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Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is a medieval city in southern Africa.

It is located in Zimbabwe.

Western Wall

The Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, was once a part of the Jewish Temple that was destroyed by Romans in 70 A.D.

It located in Jerusalem, Israel.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island served as a high-security prison for nearly 30 years (1934 to 1963). It is now a tourist attraction.

It located in San Francisco Bay.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is the oldest palace, fortress, and prison in Europe.

It is located in London, England.

 

Angel Falls

Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world.

It is located in Venezuela.

 

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, also known as Lady Liberty, is a symbol of freedom and hope, especially for immigrants.

It is located in New York Harbor.

Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea is the world's largest lake. The countries that border the Caspian Sea are:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Iran
  • Russia
  • Turkmenistan

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was built by the Inca in the 15th century.

It is located in Peru.

Fjord

A fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier.

Fjords are found mainly in Norway, Chile, New Zealand, Canada, Greenland, and the U.S. state of Alaska.

Mt. Waialeale

Mt Waialeale is a tall volcano that is usually covered by a thick blanket of clouds. It is one of the wettest spots on earth.

Mr. Waialeale is located on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is the largest palace complex in the world.

It is located in Beijing, China.

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is an extint volcano that is the highest mountain in Japan.

It is located in Japan.

Himalayas

This mountain range forms the border between India and Tibet (China).

It containes the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest. 

Amazon Rain Forest

The Amazon Rain Forest is the world's largest rainforest.

It is located in the area of the Amazon River, in Brazil.

Kremlin

The Kremlin is a fortress in Moscow that contains the central offices of the government of Russia. It also includes several palaces and cathedrals.

Acropolis

The Acropolis is the name of a fortified hill in the center of Athens, Greece. Many famous ruins are located on the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, an ancient temple to the goddess Athena.

St. Petersburg

The city of St. Petersburg is located in Russia, on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It was founded by Peter the Great, and it served as the capital of the Russian Empire from 1712 to 1917.

Easter Island

Easter Island is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It belongs to Chile.

Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues, called Moai, created by the Rapa Nui people.

Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.

The Dome of the Rock is the third most holy place in the world for Muslims.

Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá is an ancient Mayan city famous for a large, pyramid temple built by the Maya civilization.

It is located on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a famous suspension bridge that spans the Golden Gate, a strait that connects San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean.

Shinto Shrine

The Shinto religion is one of the two main religions in Japan. (The other one is Buddhism).

People visit Shinto shrines in order to pay respect to the kami (gods) or to pray for good fortune.

Colosseum

The Roman Collseum is an ancient amphitheater in the city of Rome. It was used for gladiator fights and other sporting events.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper in New York City. Opened in the 1930s, it was for many years the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is an obelisk-shaped building in Washington, D.C. that was built to honor the first President of the United States, George Washington.

Devil's Tower

Devil's Tower is a dramatic butte in the U.S. state of Wymoning.

A butte is an isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top (similar to but narrower than a mesa).

Alhambra Palace

Alhambra Palace is a citadel (fortress) on a hill overlooking Granada, Spain.

It is considered a prime example of Moorish architecture.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a series of deep gorges carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona.

 

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in southern England.

Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral is a medieval cathedral in Paris, France. It is a prime example of gothic architecture.

Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world.

It was first built c.210 BC, as a protection against nomad invaders. The present wall dates from the Ming dynasty.

The Louvre

The Louvre is the world's largest art museum. It is located in Paris, France.

Nile River

The Nile River is the world's longest river. It flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean.

The Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization.

Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch is the world's tallest Arch. It was built as a monument to the western expansion of the United States.

It is located in St. Louis, Missouiri.

Everglades

The Everglades is a vast area of swampy grassland in southern Florida. It is noted for its wildlife, especially crocodiles, alligators, and egrets.

Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a long, narrow, and deep lake in the Highlands of Scotland. It is famous for the Loch Ness monster, a legendary creature that is rumored to inhabit its depths.

Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is a large ancient statue of a creature with a human head and a lion's body that stands near the pyramids in Egypt.

Suez Canal

The Suez canal is a man-made waterway that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. It was completed in 1869.

Today, the canal belongs to Egypt.

Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock is located in central Australia. It is considered sacred by the Aboriginal peoples in the region.

Great Rift Valley

Africa's Great Rift Valley is a is a 6,000-mile crack (fissure) in the earth's crust. One of its most dramatic sections slices through East Africa, dividing Kenya into two segments.

Pyramids at Giza

Located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, this archealogical site includes three massive pyramids and the sculpture known as the Great Sphinx.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleaum in Agra, India. It was built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

 

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is a man-made waterway across the Isthmus of Panama. The canal connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The United States built it from 1904 to 1914. It currently belongs to Panama.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a performing arts center in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the largest waterfalls in the world.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower located in Paris, France. It was built for the World Exhibition of 1889. With a height of 300 meters (984 ft), it was the tallest man-made structure for many years.

Quebec

Quebec is a city on the St. Lawrence River, in eastern Canada. It is the capital of Quebec province, which is the French-speaking part of Canada.

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is the deepest fresh-water lake in the world. It contains more water than than the American Great Lakes combined. It is located in the southern part of eastern Siberia. (Siberia is the eastern part of Russia).

The Kaaba

The Kaaba is small stone shrine in the court of the Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the holiest site in Islam, and Muslims througought the world turn to face it when they pray.

Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are part of the North American Rocky Mountains. They are located in Canada.