10 Oct 2022

The Seven Wonders Of The World

Hello world….I know it’s been ages since my last post. Four years to be precise!

It’s has been awhile, but I am happy to be back. Even though I haven’t post much, I was traveling pre covid but didn’t share much of it online. In July of 2019, I accomplished one of my travel goals…I completed the bucket list to visit The Seven Wonders Of The World!

Holding a great historical significance and symbolizing cultural heritage, both the old and the new 7 wonders of the world are a must for every traveller to explore once in a lifetime. Though only the ruins remain of the majority of the old wonders, travelers can surely witness the charm of the new wonders of the world.

The Seven Old Wonders Of The World

Wish to know about the 7 wonders of the world? They truly have some charisma that had attracted Globetrotters from across the globe to experience their magnificent beauty. Here are the list of the old 7 wonders of the world: 

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza

2. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

3. Hanging Gardens of Babylon

4. The Lighthouse of Alexandria

5. Statue of Zeus at Olympia

6. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

7. Colossus of Rhodes

Of all the ancient seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the one and only wonder that has survived to stand tall through thick and thin.

The Seven New Wonders Of The World

In 2007, more than 100 million people voted to declare 7 sites as new wonders of the world. This was a campaign started in 2000 by Wonders of The World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. My Journey to visit all Seven New Wonders of The World started in 2015 with Chichén Itzá being the first and was completed in 2019 with Petra.

Chichén Itzá, Mexico

This was the first Wonders of the World I visited in 2015 while on vacation with my sister in Cancun.

The genius and adaptability of Mayan culture can be seen in the ruins of Chichen Itza, on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. the structure features a total of 365 steps, the number of days in the solar year. When it comes to Mayan ruins, this is by far the best example of their architecture.

While most people will advise you to come early for 8 am, you could also try to visit at the end of the day – the site closes at 5 pm. There are public buses as well as day tours from Cancun to get you here.

Great Wall Of China, China

The Great Wall of China  located in Beijing, China is the world’s longest manmade structure. The Great Wall of China is actually a succession of walls spanning approximately more than 4,000 miles. It was built around 500 years ago.

Badaling is the most famous, most visited, and most restored section of the Great Wall. But if you prefer something less busy we recommend checking out Mutianyu or Jinshanling. They see fewer tourists and offer gorgeous views of the wall.

Colosseum, Italy

Located in Rome, Italy. Rome’s most enduring icon is undoubtedly the Colosseum. Built in the first century by order of the Emperor Vespasian. It was in use for some 500 years and held nearly 50,000 spectators.

Colosseum is the ultimate sight to see in the eternal city of Rome. Standing in the middle of the Colosseum, it is easy to imagine why Romans were considered one of the greatest engineers of all time.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Located in about 50 miles northwest of Cuzco, Peru. Machu Picchu is thought to have been a sacred center for the nearby Incan capital of Cusco. The last lost city of the Incas as it’s often called. Explorer Hiram Bingham III discovered Machu Picchu in 1911. It’s believed smallpox killed most of its population. 

There are a few options to get to Machu Picchu, the train or trek.

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

The Christ the Redeemer statue has loomed over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from upon Corcovado mountain since 1931. Its origins date to just after World War I, when some Brazilians feared a “tide of godlessness.” They proposed a statue, which was ultimately designed by Heitor da Silva Costa, Carlos Oswald, and Paul Landowski. Construction began in 1926 and was completed five years later. It is the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world.

To get to the top you must take a train, van, or taxi to the top and then ride a set of escalators to the top. Check the weather before you. It has to be a clear sunny day, otherwise, you won’t be able to see the statue once you get to the top.

Taj Mahal, India

Located in Agra, India. Taj Mahal is a mausoleum commissioned for the wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.  She died in 1631 giving birth to their 14th child. It took about 22 years and 20,000 workers to construct the complex. The mausoleum is made of white marble that features semiprecious stones in geometric and floral patterns. It’s regarded as one of the world’s most iconic monuments and is perhaps the finest example of Mughal architecture.

Most travelers will get to Agra from Delhi either by train or car.

Petra, Jordan

Structures carved into stone and the El-Deir monastery helped Petra, Jordan earn its fame.

The ancient city of Petra, Jordan, is located in a remote valley, nestled among sandstone mountains and cliffs. It was purported to be one of the places where Moses struck a rock and water gushed forth. 

Come early morning so you can see the Treasury lit up in the morning sun and if you can, stay for the sunset to see the royal tombs radiate the earthy colors.

I Hope this post helps inspire you all to visit The Seven New Wonders Of The World.

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