The world is full of both natural and man-made wonders. These are structures which have stood the test of time and continue to leave all of us awestruck for their brilliance. The New 7 Wonders of the World was a campaign held in 2000 to decide on the Wonders Of The World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. It was in 2007 that the New 7 Wonders Foundation based in Zurich announced the New 7 Wonders of the World. These were the Taj Mahal, the Chichen Itza, the Colosseum, the Machu Picchu, the Christ the Redeemer, the Petra, and the Great Wall of China. the Great Pyramid of Giza is considered as an honorary candidate but is not a wonder of the world.
Taj Mahal, The White Mausoleum Amongst The Seven Wonders Of The World
Famous all over the world with over 7-8 million tourist influx , the Taj Mahal is a huge white marble mausoleum. The building of the Taj Mahal was commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a testament of his love for his departed wife Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. It was built using ivory-white marble and precious stones. The Taj Mahal looks the best on a full moon night.
Popularly known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum is an oval shaped amphitheatre in Rome, Italy and largest of its kind in the world. It is built using concrete and sand. Its construction was started under the reign of Emperor Vespian and was completed by his successor Titus.
Located in Southern Peru in the East Cordillera, Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca citadel. It is a famous icon of the Inca civilization. It is declared as a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Christ The Redeemer
This Art Deco statue of Jesus is a well known masterpiece of Brazil. It was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and Brazilian engineer Hektor da Silva Costa in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. It is constructed out of reinforced concrete and soapstone.
The Chichen Itza is an archaeological site in the Municipality of Tinum in the Yucatan State of Mexico. It is believed to have been built by the people of the Mayan civilization. It is one of the mythical cities and most visited archaeological sites in Mexico.
Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the country of Jordan. It is known as Raqmu by its inhabitants. It is also known as rose city for the colour of stone used to build it. It has a gorgeous rock cut architecture and a beautiful water conduit system.
The Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall Of China was built to save the country from its enemies. The wall not only saved the kingdom from enemy attacks but also demarcated it’s boundaries. It measures about 21,196 kms and is designated to be a UNESCO World Heritage site.