Top 13 Wonders Of The WORLD
Our world is really a beautiful place, with some natural and some man-made marvels. There are some of the most remarkable creations by the human being that once made remains irreplaceable. In the list of top 13 Wonders of the world, let us check out some of the most astonishing creations.
13 Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue for performing arts. It is named as the World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It is a building designed in shape of shells, Sydney Opera House witness over 1500 annual performances attended by more than 1.2 million people. Opera House was also a nomination for the Seven Wonders of the World.
12 Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a copper statue which was gifted to the people of United States by the people of France. The statue was designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and was made by Gustave Eiffel. It is a statue of the Roman goddess holding a torch in her left arm and a tabula ansata in her left arm. It has also become the symbol of Independence for the US.
11 Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower is situated in Paris. Eiffel Tower is named after Gustave Eiffel, the famous engineer from the country. It is one of the most visited paid monuments in the world. It is estimated that since its completion a total of 250 million people have visited the tower.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in England. It is a group of standing stone placed as a ring. Every individual stone weighs around 25 tons. It is a belief that the construction of Stonehenge was between 3000BC to 2000BC. It is UK’s most famous landmark and also regarded as British Cultural icon. Stonehenge is also a member of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
9 Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is a complex of temples located in Cambodia. Originally the temple was devoted to Lord Vishnu but later in the 12th century, it was transformed to Buddhist temple. Today Angkor Wat is the primary tourist destination in Cambodia and also a major source of revenue generation for the government. Angkor Wat is also named as UNESCO World Heritage in 1992.
8 CHICHÉN ITZÁ
Chichen Itza was made by Maya Civilization. It is a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico and the Puuc and Chenes Style. Itza was one of the largest Maya cities. Chichen Itza means – ‘At the mouth of the well of the Itza’. Chichen Itza was also major economic power in Maya civilization.
7 The Great Wall Of China
An 8,850km long wall made of stone, brick, wood, tamped earth and other material is the longest structure made by humans. In Chinese, it is also known as ‘The 10,000- Mile Long Wall’. It stretches its arm from Dandong in the east to Lop Lake in the west. Many individuals have added to the myth that the Great Wall of China (Also see strongest Militaries in the world) is seen from the Moon. China’s Great Wall is also one of the 7 Wonders of World.
6 Christ The Redeemer
A giant statue of Jesus Christ is placed in Rio de Janeiro is yet another Wonder of World. It is 30 meters tall and it’s arm stretches 28 meters. It is made for spreading the symbol of Christianity across the world. Christ The Redeemer is also a new entry for the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Petra, situated in southern Jordan is famous for its archaeological structures. Petra is also known as the Rose City. UNESCO has named it as the World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most precious cultural properties of our cultural heritage and one of the Wonders of World. It is surely one of those places which you must see before you die.
4 Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal the symbol of love made by Shahjahan the Mughal Emporer for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is certainly one of the most costly monuments of that times, it nearly took 32 million rupees for its construction. Over 20,000 artists were involved in the construction of this magnificent monument. Taj Mahal is a masterpiece made in the centre of a 42-acre land. It is also acclaimed as the World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It is one of the major tourist attractions in India. Taj Mahal also stands tall as the Wonders of World.
3 Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is Inca empire site in Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge around 8,000 ft above the sea level. Machu Picchu is also declared as the Peruvian Historic Sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also voted as a member of new 7 Wonders of World. Machu Picchu is a sheer masterpiece of architecture and a unique heritage of Inca civilization. Millions of people early visit the site, it is also a major revenue generator for the Peru government.
Colosseum is an oval Amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, it is also one of the wonders of World. It is largest ever built amphitheater with a seating capacity of 50,000 to 80,000 at a time. It is also an iconic symbol of Rome and one of the most popular tourist attractions.
1 Giza Pyramids
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Ancient 7 Wonders of World. It is also the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Pyramid Complex. It is a mortuary temple made in honor of Khufu the Egyptian Pharaoh. Great Pyramids are one of the wonders of the world.