Wonders of the World have become major tourists’ attractions around the globe. They are annually visited by millions of visitors who come to admire the glory and beauty of these manmade marvels.
Wonders of the world have also become the significance of the place where they stand and also generate great revenue from their visitors. Get an overview of 10 famous wonders of the world including the new and ancient wonders of the world.
10. Christ the Redeemer Statue in Brazil
Christ the Redeemer Statue is the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is built on the top of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and weighs 635 tones. Its magnificent structure has ranked it one of the top 10 wonders of the world.
9. El Castillo Pyramid of Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city located in the eastern part of Yucatán state. It provides a fabulous view of historical sites and world heritage, also known as the mythical city. The El Castillo pyramid of Chichen Itza is counted amongst the new Seven Wonders of the World.
8. Machu Picchu in Peru
Machu Picchu is located in the region of Cuzco, Peru and is the lost city of Incas. It’s was built as an astronomical observation site. Its beauty and fascinating classical Inca style stone walls rank it as the wonder of the world.
7. The Colosseum in Rome
The grand Roman amphitheatre in Italy, called Colosseum became one of the top 10 wonders of the world in 2007. Its magnificent structure and huge historic auditorium recalls the gladiatorial wars of Roman Empire. The Colosseum in Rome, today stands as an iconic symbol and is also the most popular tourist attractions in Rome.
6. Great Wall of China
One of the most significant masonry works on earth is the Great Wall of China built between 221–206 BC by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a series of 6,259.6 km sections of actual wall, 359.7 km long trenches and of 2,232.5 km natural defensive barriers that was constructed to defend the Chinese Empire against the Mongol nomads’ invasion. The Great Wall of China is enlisted in the top 10 wonders of the world.
5. Lost Civilization of Petra in Jordan
The matchless grandeur of Petra, Jordan puts it in the wonders of the world list. Petra was a lost culture and civilization of Nabateans in Jordan that was rediscovered in the 18th century and thus restored. The beauty of red mountains and the construction with Sandstone on cliffs makes the Petra, Jordan most valuable treasure of the world.
4. Taj Mahal in India
The glorious Taj Mahal unfolds the purity of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is an outstanding amalgamation of Persian, Indian and Muslim architecture with each of its building element having high end quality and fineness. Taj Mahal is also the hugely visited wonder of the world located in Agra, India.
3. Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
Leaning Tower of Pisa is famous bell tower known for its fascinating leaning structure worldwide. It is situated behind the Cathedral in Italy with height 55.86 m from the ground on the lower side and 56.70 m on the high side. Leaning Tower of Pisa is also a popular tourist spot in Italy.
2. The Eiffel Tower in Paris
Eiffel Tower is the biggest attraction of Paris that was ranked as wonder of the world due to its approximate height 324 meters that is synonymous to 81-storey building. Eiffel Tower was constructed in 1889 and was named after its designer Gustave Eiffel. It is not only a famous monument in the world but also an identification of France.
1. The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt are one of the oldest wonders of the world and a clear demonstration of manmade marvels. They were built during the fourth dynasty in around 2700-2500 BC at the purlieu of Egypt that has become a most visited spot by the tourists today.