Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall – Taiwan

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was built in 1980 to honor the former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and is located next to Liberty Square in Taipei, Taiwan. The octagon shaped roof represents the Chinese cultural symbolism of the number eight which is traditionally associated with fortune and wealth. The building is 76…

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Columbus Lighthouse – Dominican Republic

The Columbus Lighthouse is a massive building shaped like a cross located in the city of Santo Domingo on the island country of the Dominican Republic. This building is not a lighthouse in the traditional sense that is intended to warn approaching ships but it is actually a museum and mausoleum dedicated to the explorer…

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Lincoln Memorial – Washington DC

The Lincoln Monument is a tribute to President Lincoln and sits at the end of the Washington Mall opposite of the Capital Building. The memorial building is 189 feet wide, 118 feet deep, 99 feet tall and is supported by 36 columns representing the 36 stated in the union at the time of Lincoln’s death….

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Arc de Triomf – Spain

The Arc de Triomf is located near the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona, Spain. The monument was built in 1888 as the gateway to the world’s fair and has now become one of the city’s iconic landmarks. The height of the monument is approximately 30 meters which is roughly half the size of the…

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Columbus Monument – Spain

The Christopher Columbus Monument is located in Barcelona, Spain and was built in 1888 to honor the renowned explorer and discoverer of America. The monument is placed at the site where Christopher Columbus arrive in 1493 on his return from his discovery of America the year before. The monument is a single column that is…

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World War II Memorial – Washington D.C.

The World War II Memorial is located in the heart of the National Mall in Washington D.C. The memorial is located at the end of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool with the Washington Monument to the east. The World War II Memorial was opened to the public on April 29, 2004. The memorial honors the…

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San Jacinto Monument – Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is located in Houston, Texas, USA and was built on the site of the Battle of San Jacinto where the Texas Army defeated the Mexican Army. The freedom of Texas from Mexico was won in this battle and the battle field site is known as the birthplace of Texas’ independence from…

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Brandenburg Gate – Germany

Brandenburg Gate is Berlin’s most famous landmark. It was built between 1788 and 1791 to enhance the entrance into the Boulevard Unter den Linden and is the only surviving gate of the 18 previous city gates. The gate is designed in classical Greek architecture and was inspired by the entrance of the Acropolis in Athens….

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Jefferson Memorial – Washington D.C.

The Jefferson Memorial is located at the southern tip of the Tidal Basin. The memorial is dedicated to the 3rd President of the United States and is an open-air domed building with a portico as a front entrance. The circular portion of the building is 165 feet in diameter and the portico is 102 feet…

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Monument to the Discoveries – Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries is located in Lisbon, Portugal and was built to honor the Portuguese discoveries during the age of great geographical discoveries in the 15th and 16th centuries. The monument is impressive in its size and architectural design. The monument stands 171 feet tall, 151 feet long and 66 feet wide. The…

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