Sights that are not noticeable on the background of similar, but more popular
As a rule, everyone is interested in places of worship or stunning geographic objects only in the “very-most” category. Surely everyone has heard of the highest mountain peak or the longest structure in the world. This review presents beautiful objects that are doomed to be in second place. Perhaps, after reading this article, you want to look at these “monuments” live, that is why I advise you to buy plane tickets only from trusted companies – read more.
1. Tugela Falls – the second highest after Angel Falls
The incredible beauty of Tugela waterfall with the height of 948 meters is located in the Republic of South Africa in the Royal Natal Park. In winter, part of the waterfall is covered with snow, causing awe of the locals, who consider snow cover to be a real miracle.
2. Amphitheater of Marc Anthony Gordian – second in capacity after the Colosseum
The amphitheater of Marc Anthony Gordian, located in Tunisia, looks like two peas in a pod like the Colosseum in Rome, but it is inferior in capacity of viewers. The Gordian Amphitheater began to be built around 230, but after 8 years all construction work ceased. Over time, the locals dragged a part of the building onto stones for their needs. Nevertheless, the amphitheater is preserved much better arenas in Rome. By the way, that’s why all the films about the Coliseum are made in Tunisia.
3. Chogori – the second highest mountain peak after Everest
As is known, Mount Everest is considered the highest mountain peak. Its height is 8848 meters. The second after it is Mount Chogori. Although its height is only 234 meters less than Chomolungma, it is much more difficult to climb it. In total, about 300 people visited Chogori, and in winter time nobody could climb it.
4. Pyramid of Khafre – the second highest after the pyramid of Cheops
The pyramid of Khafre is located on the Giza plateau near the pyramids of Cheops and Mykerinos. Its height is only a few meters less than that of the Pyramid of Cheops. Moreover, the popularity of the tallest structure on the plateau is also due to the fact that it perfectly fits into the camera lens of tourists along with the Sphinx, and the pyramid of Khafre is a little distance away.
5. Belize Barrier Reef – second in size after the Great Barrier Reef
The Belize Barrier Reef, although smaller than the Australian Great Barrier Reef, is not inferior in its beauty. On the territory of the reef is the Great Blue Hole – a large karst funnel. The famous explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau once called her the best place for diving.
6. Tokyo Tower – the second tallest building after Burj Khalifa
Tokyo Skytree or “Tokyo’s sky tree” is the name of the television tower in the capital of Japan, Tokyo. The length of the tower is 634 meters, which makes it the tallest building after the famous Burj Khalifa.
The Japanese, who pay great attention to numerology, chose the height of the tower as follows: from Old Japanese, the numbers 6, 3 and 4 are pronounced as “mu”, “sa”, “si”, respectively. And the resulting “Musashi” means the name of the historical region where Tokyo Skytree is located.
7. Fort Ranikot – second in length after the Great Wall of China
The largest wall in the world is called the Great Wall of China, the length of which is 8851.9 km. The second longest structure is Fort Ranikot, located in Pakistan. It stretches for 26 kilometers. Researchers believe that it was built in the XVII century, but for what purposes it is unknown.