Our world is filled with many natural and man-made structures. Some of the structures have stood a test of its time where it has been constructed centuries ago and is even present even till this date. You can find the tallest temples, mosques, tombs, churches, monuments being built and even the cities have huge skyscrapers.
There are many wonders of the world yet 7 of them have taken the top position and are deemed to be the best. Here are the list of 7 wonders of the world which are rated and ranked accordingly from people all over the world and the list is in no particular order:
1. Taj Mahal
A Symbol of Love, Taj Mahal located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India is known all over the world for its beautiful architecture, history, and the reason behind its construction. Taj Mahal was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan which he dedicated to his wife Mumtaz.
The Taj Mahal houses her tomb and also houses a tomb of Shah Jahan too. The iconic Taj Mahal is built with Ivory-White Marble and other precious stones and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. It has been a must-visit tourist destination when you visit India.
Colosseum in Rome, Italy is a Flavian Amphitheatre. This oval-shaped Amphitheatre is located at the center of the capital city was built from 72 AD – 80 AD. Its construction began under Emperor Vespasian and was completed by his successor Titus and is one of the largest amphitheaters in the world capable of housing 80,000 spectators.
In ancient times, the Colosseum was the place for gladiator battles, mock battles, and other animal hunts, etc. Now it is one of the popular and iconic symbols of Rome.
3. Chichen Itza
Located in Mexico, Chichen Itza is an archaeological site located in Tinum Municipality of Yucatan State. It is a large Pre-Colombian city built by the Maya people and one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico.
Along with Chichen Itza, buildings like the El Caracol or observatory of Chichen Itza, Temple of the Warriors, Grand Ballcourt, Venus Platform are all most touristic visited sites. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1988.
4. Christ the Redeemer
One of the very well known work of art in Brazil, Christ the Redeemer is an art deco statue overlooking mountains in Brazil. It was created by a French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida fashioned the face.
It is located at Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is now recently opened for tourists after 7 months of lockdown…
5. Petra, Jordan
Petra is a historical and archaeological city in Southern Jordan. Petra was believed to be have inhabited as early as 7000BC and can be accessed by a 1.2km gorge. The town was rediscovered around 1812 by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt and it is called Rose city due to the color of the stone from which it is built.
Tourists visit the rose city due to its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.
6. Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China as the name suggests is located in China. It is a series of fortification systems built across the borders of the country. The purpose of constructing the Great Wall of China is to protect the country against several empires.
It is known to be built as early as the 7th Century BC and the well-known sections of the wall were built by the Ming Dynasty. It is said to be measuring 21,196kms and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Center since 1987…
7. Machu Pichu
Machu Pichu is a 15th Century Inca Citadel which is a famous and familiar icon of Inca and is often referred to as the Lost City of the Incas. It is located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru on a 7,970 ft mountain ridge.
Many archaeologists believe that the construction of this city was constructed by Inca Emperor Pachacuti in 1450 and was abandoned a year later. It was bought to international attention in the year 1911 by American historian Hiram Bingham. It is one of the famous destinations which was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
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