19 New Wonders Of The World You Have To See
Here’s a brand new - and much more extensive - list of MUST VISIT global wonders to work your way through. You’re welcome.
Only 1 of the original 7 ancient wonders of the world still exists relatively intact (that’s the Pyramids of Giza if you were wondering). So here’s a brand new - and much more extensive - list of MUST VISIT global wonders to work your way through. You’re welcome.
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
This giant circular sinkhole off the coast of Belize bordered by coral reef and impossibly blue ocean is a diver’s haven.
Machu Picchu, Peru
An ancient Incan citadel located hella high in the Andes Mountains, the original purpose of which is still a mystery. Stunning, awe-inspiring, and one for every bucket list around.
Christ The Redeemer, Brazil
A mammoth art deco statue soaring above Rio de Janeiro, it’s well worth braving the hordes of tourists that swarm to see ol’ Jesus daily.
Chichen Itza, Mexico
These Mayan ruins on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula feature a massive step pyramid, graphic stone carvings, and nightly sound and light shows. Historical AND fun.
The Colosseum, Italy
No visit to Rome is complete without taking in the iconic remains of the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built. Impressions of Russell Crowe in Gladiator encouraged. By us. Not officially.
The Great Wall of China, China
Over 3000 miles long, it can be seen from actual SPACE. Enough said.
The Taj Mahal, India
As romantic gestures go, Mughal emperor’s building based tribute to his favourite wife is up there with the best. Head there when it’s still dark to see the sunrise over the world-famous domes.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Built in 1933, the famous suspension bridge is a masterclass in engineering. Cycle across and breathe in that misty air.
Might seem weird to call an entire city a ‘wonder of the world’, but then again it is built over more than 100 small islands, in the middle of a lagoon, with no roads, just canals. Amazing doesn’t even cover it. Plus it’s sinking so you better hurry up and visit.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
A world heritage site and 5,700 sq. miles of protected eco-system, the Serengeti is home to countless species of wildlife. Taylor Swift also filmed her ‘Wildest Dreams’ music video there, if you fancy standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset.
Times Square, New York
One of the busiest pedestrian centres globally, Times Square and its plethora of neon signs is sometimes known as the ‘crossroads of the world’. A must-see.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The birthplace of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution following his trip there in 1835, the Galapagos Islands are considered one of the world’s best destinations for viewing diverse plant and animal species. David Attenborough impressions encouraged.
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The Grand Canyon, USA
Stat fans listen up, because The Grand Canyon - carved by the Colorado river in Arizona - is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and up to a mile deep. Wowzah.
Iguazu Falls, South America
Spanning both Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu is actually made up of an epic 275 separate falls. No wonder First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed ‘Poor Niagara!’ upon visiting.
Sistine Chapel, Italy
Famously (and incorrectly) called the ‘Sixteenth Chapel’ by Justin Bieber, it’s a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope. Got quite a famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo, you may have heard of it.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
An ancient complex of temples in Cambodia famous for being the largest religious monument in the world. Also, they filmed parts of Tomb Raider here, if you fancy pretending to be Lara Croft.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
THE most picturesque collection of buildings hanging on to a sheer cliff face your eyes will ever see, this 50km stretch of rugged coastline is the stuff Italian dreams are made of.
Forbidden City, China
Now a museum, this ‘city’ was actually the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (that’s 1420 to 1912, history buffs). Head to Bejing to have a looksie.
Mount Rushmore, USA
Faces. MASSIVE FACES carved into a rock. The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, to be exact. NO DONALD, you can’t ‘just add yours really quick’.
By Lizzie Cox