Did you ever dream about how cool it would be if you could explore unknown wonders of the world as Indiana Jones did? If your answer is yes, then you should be happy to know that there are still some places where you can do that today. With that said, check out these 20 incredible wonders of the world.
20. The Pyramids
Obviously, Egypt’s famous pyramids are the first things that come to people’s minds when they think about the wonders of the world. The pyramids were built back in 2630 B.C. and experts believe that more than 100,000 slaves were required to build them. Therefore, everyone should make sure to visit them.
19. Gobkeli Tepe
If you are thinking about an interesting place to visit during your next holiday, then we advise you to head over to Turkey and visit Gobkeli Tepe. This is a prehistorical place filled with carved stones that will make your jaw drop!
18. Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni
Since we are talking about ancient structures that are classified as wonders of the world, then we have to mention the Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni. This is a subterranean structure located in Malta and it dates back to 3300-3000 B.C.
17. The Colosseum
You knew that this one was coming. The Colosseum is one of the most incredible locations in the world and it draws in thousands of tourists to Rome every year. To make things even better, the bloody history of the Colosseum is super interesting.
16. La Pedrera
The first thing we need to mention about this strange looking building is that Antoni Gaudi built it. For those who are unfamiliar with this name, Antoni Gaudi was one of the world’s most famous architects and he used undulating stones to create the curling effect of the La Pedrera.
15. Guggenheim Museum
Just like La Pedrera, the Guggenheim Museum is also located in Spain. However, this building was designed by the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry.
14. Meenakshi Amman Temple
This incredible temple is located in on the Tamil Nadu island and it was used as a homage to the Hindu goddess Pavarti. The temple is filled with religious figures that are sculpted in stone.
13. Leshan Giant Buddha
Hands down, the Leshan Giant Buddha located in China is one of the world’s biggest wonders. Can you imagine how long it must have taken the people of ancient China to carve this giant statue in the mountain?
12. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
If you are interested in learning more about Muslim culture, then you should look no further than the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque that is located in Iran. The cool thing about this building is that its dome changes colors from cream to pink.
11. The Notre-Dame Basilica
People who get the chance to visit the historic district of Old Montreal need to make it their top priority to check out the Notre-Dam Basilica. This magnificent church is so beautiful that it will make your jaw drop.
10. Machu Pichu
Machu Pichu used to be inhabited by the Mayans and it’s located at 2,430 meters above sea level. The cool thing about Machu Pichu is that getting there is quite challenging and tourists need to hike for an entire day.
9. Bukhara Fortress
The Bukhara Fortress was built back in the 5th century AD and it’s known as the “Ark” among locals. The Bukhara Fortress is located in Uzbekistan and everyone who gets the chance to visit it should climb on top of the walls and enjoy the breathtaking view.
8. Chand Baori
Chand Baori is located in India and it was built by none other than King Chanda of the Nijumbha Dynasty. The ancient structure was built back in 800 AD and it has 13 stories which go up 100 feet above the ground.
7. The Roman Aqueducts
The Romans are known for being the most innovative civilization in history and for being the first ones to introduce modern constructions. Nonetheless, the Roman Aqueducts were constructed in 145 B.C. and they are a sight to behold.
Petra is located in Jordan and it’s popularly known as “The Treasure at Petra”. This ancient structure is made in sandstone and it shows off the beautiful architectural designs that Greeks love to use.
Derawar is made from 40 massive bastions that are placed in a giant square formation. The amazing thing about these bastions is that they have a circumference of 1,500 meters and they all measure in at 30 meters in height.
4. The Great Mosque of DjJene
This incredible mosque was constructed in 1907 and its made entirely from mud. Isn’t this incredible? Locals need to reinforce the building with clay during the hot summer days because the building’s walls crack due to the heat.
3. Forbidden City
There is a Forbidden City in Beijing, China and the government didn’t let anyone visit it for 500 years. Luckily, the city has now been introduced in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and everyone can visit it.
2. Cloud Gate
People who live in Chicago, USA will know this structure as “The Bean”. The Cloud Gate is located in the middle of Chicago and it was built from 168 stainless steel plates welded together by Anish Kapoor.
Even though Syria might not be a top touristic attraction becaues if ISIS activity, we have to end our list with Palmyra. Multiple ancient civilizations used to live in this old city including the Romans and the ancient Palmyrenes who created the Silk Road.