Day 17 – Famous Sights
Before you leave to head home, you will want to dedicate a few days to sightseeing in your country. There are dozens of beautiful buildings and gorgeous natural wonders. Scroll down to see pictures of three of the most famous landmarks in each country.
CN Tower – Tallest building in Canada
Niagara Falls – Largest waterfall in the world
Canadian Rocky Mountains – Largest mountains in Canada
Torres del Paine National Park – One of the largest and most beautiful national park in Chile
San Cristobal Hill – Second highest hill in northern Santiago
Lauca National Park – Beautiful national park in the far north of Chile
Brandenburg Gate – Beautiful arch in downtown Berlin
Neuschwanstein Castle – One of the oldest castles in Germany
Berlin Wall – The most famous symbol of the Cold War in Germany. It used to separate the east side from the west side of Germany.
Petronas Towers – Tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Batu Caves – Famous Hindu temple and shrine
Gunung Mulu National Park – A large national park in Sarawak, Malaysia, with lots of caves and beautiful rainforests
Big Ben – Largest clock tower in England
Stonehenge – An ancient circle of stones
Buckingham Palace – Home of the royal family in London
El Castillo, Chichen Itza – Mayan temple
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral – Largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas
Gruta de las Canicas – Cave with 2.0 million pearls on the cave floor
Kruger National Park – Home to dozens of African animals
Apartheid Museum – Museum honouring important events in the history of South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa – The tallest building in the world
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Huge, contemporary mosque
Jigokudani Monkey Park – Famous hot spring with live monkeys
Himeji Castle – Best existing example of Japanese castle architecture
Mt Fuji – Highest mountain in Japan
Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Huge red rock formation in the middle of the desert
Sydney Opera House – Most of the most iconic buildings in the world
Great Barrier Reef – One of the largest ecosystems in the world
On your blog tell us which of the icons you would most like to visit in your chosen country. Be sure to tell us why you have chosen it!
Where would you like to visit: I would like to visit the Sydney Opera House.
Why: I would like to visit the Sydney Opera House because it looks very unique and it very attractive to go to. I would also like to go there because it is near the Sydney Harbour Bridge and it goes very well next to it.
Let’s imagine that you have been asked to host a visitor from another country. They are going to come and stay with you for three days. During that time, you are expected to take them on a tour of New Zealand and show them some our most famous icons. Where would you take them? If it was me, I might take them to Mt Cook in the south island, to the Sky Tower in Auckland and to Chums Beach in the Coromandel. What about you? On your blog, tell us which three famous places in New Zealand you would go with your visitor.
If I was to host a visitor from another country these are the places I will take that person to:
1. Sky tower
2. Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
3. Te papa Museum