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View Poll Results: Which structure is most stunning/impressive?
Pyramids of Giza 11 28.21%
Great Wall of China 13 33.33%
Taj Mahal 1 2.56%
Machu Picchu 2 5.13%
Angkor Wat 3 7.69%
Forbidden City 0 0%
Bagan 0 0%
Karnak 0 0%
Teotihuacan 1 2.56%
Eiffel Tower 0 0%
Empire State Building 0 0%
Acropolis 0 0%
Potala Palace 0 0%
TerraCotta Warriors 0 0%
Chichen Itza 0 0%
Petra 0 0%
Colosseum (Rome) 0 0%
Vatican Complex 1 2.56%
Stonehenge 1 2.56%
Saint Basil's Cathedral 1 2.56%
Alhambra 1 2.56%
Hagia Sophia 0 0%
Borobudur 0 0%
Burj Khalifa 0 0%
Versailles 2 5.13%
Leaning Tower of Pisa 1 2.56%
Other 1 2.56%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-15-2017, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cavsfan137 View Post
Seems like the 5 that got the most talk were, in somewhat of order:

1. Great Wall of China
2. Pyramids of Giza
3. Angkor Wat (very unfamiliar with this one, but definitely on my list now)
4. Machu Picchu
5. Taj Mahal

Some others I saw that received claim were:
-Mayan/Aztec ruins of Mexico
...and more recent (within last 500 years)
-Vatican Complex
-Versailles (only relatively recent one receiving more than one vote, though another person said it was overrated. I visited the Catherine Palace in Saint Petersburg, along with the fountains at Peterhof, and can't imagine something more impressive than that, but I will have to visit and see for myself).
-Saint Basil's Cathedral/Red Square in general (on my to do list).

In your opinions, are there any places/structures within the last 100 years (10 years? next 10 years?) that would belong among these, or at least would stand above any other place in recent history? It doesn't have to be necessarily a building type structure either. For example, high on my list is taking the metro system in say, Tokyo or Shanghai.
I think the Moscow Metro could be included on this list, at least the stations of the ring line and those within.

The Centre Pompidou in Paris is neat.

And older landmark that wasn't mentioned but was very impressive to me is the Registon in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. You can add the old city of Bukhara as somewhere worth visiting as well.

I've wanted to visit the old town of Sanaa, Yemen for a while but unfortunately I do not see that being a possibility anytime soon.
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