Wonder is like a nourishment to the most of us, and defines us as human beings. The real magic of wonder is not in the thing itself, but in the fact that the more we look for wonders in the world, the more the wonders of the world, starts being a part of us.
GREAT WALL OF CHINA, CHINA
Built between the 5th and 6th century B.C, The Great Wall of China is a stone and earth fortification that was created to protect the border of the Chinese empire from the invasions of Mongols.
It is the world’s longest man-made structure and the only one that is visible from the space.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER, RIO DE JANEIRO
A symbol of Christianity all around the world, the statue of Christ is 98 feet tall and the arms of the statue stand out to be 92 feet wide. Christ The Redeemer is the 5th largest statue of Jesus, in the world. It took almost 9 years to complete the construction of the statue.
GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA, EGYPT
One of the defining symbols of Egypt, The Great Pyramids of Giza was the tallest structure made by human hands until the construction of the Eiffel Tower. The pyramids were built in between 2589 to 2504 BC and the names of them were Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure respectively. The names were set according to the kings for whom the pyramids were built.
MACHU PICCHU, PERU
An Incan city that is built on top of the Andes mountains in Peru. Machu Picchu is believed to be a sacred site for Inca leaders whose civilization is set be wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th Century.
Machu Picchu in the Quechua language means “Old Peak” or “Old Mountain”.
Petra is a historical and archeological city that is located in Jordan and has managed to literally wow the world with its eye-captivating architecture. It is home to around 800 carved tombs.
The city is also referred as the Rose City due to the color of stone that has been used to carve it out. It was built in the 5th and 6th AD and became an important Christian center.
TAJ MAHAL, INDIA
Built in the memory of Mumtaz, the wife of the famous Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, in the year 1653. It took approximately 22,000 people to build thisiconic monument of India.
The Taj Mahal takes different colorings during the day time, starting from a Pinkish tone in the morning, to creamy white in the evening and golden color at night when it is stricken by the moon.
CHICHEN ITZA, MEXICO
Chichen Itza is the second most popular site in Mexico and was the largest city built by the Maya people. The name also means “the mouth at the well of Itza” and is believed that Itza meant “water magicians”.
This monument may have been built near two natural sink holes that provided it with water all around the year. It was also known to be a sacred religious site during the ancient times.