So we have good news and bad news: the bad news is that only one of the original wonders of the world remains today. The good news is that a new list emerged to present the new seven wonders of the world that are a must visit. Get out your maps and begin to plot your journey to see all of the top attractions in the world. With over 100 million votes, the new wonders are worth checking out!
The Great Wall of China
If you were looking down on Earth from space, the rumor is that you’d see one of the new seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall stretches approximately 21,000 km across northern China, but you can experience the site just outside of Beijing. Climb a top the wall for scenic photos of the China countryside to avoid the overwhelming tourist traps at the foot of the wall.
The mystery about what happened to the Ancient Inca tribe still puzzles the world, but a trip to Machu Picchu may get you that much closer to uncovering the truth. Machu Picchu is one of the new wonders of the world located in Peru. Hike up the Incan trails to reach the mystical site just in time for the famous sunrise event. The cascading levels of Machu Picchu make for the perfect exploration and discovery of the historic Incan site.
The Tal Mahal is the gem of India. The iconic mausoleum is the country’s top attraction, drawing millions of people every year to marvel at the beautiful white marble structure. Join the crowds as you walk the grounds of the Taj Mahal, witnessing one of the most impressive works of Muslim architecture. View the perfect reflection of the Taj Mahal as you reflect on the inspiring romantic story of the site of a former emperor and his late wife.
Enter to walls of the Colosseum for a glimpse into the past of one of Rome’s favorite pastimes. As the most visited site in the world, the Colosseum connects visitors to a structure that’s been sound since 70-80 AD.
The ruins of the Colosseum hold many tales of Gladiator battles and other public showcases. While it no longer holds the roaring crowds of up to 50,000 Romans, millions of people come to the site every year.
Christ the Redeemer
The next time that you’re in Río de Janeiro be sure to look up; the Christ the Redeemer statue will be looking down on you. Christ the Redeemer is a worthy symbol of Brazil and holds a rightful place in the list of new wonders of the world.
The towering statue of Jesus Christ is approximately 38m tall and positioned atop the Corcovado Mountain. Take in the panoramic views of Río de Janeiro from the foot of the statue, and you’ll see why it’s a must-visit attraction in the world.
Chichén Itzá introduces another ancient civilization to the list of new wonders of the world. In Mexico, just outside of Cancun, the Aztecs constructed one of the largest pyramids still standing, dating back to 600 AD.
Walk the complex to discover evidence of the Aztec civilization, seeing their places of worship and even sporting grounds. Visit during an eclipse to see a rare event of the serpent god winding down the side of the pyramid.
You’ve undoubtedly seen the archaeological site of Petra in some of your favorite movies, but did you know the city carved into rock is one of the new seven wonders of the world?
As travel restrictions to Jordan continue to ease up, tourists are now flocking to the hidden valley that once served as a major trading post for nomadic vendors in the region. The impressive structures carved into the walls of the valley have everything necessary for a modern society that is still being uncovered today.
The new seven wonders of the world have proven themselves to be worthy of global recognition. With only one of the original wonders still standing today, make sure to add these to the top of your bucket list to see them while you can.