The world has such beautiful wonders that are a must to discover. The beauty, struggle, craze, and the archaeological significance of these places makes them must-visit locations in a lifetime. Visiting seven wonders of the world is an ultimate plan for a fantastic bucket list-worthy experience. Grab your plane tickets soon and head on these incredible adventures to the seven wonders of the world.
Unique Bucket List: Visiting Seven Wonder of The World
Yes, visiting these seven wonders of the world will take your bucket list goals to another level. The accomplishment of marking off each of these places on your travel list will bring joy and pride. If not all, one should try to at least visit half of the wonders mentioned below. Live a full life and do some globe-trotting by witnessing the uniqueness and grandeur of these seven wonders of the world.
1. The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest wall and most prominent ancient architecture. The wall is situated near Beijing, a person can also go Badaling, 37 miles from Beijing, as it has the section that gets most tourists attraction. The length is 21,196.18 km. It is more than 2,300 years old. It was opened for visitors in 1644. Mutianyu is the most popular section of the great wall of China.
Around the base of the wall, are the souvenir stalls, when people reach the wall; they can sit and also take breathtaking photos. Around the ruined sections of the wall, the experience is more enhanced. The view is amazing; one can see the wall dwindle off into the distance, linked by the towers which stand out on the top of mountain ranges.
Cost: Tours cost around $30 per person and include mini-bus transportation with an English-speaking guide and driver.
- Select a suitable wall to visit. Badaling and Beijing are the most popular options
- Plan your visit during spring or fall, as summer is the peak season with huge crowds and exhausting heat and winter is less crowded but dangerously cold
- Use the valley washrooms beforehand as the wall has no toilets
- Take a hiking trip to appreciate the scenery. Take walking poles, hiking boots, sun protection along with you on the way
- Don’t go alone. Take a professional guide with you
- Don’t take photos from precarious positions like near steeps drops or loose bricks/rocks
- Don’t wear open-toed shoes
- Don’t leave trash at any spot
- Don’t run or walk too fast along the wall
2. Christ the Redeemer Statue
It is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, built by Paul Landowski. Its construction started in 1922 and ending in late 1931 — the statue with a height of 30m alongside its 8-meter (26 ft) pedestal. The arms stretch 28 meters (92 ft) wide. It almost took nine years to complete this beauty. It’s hand symbolize peace in the world. It says that Jesus is the one who is giving peace to the world. People can climb the 220 stairs or get the elevator, to get close enough to whisper in his ears, but do not try doing that as it is considered both illegal and dangerous.
There’s a grand view looking down, reflecting Christ’s eye view overall, so many tourists visit this place. In 2007, it was voted as one of the modern seven wonders. Around one and a half million people were present at the unveiling of this wonder. The statue is visible from several spots in Rio. Christmas and carnival period is the most crowded time to be in Rio, so plan your trip accordingly.
Timings: 8 am to 7 pm
Cost: INR 56 (low season), INR 68 (high season) – includes round trip and entrance to Christ the Redeemer.
- Plan your route to the top: By taking a taxi to the Paineiras cark park that is halfway up to the Corcovado mountain. One may also consider taking the train from the base of Corcovado to the car park then take a van to the top. The third option could be to go hiking to the top of the Corcovado mountains
- Take pictures, the best time for it is early morning when the sun is not brightly overwhelmed
- Bring food and water
- Take care of your belongings. Don’t litter
3. Machu Picchu
It is located in Peru with an elevation of 2430m above sea level. It was founded in 1450. In the Quechua language, Machu means “old” or “old person”, while Pichu means either “portion of coca being chewed” or “pyramid, pointed multi-sided solid; cone”. It’s a royal estate. It will almost take four days to complete this hillclimbing. It will be one of the best times you will have in life all-new experience, and without this, the trip to Peru will be incomplete. It is one of the few significant pre-Columbian ruins found nearly intact. Despite its isolation in the Andes mountain, it features agricultural terraces, plazas, residential areas, and temples.
Cost: It will cost around INR 550-600, including all the facilities.
Timings: The average time crescent and descent is 3-4 hours if you visit Cavern. Visitors must exit Huayna Picchu by 1 pm or by 11:30 pm if you visit the Great Cavern. Only 400 people per shift can climb Machu Pichu.
- At any time of the year, the weather can change in an instant, be prepared with a poncho or light raincoat.
- Carry food and water along.
- Make sure to get your passport with the Machu Pichu stamp.
- Local guides are available at cost 50$ for 2hrs. Talk to them for any help.
- Toilets are available outside the main entrance. From Machu Pichu, it will take 30 mins so ensure to fresh up before.
- Don’t carry walking sticks, not allowed.
- Heavy backpacks not allowed, Only small bags less than 20 liters are permitted.
4. Chichen Itza
It is made in 600CE. It is located in southeastern Mexico in the “eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. Its 24 m in height with a 6 m temple over it. A testament to the Mayans’ astronomical abilities, the structure features a total of 365 steps, the number of days in the solar year. During the spring and autumnal equinoxes, the setting sun casts shadows on the pyramid that give the appearance of a serpent slithering down the north stairway, at the base is a stone snakehead.
