7 Wonders of the World

7 Wonders of the World

7 wonders of world

The 7 wonders of the world hold a great historical significance and symbolize the great cultural heritage, and so, the new as well as the old both the 7 wonders are a must for every traveler to explore at least once in a lifetime. Through this blog, we will be talking about the new 7 wonders of the world.

·         The Great Wall of China, China

·         Chichén Itzá

·         Christ The Redeemer, Brazil

·         Petra, Jordan

·         Taj Mahal, India

·         Colosseum, Italy

·         Machu Picchu

Each of the 7 wonders has some unique significance. So, let us look at the specialty and uniqueness which made them clarify for the new 7 wonders of the world. Let us begin,

The great wall of China - Wonders of World

The Great Wall of China

Built from 220 B.C. to A.D. 1644

 

Calling it great will be an injustice because it is one of the world’s largest building construction projects. Built nearly  1800 years ago, The Great Wall of China is now the Chinese national symbol. It is claimed to be about  5,500 miles (8,850 km) long and was constructed with the basic motive of protecting the northern empire of China from the attacks of the enemies. The structure basically consists of two parallel walls
accompanied by the watchtowers and barracks. If you ask me the reasons to visit
the Great Wall of China, I would mention 4 important points.

  • It has a long history and is the longest
    construction in the world.
  • A massive scale that is said to be seen from
    space.
  • You can enjoy hiking and photography and even
    test your courage.

Enjoy the Terrific Natural Scenery as it is
built along the mountain ridges in suburban areas, which are rich in natural
scenery as well as fresh air.

Chichien Itza, Mexico - Wonders of World

Built 5th-13th century by the civilization of  Maya-Toltec 

 

Chichén Itzá,  an ancient Maya city, eventually became part of the Maya-Toltec civilization.The ruins there feature some religious temples that epitomize Maya innovation in the field of astronomy and science. Among the number of important monuments and temples built, El Castillo (“The Castle”) is very famous.It is a stepped pyramid that rises 79 feet (24 meters) above the Main Plaza. A testament to the astronomical abilities of the Mayans’, the structure features 365 steps, which is equivalent to the number of days in the solar year. During the spring and autumn, the setting sun casts a shadow on the pyramid which gives it the appearance of a serpent slithering down the north stairway; at its base, there is a stone snakehead. Chichén Itzá is also the home to the largest tlachtli (a type of sporting field) in the Americas. On that field, the residents used to play a ritual ball game that is popular throughout pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.
 

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil - Wonders of World

                                                          Built 1926-31

 Christ the Redeemer, is a statue of Jesus Christ, which stands 125 feet atop Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. It was made just after World War 1 when some of the Brazilians feared a “tide of godlessness.” So, they proposed this statue, which is designed by Heitor da Silva Costa, Carlos Oswald, and Paul Landowski. Construction had begun in 1926 and was completed five years later. It remains to be the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world. Christ the Redeemer has been built using reinforced concrete and is covered in six million tiles approximately. The immense height has made it vulnerable to weather and lightning. For instance, in the year 2014, the tip of the right thumb of Jesus was damaged during a storm.

Petra, Jordan - Wonders of World

                 Built 4th century B.C. to 2nd century A.D.

 

The city of Petra has been built by the Nabateans. It is located in a remote valley, between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, surrounded by mountains and cliffs. Petra was once a key stopping point on the central caravan of the silk routes. However, today the monuments are vulnerable to flash flooding in the Wadi Musa and even the continuing erosion from wind and rain. Some beautiful facts of this place are:

  • The stunning natural beauty is a magical experience
  • The area is free from modernity, which means that any kind of motorized vehicle is not allowed to enter. Hence it is well preserved
  • If you venture down through the Siq during the night, you’ll find over 1,500 candles lighted on your way to the Treasury. This will definitely be one of the best experiences of your life.

Taj Mahal, India - Wonders of World

Taj Mahal, India

                                                    Built 1632-48.

One of the world’s most iconic architectural achievements, the Taj Mahal is the best example to describe the talents of the Mughal empire. The construction of this beautiful monument took around 20,000 workers and 22 years to build. Emperor Shah Jahān gave the instructions to make it to honor his wife Mumtāz Maal. It is made up of ivory-white marble with the tomb as the centerpiece of the complex which is spread in 42 acres of land. You must visit The Taj Mahal, which is considered to be the symbol of love

Colosseum , Italy - Wonders of World

Colosseum, Italy

Built A.D. 72-82

 

The Colosseum in Rome is an amphitheater with arcades and half-columns. It is a beautiful example of the architectural innovation of the Roman Empire. Gladiator and hunting shows were very common there. The building was capable of holding 50,000 spectators, who watched a variety of events. The history of this place is indeed horrible, but Colosseum remains to be an important sight in Italy.

Machu Picchu - Wonders of World

Machu Picchu

Built: middle-15th century

Situated on the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu was probably built as a royal retreat for the emperor of Incan Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui. Machu Picchu has been built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. It consists of three primary structures that are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Machu Picchu was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Surrounded by the majestic mountain peaks and being  2,430 meters (7,970 ft) above sea level, Machu Picchu is such a beauty that cannot be described in words and so you must visit it. 

So, this was about the seven wonders of the world. If you have visited any of them, then drop your experience in the comments section.

–  Ishani Sarkar & Vaishnavi Agarwal

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