The immense variety of man-made structures that we uncover when travelling can often be the most mind-blowing and magical sights we experience during our trip.

That is the premise behind Lonely Planet’s latest book, Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide which reveals 120 of the world’s great human constructions, and where to see them.

The guide suggets that appreciating architecture is a major reason as to why we travel.

“When we travel it’s often to see a building… because buildings are endlessly intriguing: things of beauty, symbols of their age and emblems of human endeavour.”

Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide.

Spectacular sights in this architectural grand tour include New York’s Chrysler Building, the sprawling temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris and none other than our very own Opera House.

The guide ranges from classic must-see buildings to old favourites and curious constructions you may not have heard of before

Here are a few of the more unusual offerings featured that will test your world architecture knowledge:

Shah Mosque in Esfahan, Iran

Tilework at Shah Mosque on Imam Square, Isfahan, Iran

 

Pennsylvania’s Shoe House

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Towers of San Gimignano, Italy

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The Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia

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If you’re interested in picking up a copy of Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide, expect to find a book jam packed with facts, maps and photos.

As Lonely Planet puts it “it’s a fun and fascinating introduction to the sublime, the strange and everything in between”.

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