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7 Greatest Wonders of the World

Posted on 24 September 2019 by junaidarshad (0)

The world is full of wonders both natural as well as human built. Most of these serve as the biggest tourist attractions. People love to see these wonders with their own eyes.

The list below comprises of these greatest wonders of the world. It will help you to limit your search and add a destination into your bucket list.

Great Wall of China

Great wall of China is the world’s largest man-made construction projects, which covers an area of almost 5,500 miles. The construction of this massive structure began in the 7th century and it took almost two millenniums to complete it.

The structure comprises two parallel walls with a path over them. Moreover, there are numerous watchtowers and barracks. The basic purpose of this wall was to secure the borders of China against the attacks of invaders.

Chichén Itzá

Located on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, this Mayan city dates back to the 9th and 10th centuries. For this reason, this city holds a great value in terms of history and monuments associated with the past. You can visit a variety of temples and monuments that are simply amazing.

Chichén Itzá is also home to the biggest tlachtli in America, which is a kind of sporting field. This was the playground of inhabitants of ancient Chichén. The inhabitants used to play a ball game as a part of the ritual. This game was popular among the civilizations of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.

Petra

Situated in the remote valley of Jordan, this ancient city is known for the miracle of Moses. Moses struck a rock and water started to flow out of the rock bed. This is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.

After invaded by an Arab tribe (Nabataeans), Petra attained the status of capital in the region. This city has a number of ancient gardens and farming lands. The archeological importance of the city is unsurpassable and you can find numerous historic places that still look stunning.

Machu Picchu

The discovery of this city dates back to 1911, when Hiram Bingham explored most of it. This place is a paradise for history lovers. You can find most of the pre-Columbian ruins that are in fairly good condition. Although situated at the far stretched areas of the Andes Mountains, tourists can visit this place without any hassle. It has all the features that make your trip a memorable one.

Christ the Redeemer

This majestic statue of Jesus stands tall at the Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. The construction of this statue dates back to World War I. Brazilians at that time feared that by building the statue of Jesus, they can save themselves from a curse.

Colosseum

The Colosseum is known for the fight of gladiators, which was a popular source of entertainment in ancient Rome. It was a game of death where one contender has to die. However, there is another belief that relates this place to the martyr of Christians. The Colosseum has seen the hard times; hence, some of its parts couldn’t withstand either the wrath of nature or damage due to invasions.

Taj Mahal

Located in Agra, India, Taj Mahal is one of the most stunning and iconic monuments in the world. It is the finest of all Mughal architecture. Built by Emperor Shah Jahān in the honor of his wife Mumtāz Maḥal, it took almost 22 years to complete this structure.