Happy Travel Bucket List Wednesday! In celebration of International Monument Day, travel bucket list inspiration today is all about monuments around the world. Below are my favorites and new additions to my lengthy list.
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It’s that simple! Now onto the continuation of my “monumental” travel bucket list!
The Georgia Guidestones
I am going “local” for once! Alright, I’m currently in FL, but still — Georgia is pretty close. I stumbled upon the Georgia Guidestones as I looked for monumental travel bucket list inspiration. Dubbed as “the American Stonehenge,” this 5.87-meter monument granite monument consists of 6 slabs, an astounding combined weight of 110,000 kg, and has 10 “Principles” inscribed in eight different languages. Its construction? Under a pseudonym, it was commissioned to the Elberton granite Company. Thus, its designers are still a mystery. Below are photos of the English slab and the whole monument itself. Fascinating!
Wat Pho, The Reclining Buddha, Thailand
Ever so popular, the Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, Thailand has been on my travel bucket list for quite some time, yet I had not shared it with all of you. How come!? Anyhow! It’s grand scale and bright golden glow is what I love the most about it. And being a woman who loves anything of epic proportions…you know, I just gotta see it!
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Another epic landmark. Couldn’t help myself! Although I’m a devout Christian and love my Jesus, I have to admit that I’m more excited about the views and photo ops from this point view than the monument itself. But who knows, Jesus might amaze me again, like He always does 😉
Harmandir Sahib, Punjab, India
I don’t know if a temple is considered a monument, nor do I plan to start a debate here. However, I saw the Harmandir Sahib on an Awe-inspiring Monuments post somewhere int he blogosphere and knew it had to be part of this week’s travel bucket list additions! Also known as the Golden Temple, it is a Sikhism place of worship. Gorgeous eh?
Great images! Love the reclining Buddha, which I have visited twice. I am busy moving right now, but will try to join you soon!
Great collection of images!
I saw the Reclining Buddha a few months ago and it is so impressive! I’d never even heard of it before I went to Bangkok, it was my friend’s idea to go see it and I have to say, AWESOME decision! It is even bigger in person than it looks in the pictures. Plus… you can get a really good massage at that temple too 🙂
On my travel bucket list:
Machu Picchu in Peru
The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt
The Australian Outback
Pompeii in southern Italy
Colosseum in Rome (well, pretty much the entire city of Rome)
I studied archaeology at university so of course most of the stuff on my list is a bunch of old ruins! lol. I’ve already seen some things that were previously on my list, like: Stonehenge, Angkor Wat.
Thanks for sharing Kaylin! I’ve actually visited most places in your travel bucket list, and you seem to have visited one I want to see 😉 You should wander around my blog for more inspiration and tips about Egypt and Rome sp. And with that archaeology degree you could try and land a job at one of the Egyptian sites! Worth looking into internships and such 😉
I loved the Reclining Buddha in Thailand! I hope to make it to the Christ the Redeemer statue someday.