Did you know the 7 wonders of the world have changed since you last knew?
The new wonders were chosen based on their popularity.
So we have compiled the list of the new 7 wonders of the world for you.
Great Wall of China, China
The Great Wall of China was built in 700 BC to protect Mongolian invasion into Chinese Empire. The wall spreads over 4000 miles and is the longest man made structure. It is the only structure visible from the moon.
Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Christ the Redeemer statue stands on the Corcovado mountain as an inspiring icon to the Brazilians since 1931. 130 foot tall made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, this statue was designed by HeitorDaSilva Costa. The approximate cost to build this mammoth was $250,000.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is the Spanish name to “Old Peak” built in 15th Century located in Cusco region, Peru. Also known as “The Lost City of Incas”, the site is a sacred archaeological center re-discovered by historian Hiram Bingham. The site has been under continuous restoration to preserve the cultural heritage.
Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula – Mexico
A large pre-Columbian city built in 600 AD by the people of Maya Civilization is now in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. The city has numerous archeological remains varying in style and few are known to be built with scientific importance. More than a million tourists visit the ruins of Chichen Itza every year making it one of the most visited archeological sites in the world.
The Roman Colosseum, Rome – Italy
A venue that can host almost 50,000 spectators at a time watching Gladiators fight for pride and life, the Colosseum is definitely one of the most spectacular structures in the world. Almost 2000 years old the construction of this wonder is till date inspiring the architecture in Italy.
Taj Majal, Agra, India
A monument built with and for his love, Begum Mumtaz by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Taj Majal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh is not just a building but a tale of romance and emotions. This white marble monument sparkles as a jewel in the heart of Agra. Persian design of the tomb is the center of attraction with its octagonal corners carved in white marble.
Built in 312 BC Petra is also known as the Rose City because of the color of stone used to carve the structures. Petra is the most visited tourist attraction of Jordan and is also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Petra is also famous for the modern approach towards water controlling systems using dams and conduits which helped the city in droughts.
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