What better way to kick off your bucket list than by discovering the world’s seven wonders, a collection of awe-inspiring destinations that span the globe?

However, only one of the original wonders exists today. From the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Statue of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis and the Great Pyramid of Giza, only the latter remains.


The Wonders of the East

A campaign launched in 2000 aimed to establish the New Seven Wonders of the World. With over 100 million votes cast, the results were released seven years later, providing the go-to options for travel enthusiasts. Let’s take a look at the winners:

The Great Wall of China: The longest man-made structure on the planet, this iconic landmark dates back over 2,000 years and offers an unforgettable adventure accessible as a day trip from Beijing.

Petra: Carved into the red sandstone mountains, Petra’s collection of temples and tombs draws in crowds with its cultural significance and astonishing beauty.

Taj Mahal: Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal remains an adored and iconic monument built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a touching tribute to his wife.

Crossing just one of these wonders off your bucket list is an achievement, yet conquering all seven would ensure memories to cherish for years to come.

The Wonders of the West

Chichén Itzá: Mexico’s sprawling ancient city emerges from the Yucatan jungles, littered with magnificent temples, and can be explored with ease from nearby Cancun.

Machu Picchu: Adorning the Andes in Peru, this incredible Incan city is renowned for its breathtaking beauty. The site has experienced several recent closures, so do your research and book early, as a limited number of tickets are made available each season.

Christ the Redeemer: On the east coast of the continent, Rio’s emblematic statue rises atop Mount Corcovado, affording spectacular views across the city.

Colosseum: The final entry, Rome’s monumental Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built, combining architectural splendour with a rich and brutal history.



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