Seven wonders of the modern world were determined by the American Society of Civil Engineers to showcase the most impressive man-made structures in the world.
The Taj Mahal:
The Taj Mahal means “Crown of the Palace” is an ivory-white marble’s Place. It is built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal by his husband “Mughal emperor Shah Jahan”. It is the true love symbol and well known for its stunning beauty. It is located in the historic Indian city of Agra. Its construction cost was US$827 million and was completed by 1632.
Colosseum — Italy:
The Colosseum is also known as the “Flavian Amphitheatre” is an oval amphitheater in the city of Rome, Italy. It was completed in 80AD by Titus. The Colosseum could hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. This building was used for entertainment in the early medieval era but later reused for purposes like housing, workshops, fortress, quarry, and Christian Shrine. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Rome.
Chichen Itza — Mexico:
The Chichen Itza is an archaeological site located in Mexico’s Yucatan state. It is a pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic Period. It is believed to have one of the major cities of the ancient Mayan world.
Machu Picchu — Peru:
It is the major citadel located in Peru on the 2,430-meter mountain range. It is believed that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti around the year 1450 which is the Lost City of the Incas. It is the most civilized city of the Incan.
Christ the Redeemer — Brazil:
Christ the Redeemer is the famous statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski. This statue is 30 meters high and weighs approximately 635 metric tons. It is located in Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. The construction of the statue was completed in 1931.
Petra’s original name is Raqmu is a historical city in Jordan. Petra is also known as the “Rose City” due to the stone color from which it is carved.
Great Wall of China — China:
It is well known for its historical value and its great length. It is built in the northern borders of China to protect against various nomadic groups. It was built as a series of walls by Chinese empires and later joined together. The Great Wall can be seen from space with the naked eye under favorable viewing conditions.