10 Wonders of the World: Travel Bucket List

July 12, 2017

10 wonders of the world, because 7 was too boring. I previously talked about the 7 wonders of the world or what I thought were the 7 wonders of the world. Although this list is also listed in other list as well such as National Geographic. But why 7? We live in such a vast world and 7 was all I could come up with?? So, I decided to take it a step further. I was going for the goal. 10 can be the magic number for NOW. So, sit back and sip on a cup of Joe as I take you on the journey of the 10 wonders of the world.

**Now I already wrote about 7 of my top picks and I will be leaving them here as well and by the end you will see the additional 3.

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Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt:

One of the first places I went when I joined the military. I was overly joyed to be there. The place was breathtaking. Although it was a little windy it was still amazing to see.These pyramids are the size of skyscrapers  This reminded me of scenes from the Mummy. During my travel there was construction going on and I was unable to see certain parts of which included the sphinx. How the locals were amazing in Caro, and offered tours daily. A must see as pictures can not describe these monuments.

Egypt pyramids

Petra, Jordan:

Petra or known as “the lost city’, nestled away in a canyon in Jordan. One of Jordan’s most visited spots.  There are several places to visit while there. Which include, the Bab al Siq, the Dam, The Siq, the Treasury, the Streets of Facades, the Theater, and the Urn, Silk, Corinthan, and Palace Tombs to name just the many of things you can see while in Jordan. If this place looks familiar that is because it appeared on Indiana Jones: The Crusade.
Petra, Jordan

Chichén Itzá, Mexico:

If you ever take a cruise to Progreso , Mexico. This is the excursion you want to pick. Built by the Mayan’s, this temple is one of the largest in the Yucatán peninsula. While onboard the Triumph out of New Orleans. This was one of the many stops were made while visiting Progreso. This place attracts thousands of tourist yearly and I can tell why.

Chichen Itza is one of the oldest and tallest Mayan ruin temples. There is so much to see here, such as vendors selling authentic Mexico crafts, clothes, and other gift items. This place is enormous in size, and believe it or not this place is where the Mayans held ball games. Which you can see on your visit. Listen to the echos that come from clapping your hands together. Mexico can get really hot and humid, but don’t be scared. Grab a swimsuit and dip in one of two cenotes located right with the ruins.

Mayan Ruins

Great Wall of China, Beijing:

According to the Travel Channel, the wall stretches 10,000 miles long. Built by 14th and 17th Chinese dynasties. Originally built for border control from enemy invasions, and then later to separate China from other countries. This wall is so big you can see it from the International Space Station. Over time damage has caused part of the wall to collaspe or become too weak for visitors. The Great Wall is on the top of my bucket list of places to see.

The Great Wall of China

Taj Mahal, India:

Step into the world of Aladdin. This majestic building has a beautiful love story attached to it. Read it here.  Located along the Yamuna River in Agra, India. It took over 20 years to build. One of India’s most impressive man-made buildings. According to the History channel more than 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal.  That is 45,000 people per day. Make sure to add this to your must see bucket list. Take a stroll along the reflection pool or garden that are along the Taj Mahal. Another must see.

Taj Mahal

Machu Picchu, Peru:

High above the cloud covered mountains of Peru, sit the Machu Picchu ruins. Considered one of the NEW wonders of the world, Machu Picchu stands 7,000 feet above sea level on the Andean mountains. There are multiple hiking trails that are accessible for people. Relax as the clouds pass you by. Take a birds eye view from the top. Another must see adventure.

FYI: The government has released new guidelines regarding Machu Piccu, so make sure you look those up before you book.

Machu Picchu

Roman Colosseum, Rome:

The Colosseum, located east of Rome, which is one of the largest amphitheaters in the world. The Colosseum can hold as many as 80,000 people. During the Roman era the Colosseum was used for entertainment such as hunting and gladiator shows. Later, used as housing, and workshops. Parts of the Colosseum was ruined due to an earthquake. Many people still flock here. Now it is one of the top tourist attractions in Rome.
Colosseum

Chirst Redeemer, Rio de Jeneiro:

The beautiful Brazil. The Carnival capital. This is one place I have always wanted to go. Before Edward took Bella. One place I want to check off while there is Christ Redeemer. This bigger then life statue of Jesus Christ stands at a whooping 98 feet. “Put some Jesus in your life”. Christ Redeemer is located on the peak of Corcovado mountains in the Tijuca Forest National Park. Visitors can enjoy this statue with easy. Rio construction has now made it where visitors can use escalators or elevators to the top.

Easter Island, Polynesia:

“DUM DUM, GIVE ME GUM GUM.” favorite movie scene from Night at the Museum. Easter Island is located on the Polynesia volcanic island.  These statues heads “moai” are true relics. There are 900 statues standing as if to protect the island from pirates. A must see on the list of wonders of the world.

Fun fact: Called Easter Island because it was first recorded that Jacob Roggeveen discovered the heads on Easter Sunday. 900 statues standing as if to protect the island from pirates.

Stonehenge, England:

Last but not least, Stonehenge. A ring of standing stone which is basically in the middle of no where. Still believed by some that aliens came and created them as a message. Although history can stand and say that aliens did not create this but man did. Built in the Bronze Age, also includes burial sites. My visit to Europe wouldn’t be complete unless I visit Stonehenge.

Conclusion:

There are many structures, buildings, and statues. That I did not cover. I’m sure I could write a book about all of them. As man has created since the invention on the wheel. We continue to do so today. These 10 wonders of world are my top 10 and where I want to visit. Although I can check 2 off the list. I felt they were still worth mentioning. Until next time. Look at for my latest blogs as I will be exploring the world in less than 12 hours. Bon voyage!!!

I hoped you enjoyed my list of the seven wonders of the world. Did I miss any of you favorite? Comment below and share you seven wonders of the world. Want to see the original 7 wonders? Click here. What more travel adventures? Check my out my other post. 12 Things To Do In New Orleans and How To Take An Amazing Cruise.

 

 

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Anna
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Glad to see i’ve been to 2 of them out of the list and I can’t wait to visit to rest. Great List Amanda. Keep traveling 🙂

Krista
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I’m going to sound crazy but I never realized Stonehenge was in England– whaaaat?! I need to add some of these places to my list the next time I get ‘on the road’… er, on a plane! 😉

Joseph Chikeleze
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Hello, this is nice post. I really love it.

Thanks.

prasna
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Nicely described each place.. apt information.. not overdosed.. a crisp one.. I love this kind of blogs..

Erin Fuller
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Great post and great list! I would love to see Stonehenge in person one of these days.

Rosemerry
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Great post. Your pictures make me want to visit some of those places.

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