Are you able to title the New Seven Wonders of the World ? Until you’re an avid traveller…or obsessive about lists, you in all probability can’t. With so many locations and sights now being labelled as wonders, it’s not shocking – and naturally, there’s no want to recollect them if we have now Google at our disposal.
Most of those lists had been drawn up after hundreds of individuals around the globe voted for them. The New Seven Wonders had been introduced in 2007. They’re probably not new – besides when in comparison with the unique Seven Wonders, (of which six don’t exist anymore). I’ve been to five of them.
Those I’ve been to…and my ideas
The Nice Wall of China
… actually is spectacular. Constructed between 1358 and 1644, it’s over 21000 km in size. The wall snakes from the East to the west of China, over mountains, deserts and plateaus. Elements of it at the moment are in ruins or have disappeared however giant sections nonetheless stay. I walked alongside a small fraction of it at Badaling. It was scorching and exhausting. The crowds on the backside thinned out as we ascended, however ultimately I couldn’t stroll any extra uphill. My husband continued whereas I photographed the spectacular views. Learn extra about my experiences in Beijing.
Tip: On the Mutianyu part of the Nice Wall, you possibly can take a cable automotive, chairlift or toboggan.
…in Rome was constructed round 70-72 AD and was the most important amphitheatre ever constructed. We went there on the tail finish of an exhausting Mediterranean journey and by the point we obtained to Rome, we had been drained -of the crowds and the warmth. Town was overrun with vacationers and the chaos and crowds made me yearn for the solitude and serenity of the bush. However, standing within the big Colosseum, a marvel of Roman engineering, we couldn’t assist however think about all of the gladiator fights and executions which befell there centuries in the past. Learn extra about my experiences in Rome.
The Taj Mahal
…was constructed between 1631 and 1648. Largely thought of as a monument to like, it’s a magnificent construction, a white marble mausoleum lined in intricate design. The realm round it nevertheless is polluted, crowded and bursting with hawkers and beggars. As soon as within the complicated, you’ll in all probability neglect concerning the environment nevertheless you’ll have to return to actuality quickly. Learn extra about my adventures in India.
Christ The Redeemer
Pictures of Christ The Redeemer all the time present the statue towering over the town. These images are taken from the harbour. The statue itself shouldn’t be as tall as I imagined it might be. It’s the Corcovado Mountain that it stands on that provides it the spectacular top. To get there, it’s important to drive by means of one of many largest city rainforests on the planet, which is value exploring too. After we obtained to the highest of the mountain and the bottom of the statue, I used to be so mesmerised by the breath-taking panoramic views that it was solely some time later that I seemed up and remembered that we had truly come there to see the statue. Learn extra about my experiences in Rio.
Petra made me really feel as if I had stepped again in time. It was utterly totally different to anywhere I had ever been to earlier than. Courting again to the 5th century foundation I used to be fascinated by the homes, tombs and temples constructed into the rocky cliffs, testomony to the engineering abilities of the Nabateans. I’d undoubtedly fee this as a kind of locations to see earlier than you die.
The Nice Pyramid of Giza
…was given honorary standing as the one surviving marvel of the traditional world. It took 20 years to construct utilizing round 100000 slaves. Though it was constructed round 2560 BC, new discoveries are made about it to this present day. Wow! We admired them from the skin however had been unable to go in, on the day we visited. Historical Egypt has all the time fascinated me and I’d like to go there once more. Examine my go to to Cairo.
Those I haven’t been to:
Machu Picchu is excessive up on my bucket listing. It’s an Incan citadel set excessive within the Andes Mountains of Peru. From what I’ve learn, a visit to Macchu Picchu takes extra planning than most of those different wonders because of the excessive altitude, which is why I haven’t completed it but. Hopefully quickly…
Chichén Itzá is a posh of Mayan ruins on Mexico. It’s dominated by a large pyramid, generally known as El Castillo. I had a possibility to go to it earlier than it was declared a marvel however I didn’t. After we stopped at Conzumel in Mexico on our Caribbean cruise, a visit to Chichen Itza was one of many tour choices, however we selected to go to the Tulum Mayan ruins as a substitute, as they had been nearer.
In accordance with the 7Wonders.org web site, we even have the next lists. There may be some overlap between a few of them.
The Pure Wonders (I’ve been to Victoria Falls & the Harbour of Rio De Janeiro)
The Civil Engineering Wonders (I’ve been to Itaipu Dam & The Empire State Constructing)
The Man-made Wonders (I’ve been to The Forbidden Metropolis, Nice Pyramid of Giza, Nice Wall of China and Taj Mahal)
The Underwater Wonders (I haven’t been to any of those)
The Center Age Wonders (I’ve been to Hagia Sophia, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Cairo Citadel, Nice Wall of China, the Colosseum, Stonehenge, Taj Mahal)
And naturally, the unique Seven Wonders (I’ve been to the remaining one – the Nice Pyramid of Giza and the websites of two of them – The Temple of Artemis (Ephesus) and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia)
We even have the Seven Wonders of Nature – (I’ve been to 2 of those – Iguazu Falls & Desk Mountain).
Have you ever been to any of those? What are your ideas?
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