I used to travel without a specific plan, just with the idea of visiting touristic sites and a couple of nice restaurants but discovered that there are ways in which you can have a worthwhile experience that makes you grow as a person and improves your knowledge about the world and its history. Let me share with you the several lists of Seven Wonders of the World that human kind has created through time and my experience visiting some of them.
1. Seven Wonders of the World Lists
Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled throughout the history of mankind to rank the world’s most stunning manmade structures and natural wonders.
a. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
This list is based on guidebooks popular among Hellenic sightseers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim.
- Colossus of Rhodes
- Great Pyramid of Giza (the only ancient world wonder that still exists)
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon
- Lighthouse of Alexandria
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia
- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
b. New Seven Wonders
Following in the tradition of the classical list, people and organizations as the American Society of Civil Engineers, the newspaper USA Today, CNN, the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation, and CEDAM International, have made their own lists. These are some of the lists:
- Aurora Boreal (Polar zones: Alaska, Canada, Finland, Island or Russia are some countries where you can see them)
- Grand Canyon (United States)
- Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
- Harbor of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
- Mount Everest (Nepal)
- Parícutin volcano (México)
- Victoria Falls (Zambia-Zimbabwe)
- Great Wall of China (China)
- Petra (Jordan)
- Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)
- Machu Picchu (Peru)
- Chichen Itza (Mexico)
- Colosseum (Italy)
- Taj Mahal (India)
- Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
Seven Wonders of the Industrial Word by British author Deborah Cadbury (as seen in BBC docudrama)
- Bell Rock Lighthouse (United Kingdom)
- Brooklyn Bridge (United States)
- First Transcontinental Railroad (United States)
- Hoover Dam (United States)
- London sewerage system (United Kingdom)
- Panama Canal (Panama)
- SS Great Eastern (United Kingdom)
2. My Experience
The following are the places I have already visited.
India – Taj Mahal
An immense mausoleum of white marble, built between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife.
Italy – The Colosseum
Having an average audience of 65,000 spectators it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.
Panama – Panama Canal
It is an inter-oceanic route between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean that crosses the Isthmus of Panama at its narrowest point, with a length of 65 km. There are locks at each end to lift the ships on their way.
Zambia, Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls
Among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down.
Are you interested in traveling around the world? In the Travel Section you can find detailed travel guides for different cities, touristic activities, recommendations, tips, and much more!
Did you like this post? Pin it! <3