In 2000, A Swiss foundation launched a campaign to choose seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments and announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon. Here are the Seven Wonders of the World.
Great Wall of China
This is a global tourist hotspot associated with thousands of years of Chinese history. The Great Wall is actually a succession of multiple walls that overlap approximately 4,000 miles which known as the world’s longest manmade structure. However, the length was about 20,000 kilometers by crossing nine provinces.
Taj Mahal – India
Taj Mahal is a huge historic building located in the historical city of Agra in India built between 1632 and 1648. It took around 20,000 workers and 16 years to build. This known as one of the world’s most iconic monuments and is perhaps the finest example of Mughal architecture. Taj Mahal is also known as the Symbol of Love.
The Colosseum, Italy
The Colosseum also is known as the Flavian Amphitheatre located in the center of the city of Rome in Italy. This was capable of holding 50,000 spectators and over 80 entrances. Some parts of the Colosseum have crumbled by Earthquake. This is one of the most popular attractions in the world.
Petra is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan Declared as a World Heritage Site in 1985. This was the capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV. Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system and popular as the ‘Rose City’ because of the color of the stone from which it is carved.
Machu Picchu, Peru
The dream destination of millions of people across the world and one of the most impressive sites in Peru. Machu Picchu is a great representation of the Incan way of life. It’s estimated that only about 750 people lived here as it was a royal estate rather than a proper city.
Chichén Itzá, Mexico
This is a massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan and its name translates to “at the mouth at the well of Itza.”. It flourished until around A.D. 1200, and later joined a political alliance with the cities of Mayapán and Uxmal. The historical value of the site contributes to its status as a wonder of the world.
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro and one of Brazil’s most iconic symbols. This is considered the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world, famous for its placement on the site (its location). This is made of reinforced concrete and is covered in six million stone tiles.