There are two sets of wonders of the world, the ancient wonders of the world, many of which are now destroyed or in ruins, and the modern wonders of the world. If you’re keen to explore both sets of wonders, simply continue reading to discover a handy guide to the wonders of the world.
What are the Wonders of the World:
The ancient wonders of the world:
In total there were 7 wonders of the ancient world. The Great Pyramids of Giza in Eygpt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artermis at Ephesus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and the Mausoleum at Harlianaccus.
The best ancient wonder of the world to visit today:
One of the ancient wonders of the world is still standing, the Great Pyramids of Giza, which is located in Egypt. The Great Pyramids of Giza were built between 2550 and 2950 BC and are comprised of three pyramids the tallest of which is known as The Great Pyramid of Giza. All three of the pyramids were built by ancient Egyptian pharaohs, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, and were constructed as sacred burial complexes.
While none of the other ancient wonders are still standing, you can still visit the areas in which they once stood. As examples, you may want to visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus or the spot where the towering Lighthouse of Alexandria once stood. The site of the lighthouse is located in Egypt and well worth visiting if you choose to visit the pyramids.
The modern wonders of the world:
There are seven modern wonders of the world that are well worth adding to your bucket list. They are the Great Wall of China, Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer, the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and Petra. All of which are well worth visiting.
If you want to visit the greatest man-made wonders of the world, make sure to visit the Great Wall of China which is one of the largest man-made structures in the world as well as Christ the Redeemer which looks over Rio de Janeiro, the Colosseum in Rome and the Taj Mahal. If you like exploring exotic destinations and are not afraid to stray off the beaten tourist track also make sure to visit Petra and an ancient city which is famous for its caves. If Petra sounds familiar it appeared in the famous film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
If you’re interested in ancient history, it’s definitely well worth taking a guided tour of the Colosseum in Rome, in order to learn about the gladiator fights which one took place within its walls. Some of which involved ferocious animals such as lions. So if you’re keen to visit some of best sites which the world has to offer, it’s a great idea to visit the last remaining ancient wonder of the world, the Great Pyramids of Giza as well as all of the modern wonders of the world. Such as the Taj Mahal and Chichen