Top 10 travel icons ‘beyond expectations’ (Part 1)

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Atomium in Belgium
Atomium in Belgium

Traveling is becoming more popular and trend of almost people recently. All people want to explore new and interesting things from new lands. Therefore, the post will introduce the top 10 travel icons which tourists can not miss in their itineraries.

1 Burj Khalifa tower (Dubai)

When talking about Dubai, most people always think about luxury and high buildings in there as well as rich of local people. Among the many skyscrapers in Dubai, the 829.84m Burj Khalifa tower opened in 2010 and has become one of the many symbols of this rich land. When visiting the tower, tourists can enjoy a lot of wonderful and attractive things in there because the tower is a large dining, shopping, and entertainment complex with many expensive services

Burj Khalifa tower (Dubai)
Burj Khalifa tower (Dubai)

2 Pisa tower, Italy

When thinking about travel icon of Italy, tourists can not miss Pisa tower. The Pisa Tower is located in the city of Pisa in Tuscany, in central Italy, built in 1173, 55.86 m high on the low side and 56.70 m on the high side. The tower weighs about 14,500 tons. Furthermore, the most special thing about the tower is the tilted structure which is not the intention of the designers. This occurs naturally in the process of building asymmetric soft soil at the base of the tower. It is the reason why Pisa tower is becoming famous in the world. Today, the tower is fixed tilt, not collapse after a lot of solutions to overcome.

3 The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China

China is known as the country with a lot of famous destinations, but The Great Wall is the most famous and becomes a travel icon of China in particular and the world in general. In the past, Qin Shihuang ordered the construction of the Great Wall to prevent the attacks of the Xiongnu, Mongol, and other nomadic tribes. The average building is 7m wide, 6m wide, 56,000km long, starting from the Customs Clearance to Uighur Autonomous Region in Xinjiang.

Although, today, there are many parts of the wall is ruin. However, many other sections are well preserved and are the destination of millions of tourists with the legendary “Inconsiderate Dafa school” (Not yet the Great Wall is not the perfect).

4 Merlion in Singapore

Singapore’s symbol of travel is the lion’s head, the Merlion’s body, which measures 8.6 m in height, weighs 70 tons and is located in the 2,500 m² Merlion park.

The statue was born after a quest for mascots for the country in 1964. The head of the lion and the fish body show two significant meanings. First, the original Singapore name was Singapura, meaning lion. The body of the fish represents the origin of the country is a small fishing village coastal.

Merlion in Singapore
Merlion in Singapore

In fact, Singapore has two Merlion statues. In addition to the large statue is 8.6 meters tall, and another statue is 2 meters high. Both are cast by cementing Lim Nang Seng, two eyes are two cups of red tea

5 Atomium in Belgium

This is the symbolic work of Belgium, dubbed the “Eiffel Tower of Brussels”. Atonium was built in 1958 on the occasion of the International Fair taking place in Brussels. Atonium is constructed in six months with 102m high and weighs about 2,400 tons which are designed like nine atoms in the crystal structure are linked together. Furthermore, Atonium is located next to the King Baudouin Stadium in Heysel Park. Therefore, visitors can step inside, walk through the connecting corridors and admire panoramic Brussels through the windows at each orb.

Besides these travel icons, there are other famous icons, you can find and read more at Top 10 travel icons ‘beyond expectations’ (Part 2) or at Asia Day Tours