Visiting the Wonders of the World is both beneficial for experienced travelers who may be looking for inspiration on where to go and individuals who are new to traveling and don’t know where to start. Most people have heard of the Wonders of the World, but not many actually know what they are or where! They originally consisted of the “Seven Wonders of the World” but all of them but one have since been destroyed! They consisted of: the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece), the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The only last surviving wonder from this list is the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. In 2007 a Swiss company called the New 7 Wonders Foundation, hosted a contest where 7 new wonders were chosen as the Wonders of the World. If you are looking to add to your bucket list or are starting one from scratch, these locations below are an absolute must to add!
Great Wall of China
It comes to no surprise that the Great Wall of China would be among this list. Taking over 200 years to build and spanning across a distance of 13,171 miles (21,196 kilometers) this colossal feat of craftsmanship has become world known for its greatness. This structure spans across 9 different provinces and municipalities! The most famous part of the Great Wall (Badaling) has been visited by over three-hundred heads of state and VIPs from around the world! Though it is thousands of miles long, there are some parts of the wall that have withstood time better than others, making them more recommended for visiting. The best areas are near Beijing: Mutianyu, Jinshanling, Jiankou, Simatai, and Huanghuacheng.
Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro)
Christ the Redeemer is a statue sitting atop the Corcovado mountain and overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It is the tallest art deco statue in the world with a height of 30 metres and a surprising 28 metre arm width. Nearly two million people visit the statue each year with tourism sky-rocketing around Easter.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Sitting thousands of feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains lies Machu Picchu, a symbol of the Incan Empire. Most cities built by the Inca civilization were destroyed by invaders, but Machu Picchu was so high up in the mountains that it remained hidden from the ground and thus was safely protected.
Chichen Itza (Yucatan, Mexico)
Chichen Itza is a Mayan archaeological site in Yucatan (Mexico). When people think of Chichen Itza they usually think of the large Kukulkan Pyramid which is the most famous and most visited structure in this area, but Chichen Itza is actually a small city that exhibits a multitude of architectural styles and smaller temples as well.Chichen Itza is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.
Whether you are an experienced and avid explorer or are just starting out on your journey across the world, every name in this list is definitely one you should look into seeing. At Fly Largent, we can take you anywhere in the world you want to go and we aim to go above and beyond to make your experience as enjoyable as can be. We have a multitude of private luxurious jets available and ready to take you wherever it is that you want. Contact us today for a free quote!
Make sure to check back next week for the rest of the list of the New Wonders of the World, plus honorable mentions!