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Explore the Seven Wonders of the World
December 04
08:00 2015
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The world is full of impressive monuments located in landmark places that are a must for any eager traveller. The following monuments will leave you staring at them open-mouthed:

1. Christ Redeemer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This colossal statue, standing 38 metres tall atop the Corcovado Mountain, dominates the whole city of Rio de Janeiro. Built as a religious symbol in 1931 by local engineer Heitor da Silva, it represents Christ in open arms as a symbol of peace.

Seven Wonders of the World, Rio de Janeiro

2. Machu Picchu: Peru

The so-called ‘city in the clouds’ was built in the 15th century. Peruvians can boast of having one of the most extraordinary settlements surrounded by an impressive landscape – the Andes Plateau, the Amazon jungle and the Urubamba River. The city remained lost during the Spanish conquest, but was luckily rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.

Seven Wonders of the World, Machupicchu

Read also: 8 Inca Sites that have to be seen in South America

3. Great Wall of China

Ladies and Gentlemen, here the largest man-made monument ever to have been built. Made of stone, brick, tamped earth and wood, it was built with a purely strategic purpose-prevent Mongol tribes from invading China.

Seven Wonders of the World, Great Wall China

4. Petra: Jordan

Built during the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV, Petra is nowadays an impressive example of Middle Eastern culture. On the edge of the Arabian Desert, travellers exploring its tunnels and chambers cannot miss the Greek-Roman style theatre and the Palace Tombs.

Seven Wonders of the World, Petra Jordan

5. Taj Mahal: Agra

This immense mausoleum is considered the supreme jewel of Muslim art in India and a symbol of India’s rich history. Made of white marble, the Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his last wife.

Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal

 6. Pyramid at Chichén Itzá: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The last Mayan Temple is the greatest and most popular of all Mayan temples. It was used as a political and economic centre by the Mayan civilisation. Tourists walking around its various structures will be able to discover its architectural melting pot.

Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza

Read also: Top 5 Attractions of South America

7. Roman Colosseum: Rome

Last but not least, this great amphitheatre, glory of the Roman Empire and home to fights of gladiators and games. Something visitors probably ignore is that modern stadiums still bear the irresistible imprint of the Colosseum’s original design.

Read also: 5 Museums you have to Visit in Rome

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