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The 100 Greatest Places to Stand on the Planet - Vote for your favourites
100 of the World’s most wondrous, inspiring, or thought-provoking locations have been put forward to be voted by the public as the Greatest Place To Stand On Planet Earth 2009. Click on the vote button at the side to vote a place up or down. If you think another place should have been included in this list then leave your comment at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget, if you have been to any of these places, you can also add your photo as proof that you have StoodThere. Is it possible that someone has been to all 100? The VOTE will close on the 01 December 2009 when the full results will be given to the World's Media. In the meantime, you can see the changes as they happen every day.
Ephesus was a city of ancient Anatolia. During the period known as Classical Greece it was located ...
Taktshang Monastery, Bhutan
Taktshang is one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan. Completed in 1692, it hangs on a cliff at ...
Torres del Paine, Chile
Torres del Paine National Park is a Chilean National Park comprising mountains, glaciers, lakes and ...
Kjerag is a Norwegian mountain, located in Lysefjorden, in Forsand municipality, Rogaland. Its ...
Taroko Gorge, Taiwan
Taroko National Park is one of the seven national parks in Taiwan and was named after the Taroko ...
Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park is situated in the South Island of New Zealand near the town of ...
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell ...
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.The warm waters are ...
Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
Rapa Nui, or Easter Island in ENglish, is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The ...
The Galapagos Islands (named after the Spanish word for ‘saddle’ (Galápago) after ...
Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings in Bangkok, Thailand. It served as the official residence ...
Niagara Falls, Canada/USA
The Niagara Falls are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border ...
Parthenon, The Acropolis, Greece
The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis in the world. Acropolis, literally means a ...
Pak Ou Caves, Laos
The Pak Ou Caves (Pak Ou means ‘mouth of the Ou river’) comprise of the Tham Ting (lower ...
The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium), ...
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza (from Yucatec Maya: Chi'ch'èen Ìitsha', meaning ‘At the ...
Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia
Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Bolivia and Peru. It sits 3,812 m (12,500 ft) above ...
Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii.
Waimea Canyon is a large canyon, approximately ten miles (16 km) long and up to 3,000 feet (900 m) ...
Sydney Harbour, Australia
Sydney Harbour, is the natural harbour of Sydney, Australia. It is known for its beauty, and in ...
Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
Iguazu Falls are a series of waterfalls on the Iguazu River located at the border of the Brazilian ...
The Bean, Chicago
The Bean (officially known as Cloud Gate) is a public sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor. It ...
Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas ...
The Amazon, Brazil
The Amazon Rainforest is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South ...
The Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved over a period of six million years by the Colorado ...
Zen Garden, Kyoto, Japan
Ryoan-ji (The Temple of the Peaceful Dragon) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. ...
Las Vegas strip, USA
The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6.4 km) section of Las ...
Millau Bridge, France
The Millau Bridge (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the ...
Grand Central Station, New York, USA
Grand Central Station or properly Grand Central Terminal (GCT) is a terminal station at 42nd Street ...
Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls (indigenous name: Parakupa-vena) is the world's highest waterfall at 979 m (3,212 ...
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Standing upon the basalt plug of an extinct volcano which is estimated to have risen some 340 ...
Petra (from the Greek ‘petra’ and Arabic ‘Al-Batra’ meaning ...
Hollywood Sign, California, USA
Today, the definitive symbol of the world of entertainment, the 45 feet high white letters of the ...
Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of ...
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San ...
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols ...
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area or NCA is a conservation area situated 180 km (112 miles) west of ...
Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is ...
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Notre Dame de Paris is a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité, a ...
Red Square, Russia
Red Square (Krásnaya plóshchad’ in Russian) is the most famous city square in ...
Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
The Golden Temple is culturally the most significant place of worship in the Sikh faith and one of ...
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park ...
Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, ...
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in ...
Terracotta Army, Xi'an, China
The Terracotta Army are the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of ...
Times Square, New York, USA
Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan, New York City at the junction of Broadway and ...
Monument Valley, Arizona
Monument Valley is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona near the Four ...
Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis ...
La Digue, Seychelles
La Digue is the fourth largest inhabited island of the Seychelles, lying east of Praslin and west of ...
Great Wall, China
The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, ...
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu (meaning ‘Old Peak’ in the Quechua language) is a pre-Columbian Inca site ...
Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: O Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, ...
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Rangalifinolhu, Maldives
The Maldives is an island nation consisting of a group of atolls stretching south of India's ...
Three Gorges Dam, China
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric river dam that spans the Yangtze River in Sandouping, ...
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of ...
The Hermitage, St Petersburg
The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia is one of the largest museums in the world, with 3 ...
St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
Piazza San Marco (often known in English as St Mark's Square), is the principal square of ...
