When people think of the seven wonders of the world they might come up with a completely different list. Buildings that are grand and have stood the tests of time. Seen in movies and television. These seven wonders are all man made. Which means they did not naturally occur. (That would be another list to make). I decided to create my own list or what I thought were the seven wonders of the world.
Seven Wonders of the World
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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.
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.
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.
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 enemey invasions, and then later to seperate 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 colaspe or become too weak for visitors. The Great Wall is on the top of my bucket list of places to see.
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.
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 accessable for people. Relax as the clouds pass you by. Take a birdseye 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.
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.
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. What more travel adventures? Check my out my other post. 12 Things To Do In New Orleans and How To Take An Amazing Cruise