Seven Wonders of the World
Updated: Oct 24, 2019
Seven Wonders of The World
Our world really is amazing. There are so many natural attractions around the world that will really leave you in awe. People travel halfway across the world to see a famous historical landmark, visit a museum, or to taste foreign cuisine. There are multiple places in this world that are beautiful, but the Seven Wonders of The World are supposedly the best.
The Great Wall of China (China)
The Great Wall of China is approximately 13,000 miles long! It stretches from the China Seaport of Shanhaiguan to the Gansu Province. The Great Wall consists of multiple different walls that have been built parallel to each other. The most expensive, and best preserved, version of the wall dates from around 1368-1644; it runs approximately 5,500 miles. Over 10 million people visit the wall every year; will you be one of them?
Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro)
The Christ the Redeemer Statue was completed in 1931. It stands a whopping 98 feet tall. The base of the statue is about 26 feet tall. The statue is the largest Art Deco-style sculpture in the entire world. It is placed up on a high summit so everyone in Rio can gaze at it.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel that is located in the Andes Mountains. It has an amazing height of 7,927 feet. Built in the 15th century, the Incan citadel has long been abandoned. The formes use of the Incan citadel remains a mystery, but some believed it was supposed to be turned into a Royal Estate.
Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)
Chichen Itza is a ruined Maya city that takes up four square miles of land in south-central Yucatan state. It is located in a very arid region and has little water around it. Chichen Itza was founded around the 6th century CE. In 1998, Chichen Itza was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Roman Colosseum (Rome)
The Roman Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre, is a humongous amphitheatre located in Rome. It was built sometime between 70 and 72 CE. Before the Colosseum was built, there was an artificial lake that was built into the middle of Nero’s Golden House. Vespasian decided to drain the lake that had once belonged to a tyrannical emperor, and he built a public place for thousands of people to roam.
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
The Taj mahal is a mausoleum complex that was built in 1632 by the Mughal emperor: Shah Jahan. He built this to store the remains of his dead wife. It is located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River which is located in Agra, India. The Taj Mahal is made out of marble that is said to project beautiful colors when the sun hits it just right. The Taj Mahal was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1933.
Petra is a half-built, half-carved structure. It is carved into rock and is also surrounded by mountains that are filled with passages. Petra is located in between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, and it was an important crossroad between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenix. Petra was the capital of the Nabateans. It is one of the most famous archeological sites in the entire world.