7 Wonders In The World

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    1 The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    taj mahal

    The Taj Mahal is one of the most well preserved seven wonders of the world

    The impressive white marble mausoleum that is The Taj Mahal was born out of love.

    Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan was heartbroken when his third wife, a Persian Princess, died in 1631 whilst giving birth to their fourteenth child Gauhara Begum, and he vowed to construct a magnificent building in her memory.

    2 Petra, Jordan

    Petra, JordanThe monastery at Petra, a whole city carved into the side of limestone cliffs

    Petra is known as the Lost City as well as the “rose-red city half as old as time”, due to its pink-hued rock. Situated in Ma’an Governorate, Jordan, it is a once-magnificent city carved into sandstone rock.

    3 Machu Picchu, Peru

    Machu Picchu, PeruThe spectacular view of Macchu Picchu you get after trekking the Inka Trail

    Like Petra, this is another one of the world’s “Lost Cities”, with Machu Picchu only being discovered in 1911.

    Situated on a hilltop between the Andean Mountains with the Uramba Valley below, the city of the Incas is a favorite place for charity treks and hikers to visit.

     

    4 The Great Wall of China

    the Great Wall Of China

    Parts of the Great Wall of China have been rebuilt to take them back to their former glory

    The Great Wall of China was built to protect the country from invasion and runs from east to west along the northern reaches of the country as it is today. Work began on the first part of the wall between the 7th and 6th centuries BC and it was opened in 206 BC.

     

    5 Colosseum, Rome, Italy

    Colosseum, Rome, Italy

    The colosseum was used for gladiator fights. It’s the only one of the seven wonders of the world in Europe

    The ruin of this magnificent Flavian Amphitheater is situated right in the center of Rome and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

    6 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    The Christ The Redeemer statue is 40 meters high, and sits on a 700 meter high mountain overlooking Rio

    Christ the Redeemer, or Cristo Redento to give it its Portuguese name, is the magnificent 40-meter high statue of Christ that stands on top of the 700-meter high Corcovado Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

     

    7 Kukulkan Pyramid, Chichen Itza, Mexico

    Kukulkan Pyramid, Chichen Itza, Mexico

    The Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza. Two serpents’ heads can be seen at the bottom of the stairs

    Chichen Itza, meaning “at the mouth of the well of Itza”, was a large pre-Columbian City built by the Maya people in Tinum in the Mexican state of Yucatan.

     

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