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See the fact file below for more information on famous landmarks & sights across the globe or alternatively, you can download our 22 page worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- A landmark is a structure that has significant historical, architectural or cultural meaning and has been given legal protection from alteration and destruction.
- Landmarks often have a sign with information explaining their importance.
- Landmarks are usually classified as either natural or man-made landmarks, both were originally used to support navigation and finding direction.
- Landmark preservation laws vary by country but they have the same basic purpose: to keep landmarks as close to their original condition as possible.
- Once a landmark has been designated, the owner may not change the structure without the express approval of the government or a lawful authority.
- There are some famous landmarks that travelers are not allowed to photograph for commercial use. These include:
- The Eiffel tower at night
- The interior and exterior of The Louvre and I.M. Pei’s Pyramid whether day or night.
- The exterior of Notre Dame de Paris. The interior may be photographed with permission.
- Photographs of the Burning Man Festival, including the grounds, structures and identifiable features within the temporary Black Rock City.
- Las Vegas Hotels.
- Photography of the Sydney Opera House is restricted unless it is part of a cityscape where it is visible.
- Photography of Ayers Rock (Uluru and Kata Tjuta) is restricted.
- The Sistine Chapel.Thanks to their landmarks, these many places have become top cities frequently visited by tourists. As per CNN, these are: Hongkong (26.55 mil), Bangkok (21.25 mil), London (19.19 mil), Singapore (16.6 mil), Macau (15.39 mil), Dubai (14.9 mil), Paris (14.39 mil) and New York (12.65 mil).
- While there are a lot of beautiful places in the world, some are iconic. Whether it’s a natural wonder or an architectural site, some famous landmarks are among the most recognizable in the world.
The Great Wall of China (a)
Taj Mahal (b)
Pyramids of Giza (c)
The Eiffel Tower (d)
The Golden Gate Bridge (e)
The Colosseum (f)
Uluru, Ayers Rock (g)
Mt. Fuji (h)
Christ the Redeemer (i)
- In order to preserve these landmarks, the United Nations created the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to identify and protect landmarks around the world that are in danger of destruction. These are called World Heritage Sites and the UN may assist the countries in preserving the sites.
Landmarks and Famous Sights Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about worldwide Landmarks and Famous Sights across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Landmarks and Famous Sights worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about landmarks which are structures that have significant historical, architectural or cultural meaning and has been given legal protection from alteration and destruction.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Landmark Facts
- Beautiful Asia Letter Jumble
- Touring Europe – I Guess
- North and South Americas – I Paste
- South American Landmarks
- Exotic Australia – Locate!
- African Sights – I Promote
- Antarctic Land-marked
- Cold Landmark
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