1. Borobudur Temple - Magelang, Indonesia
Considered the world’s largest Buddhist archaeological site, the temple dates back to the 9th century. Today, pilgrims to Borobudur are guided up the massive step pyramid on extensive walking tours.
2. Jokhang Temple - Lhasa, Tibet
Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred and important temples to Tibetans and was founded in the 7th century.
5. Newgrange - County Meath, Ireland
Built nearly 5,000 years ago, the massive monument is aligned to allow light inside its chambers on the winter solstice. Roughly 100 lottery winners are admitted inside to experience the phenomenon every year.
6. The Parthenon - Athens, Greece
The iconic temple was built in 447 BC, but was severely damaged by war in the 17th century. Since the 1970s, Greece has invested in major reconstruction efforts to keep the building upright in an earthquake-prone area.
7. Porta Nigra - Trier, Germany
Dating back to 186 AD, the city gate is named after its darkened stone. It has gotten even darker in recent decades from car exhaust on nearby streets.
8. Pyramid of Djoser - Saqqara, Egypt
Named after a 3rd Dynasty King, the pyramid was built for the same reason as the rest: to house a tomb. It is considered the earliest structure built from cut-stone, and is, of course, still standing.