Visiting the new 7 wonders of the WORLD is something most of us have dreamed of doing. Lets face it, travelling is perhaps one of the most exciting things that you will ever do in your lifetime. You get to experience a lot of things, discover new wonders, learn different cultures and meet new people. If you are single, you might meet your one, true love during your travel. Who knows? The possibilities are endless.
There are many places that worth seeing and among them are the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, only one of them only exists, which is the Pyramids of Egypt. Although some of them have already been destroyed, it is a good thing that there have been changes to keep the global heritage. These global heritages represent moral virtues that are much needed in our modern world. Here are the New 7 Wonders of the World.
The Pyramid of Chichen Itza from Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (before 800 A.D.)
This wonder was built during the Mayan civilization and represents the commitment of the Mayans to their religion. This temple is the last one standing among all the Mayan temples in the world. In spite of its existence for many centuries, its architectural design made it so well-built that it has withstand through the test of time.
Going to the place is not that difficult at all. You can go there with your family and have a great time in discovering what is the Mayan civilization is all about. Of course, this is not only a good way for you to teach your children but also a great way to connect with them and learn about their interests.
When you go there, you can also explore other resorts and spas in Mexico, so it will be definitely a worthwhile experience.
The Statue of Christ the Redeemer at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1931)
Seeing the Statue of Christ the Redeemer at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is perhaps one of the best things that will happen to you especially if you are a believer. There is something about the place that will give you goose bumps and will give you so much thrill that you may not have experienced in your whole life.
This structure stands about 38 meters tall and was designed by Hector de Silva. Soon after designing, it was then sculpted by Paul Landowski at the top of the Corcovado Mountain. Of course, this is not just about the Christian faith that is manifested by the Brazilian people, but also their openness in receiving tourists and visitors in their country with open arms.
Aside from this wonderful site, there is a lot more to see in Brazil. You and your family can visit the other tourist destinations and attractions of the country. This is a great way to have some quality family bonding time.
The Great Wall of China (220 B.C. and 1368 -1644 A.D.)
There is a belief that this Great Wall of China can be seen from space with the naked eye. Although that has not yet been proven, it is still a great place where you and your family can see and explore. This man-made monument is the biggest in the world as was built as a defense system of China against enemies in the 220 B.C. and was later rebuilt and continued during the Ming Dynasty.
What makes this wonder a great place to explore is that you get to walk on the walls and actually see what is beyond those walls. Of course, you do not only get to learn the history of China, you too can understand their culture and how they value it.
When you are China, you can also explore and experience on how to live life, the Chinese way. Of course, you can also get to taste authentic Chinese cuisines that are totally sumptuous and delectable.
The Roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy (70-82 A.D.)
This is used to be the place for duels and deadly fights; a great reminder of how the Roman Empire ruled many centuries ago. This is now one of the tourist attractions in Rome, Italy and is considered to be the most visited because of its historic value.
It is considered to be the biggest amphitheater in the world despite of biggest the oldest and partially ruined. It can hold from 50, 000 to 80, 000 audiences and a renowned UNESCO Heritage Site. Aside from that, it is also a place for Roman Catholic ceremonies especially during Holy Week.
Visiting this place is a great thing for you and your family as you will learn a lot. Of course, you can also have fun in the other attractions in Italy.
Machu Picchu in Peru (1460 – 1970)
This is a settlement that was built on the mountains of Machu Picchu. It was lost for more than three centuries and was rediscovered in 1911. It is still a mystery for many of what really had happened in this place because there have not been a lot of evidences that can back up the claims. However, this is not something that you need to worry about since the place is truly majestic once you lay your eyes on it.
Going to this place is truly an amazing experience and you and your family would not want to miss it. Of course, you can get around Peru as well and discover its culture and people.
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Petra in Jordan (9 B.C. – 40 A.D.)
It is considered to be one of the 28 places to visit before you die, according to the Smithsonian Magazine. This place represents the virtue of protection and was only discovered by the Western world in 1812. It is best known for its water conduit system where the people rely on during the ancient times.
Its theater can accommodate about 4, 000 people and is a great structure that represents the resourcefulness Nabataeans during their times.
Taj Mahal in India (1630 A.D.)
This structure is a testament of love of a man, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his third wife. It must be true love that persuaded him to build a structure like this. Perhaps, one could say that your trip to India would not be complete if you do not visit this place. It is also considered the Muslim’s art’s perfect jewel and a majestic sight that you and your family should never miss.
Visit Taj Mahal
Once you are in India, you could also visit other places and enjoy their culture. Of course, it is also great to experience their authentic cuisines, which are famous for its spices and out of this world tastes, particularly its most renowned curry.
The New 7 wonders of the World are great to explore. They represent a global heritage that can be a great testament of how the beautiful the world is. Of course, it is not only about getting to visit the places; it is about reconnecting to the “have been” of the world. For your family, it is a great time to spend some quality time to learn and discover new things, culture, and people.
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