Breathtaking places on Earth that are worth a Visit: Incredibly Iconic Structures to Inspire Tourism
Mother earth has many incredible and magnificent places to visit. We are unaware of numerous stunning locations on this earth. Fantastic places exist not only in fairy tales but in the real world too. Sometimes you have to see them live with your own eyes to appreciate their beauty.
1. Veluwemeer Aqueduct:
This is an exceptional and a beautiful work of architecture and engineering which allows water to pass over a road, unlike most other bridges that allow roads to pass over water. Veluwemeer aqueduct is a waterway that is in Harderwijk in Eastern Netherlands that measures up to 25 metres in length and 19 metres in width.
2. Wuxi Wanda Exhibition Center:
This is a cultural tourism city exhibition centre which is located on the border of Yangtze river and Taihu lake in China. It looks like a giant rotating teapot. This Building is made up of aluminium plates and glasses of different shapes and sizes. It has 3 floors. The building’s rotating structure gives has a mini roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, water park and other movable structures.
3. Bailong Elevator:
It is the heaviest and highest outdoor lift in the world. It is located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, China and is 335 metres high. It has the capacity to transport 50 passengers at a time. Being the world’s fastest elevator, it takes just 66 seconds to travel from top to bottom. Its unique way of construction gives the visitors a unique angle for experiencing the lovely mountain view.
4. Guangzhou Yuan Building:
This is a 33-storey building in Guangzhou, China which is also called as the Copper Coin Building because of its color and structure. This building resembles the ancient Chinese copper coins. With a total height of 138 metres and inner hole having a diameter of 48 metres, it looks like a donut on the edge of the city’s Pearl River.
5. Dubai Frame:
This is the most attractive rectangular building which is in the shape of a picture-frame. This building is 150 metre tall and 105 metre wide and located in Zabeel park in Dubai. It is recognized as one of the most attractive skyscrapers to have ever existed in the world. The glass that is being used in this building is an integration of Onyx Solar’s photovoltaic glass that has great aesthetic value because it filters out UV and IR radiation thus preventing greenhouse effect. The photovoltaic glass produces clean energy from the sun and has great approach to sustainability.
6. Sarcostyle Tower:
This is a Conceptual Skyscraper located in Manhattan in New York. This is a splendid and spectacular skyscraper pursuing a ghostly appearance which makes it stand out among all the neighboring buildings by both its form and materials on the silhouette. The design of this building is inspired by biological concepts such as anatomy of cells. The Sarcostyle Tower is a wonderful example of architectural biomimicry and offers different interpretations depending on where the building is viewed from. Its ever-changing look is eye-catching.
7. Hong Kong_Zhuhai-Macau Bridge:
It is the longest open-sea fixed link in the world and the longest sea crossing till date. It is comprised of many bridges and tunnels connecting Hong Kong, Macau, and Zhuhai on the Pearl River Delta. It is about 55 km in length with connecting roads and consisting of a series of three cabled bridges, an under-sea tunnel, and four artificial islands. The specialty of this bridge is that it has cut down the travelling time between Zhuhai and Hong Kong from 4 hours to just 30 minutes. It is also designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons as it was built with 400,000 tons of steel.
8. Undersea Restaurant:
The 5.8 Undersea Restaurant at Hurawalhi Maldives is the world’s largest all-glass underwater restaurant which is 5.8 metres below the sea. This restaurant is an extraordinary masterpiece in the form of a dome shaped restaurant entirely made with glass walls and a glass ceiling offering a panoramic 360-degree view of the lagoon and countless sea creatures. Diners are benefited with multi-course tasting extravaganza and a variety of dining options.
9. Cloud Forest, Singapore:
Singapore’s most impressive attractions is the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay. This greenhouse-like glass domed nature park is spread across 101 hectares in the Central region of Singapore. The magnificent Cloud Forest is stunning inside out. The Cloud forest contains the tallest indoor waterfall in the world that rains down from 30 metres above ground level. Singapore is a hot country, but the cool jets of vapour provide an air-conditioning effect thus creating an environment of misty tropical mountains that are 900 to 2,700 metres above the sea level with lot of flowers and tropical vegetation.
10. Marina Bay Sands:
This is an integrated resort which includes a hotel with 2,561 rooms, a convention exhibition centre which is spread over an area of 120,000 square metres, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall which is spread over an area of 74,000 square metres, a magnificent theatre, a museum, many restaurants, two floating crystal pavilions, and the world's largest atrium casino consisting of 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. It also includes huge towers topped by a connecting SkyPark which is 340 metre long with a capacity of accommodating 3,902 people and an ‘infinity swimming pool’ which makes it the largest cantilevered platform on Earth.
11. National Grand Theatre of China:
The National Grand Theatre is also called as ‘The National Centre for Performing Arts’ or ‘The Giant Egg’. This National Grand Theatre in Beijing, China looks like an egg floating on water. This iconic ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass has three halls (an Opera House, a Concert Hall, and a Drama Theatre) which can accommodate up to 6,500 people an occupies an area of 12,000 square metres and is surrounded by an artificial lake. The stage of this theatre can be pushed, pulled, lifted, lowered or rotated; and can adapt to swift changes in lighting.
12. Dynamic Tower, Dubai:
The Dynamic Tower is an 80 storeyed moving skyscraper with each floor designed to rotate independently, resulting in changing shape of the tower. The rotation of this tower allows its residents to experience a 360-degree panoramic view of Dubai. It can rotate clockwise as well as anticlockwise.
13. Yokohama Cosmoworld Amusement Park:
Yokohama Cosmo World is a theme park located in Yokohama, Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan. It contains the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel called the Cosmo Clock 21 which is illuminated with LED lights that continuously change colors. It contains plenty of dive coasters. This park has no entrance fee and is free for all visitors. The amusement park is divided into three zones: A Kids Carnival Zone, a Burano Street Zone, and a Wonder Amuse Zone that contains the Diving Coaster – Vanish.
14. Sheraton Moon Hotel:
This is a magnificent hotel located on the Nan Tai Lake in China. The circular structure of this hotel has its reflection in the water. Beneath the reflection of the lake, the curved shape of the building is crystal clear. During the night, this building is lit up brightly on both its interior and exterior. It also represents the lucky number 8 in the Chinese culture when viewed at night. This building is covered with layers of white aluminum rings and glasses. The mesh curved surface of the building makes it more solid.
15. The Aqua Building:
The Aqua building is an 82 storeyed skyscraper in Chicago and is recognized as the tallest building in the world to be designed by a woman. It holds a record of having five levels of parking below the ground. This building is topped with a terrace containing gardens, water pools, gazebos, hot tubs, running tracks, yoga terrace and a fire pit. The building includes a hotel, apartments, condominiums, parking spaces and offices.