The fine art of making wonderful statues are already taught and existed since the early age of human being. These statues are not made just to remembering an event or celebration, these statues are also made an award for people. These statues are also the part of history in the human civilization. Our world is also decorated with so many beautiful buildings. These amazing buildings are also can be identified as the iconic structures from where they stand. I will take you to see the beautiful buildings around the world and you don’t need to preparing your visa and passport since you will not go anywhere from your seat, interesting isn’t it? So, here they are the most amazing buildings in the world.
1. Taj Mahal
Alright, let’s go to our first destination. Welcome to India and your eyes will be spoiled with the magnificent building named Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is an iconic building located in Agra, India. This amazing building was built as the following order from the King of Mughal, Shah Jahan, son of Jahangir as a mausoleum for his loved wife, Arjumand Banu Begum or also known as Mumtaz-ul-Zamani or Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal was built in (1630-1653) or it takes about 23 years. This building is the best example of Mughalese architecture. Shah Jahan is the king of Mughal Kingdom. He has so many fortunes on his glory time. In 1631, his third wife, Arjumand Banu Begum or also known as Mumtaz-ul-Zamani or Mumtaz Mahal was passed away when she gave a birth for her 14th daughter, Gauhara Begum. When King Shah Jahan was passed away, he was also buried beside his loved wife. Taj Mahal is accepted as The World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1983. This building is an incredible symbol of love between human beings and it’s visited by many domestic and foreign tourists since the first time it was open for public.
2. Opera House
Well, I think it’s the right time to move on from India because our journey is far from the end. Our next destination is located in Australia. Welcome to the Sidney Opera House. This artistic building is precisely located at Bennelong Point in Sidney Harbor near the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The combination from both of these buildings makes unforgettable sceneries especially at the sunset. The shape of this building resembling a shell. This building is not only attractive as a tourism object but also it’s being used for theatre, ballet and other shows of art. The Sidney Opera House is managed by Opera House Trust and it’s become a base for Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Theatre Company. The design of Sydney Opera House is obtained from a competition which is won by a Danish person named Jorn Utzon in 1955. He came back in 1957 to supervise the building.
3. Big Ben
Well, after we see the magnificent building of the Sydney Opera House, we better not forget the flow of time. What is wrong with the time? Nothing is wrong with it but my previous statement is related with our next destination to find the next iconic buildings in the world. This iconic building is the symbol of the Great Britain. The name of this building is Big Ben. The name of this building is referring to a grand clock tower located in the House of Parliamentary in Westminster, London, Great Britain. Big Ben is the second biggest clock tower in the world. This clock is located in the northeast from the House of Parliamentary. Big Ben is the name of the bell inside this grand clock tower. This huge clock tower is part of the new design of kingdom planned by Charles Barry after the Westminster Kingdom was burn in October, 22 1834. This Victorian gothic style clock tower is 96, 3 meter in height. The sound of this grand clock tower is so loud, you can hear it from the distance. Alright, I believe that you will not forget about the time in London right?
Monumen Nasional or Monas (National Museum) is our next destination. Monumen Nasional is located in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. This tall monument is a memorial structure for honoring the struggle of Indonesian people to be freed from Dutch colonialism. This monument was started to build in August, 17 1961 under the following order from the President of Indonesia at that time, Sukarno. Monumen Nasional is open for public on July, 12 1975 or 14 years after this monument was start to build. This monument is crowned by a blazing fire coated with pure gold which is symbolizing the independence spirit. Monumen Nasional is measured at 132 meter in height. You can visit the museum located under the white tower of this monument.
Let’s go to Italy everyone! Because there is a grand structure that we need to discover in there. Our next grand structure is Colosseum. Colosseum is historical remains from the past. This is a huge gladiator arena built by Vespasian. Colosseum is located in Rome, Italy. This building is one of the greatest masterpieces from the Roman Empire architecture. This building is designed to accommodate 50.000 people. According from a historical expert named Dio Cassius, there are 9000 fierce animals were killed on the 100 days celebration of Colosseum opening ceremony. The floor of the arena was covered with sands to prevent the shattered bloods from the animals or the gladiator itself. Well, this historical building surely have bloody past isn’t it?
Well, I guess we already arrived in the end of our journey to see the remarkable buildings in the world. Our last iconic building is Merlion. Merlion is a combined name from Mermaid and Lion. This building is the symbol of Singapore. Merlion is designed by Fraser Brunner for Singapore Tourism Bureau (STB) IN 1964. The Prime Minister of Singapore at that time, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew has officially opened the statue of Merlion in Singapore in September, 15 1972. According from the tourism campaign of STB, this statue is a reminder of the legendary tales of Sang Nila Utama. He saw a lion while hunting in an island during His journey to Malaka. This island is known as Temasek and than changed into Singapore which means the Lion City.