#10 – Buckingham Palace (London, England)
World’s most famous official residence of the sovereign!
Buckingham Palace has a glorious history, as it was built in 1705. Today, it is not only the residence of British monarchy, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Buckingham Palace attracts over 500 thousand tourists per year. Though Buckingham Palace is not for sale, it costs about 1.5 billion dollars.
#9 – Walt Disney World Resort (Florida, USA)
A place where dreams come true!
This is the most visited man-made tourist attraction in the world. Every year about fifty million visitors come to Walt Disney World Resort, which offers its guests, six golf fields, four theme parks, 2 water parks, entertainment and retail complex. The construction of this fairy complex cost about 1.85 billion dollars.
#8 – St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican, Italy)
One of the holiest Christian churches!
This holy shrine and architectural landmark is visited by four million people annually. The greatest Renaissance era artists, like Raphael and Michelangelo were engaged in the creation of this gorgeous cathedral. Today the creation of a similar cathedral would cost approximately 2.4 billion dollars.
#7 – Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
One of the most mysterious architectural masterpieces!
No one can say for sure who has built the Pyramids: humans or aliens. What we know for sure its that it is one of the most mysterious and popular tourist attractions. Jean-Pierre Houdin (French architect) has calculated how much the creation of a similar project could cost today. The amount is impressive – 5 billion dollars.
#6 – Large Hadron Collider (Geneva, Switzerland)
Solving the riddle of the universe is a difficult and expensive task!
Ten thousand scientist from over 100 countries have joined together to solve the riddle of the World creation. Almost 6 billion dollars were invested in the creation of a large Hadron Collider. However, the main question is still not answered, because Hadron Collider needs to undergo a number of serious repairs.
#5 – Palm Islands (Dubai, UAE)
The eighth wonder of the world!
Palm Islands are three artificially created islands: Palm Deira, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel. These are one of the most luxurious and expensive vacation destinations. The three famous islands (the construction of which cost 14 billion dollars) offer their guests stunning beaches, 50 luxurious hotels with 10 thousand accommodations, high-end retailers, sophisticated restaurants and lots of other amusements.
#4 – Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)
Virtually all amusements are gathered here!
These two integrated resorts offer a bunch of amusements, including world’s most expensive casino, Marine Life Park, world’s largest aquarium and Universal Studios theme park. In other words, all that one could wish for can be found at Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands, the construction of which cost 15 billion dollars.
#3 – Taj Mahal (India)
Love makes wonders and architectural masterpieces!
Taj Mahal was built to commemorate the love of emperor Shah Jahan to his defunct wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The creation of this amazing mausoleum took 21 years and cost 32 million Rupees which is equal to 25 billion dollars.
#2 – International Space Station
A football field-sized space laboratory!
This is undoubtedly one of the most prominent man-made creations of the 20th century. Construction of this huge, multi-discipline research laboratory cost 100 billions dollars. Numerous significant researches have been performed on the board of the International Space Station.
#1 – Great Wall of China
Most famous and expensive wall of all times!
The Great Wall of China is undoubtedly impressive! The wall that is 4.5 km long is the only man-made construction on Earth that is seen from the outer space. The creation of the wall took 2 hundred years. This is the most expensive man-made construction – 260 billion dollars.