Seven Wonders Of The World
Whatever you have on your bucket list, visiting the seven Wonders of the World should definitely be on there. We’re not saying you have to visit them all in one go (although that is possible!), but they’re worth the trip. Although plenty of other grand and amazing places, monuments, and destinations can also be added to this list of Wonders, the seven original are a must-see. But what exactly are they and why do you need to visit them all?
Many people believe that the Great Pyramids at Giza, Egypt should feature on this list, but the pyramids are actually one of the remaining Ancient Wonders; our focus is on the so-called Modern Wonders. However, the pyramids are definitely worth a trip, as they’re impressive in their own right.
1. The Great Wall Of China – China
Although this great monument is disappearing from our very eyes, due to erosion, as well as those pesky humans, the Great Wall of China is a sensational place to visit – as well as China as a whole. The Wall makes it mark at around 13,000 miles in length and provides visitors with some immense photograph opportunities. Steeped in a rich history, spanning back to around 476 B.C (when construction began), just walking on this amazing monument will take you back in time. Well worth the trip and a must-see.
2. Petra – Jordan
We’d advise not to visit Petra, situated in Jordan, during the winter months, purely because of the risk of flooding, but this Wonder of the World is essential viewing for those of you interested in architecture, history, and just beautiful monuments. Created in around 312 A.D., Petra is a ceremonial platform, discovered only very recently by archaeologists. It’s no wonder why this magnificent structure features within the list of the Wonders of the Modern World. It’s also relatively inexpensive to visit, but do be warned of the neighboring areas of Iraq and Syria.
3. The Colosseum – Italy
The Colosseum attracts a plethora of visitors each year – and it’s clear to see why. This arena would have been home to around 50,000 spectators, all watching gladiator battles with glee and awe. Now you can visit this incredible structure and look on in awe too. Although the monument has required some work and construction (which is understandable since its creation in 80 A.D…), much of the original remains, and they’re still finding new artifacts to this day! It’s essential viewing, purely for the rich history as well as its extraordinary beauty.
4. ChichénItzá– Mexico
The Mayans are a well-known group of individuals whose civilization has impacted much of modern life as we see it, from art to architecture, to maths, and even our calendar. The ChichénItzá is a complex structure, which basically can be described as a pyramid, although perhaps not like the ones you’re familiar with. You’re not allowed to climb to the top of this monument, but viewing is enough to take in its impressive architecture and history. Well worth packing your travel backpack and the excursion to get there!
5. Machu Picchu – Peru
Peru may not be on your bucket list, as it’s perhaps not as familiar to you as other more well-known destinations. However, this may all change after you discover the wonder that is Machu Picchu. This incredible destination features the Lost City of the Incas, which had appeared to be abandoned in around the 1500s. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, tipped by cloud, this is a breath-taking journey to take and an essential for any avid traveler.
6. Taj Mahal – India
With it’s beautiful, white exterior and regal architecture, this imposing structure is a must-see. The Taj Mahal, based in India, is a grand mausoleum, built for the Emperor Shah Jahan to remember one of his wives. We say ‘one of’, as she was his favorite. And it’s clear to see why. The huge structure is surrounded by gardens and the government are attempting to keep it in as pristine condition as when it was first built. Although this isn’t the easiest process in the world, the Taj Mahal still stands strong and still counts itself as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
7. Christ The Redeemer– Brazil
Last, but by no means least is Christ the Redeemer, situated in the beautiful country of Brazil. Of course, it’s well worth a visit to this amazing area anyway, but wouldn’t be complete without basking in awe of this amazing statue. The monument stands at 125ft tall, upon the Corcovado Mountain, open-armed and overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Visitors flock to the statue of Jesus Christ every year, which can be reached easily until you get to the 220 steps to the top! This is the most recent of the Modern Wonders of the World, as it was only completed in 1930.