World travelers and global adventurers, you must add the New Seven Wonders of the World to your bucket list! As you are trekking near and far, these seven wonders are must-see destinations that will take your breath away and leave you in awe.
From 2000 – 2007, a campaign ran to select the New Seven Wonders of the World. Over a million votes were tallied from a list of 200 existing monuments. In 2007, the New Seven Wonders of the World were announced. You may be surprised to find some amazing monuments did not make the cut (such as Easter Island), but you will no doubt be inspired to see these places before you die.
India’s regal Taj Majal, built around 1643, is a destination that will leave you speechless. The intricate white marble details of the mausoleum are beautiful. The scope of the mausoleum and the history of its creation are incredible. Regarded as the ultimate in Muslim art, it is a place you must see in person.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest manmade structure as it spans approximately 4000 miles. The length of this stone formation is unbelievable – but it is real! Hundreds of years of history rest in these stone walls that were created to protect the Chinese borders from invasions.
Located in Jordan, Petra is the remains of the capital of the Nabataean, which was the empire of King Aretas IV. The amazing remaining structures were previously declared a World Heritage Site. Tourists will be amazed at the details of the structures (including an amphitheater) and incredible water resources this civilization from 30 A.D. created that are still standing.
The Roman Colosseum
No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Roman Colosseum. The history within the walls of the Colosseum is remarkable – it hosted everything from gladiator competitions to executions. Built around 70 A.D. and used for 500 years, the Colosseum is now in ruins. However, tourists are still able to admire its size and details when touring the space.
Christ the Redeemer Statue
Easily recognizable to the world from its appearance in films, the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is an exciting destination to add to your bucket list. Strawberry Tours in Rio give tourists the chance to learn the history of this vibrant city, so make plans to trek to the iconic statue as well as go on a city tour of Rio on your travels.
Everyone needs to see the remains of the Mayan structures in Mexico. In particular, Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula is a marvel. The remains of this city, some of which have been restored, are explored by tourists daily. While guests are no longer allowed to climb the mythical stairs, you can still explore walk through the area.
The Incan city of Machu Picchu was built in the 1400s in the side of the Andean Peaks in Peru, but remained hidden and undiscovered 1911. Now, tourists make the hike (or travel by helicopter or train) to take in the remains of this Incan Empire.