As it would not be possible to represent it a single Hub, I have created a series of 10 Hubs with 10 great monuments.

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Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal, a mausoleum located in India, is one of 7 wonders of the world. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is believed to be completed in the year 1653 and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is considered to be the Chief Architect of Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and gets more than 3 million visitors every year.

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Eiffel Tower, France

Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 and named after its designer and engineer Gustave Eiffel is one of the most famous architectural structure in the world.

Eiffel Tower is observation & radio broadcasting tower, it is 324 meters tall, and tallest building in Paris, also second tallest in the whole of France. It was also tallest man-made structure of the world from 1889 to 1930.

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Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Stonehenge is an amazing structure built of standing stones in a circular form. It is one of the most ancient structures of the world, believed to built before 2000 B.C. Stonehenge has been destroyed several times, and the present day structure is believed to be remains of the structure built in 1600 B.C.

Stonehenge is owned by The Crown and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is managed by English Heritage and National Trust.

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Saint Basil's Cathedral, Russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church built in 16th century in Moscow. It is operated as State Historical Museum and is a property of Russian Federation. The design of the building forms a shape like that of flame of bonfire rising to the sky.

Saint Basil's Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Leaning Tower of Pisa is a unique structure, leaned at one side. It is campanile in the Italian city of Pisa.

The Tower is 56.70 high, 4.09m wide and leaned at 3.99 degrees.The construction of the tower started in 1173 and was completed in 1372. The tower has eight stories, including chamber of bells. It was not planned originally as a something like this, but during the construction it started leaning, and today although it weighs more than 14,000 metric tons, miraculously and proudly stands as one of the most beautiful structures of the world.

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Statue of Liberty, United States of America

The Statue of Liberty is a sculpture of Libertas, Roman Goddess of Freedom, situated in United States of America. The statue designed by Frederic Bartholdi, was a gift from People of France to USA.

The statue was inscribed on July 4, 1776, on the date of American Declaration of Independence. There is a broken chain at the feet of the statue, representing icon of freedom of United States.

The statue is 93 meters high and has more than 3 million visitors annually. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Borobudur, Indonesia

Borobudur is a Mahayana Buddhist monument in Indonesia.

The monument was built in 9th century with 504 Buddha statues, and is one of the most holy pilgrimage place in Buddhism. The total surface area of the monument is more than 2000 sq.m. Gunadharma is believed to be architect of the monument.

Borobudur was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

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Christ The Redeemer, Brazil

Christ The Redeemer, located in Brazil, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is also the fifth largest statue of Jesus Christ, and largest Art Deco statue in the World.

Built between 1921 and 1931, The statue is 39.6m. tall, 30m wide, and weighs over 600 tonnes.

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor is a religious complex of Hinduism and Buddhism, built by King Suryavarman II in 12th Century. The outside perimeter of Angkor Wat is more than 5000m. and is considered to be largest religious building in the world.

Angkor Wat is a proud symbol of Cambodia, represented in National Flag as well as Currency notes. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Maya Civilization in the Yucatan state of Mexico.

It is property of the Government and is maintained by Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia of Mexico.

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itech 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

Interesting Article... Liked it.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Enjoyed-thanks for the list. Have bookmarked it.


alastina hassan 4 years ago

really very intresting information and very helpful thanks a lot!


ANUJ 4 years ago

AWESOME COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


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davecurrtis 4 years ago

really enjoyed reading through this, want to go to each of this monuments :)


neel 4 years ago

coool


Robert 4 years ago

This is a great article! I am going to be sharing it on my Facebook wall - Seeing the World! I look forward to the other 9 posts!


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sidds123450 4 years ago Author

@all - Thanks a very lot for the appreciation and wonderful comments.

@ Robert - Thanks a lot for the feedback and sharing, also, I have already published part 2 and 3, link of the same you can find above in the article


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vibesites 4 years ago from United States

I like to see them all, personally. Well, at least here, it makes me feel like I've traveled the world. Beautiful hub! :)


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sidds123450 4 years ago Author

Thanks vibesites for the comment, yes these monuments are really breathtaking and so very beautiful.


anu 4 years ago

its litterally amazing


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sidds123450 4 years ago Author

Thank anu!!


christine 4 years ago

amazing!!

just what i needed!


agkash 4 years ago

amazing facts awesome..............


anmol 3 years ago

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ramdeep 3 years ago

fentastic presentation,good work


3 years ago

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sranwer 3 years ago

nice................and awesome..................


Fayzan 3 years ago

It is exactly what I needed


Ashish Kumar 3 years ago

I love travelling so i really wanted to know about these monuments.. its intresting....


Thimmika 3 years ago

GOOD JOB... Keep updating a few more facts.. thanks


anshu 3 years ago

this is sooooo useful


liana 2 years ago

great article knowledge giving thanks!!!


raj 2 years ago

thank you soooooooooooooo much


m .Dharani cvm 2 years ago

I Like to travel so i like to visit places such as monuments thank you very much


Avijit Chakraborty 2 years ago

monuments are a beautiful gift by peoples and GOD soooooooooo thanks for this monument


yadav 2 years ago

nice


shivani 2 years ago

Thanks 4 amazing list


nishthabhuptani 2 years ago

good n very helpful.


moiz 2 years ago

awesome pictures. very happy to see it , niceeeeeeeeeee and amazing.


tanya 2 years ago

very good and beautifull


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UUU 2 years ago

AMAZING


dharmender 2 years ago

Thanks 4 picture.


riya 21 months ago

thanks:)


REDz Ravi 18 months ago

Really liked it,

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Thanx a looooot


high 18 months ago

Nice


rahul sharma 17 months ago

After seeing this , I want to go in all this places


tasmia 17 months ago

very awesome.....


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sai 7 months ago

really awesome


hajra 5 months ago

thanks sooooo much hub#####

it helped me in my ASSIGNMENT.............


rutuja 2 months ago

very nice i liked it very much

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