The Alhambra, Spain
The Alhambra, from the Arabic ‘Al-hama', meaning literally ‘the red one’, is a ...
Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall situated in southern ...
General Sherman Giant Sequoia, Sequoia National Park, California.
General Sherman is the name of a Giant Sequoia, which is the largest tree in the world with a height ...
Cai Rang Floating Market, Vietnam
Cai Rang Floating Market, near to Can Tho City, together with Cai Be and Phung Hiep Floating ...
Uluru / Ayers Rock, Australia
Uluru, also referred to as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of ...
Luxor Temple, Egypt
Luxor is a city in southern Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate.As the site of the ancient ...
Mount Everest, Himalayas, Nepal / Tibet, China.
Mount Everest, also called Sagarmatha in Nepali and Qomolangma in Tibetan is the highest mountain on ...
El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, USA
El Capitan is a 3,000-foot (910 m) vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, California, ...
Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
The Burj Al Arab, which in Arabic means literally ‘Tower of the Arabs’ is a luxury hotel ...
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (in English, Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family), ...
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th ...
Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia
The Komsomolskaya station of the Moscow Metro is the most famous and ornate of all those on the ...
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower is a huge iron tower built on the ''Champ de Mars'' beside the ...
Bagan (formerly Pagan), is an ancient city in the Mandalay Division of Burma. Formally titled ...
Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant's Causeway (or Clochán na bhFómharach in Irish) is an area of about 40,000 ...
Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, Colorado, USA
Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma ...
Point Barrow, Barrow, Alaska
Point Barrow or Nuvuk is a headland on the Arctic coast of the U.S. state of Alaska, 9 miles (14 km) ...
Cappadocia rock carvings, Turkey
Cappadocia was an extensive inland district of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). The name continued to be ...
Atomium, Brussels, Belgium.
The Atomium is a monument built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by ...
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is an Indonesian island located at the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between ...
Jungfraujoch mountain railway, Switzerland
Jungfraujoch (el. 3471 m.) is a pass between the Mönch and the Jungfrau mountains in the ...
Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
Singapore’s Raffles Hotel is a colonial-style hotel, dating from 1887, and named after ...
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 ...
Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape ...
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC, USA
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial in Washington, D.C. It honours members of ...
Vimy Ridge, France
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a Canadian National Historic Site and, one of Canada's ...
Baarle Nassau Netherlands / Baarle Hertog Belgium
The Netherlands town of Baarle-Nassau is probably one of the most bizarre locations in the world and ...
Panmunjeom DMZ, Korea (South and North)
The Joint Security Area (JSA) or Panmunjeom, often called the "Truce Village" in both the ...
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world,composed of over 2,900 ...
Christopher Columbus Monument, La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla is an iconic and busy street in central Barcelona, Spain, popular with both tourists and ...
American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, France
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery and memorial in ...
Zermatt (French: Praborgne) is a municipality in the district of Visp in the German-speaking section ...
Tower Bridge, London.
Tower Bridge, crossing the River Thames, close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name, has ...
Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples and Caserta in the ...
Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Cape Canaveral from the Spanish Cabo Cañaveral, is a headland in Brevard County, Florida, ...
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Victoria Peak is a mountain in Hong Kong and known locally as The Peak. The mountain is located in ...
Neko Harbor, Antarctica
Neko Harbour is an inlet on the Antarctic Peninsula on Andvord Bay, situated on the west coast of ...
Duomo, Florence, Italy
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church (Duomo) of Florence, Italy, begun in ...
Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Temple Bar (Irish: Barra an Teampaill) is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central ...
Shibuya pedestrian crossing, Tokyo, Japan
Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan, is famous for its scramble crossing - the busiest pedestrian ...
Waterloo Monument, Belgium.
The Butte du Lion (‘Lion's Mound’) is a large conical artificial hill raised on the ...
The Louvre Museum located in Paris, is the world's most visited art museum, a historic monument, ...
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka, near Krakow, Poland. It had been until ...
Masai Mara, Kenya
The Masai Mara is a large park reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern ...
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Bled Castle, Slovenia!
Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul. It's flanked by the unequaled Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), with a fountain, beautiful gardens, and more right around it.
It was on a previous list...and i think it's time to bring it back. The Lost Sea in Tennessee, United States. I was driven there and went on the tour. Absolutely amazing, and sorry for not knowing the exact city it's in.
Antelope Canyon, United States.
Santorini. Hanging Monastaries at Meteora
Antarctica. St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. National Mall, Washington, DC. Cape Canaveral (sp?) while a Spaceshuttle is being launched in the background. Big Ben. Red Square. Painted Desert. White Sands, New Mexico. The Badlands, South Dakota. Mt. Rushmore. Blarney Stone.
I think the Suez Canal should be in this list.
Be a Stoodie - not a hoodie!
Roll of honour