Sure, we all know the great pyramids in Egypt, the coliseum in Rome, or the Niagara Falls in North America. But there are plenty of other historically, culturally and ecologically important places on the planet that may not have the glory, but are truly impressive on their own. Click through to check out some of the world’s most incredible less known world landmarks.
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1. Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati
The largest and one of the most impressive protected marine areas in the world, the Phoenix Islands Protected Area is located around the remote Southern Pacific island nation of Kiribati. The area is home to large coral reef system, many atolls, underwater volcanoes. Marine life is abundant, and the area is a haven for seabirds. One of the islands in the chain is also, possibly, where Amelia Earhart crashed her plane in 1937.
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