The World’s Must-See Places is a compilation of 103 sights not to miss. All the places mentioned are human-made – from famous spots such as the Taj Mahal and Versailles to less widely known places such as Krak des Chevaliers in Syria and Pura Ulun Danu Batur in Bali.
If you’re interested in natural wonders this is not the book for you, but if you’re inspired by architectural wonders and human history these places are great choices to visit. Many traditional castles and cathedrals in Europe are highlighted as well as modern designs such as the Guggenheim. All of the recently voted ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’ such as Machu Picchu, Petra, and the Great Wall of China are included with the notable exception of Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue.
This coffee table book is loaded with pictures and has 3-D drawings of each building or monument and a brief history with highlights of what to see while you’re there. It covers every continent though the large majority are located in Europe and Asia.
If you need ideas about where to go next pick up The World’s Must-See Places for inspiration.
The World’s Must-See Places, DK Publishing, 2011