7 New Wonders Of The World
In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation New 7 Wonders Foundation to choose the New7Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments through online votes. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the only remaining of the Seven Ancient Wonders, was not one of the winners announced in 2007 but was added as an honorary candidate.
1. Taj Mahal, India:
It was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is the pride of India and more importantly, an epitome of love. Built as early as the 16th century, It is the crown of India which is constructed purely of ivory-white marble and is best witnessed during sunrise.
Height: 73 meters
Timings: 8 am to 5 pm; During Full Moon: 8.30 pm to 12.30 am
Best Time To Visit: November to March
2. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
Located atop the Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca Forest National Park, the wondrous statue of Christ the Redeemer is perched at a height of 700 meters. Overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro and constructed from 1922 to 1931, the statue is not only the symbol of the Christian community but is also one of the iconic landmarks of Brazil and Rio.
3. Great Wall Of China
It is one of the 7 wonders of the world that need no introduction. Encompassing defensive fortifications that are a perfect blend of bricks, rammed earth, wood, stones, and other substances, the Great Wall of China was built to protect the Chinese region from invasions of empires during the 7th century BCE.
4. Petra, Jordan
Petra is the world-famous archaeological site that once served as the Nabatean Kingdom’s capital. Boasting of its one-of-a-kind pink sandstone cliffs out of which the tombs and temples are sculpted, Al Khazneh is the most famous temple of all. Featuring a facade known as the Treasury, Petra reflects the authentic Greek architecture that attracts millions of travelers across the world.
5. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is one of the most classic 7 wonders of the world. Dating back to the 15th century, Machu Picchu in Peru is the most renowned structure of the Inca civilization which is famous for its dry-stone walls.
6. Chichen Itza, Mexico
It was located in Yucatan, Mexico. The renowned structure of Mayan ruins, the city of Chichen Itza boasts of a World Heritage Site of a massive temple – El Castillo, built in the shape of a pyramid. Dedicated to the God of Kukulkan, the structure consists of 91 steps on each side which when totaled with the final step of the temple, equals the number of days in one Haab year, i.e., 365 days. It has a height: 30 meters.
7. Colosseum, Rome
It is the largest surviving amphitheater in the world. Built during the time between 70 AD to 72 AD by the famous Emperor Vespasian, Colosseum is much famed as the Flavian Amphitheatre that continues to charm travelers till today. Its height: 48 meters Located in Piazza del Colosseo, 1, Roma, Italy.