Chichen Itza, Mexico
Known for its vast Mayan ruins, Chichén Itzá is located in the north central part of the Yucatan Peninsula and is home to countless structures dating back to the first century CE. Recently added to the list of Wonders of the World as well, Chichén Itzá has been a popular stopover for tourists from all ends of the world.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Located high in the mountains of the Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu is the most well-known symbol of the Incan Empire. Relatively young compared to other indigenous civilizations, the sanctuary was built as late as 1450 and remained inhabited for less than a century. Today, the ruins are a well-preserved collection of temples, parks, and residences.
Christ Redeemer, Brazil
Standing 130 feet (39.6 meters) tall, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located in Río de Janeiro on the peak of the Corcovado Mountain. Construction of the religious monument began in 1926 and lasted five years. Since the statue’s completion in 1931, it has inspired various similar statues around the world. Today the impressive Christ the Redeemer attracts visitors from all ends.