With so many different iconic landmarks throughout our planet, it’s hard to choose which ones we should visit in person. Our world is home to so many incredible wonders that have captivated our attention for decades. Each site has its own unique appeal that attracts thousands upon thousands, sometimes even millions of visitors, looking to steal a glimpse. Some sites like the Taj Mahal grab our attention because of their stunning beauty. Others like the Burj Khalifa floor us with their immense, larger-than-life size. And some like the Statue of Liberty inspire us with their iconic presence. No matter the reason, each world landmark has managed to solidify its place in our culture and in history through its significance and wondrous existence.
In fact, these places are so engrained in the fabric of our society that no one is immune to their allure. Not even the rich and famous. Despite all their wealth and means to visit anywhere they choose, they are just like us when it comes to seeing the wonders of the world. They plan trips to visit them and take selfies in front of these landmarks to capture these special moments in time. Here are twenty photos of great looking celebs at wonders of the world!
20 The Rock at the Great Wall of China
Dwayne Johnson, also known to the world as The Rock, has traveled the world because of his extensive repertoire of movie roles. Starring in countless action and comedy movies, he has had the chance to visit several countries while filming on location. Here he is visiting the majestic Great Wall of China in Beijing while filming the movie Hercules in October of 2014.
19 Adriana Lima At Home with Christ the Redeemer
Adriana Lima of Victoria Secret fame is one of the most successful models of all time, appearing in countless ads and fashion shows. She makes a breathtaking appearance in her native country of Brazil with one of the new wonders of the world, the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. She made a pit stop to admire the iconic Brazilian landmark while being one of the Olympic torch carriers during the 2016 Games.
18 Tom Cruise Visits The Taj Mahal
Not just one of the most successful actors of his generation, but of all time, Tom Cruise has become synonymous with action movies. One of the most recognizable faces in the world paid a visit to the crown jewel of India while promoting the wildly successful fourth installment of his Mission Impossible franchise. He took a moment to pose in front of the majestic landmark while a throng of tourists watches in the background.
17 Serena Williams Feeling Lovely in Front of The Eiffel Tower
Often considered the greatest tennis players of all time, regardless of gender, Serena Williams, one of the most winningest athletes in any sport, takes a break from her demanding schedule to vacation with Parisians. She went full glamour while posing in a beautiful rooftop setting while wearing a large trench coat and white headphones with the most famous landmark of all time in the back.
16 Artists Among Art
One of the most powerful celebrity couples around, Beyoncé and Jay Z dominate the news cycle often, with focus on their music, businesses and family life. Even when the power couple is on vacation, they get the star treatment. They took a moment to capture themselves in front of the most famous piece of art ever created, the Mona Lisa. Their celebrity pull got them to clear the exhibit for some alone time with Leonardo DaVinci’s painting, a feat extended to very few people.
15 Taylor Swift in the Big Apple
Taylor Swift isn’t a native New Yorker, but she’s certainly embraced the city as her own, purchasing a home in the neighborhood of Tribeca in Lower Manhattan and even going so far as to write a song in honor of the city titled Welcome to New York. Often considered the most famous building ever constructed, the Empire State Building brings out the tourist in all of us and that includes Swift who is seen smiling on its 102nd floor deck with beautiful Manhattan in the back.
14 Posh Spice Soaking Up The Views At The Grand Canyon
Victoria Beckham of Spice Girls fame in the 90’s, now married to husband David Beckham, has been known to be a frequent traveler. Native to Great Britain, she took a trip across the ocean to the US and visited one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. The Grand Canyon, known for its immense size and majestic presence, can be seen in the back as Beckham takes in the vast landscape ahead of her.
13 Mariah Carey Standing Tall with the Burj Khalifa
One of the most successful recording artists of all time, Mariah Carey ranks toward the top in number one hit singles during her impressive career. While performing in Dubai on her concert tour, Mariah took some time to take in the sights of the city before jumping on stage. Here she is showing off her beauty in front of the tallest manmade structure ever built!
12 One Direction Visiting Ancient Ruins
Machu Picchu has captivated the world for centuries and has only grown more popular with time, attracting millions to the country of Peru every year. Add the worldwide sensation band of One Direction to that list of fans… well only two of them. Missing half the members, both Liam Payne and Harry Styles paid a visit to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, exploring the site for over an hour before Payne took a moment to pose humorously for his Instagram fans in front of the landmark.
