New travel bucket list items: Celebrating International Monument Day

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!

travel bucket list, Georgia Guidestones monument

whole monument

travel bucket list, Georgia Guidestones

Hmm, I wonder who wrote those?

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!

travel bucket list, Reclining Buddha

Photo: Terry Kelleher

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 😉

travel bucket list, Christ the Reedemer

Glorious view of Christ the Reedemer, compliments of the sun (Photo: Peteris, Flickr)

Corcovado mountain, Christ the Redeemer view

one of the many gorgeous views from the top! (Jason Pearce, Flickr)

Christ the Redeemer, view from a boat

View from a boat (Nick Herber, Flickr)

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?

Harmandir Sahib

Harmandir Sahib photo by appaji, Flickr

What monuments are on your travel bucket list? Why?

6 thoughts on “New travel bucket list items: Celebrating International Monument Day

  1. 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 😉

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