World’s Wonders to visit

Icon June 27, 2017
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1) Great Pyramid of Giza:

The Great Pyramid of Giza being constructed in 2580–2560 BC (4th dynasty) ,is the oldest and major of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid compound bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Antique World, and the only one to remain mainly intact.

2) Great Wall of China:

The Great Wall of China is a series of lines made of stone, brick, filled earth, wood, and other materials, commonly built along an east-to-west line across the ancient northern borders of China to shield the Chinese states and empires against the attacks and raids of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later combined together and made bigger and stronger, are now jointly referred to as the Great Wall. Particularly famous is the wall built 220 –206 BC by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Since then, the Great Wall has been reconstructed, preserved, and boosted; the majority of the existing wall is from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)

3) Eiffel Tower:

The Eiffel Towe is a formed iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company built the tower. Built from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s principal artists and intellects for its design, but it has become a global traditional icon of France and one of the most familiar structures in the world.The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited waged monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) high, about the similar height as an 81-storey building, and the highest structure in Paris. Its base is rectangular, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side.

4) Taj Mahal:

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble vault on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was specially made in 1632 by the Mughal ruler, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658), to house the vault of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the attraction of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which comprises a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens restricted on three sides by a fortified wall. Building of the mausoleum was essentially completed in 1643 but work sustained on other phases of the project for another 10 years.

5) Sistine Chapel:

The Sistine Chapel is in the Apostolic Palace, the official dwelling of the Pope, in Vatican City. Formerly known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who reinstated it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has worked as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal assembly, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel deceits mainly in the walls that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

6) Colosseum:

The Colosseum or Coliseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval arena in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Constructed of concrete and sand, it is the largest arena ever built. The Colosseum is located just east of the Roman Forum. Structure began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and was accomplished in AD 80 under his inheritor and heir Titus. Further alterations were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96).These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its connotation with their family name.

7) Christ the Redeemer:

Christ the Redeemer is an art statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in alliance with the French engineer Albert Caquot. Romanian sculptor Gheorghe Leonida formed the face. Built between 1922 and 1931, the statue is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, without its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal. The arms bounce 28 metres (92 ft) wide.

8) Machu Picchu:

Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel in the Andes Mountains in Peru, overhead the Urubamba River valley. Constructed in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s famous for its classy dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, fascinating buildings that play on astral alignments and panoramic views.

9) Petra:

Petra is a well-known archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. In 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Retrieved via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it covers tombs and temples carved into pink stonework cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Possibly its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and recognised as The Treasury.

10) St. Basil’s Cathedral:

This is Blessed commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is a church in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The structure, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat Pokrovsky Cathedral. It was constructed from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and honours the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. A world-famous milestone, it was the city’s highest building until the conclusion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600.