When we talk about the wonders of the world, there are many – from natural and man-made to under the water. The common thing about all these wonders is that they are breathtaking and unique in every way. Here is a list of must-watch wonders across the world.
Great Pyramid Of Giza, Egypt
The pyramids situated in Egypt’s city Giza are the ancient wonders of the world that are still there. Among these pyramids, the largest pyramid is the Great Pyramid that is definitely worth seeing. These pyramids were built by Egypt’s pharaohs some 4,500 years ago for constructing massive tombs for themselves from where they guided themselves to the next world and become gods in the afterlife. Talking about the first and the largest pyramid, it was commissioned by Pharaoh Khufu. The pyramid measures about 481 feet and has special chambers, temples, and other features.
Taj Mahal, India
Another man-made structure that is prominent among other world wonders is the Taj Mahal. The ivory-white marble building was built by about 20,000 laborers after been ordered by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan who wanted to honor it to his most beloved wife, late Mumtaj Mahal. The Taj Mahal complex has landscaped gardens and other monuments too. The dazzling building gets blue, rose, and golden hues at various times of the day and night.
This oval amphitheater located in Rome in Italy was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian around A.D. 70-72. Later, his son opened it and launched it for conducting 100 days of games including wild animal fights. The structure was the largest amphitheater of that time and easily accommodated about 50,000-80,000 spectators. Built of concrete, tuff, and limestone, Colosseum was active for about four centuries and eventually fell into neglect.
Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
These are the terraces built in the mountainous area of Banaue in the Philippines by predecessors of the native people. The terraces are considered to be very old and are said to be built mainly by hands. They are located about 4,900 feet above the level of the sea and are fed by rainforests as well as the irrigation system.
Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon situated in the United States is one of the natural wonders of the world. This popular gorge is up to 29 km wide and about 446 km long. Talking about its depth, it is about 1,857 meters. The river valley is known for its visually overpowering size and colorful landscape.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
This natural wonder is a beautiful bay set in northeast Vietnam. Known for its huge surrounding mountains and emerald waters, the bay is a must-see place. The bay has over 1,500 limestone islands surrounding it. In 1994, this amazing bay became the World Heritage Site. Well, the bay region is popular for hiking and rock climbing.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Known for its remarkable beauty as well as variety, the Great Barrier Reef is located in Australia. It has the largest collection of coral reefs in the world including 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 species of mollusk along with other species like marine worms, sponges, and coral. This is due to its remarkable variety it makes for one of the richest natural ecosystems on the planet.
Great Wall Of China, China
Listed in the 7 new wonders of the world list, the Great Wall of China is the longest man-made monument with a length of 13,170.70 miles. It was constructed back in the 7th century BC by the Chinese empires that made the wall so as to protect themselves from nomadic groups. The wall made from bricks, stones, wood, and rammed earth is generally a collection of walls.