1- Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is a huge statue located in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. The height of the statue is approximately 38 meters tall, whereas the width of its outstretched arms is approximately 28 meters.
2- The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China was originally built to protect the historical borders of northern China. The earliest constructions began during the 7th Century BC and were completed over centuries.
The wall is a huge arc that covers different types of terrain including desert land, grassland, and mountains. It is such a gigantic manmade structure that it is clearly visible from space!
Petra is a fabulous, ancient archaeological site located in Wadi Musa, Petra, in Jordan. Greeks, Romans and Egyptians have left their legacy within its walls. The site was a central part of the trade routes of the ancient world.
4- The Colosseum
The Colosseum is an architectural wonder which was built in the city of Rome, Italy around 70 AD at the command of the Emperor, Vespasian. It was completed around a decade later when Titus was in power.
The building was the largest amphitheatre in Italy. It provided tiered seating which offered to seat 50,000 people. The crowd were seated according to their status. The wealthy and noble were given priority over ordinary Roman citizens who were seated at the highest tiers furthest from the centre stage..
5- Machu Picchu
The site of Machu Picchu is located in Peru. It was built in approximately 1450 AD, very high up in a mountainous area, in the dense Peruvian rainforest. The city lies approximately 2,430 meters above sea level. Can you imagine how a city was built at this altitude so long ago?
6- Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is a beautiful structure from white marble. It was built in India by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal who died whilst giving birth to their 14th child.
The construction of the Taj Mahal took more than 22 years to complete. It took the work of more than 22,000 men and 1,000 elephants over the years to finish off this incredible building.
7- Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is a famous archaeological site located in Mexico. One of its most famous structures is the Castillo which attracts visitors from all over the world, due to its fabulous pyramid known as ‘El Castillo’ which was built using 365 steps, one for every day of the year!