Landmarks

Landmarks designate places of interest and peek the interest of many. Discover the massive stones used to erect Stonehenge and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


The rise of Hindu nationalist political parties and the iconic tomb's Islamic identity underscore religious friction in the world's largest democracy.

Scholars disagree about the first person to compile the list of the seven wonders, but most can agree that all of the items on this list are pretty incredible. Check out these amazing marvels, from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

There are exotic travel locales all over the world, but there’s no guarantee they’ll stick around. It’s too late to hit these 10 destinations. They've imploded, sunk and otherwise crumbled into oblivion, so why don't you read about them instead?

Watching fireworks hit the night sky is always a delightful experience. When and where can you see the best pyrotechnics in the world?

You could stay in a standard suite or cozy bed and breakfast, but you'd be passing up the chance to live like a hamster or hobbit for the night. We'll take you on a tour of 10 wild and wonderful hotels around the world!

Forget cramming your family into the minivan for a scenic tour of the interstate system. Train rides can offer stunning views, comfy beds and fine dining, plus, in some cases, on-board activities for the kids. What are 10 of the best?

Hotels are usually just a place to toss your bags, rest your head and clean up before going out and really enjoying your vacation. But what if the hotel itself is the destination?

For some people, the trip is the food. It's called gastro-tourism, and we have a list of destinations you should visit to eat the best food in the world.

If you want to do more than shop, dine and take photos, these landmarks are for you. They'll get your blood pumping and test your determination.

For modern archaeologists, the ancient world continues to hold many secrets. Civilizations disappear -- thousands of years later, researchers are left to pick through the ivy-covered ruins of their cities.

As much as tourism can pay the bills for a community, it can also hurt it. What happens when popularity becomes the death of a destination?

These American landmark pictures range from the natural wonders of the United States to famous works of architecture. How many of these landmarks have you visited?

People go on vacation for various reasons -- adventure, delicious food, fine art, walks on the beach, nightlife. Which destination overwhelmingly meets everyone's vacation needs?

There's something about these interactive pedestrian puzzles that really captures people's interest. It could be the sense of accomplishment when you reach the end, or it may just be a fun activity to do with family and friends.

From Stonehenge to the Taj Mahal, see pictures of some of the world's most stunning sites.

With a missing nose and weather-beaten body, the Sphinx really shows its age. Or does it? Some archaeologists have evidence that the Sphinx is older than the ancient Egyptians.

These pictures of Easter Island show off the famous Moai heads that line the coast. Learn about these mysterious structures and the island they call home.

Tacky is in the eye of the beholder. But trap is pretty straightforward. And when the two get tied up together, there's a good chance you're going to spend money on something absurd at a gift shop.

It's nature's light show, and we'd all like a front-row seat. But these mysterious flashes of pseudo-dawn can only be seen in certain parts of the world at certain times. Where and when?

Monticello was Thomas Jefferson's plantation home and ongoing, decades-long home improvement project and a place to test out his inventions. What was Monticello like on the inside?

The Colosseum was once awash with bloody gladiatorial spectacles, and now receives tides of visitors every year. What was the Colosseum like originally, and how has it changed?

The Parthenon was constructed thousands of years ago, but with so much pollution and so many visitors, it may not last for long. Take a look at the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

This futuristic Ferris wheel was only supposed to stay put for five years. But with millions of tourists boarding its capsules, the city decided to keep it around. How was it built?

It kept the Huns out for centuries, but today it draws 10 million visitors annually. The Great Wall winds across deserts, mountains and grasslands in even the most remote reaches of China. So why has it fallen into disrepair?