Some buildings, art pieces, natural features, and ruins are so well known, their images immediately identifiable to people all over the world, that they have become icons of place. Here are 82 examples, in alphabetical order by country.
1

Perito Moreno Glacier - Patagonia, Argentina

Check out photos on traveling Patagonia by bike. Photo: Marina & Enrique

2

Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia

Photo: brentbat

3

Uluru / Ayers Rock - Northern Territory, Australia

There's more to the Outback than this massive slab of sandstone. Photo: ernieski

Intermission
9

40 of the world’s most impressive skylines

by Alex Scola
14

23 iconic lighthouses around the world [PICs]

by Carrie Clark

25 images of Thailand’s most beautiful temples

by Daniel Nahabedian
4

Schloss Schönbrunn - Vienna, Austria

Photo: rady one ツ

5

Swarovski Crystal World - Innsbruck, Austria

Photo: KLMircea

6

Manneken Pis - Brussels, Belgium

This little guy draws a big crowd. See what else Brussels has to offer.Photo: saturn ♄

7

Tiger's Nest Monastery - Paro Valley, Bhutan

Photo: Göran (Kartläsarn)

8

Salar de Uyuni - Potosí and Oruro Departments, Bolivia

Here's Matador's recommendation on how to visit the Salar.Photo: Nico Kaiser

9

Cristo Redentor - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photo: tharso

Intermission
5

30 of the world’s most impressive ancient ruins

by Joe Batruny

28 dizzying photos from the top of the world’s tallest skyscrapers

by Matt Hershberger
4

30 of the trippiest buildings around the world

by Abigail Fox
10

Museum of Contemporary Art - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photo: Rodrigo_Soldon

11

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Photo: Trodel

12

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Sofia, Bulgaria

Photo: archer10 (Dennis)

13

Angkor Wat - Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Photo: rhurtubia

14

Parliament Hill - Ottawa, Canada

Photo: Joel Bedford

15

CN Tower - Toronto, Canada

Photo: JMichael Cavén

Intermission
37

20 overlooked national landmarks in the US that are worth a visit

by Hal Amen
3

33 colossal monuments and statues around the world

by Joe Batruny
24

15 super unique libraries around the world [PICs]

by Sarah Park
16

Niagara Falls - Canada & USA

Photo: Artur Staszewski

17

Church of Our Lady before Týn - Prague, Czech Republic

Photo: crpms

18

Dancing House - Prague, Czech Republic

Photo: szeke

19

Mano del Desierto - Atacama Desert, Chile

Photo: Teosaurio

20

Great Wall of China, Mutianyu section - Huairou County, China

Photo: Johnath

21

Tiananmen Square (& Gate of Heavenly Peace) - Beijing, China

Check out 6 unusual things to do in Beijing.Photo: Francisco Diez

22

Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower - Shanghai, China

Photo: archer10 (Dennis)

23

Ruins of St. Paul's - Macau, China

Photo: besar bears

24

Moai - Easter Island, Chile

Photo: magical-world

25

Las Lajas Sanctuary - Ipiales, Colombia

Photo: Carlos Adampol

26

Great Pyramids - Giza, Egypt

Find out what NOT to do in Egypt.Photo: timkelley

27

Palace of Westminster - London, United Kingdom

Photo: ** Maurice **

28

Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

Your green guide to Paris starts here. Photo: James Whitesmith

29

Cologne Cathedral - Cologne, Germany

Photo: aurélien.

30

Brandenburg Gate - Berlin, Germany

Photo: eleephotography

31

Neuschwanstein Castle - Schwangau, Germany

Photo: FranzPisa (ci si rivede a novembre, spero)

32

Hannover Rathaus - Hannover, Germany

Photo: Sprengben [why not get a friend]

33

Gehry Buildings at Medienhafen - Düsseldorf, Germany

Photo: Problemkind

34

Acropolis - Athens, Greece

Photo: Panoramas

35

Blue domes - Santorini, Greece

Photo: Edward Dalmulder

36

Hungarian Parliament Building - Budapest, Hungary

Photo: Alex E. Proimos

37

Szechenyi Chain Bridge - Budapest, Hungary

Photo: Paul Mannix

38

Hallgrimskirkja - Reykjavik, Iceland

Photo: Bernt Rostad

39

The Golden Temple - Amritsar, India

Photo: estetika

40

Taj Mahal - Agra, India

Photo: tehzeta

41

Borobudur Temple - Magelang, Indonesia

Photo: null0

42

Azadi Tower - Tehran, Iran

Photo: hypertornado

43

Colosseum - Rome, Italy

Photo: lukasz dzierzanowski

44

Grand Canal - Venice, Italy

It's possible to kayak the Grand Canal.Photo: llamnudds

45

Trevi Fountain - Rome, Italy

Photo: namuit

46

Duomo - Milan, Italy

Photo: Matthias Rhomberg

47

Leaning Tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy

Photo: the bbp

48

Duomo - Florence, Italy

Photo: archer10 (Dennis)

49

Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Kyoto, Japan

Photo: ajari

50

Petra - Ma’an Governorate, Jordan

Photo: paalia

51

Bayterek - Astana, Kazakhstan

Photo: msykos

52

Petronas Towers - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Photo: Georg Wittberger

53

Crystal Mosque - Terengganu, Malaysia

Photo: VM Team

54

Lord Murugan Statue & Batu Caves - Gombak, Malaysia

Photo: carawah

55

Great Mosque of Djenné - Djenné, Mali

Photo: a hundred visions and revisions

56

Choijin Lama Temple Museum - Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Photo: Enkhtuvshin's 5DmkII

57

Oslo Opera House - Oslo, Norway

Photo: theomin

58

Machu Picchu - Cusco Region, Peru

Budget travel guide: Machu Picchu on the cheapPhoto: Rocco Lucia

59

Belém Tower - Lisbon, Portugal

Photo: timoelliott

60

Palácio Nacional da Pena - Sintra, Portugal

Photo: Leandro's World Tour

61

Museum of Islamic Art - Doha, Qatar

Photo: still.epsilon

62

St. Basil's Cathedral - Moscow, Russia

Photo: Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It. World Tour

63

African Renaissance Monument - Dakar, Senegal

Photo: Jeff Attaway

64

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum - Singapore

Photo: conray

65

Combs of the Winds - San Sebastian, Spain

Photo: Lanpernas 2.0

66

Dona i Ocell - Barcelona, Spain

Photo: Bcnfotos.com

67

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias - Valencia, Spain

Photo: saras2uk

68

Guggenheim Museum - Bilbao, Spain

Photo: aherrero

69

Changdeokgung Palace - Seoul, South Korea

Photo: beatplusmelody

70

National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall - Taipei, Taiwan

Photo: Tomas Fano

71

Potala Palace - Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China

Photo: mckaysavage

72

Rock houses - near Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

Check out the fairy chimneys from a hot air balloon. Photo: Alaskan Dude

73

Basilica Cistern - Istanbul, Turkey

Photo: Allie_Caulfield

74

Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey

Photo: MY EXPRESION

75

Burj Al-Arab - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Photo: jonrawlinson

76

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Photo: :: Suwaif ::

77

Lincoln Memorial - Washington D.C., United States of America

Photo: chadh

78

Gateway Arch - St. Louis, United States of America

Photo: Herkie

79

Angel Falls - Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Photo: Herkie

80

Cao Dai Temple - Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Photo: dalbera

81

Victoria Falls - Borders Zambia & Zimbabwe

Check out some of the wildlife you could encounter in Zimbabwe.Photo: Zest-pk