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Top 10 Wonders of The World

10. Roman Baths

The famous Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in Somerset.

The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. Its a
reconstruction of the previously destroyed baths. It was destroyed in the 6th
century, reconstruction of the baths occurred over time with the last additions
being done in the late 1800s.

The Baths are a major tourist attraction and, receive more than one million
visitors a year. It was featured on the 2005 TV program Seven Natural
Wonders as one of the wonders of the West Country. Visitors can see the
Baths and Museum but cannot enter the water.
9. Leaning Tower of Pisa

This tower is constructed first in Pisa a city of Italy in August 14, 1173.It is
know due to its inclinations towards right side. Till now it is stable and nothing
happened to it instead of its tilt.

8. Colosseum
The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is an
elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. This is one of the
greatest architecture ever built in the history of Rome. The Colosseum was
originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre and is the largest amphitheater
to have ever been built in the Roman Empire. It is a circular structure that
occupies a site east of the Roman Forum. This Amphitheater was built to
organize gladiator contests, dramas and games like hunting animals,
constructing mock sea battle and the public could also view it in the open, and
cheer their favorites. See also; 10 Eye-Popping Gorgeous Roman Theatres.

7. Chichen Itza
Chichen was founded by the Maya civilization in 400 AD and it is located in
the north central, north of Yucatan Peninsula now called Mexico. Chichen has
a history that is 1500 years old and is located 75 miles from Merida. It is said
to have been the main regional point for different ceremonies. During the
earlier days & time, it was governed by priests. Chichen means At the mouth
of the well of Itza. The word Chi stands for mouth, Chen for well and Itza for
the Itza tribe. The main belief is that people were thrown from the top as a
sacrifice to make their god happy and the ones who could survive were the
ones who were believed to be seers.

6. Hagia Sophia
The masterpiece of construction, Hagia Sophia is a former Christian
patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in
Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is currently the second-most visited museum in
Turkey, attracting almost 3.3 million visitors annually.

From its initial conversion until the construction of the nearby Sultan Ahmed
Mosque (Blue Mosque of Istanbul) in 1616, it was the principal mosque of
Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia served as inspiration for many other Ottoman
mosques, such as the Blue Mosque, the ehzade Mosque, the Sleymaniye
Mosque, the Rstem Pasha Mosque and the Kl Ali Paa Mosque

5. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the pre Columbian, Inca empire site that is located almost
8,000 feet above the sea level. The site is located on a mountain ridge above
the valley of Urubamba in Peru. The city is also called the lost city of Incas.
Machu Picchu was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. It was
abandoned just over 100 years later, in 1572, as a belated result of the
Spanish Conquest.

Machu Picchu was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, it
was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide
Internet poll. See also; 10 Most Iconic Places to Photograph in the World.

4. Taj Mahal of Agra

It was constructed by famous Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his
beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is regarded as the best example
of Mughal architecture and is widely recognized as the jewel of Muslim art in
India. It is one of the worlds most celebrated structures and a symbol of
Indias rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts more than 3 million visitors a year.
In 2007 it was declared one of the top 10 Wonders of the World. See also; 10
Interesting Facts About Taj Mahal.

3. Cristo Redentor Statue

It is largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in
the world. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also
become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one
of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is made of reinforced concrete and
soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931.

2. Petra
It is an archeological city of Jorden that is famous for its rock-cut architecture
and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the
color of the stone out of which it is carved. Established during 312 BCE as the
capital city of the Arab Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan. It lies on the
slope of Jebel al-Madhbah in a basin among the mountains which form the
eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead
Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

Petra was named amongst the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. It is
Jordans most-visited tourist attraction and one of the Places to See Before
You Die.
1. The Great Wall of China

Considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, the Great Wall of
China was constructed 7th century BC. It is a series of fortification built to
protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the
various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe.

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