The Seven Wonders of the World

And you thought that there were really only seven.

The Seven Wonders of the World was a list created by the Ancient Greeks. Naturally, all it included were sights that were familiar to those in the Mediterranean Region. But since the list spread throughout the world, other individuals, perhaps realizing that the world has more wonders outside of what the Greeks saw, created a list that accommodates other wonders in other parts of the globe.

Different organizations and groups have since adopted the term “seven wonders of the world” in their efforts to promote other amazing sights around the world. Let us take a look at seven of the most impressive wonders of the world that has since made it to the various lists (yes, whether it be of the ancient, modern or new world) created and released. Watch out for seat sales to these international destinations! (Tip: domestic airlines such as Cebu pacific and Seair might not have the flights you’re targeting, so bookmark other international airlines as well.)

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Pyramid of Giza in the ancient times

Among all the wonders in the original list, only the Pyramid survives. Being the strongest structure in theory, the Egyptians proved that it translates well into real, actual structures.

Take a photo of you pretending to hold the pyramid at the tip, and you get the cliché souvenir photo!

The Golden Gate Bridge

Included in the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Golden Gate Bridge is an architectural marvel, standing loud and proud and proving to be very useful as well. Its construction was finished in 9137, and has since become an iconic landmark not only of San Francisco, but also of America. It is perhaps the most popular bridge in the world, having been wrecked and reconstructed in different films.

When you get the chance to visit San Franciso, make sure you pass through it, whether in a car, on a bike or through a guided walking tour.

Grand Canyon

Another nature of the world that has made appearances in different movies, the most significant one being 127 Hours, where a man gets stuck in the Grand Canyon and had to cut his arm to escape. Let’s not get into details. Anyway, the Grand Canyon is one of the Earth’s testimony of its millions of years of formation. The Colorado River has carved the Canyon through time, exposing layers of rocks that give geologists clues about the Earth.

The grand thing about the Grand Canyon is that you can take different types of guided tours. Hop into a helicopter for an aerial view, or ride a jeep for a more thrilling speed ride. To feel closer to nature, you may take a hike, a walk, or go biking around. Just make sure that you don’t take the tour alone, lest you end up like the guy in 127 Hours.

The Great Wall of China

If you’re one of the many people who believe that the Great Wall of China is the only manmade structure that can be seen from the moon, sorry to burst your bubble, but it actually isn’t true. In fact, scientists say that the Great Wall is visible from the moon like how human hair is visible from two miles. In other words, no it’s not visible. But that fact doesn’t lessen the awesomeness that is the Great Wall of China. It is rich in history, and it is deeming with Chinese culture.

Challenge yourself for a long walk as you visit the wall in the Badaling Section, the most frequented and best-preserved part of the wall. Guided tours are also available, including video presentations about the history of the Wall, and entrance to the museum near it.

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