Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world (first Hindu, then Buddhist). Constructed in the 12th century, the 820,000 square meter site features a moat and forest that harmoniously surround a massive temple at its center.
Uranium mine in Arlit, Niger. French nuclear power generation as well as the French nuclear weapons program are dependent on the uranium that is extracted from the mine - more than 3400 tonnes per year.
An offshore oil platform and accommodation vessel are docked at the Port of Gdańsk in Poland. The oil rig - Wilhunter - is designed to drill wells at sea up to 25,000 feet deep in order to extract oil and natural gas. The accommodation vessel - Safe Bristolia - is home to as many as 587 people while they are working on a rig. (Image: MGGP Aero)
Gardnerville, Nevada, USA
Residential streets and cul-de-sacs swirl in Gardnerville, Nevada, USA.
The Sydney Opera House hosts more than 1,500 shows each year in its various performance halls, drawing a total attendance of approximately 1.2 million people. While the buildings famous “shell” design appears uniformly white from a distance, it actually features a subtle chevron pattern composed of tiles in two colors: glossy white and matte cream.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications built along the east-to-west line that represents the historical northern border of China. Defensive walls were constructed in the region as early as the 7th century and were later joined together to create a stronger barrier that we now collectively refer to as the "Great Wall.” One archaeological survey found that all of the wall's branches combined measure an expansive 21,196 kilometers (13,171 miles).
Cargo ships and tankers - some weighing up to 300,000 tons - wait outside the entry to the Port of Singapore. The facility is the world's second-busiest port in terms of total tonnage, shipping a fifth of the world's cargo containers and half of the world's annual supply of crude oil.
Water is contained at the Boddington Gold and Copper Mine in Western Australia. The mine is expected to become the country’s largest source of gold with a extraction rate of more than one million ounces of gold per year.