Published On: Dec 04 2012 05:15:51 PM ESTUpdated On: Jun 30 2013 02:00:10 AM EDT
Here are 10 places worth fighting other tourists to see in your travel plans this summer, according to Yahoo! Travel.
Great Wall of China: Stretching more than 5,500 miles and named one of the greatest wonders of the world by UNESCO in 1987, the Great Wall of China is worth a visit due to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.
Barcelona, Spain: With its beautiful beaches and Gaudi architecture, Barcelona is a popular destination for people around the world. The city is the 16th-most-visited city in the world and the fourth most visited in Europe.
Acropolis -- Athens, Greece: Photos do little justice to the splendor of witnessing the sacred buildings at the Acropolis firsthand.
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia: Visitors flock to one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. More than 677,000 foreign visitors head to the Siem Reap province each year to see Angkor Wat.
Venice, Italy: There isn't another city in the world like Venice. Tourists flock there but don't let that stop you from exploring the city's beautiful architecture by boat.
Chichen Itza, Mexico: A perfect day trip from Cancun, the Chichen Itza is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It was recently selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia: One of Australia's most recognizable natural landmarks, Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory state in Australia. After being a World Heritage Site, more than 400,000 tourists visit the area each year.
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France: The quintessential symbol of the City of Light is also the most visited landmark on the planet. At 984 feet, the Eiffel Tower offers majestic views of Paris and is definitely worth a visit.
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy: Known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side, tourists often visit the tower during a day trip from Florence, Italy. Until recent years, tourists were not allowed to climb the staircase inside the tower, due to consolidation work. But people can now again enjoy the view from the tower by climbing its 294 steps.
Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt: One of the great tourist attractions of Egypt or even the world. The Giza Pyramids attract millions of tourists each year. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.