The world we live in is full of wonders. Traveling has shown that the more one travels, the more one discovers many things. The wonders of the world are many, and some are iconic. Most of them are due to nature, and some are a result of human creation and are impressive.
However, those made by humans can be divided into ancient and modern. In ancient times, they were created, some are still there and have been recovered, while others have fallen. However, as humans continue evolving, they have managed to create more modern wonders of the world. Here they are.
10 Christ The Redeemer Statue
Christ, the Redeemer Statue, is one of the world’s modern-day human wonders. It is a colossal statue showing Jesus and stands on Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. It is a modern human wonder structure that was created just after the first world war. The statue was built by the Brazilian people who feared the “tide of godlessness.” What is most interesting about the monument is its height which is 30 meters tall. Its base also adds an additional 8 meters, making the total height of the statute 38 meters. Brazil, and Rio de Janeiro in particular, are exciting places with beaches, great culture, and people. It is an excellent option for visitors.
9 Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is a modern-day human wonder. The Taj Mahal is an immense structure that has been there since its construction in 1653 and still standing to date. The Taj Mahal has been well maintained such that one visiting the place would think it was constructed a few decades ago as opposed to almost 400 years ago. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the white marble structure for his wife. It is an architectural masterpiece that still shocks people and is a heritage site. It is a lovely masterpiece that everyone would want to visit and see.
8 St Basil’s Cathedral – Russia
St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most iconic structures in Russia. It is a modern-day wonder and is also referred to as the Church of Intercession. It is also the most visited site in the country. The church was constructed around the 16th century to commemorate the military triumph. More attractive about St. Basil’s Cathedral is flowery decorations and onion domes.
7 Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is a top-rated site in France and worldwide. It is a tower constructed several decades ago and remains an iconic structure, with the building standing 324 meters high. The tower is taller than many skyscrapers in the country. It is also the most visited monument in France. The Eiffel Tower is a structure that is already 132 years old as of 2021.
6 The Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall of China is yet another present world wonder, with the wall being built and completed in 1644. The China dynasties and emperors constructed the structure over 1800 years ago. It is the most significant structure one will find in China. The great wall of china is built in southeastern Liaoning Province in the province of Gansu.
5 Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is one of the most recent wonders of the world to be included in the list of seven wonders in 2007. It is a structure that is found in Peru around the Urubamba River. It is an incredible city that was built during ancient times and discovered by archeologists in the mountain ridges. Machu Picchu is currently a world UNESCO heritage offering fascinating sceneries to visit. It is also located 2,430 above sea level, meaning one will have to hike several mountains to reach the city.
4 Petra City
Petra is a city that was carved in a desert landscape. It is an ancient city in Jordan that is now one of the modern-day world wonders. This city offers unique views of the Jordan deserts and is carved on Wadi Musa Canyon. Around this area, it was also used for the silk and spice trading route linking Egypt, Southern Arabia, India, and China.
Angkor Wat is another world wonder worth noting and visiting. This is a temple that is found in Cambodia and serves as a great symbol of religion. It is a feature that has the Khmer Empire remains. The Angkor Wat temple is the largest monument found in Cambodia. It is also the most visited destination in Cambodia, with many people enjoying the sceneries and the culture. Learning about the history of the country and the temple is also worth visiting the temple.
2 Chichen Itza, Mexico
It is a structure that was built in the 13th century. Chichen Itza was a Maya city in ancient times and became among Maya-Toltec civilization players. It was also a popular civilization in political alliances during A.D 1200, including the Uxmal and Mayapan civilizations. It is a wonder that archaeologists recovered. These ruins also have impressive religious temples that were used for science and astronomy during ancient times. Currently, it has been listed as another world wonder.
1 Large Hadron Collider, Switzerland
The Large Hadron Collider is one of the latest and most incredible human structures on the list of human wonders. It is a structure that was built to crash subatomic particles. The machine is designed to help scientists make great strides in the discoveries of the world and universe.