11 Jordin Sparks Busy In Times Square
The winner of the sixth season of the hit show American Idol at the tender age of seventeen is all grown up and strutting her beauty through the streets of New York City. The famed multi-platinum selling singer is seen walking through Times Square, one of the most visited landmarks in the world with over 60 million visitors a year. She even stops to pose with onlookers and greets the paparazzi.
10 When in Rome with Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner of Kardashian fame took advantage of her modeling trip to the Eternal City. Taking some time to step away from the runway in Rome, Jenner took in many of the city’s sights including one of the world’s oldest giant structures, the Colosseum.
Long gone are the days of intense gladiator and tiger battles, Kendall can be seen peacefully posing in front of its beautiful façade.
9 Blake Lively Revisits Her NYC Days
Her claim to fame started with TV success, but since then Blake Lively’s career has taken off with starring roles in hit dramas and serious parts. Her acting chops have made her a fan favorite and she recently treated her 30 million Instagram followers to this selfie in front of the Brooklyn Bridge, a nod to the character she played during her time with the show Gossip Girl. The monument’s incredible presence in the East River captures everyone’s attention, even celebrities.
8 John Stamos Visiting His Greek Roots
John Stamos has been known to the world for nearly three decades, getting his career-defining break on the sitcom Full House as the bad boy but lovable Uncle Jessie. All grown up, but still working the camera with his boyish good looks, Stamos pays a visit to his Greek roots in the city of Athens.
He took some time to tour and photograph one of the oldest wonders of the world, the Acropolis. He is seen laughing in front of the landmark’s most famous structure, the Parthenon, still mostly intact after thousands of years.
7 David Beckham’s Tranquil Cambodia Getaway
With his soccer days winding down, David Beckham has plenty of time to reflect on his storied career, one of the most successful in the sport’s history. This means he gets to travel the world and he recently paid a visit to the beautiful, remote country of Cambodia, making a stop at peaceful Angkor Wat, the largest religious place of worship in the world.
6 Kourtney Kardashian at the Pyramids
The eldest sister of the famous Kardashian clan took a vacation trip to Egypt and explored all of the sites of Cairo. No trip to the city is complete without visiting what is perhaps the most well-known manmade landmark in history, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Kourtney looks great posing on the steps of the giant landmark which towers over her in this fantastic photo.
5 Rihanna Stirs up Controversy in Abu Dhabi
Famous hitmaker Rihanna is no stranger to a camera and she took the opportunity to make the best of a photo op when she paid a visit to Abu Dhabi’s most sacred mosque, the Sheik Zayed a few years ago. Known to the world as one of the most visited and largest Islamic sites in the world as well as its immense and stunning beauty, Ri Ri took it upon herself to hold a photo shoot on its ground.
Although she was dressed in accordance with the mosque’s guidelines, they did not appreciate the notoriety and reason for the visit. She was asked to leave. The awesome images still ended up on her Instagram for the world to argue over!
4 Ariana Celebrates Adulthood with Childhood Memories
When Ariana Grande turned twenty one, marking her entry into the world of real adulthood, she chose to take it back to where children dream of – Disney World. She turned her big day into an event making sure she pulled out all the stops. Disney World gets just about anyone excited, adult or not, and that includes the rich and famous like Ariana. She stuns in her picture in front of Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella castle, one of the most photographed landmarks in the world.
3 Ciara at the Louvre
Ciara, the famed R&B singer who is now married to NFL superstar quarterback Russell Wilson, was in Paris taking in the sights. She made sure to stop off at the most visited museum in the world, the Louvre, which is home to tens of thousands of art pieces, many of which are the most well-known and respected in history. The beautiful musician can be seen playfully posing in front of the museum’s glass pyramid.
2 Thor In His Native Land
So he isn’t the real Thor, but Chris Hemsworth plays a pretty good superhero in the Marvel Universe. Known primarily for his role as the Norse God, Hemsworth, of Australian descent, is often considered one of the best looking and in-demand actors in Hollywood today. He is seen posing in front of the Sydney Opera House, one of his native country’s most recognizable landmarks for decades now.
1 Demi Lovato in Mexico
Demi Lovato, the songwriter and singer beauty sensation is just like the rest of us. She vacations in Mexico and soaks up the sun on its beautiful beaches. While relaxing in the country, Lovato took a detour to visit the Mayan ruins and pyramids of the ancient city of Chichen Itza. Here she is seen posing flawlessly in front of the site’s most famous structure, El Castillo.