The world is a beautiful and wonderful place, it’s full of so much wonder. As we continue to explore and discover the world around us, the more we are left in awe of its beauty and wonder. With some much wonder and beauty around us, it’s no wonder that a new 7 wonders of the world have been announced. As we continue to discover and explore, we are sure new wonders would be discovered and the list would continue to be revamped or expanded. In 2007, more than 100 million people voted to declare the New 7 Wonders of the World. On today’s post, we are going to list them in hopes it would ignite your wanderlust.
The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, India and is one of the new 7 wonders of the world. It is absolutely beautiful and would take your breath. It is an architectural masterpiece and is really impressive. Taj Mahal is a mausoleum and was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife. It’s made of white marble and at dawn and dusk, the white marble reflects a soft pink hue. This makes this beautiful mausoleum look even more beautiful, magnificent and majestic. The tomb of Shah Jahan’s wife is at the centrepiece of the mausoleum. Taj Mahl has formal gardens of raise pathways, sunken beds, a linear reflecting pool, a mosque and a guest house. It is considered the most perfect specimen of Muslim art in India.
Machu Picchu is an ancient Incan city and it is located in the Cusco Region of Peru. It was built in the 1400s, the site was untouched till it was discovered by archaeologists in 1911. Machu Picchu also sits nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. The ancient city is made of sparkling granite and is absolutely breathtaking. It’s no wonder it was named one of the new 7 wonders of the world, the city is absolutely mesmerizing from the top. It is believed that the site is very scared, it can only be reached by foot, helicopter or by train.
The Roman Colosseum
This new 7 wonder of the world is located in the centre of the city of Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre to have ever been built. The Colosseum was built nearly 2,000 years ago, it amazing that the building has been able to keep its fundamental shape and construction. Despite the earthquakes and stone-robbers, the magnificent structure still stands. It used to hold up to 50,000 to 80,000 spectators who came to watch battle reenactments, animal hunts, executions, public spectacles, and gladiatorial contests. The Colosseum is so impressive that it still influences modern architecture and amphitheatres.
Chichen Itza is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, it is the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza. The ruins of Chichen Itza is the perfect example of the genius and adaptability of the Mayan culture. The ruins are spectacular and splendid. It was built 800 and 900 AD, it was a political and economic hub. It was a trading centre for various items. The most famous ruin within the city of Chichen Itza is the Pyramid of Kukulkan, it is also known as El Castillo. El Castillo is a sophisticated astronomical observatory.
Christ the Redeemer Statue
The Christ the Redeemer Statue is located in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. It is atop Corcovado Mountain and is an iconic statue of Jesus. The statute was constructed between 1922 and 1931, it stands at an incredible 98 feet tall and has a 92-foot wingspan. It is a massive statue and very impressive. The statue has become an easily recognized icon for Rio and Brazil and now one of the new 7 wonders of the world. It will definitely take your breath away with how spectacular it is.
Petra is located in southwest Jordan and is an ancient city. It was built around 312 BC and was the capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV. Petra showcases remarkable rock-cut architecture from within the sandstone cliffs. It is also known as the Rose City because of its creamy rose complexion of the stone. It is a beautiful and exquisite city, the civilization proved to be early manipulators of water tech. The city has intricate tunnels and water chambers, which helped create a pseudo-oasis.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China was built between the 5th century B.C and the 16th century. It spans 4,000 miles and goes across the historical northern border of China. The wall was built by Quin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China to maintain and protect borders. It is the world’s longest man-made structure.
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