Physician Lifestyle

Six places everyone should visit

July 07, 2014

To be fair, there are probably hundreds of places we all should see in our lifetime. But given the limited space in this publication, we've boiled it down to the following six must-see destinations.

The Great Wall of China

More than 5,500 miles in length, the Great Wall of China is the largest structure ever built by man. Originally constructed in eight sections, seven sections are open to visitors. The most iconic, and most photographed section, is the Badaling Great Wall.

The Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, a name that means Crown Palace, is considered the jewel of Muslim art in India. Actually a mausoleum, the breathtaking white marble structure was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Finished in 1653, the "Taj"€ is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. See it and you'll know why. 

Venice, Italy

Venice is one of the world's most historically rich cities, a profusion of beautiful sculpture, majestic churches, Renaissance art and architecture, and magnificent vistas. Situated on 118 islands amid a series of lagoons, the fabulous "Floating City"€ will take your breath away. 

The Greek Islands

The 6,000 islands and islets (227 of which are inhabited) were the incubators of some of Europe'€™s oldest civilizations, including Cycladic and Minoan. The islands boast fantastic archeological sites, a unique architectural heritage and the fascinating local traditions of a centuries-old and multifaceted civilization. 

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls offers a breathtaking vision of beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. These falls are known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world; more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, into a mile-wide gorge more than 328 feet deep. 

Machu Picchu

Eight thousand feet above sea level, the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is deemed one of the world's finest examples of landscape architecture. A member of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu was both a center of worship and astronomic observatory, as well as the private retreat of the family of Inca ruler Pachacutec. 

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