What are the seven wonders of the world? Come find out! Here we will tell you what it is like to visit them, images and brief stories.
In 2007, the New7Wonders Foundation organized a poll to choose the new 7 wonders of the world from a list of 200 existing monuments. The results were announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon, Portugal. The winners were chosen based on the votes cast by 100 million people around the world. Here we are going to show you what they are and what it is like to visit them.
At Charcotrip, we have been lucky enough to visit almost all the 7 wonders of the world sites. We are still missing the Christ the Redeemer and the Great Wall, so currently we cannot tell you what it feels like to visit them.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca city, is located in the Andes mountain range of Peru, it is one of the best preserved archaeological sites in the world. It was built in the 15th century and was abandoned a few hundred years later. It was rediscovered in 1911 by the explorer Hiram Bingham, and since then, it has become one of the most popular places in Peru.
The site is incredibly well-preserved and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can explore ancient ruins, hike to nearby waterfalls, or take a train through the Sacred Valley.
Machu Picchu has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983
What is it like to visit Machu Picchu?
The feeling of seeing in person a place from which I have seen the iconic photo of the mountains so many times is incredible. Depending on the angle from which the mountain is viewed, it looks like a loaf. The llamas of the site, despite knowing that it is not the altitude at which they are normally found in the natural environment, give it an even more special atmosphere.
If you would like to know more about what it is like to discover the site of Machu Picchu, as well as information to visit it, we leave you this article: A trip to Machu Picchu, wonder of Peru
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Chichen Itza (Mexico)
Chichén Itzá is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Mexico and was an important center of the Mayan civilization and home to some of the most impressive architecture in Mesoamerica, its construction took place around 300 AD.
The site includes several well-preserved temples, including the Temple of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo, which, with its pyramid shape, is considered one of the best examples of Mayan architecture.
Chichén Itzá has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988
What is it like to visit Chichen Itza?
One of the images of my childhood, a place that we, as children in Mexico, discovered in textbooks and in stamp albums. To visit Chichén Itzá is to find ourselves with a piece of history of our country and regardless of the heat and sweat, we went through it with pleasure and the fact is that the site is massive.
We leave you here our recommendations to visit the Mexican member of the 7 new wonders of the world: Visit Chichén Itzá, a wonder of the world
The Colosseum (Italy)
The Colosseum, located in Rome, Italy, is one of the most impressive ancient structures still standing. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheater of its time and could hold up to 80,000 people.
It was used for a variety of entertainment events, including gladiator fights, animal hunting, and public executions. Nowadays, it is a reminder of the greatness of the Roman Empire.
The Colosseum has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.
What is it like to visit the Colosseum?
The first time I saw the Colosseum, I went on a solo trip to Rome and on a tight budget, so I stayed out. A few years later, now with Vincent, we returned, and we were even able to enter for free! Here I tell you how our visit to the Roman Colosseum was.
O Cristo Redentor (Brazil)
The Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue is 30 meters high, on an eight-meter pedestal, and is located on top of the Corcovado hill. This is one of the most famous statues in the world and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
This statue was completed in 1931 and has become an iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, with visitors taking trams to the top to see the statue up close.
The views from the Christ the Redeemer are impressive, with sweeping views of Rio de Janeiro stretching out below. Visitors can also see the Sugar Loaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach from the observation deck.
The Christ the Redeemer, along with Rio de Janeiro and its landscapes, have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012
Taj Mahal (India)
The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, is one of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in the world. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan remembering his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is made of white marble and is adorned with intricate carvings and designs. It is truly a sight to behold.
The Taj Mahal has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.
What is it like to visit the Taj Mahal?
After making the necessary lines to access the site, we were rewarded by having this monument to love before us, and it is stunning!
After spending the morning there, we can say that when you visit the Taj Mahal, you will see it, and you will not be able to say goodbye, rather you will say see you later, before you can leave.
The Great Wall (China)
The Great Wall of China is one of the most impressive engineering feats in history. It spans more than 13,000 miles, and was built to protect the Chinese empire from invaders. Today, the Great Wall is a popular tourist destination and a symbol of China’s rich history.
The Great Wall has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
Petra, Jordan, is an ancient city, which was carved out of sandstone cliffs by the Nabateans over 2,000 years ago and became the capital. The kingdom controlled a major trade route between Arabia and Syria, and Petra flourished as a trading center. Petra was rediscovered by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812 and has been a popular tourist destination ever since, where visitors can explore the ancient ruins, including the Treasury, temples, tombs, and amphitheater.
Petra has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985
What is it like to visit Petra?
Visiting Petra can be quite a physical challenge, but the reward is wonderful, we only visited it for one day, but this time is not enough to see the entire site. The ideal is to visit Petra for two days to go further because the place is huge.
Another thing that we recommend you to see is the night show that we were lucky enough to attend.
Don’t miss the 7 new wonders of the world
In conclusion, the 7 new wonders of the world are the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, the Colosseum, Petra, the Taj Mahal, the Redeemer Christ and Chichén Itzá. These landmarks are some of the most impressive and well-known structures in the world, icons of their respective countries and stand as testimonials to the strength, culture and beauty of humanity.
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