Chichen Itza is home to the largest Tlachtli (a type of sporting field) in the Americas. November through March is the best time to visit this beautiful place. The main attraction is the spectacular El Castillo Pyramid. If you arrive early, visit this first to get photographs in quiet, explore all areas like the ball court, El Caracol observatory, Sacred cenote, the Bonehouse and much more.
Cost: The cost of a Chichen Itza tour depends on your mode of travel. If you go on our group tour, for instance, the price is USD 89 per person from Playa del Carmen.
Timings: 8 am to 4:30 pm.
- Either arrive early at 9 am or after 3 pm
- Be prepared with sunscreen protection, and plenty of water to beat the heat
- Stay overnight to explore every place
- Take time to admire the work of the Mayans
- Know your stuff
- Have lunch in Piste
- Don’t leave your stuff irresponsibly
- Don’t avoid the souvenir sellers
- Don’t climb the pyramids or swim in the cenotes
- Avoid Sundays and national holidays
It was built by Vespasian, Titus. The work started in early 70AD and completed by 80AD, almost a decade to build this beautiful amphitheater. It’s an ancient Roman architecture with a height of 48m. It was damaged by an earthquake in 1349. It almost took 60,000 Slaves to build the Colosseum. It is the largest amphitheater ever built, capable of holding 50,000 spectators. A variety of events that used to take place at the Colosseum, most notable were gladiator fights.
About 500,000 people died in the Colosseum, and so many animals were captured and killed until many species went extinct. The structure has stood more than the test of time and has accumulated a varied collection of personal stories as well as reflecting a national one. Colosseum ghost stories have passed down through generations tell of unjustly slaughtered gladiators who return by night to re-enact their final moments in combat and invisible chariots that rattle and race across the long-vanished sand. Visitors have described hearing words spoken in Latin, the shouts of petty animals slaughtered and much more. Visit during the off-season to visit to avoid Roman heat and crowds. Avoid the peak summer season and the humidity. The best time is from November to March.
Cost: 12 euros per person
Timings: 8:30am to 6:30pm
- Arrive before 8:30 am to avoid the lines
- Do visit the Colosseum at night
- Take the nearest metro for convenient travel
- Wear good footwear
- Remember to carry food and plenty of water
- Don’t forget about your wallet and other belongings; those are your responsibility
- Avoid waiting in long lines, buy a guided tour to skip the lines and get extra information
Petra was built in the early 5th century BC. It is elevated 810m above the sea level. The area of Petra is 264km. It is located in Ma’an Governorate, Jordon. It is famous for its architecture and water conduct system. It was purported to be one of the places where Moses struck a rock and water gushed forth. Petra is a perfect blend of beauty and archaeology. It is a unique destination with stunning views and friendly local people.
Cost: Tourists (overnight and cruise visitors) pay 50 JOD (=70 USD) for 1 day’s access to Petra, 55 JOD for two days or 60 JOD for three days.
Timings: Summers- 6 am to 6 pm. Winters: 6 am to 4 pm.
- Go early to ensure less crowd
- Go for hiking to the monastery
- Carry food and water along
- Visit Marguerites Island, Dress modestly
- Buy a two-day pass
- Don’t get scammed with fake Bedouins; people who claim to be the native cave people of Petra and offer women to show their caves
- Don’t ride animals as they are ill-treated, and the places are not too far off. Also, you can save that money and use it in some other places
7. Taj Mahal
Located in Agra, India at the bank of Yamuna river. Taj Mahal was built by the king Shah Jahan in 1632 to honor the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It took around 22 years to build this beautiful monument. It is regarded as one of the world’s iconic monuments, and the finest example of Mughal architecture. The entire mausoleum is decorated with an Inland design of flowers and calligraphy using precious gems like agate, jasper, and the main archways are carved with passages from the Holy Quran.
The best time to visit is during the Winters, from October to December and February to March. The moderate temperature and clear weather during this season offer the most comfortable condition.
Cost: The entry fee to the Taj Mahal for Indians is INR 20-40, INR 530 for SAARC countries’ citizens, and INR 1,000 for foreign visitors.
Entry: Everyday(Except Friday) sunrise to sunset, 8:30 am – 12:30am
- Arrive early to the ticket booth. (Morning preferably)
- Choose gate wisely; there are three gates at east, west, and south. Use the east and west gate
- Wear bug spray to protect from mosquito bites
- Dress modestly
- Avoid the South gate, as it has a dodgy market where sellers are pushy towards buying their stuff, and it doesn’t open till 8 am
- Don’t carry food, tripods, headphones, etc. There is a list of banned items on the official website, do check it
- Don’t get a guide and be careful if you want to hire one because a lot of people pose being guides
The Great Pyramid of Giza also lies among the list of wonders but is not the part of the seven wonders of the world. The beauty of these enchanting wonders is hard to resist, spending time there alone or with family is amongst the greatest pleasures of life. Grab your plane tickets soon and head to these seven wonders of the world for fulfilling your ultimate bucket list. Download the Woovly app now and add these seven wonders in your bucket list.