The New Seven Wonders of the World are real attractions for visitors from all over the world. These places are the result of a vote organized by the New Seven Wonders Foundation, based on strict criteria such as aesthetics, architectural achievement and historical relevance. The choice was tough until the end of the vote because the countries offered many temples and palaces dating from a certain period. However, here is the presentation of the definitive list of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico
Formerly called « the city of wizards », the city remains an ancient Mayan city in Mexico which housed the various cultural imprints of the people. The Chichen Itza was the political and economic center of the Maya people. According to history, it was the religious center of Yucatan, so it becomes one of the most visited archaeological sites by tourists. The site of Chichen Itza still contains the pyramid of Kukulkan, the playground of the prisoners, the temple of Chac Mool as well as the Hotel of the Thousand Pillars, in spite of the abandonment, the plundering and the various invasions.
The Colosseum in Rome in Italy
Located in the heart of the city of Rome, the Colosseum was an ancient amphitheater built during the glory of the Roman Empire. The Colosseum represents one of the greatest works of Roman architecture because its construction began in 70 AD and was not completed until 80 AD. The amphitheater received nearly 50,000 to 75,000 spectators who came to watch the gladiator fights. Currently, the place even in a state of ruin continues to fascinate thousands of tourists from all over the world.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer located in Rio de Janeiro
In 1931, the site of the statue of Christ was built to commemorate the centenary of the independence of Brazil. This statue was a gift from France to the city of Rio de Janeiro to install it at the top of Mount Corcovado. From its height of 38 meters and its weight of approximately 1145 tons, the statue of Christ the Redeemer remains one of the monumental works of the city. The statue is then perched on an altitude of 710 meters in the center of the Tijuca forest park where it was classified as a historical monument from 1973.
The Inca city named Machu Picchu in Peru
Machu Picchu remains an ancient city created in the 15th century by the Inca emperor Pachacutec. The latter decided to install it on a rocky promontory between the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains. The city was then discovered by the American Hiram Bingham and now crowned Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Machu Picchu never ceases to amaze visitors with mysteries and wondrous enchantment.
The Taj Mahal in India
The Taj Mahal is translated into Indian “Palace of the Crown” but it is in no way a palace. Emperor Shâh Jahân built this place in memory of his beloved wife Arjumand Bânu Begam. The Taj Mahal symbolizes the white marble mausoleum of the Emperor’s wife. It is located in Agra, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India and bordered to the south by the Yamuna River.
The great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China was built as a protective wall for China against invading barbarians. This structure remains the largest, ever built by human hands whether in terms of length, mass or area. It measures nearly 6700 kilometers from the Korean border to the Gobi Desert.
Peter, the troglodyte site of Jordan
Petra is known to all to be the ancient city carved inside a rock in Jordan. Abandoned between 700 and 800 AD due to earthquakes and changes in trade routes. The place was subsequently included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.