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Many travellers seek out landmarks for travel photography or things to see such as architecture, museums and art galleries, botanical gardens, caves, castles, temples, theme parks, cathedrals and historic monuments.


To avoid crowds, go to popular attractions as early in the morning as you can. Well-known attractions like the Roman Forum in Rome or Fushimi Inari Temple in Kyoto will be really crowded in the middle of the day, but if you arrive first thing in the morning when the other tourists are just waking up, you'll have much more peace and quiet while you explore. Not to mention better photo opportunities without other people getting in the way.

Cultural landmarks[edit]

Taj Mahal
See also cultural attractions

Natural wonders[edit]

Niagara Falls
See also natural attractions


Records are things to be broken — they're the "firsts" in everything. This guide covers any records that can be tied to a particular place, including geographical records and man-made, developmental records.

For basically everything on Earth, there's a record: there is always going to be one northernmost point of land, one tallest building, and one hottest temperature ever reached. Such record-breaking points are scattered around the earth, and all they need is someone to find them. However, huge numbers of record-breaking locations have been discovered.

Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth

Therefore, records — especially world records — are often tourist destinations. This has become particularly true thanks to the Guinness Book of Records.

Record-breaking places[edit]

  • The Developmental records article is about man-made, record-breaking structures. Divided into categories based on cities, buildings, transportation, and "northernmost and southernmost".
  • The Geographical records article is about record-breaking physical features. Divided into categories based on northernmost and southernmost points, elevation, most remote points, and bodies of water.
  • The Weather records article is about places where weather records have been broken.
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