Amazing things and great locations abound in our world. One feels stunned by the wonderful beauty of nature. Take a look of the following list of facts on The Modern 7 Wonders of the World that would fascinate you!
Here are the most amazing and breathtaking wonders around the world! Every wonder has it’s own interesting facts that has grab our attention!
The wall constructed around China’s borders is known as the Great Wall of China. The primary goals of creating this wall were border control and defence against criminals. The building process began in the seventh century and was carried out during the reigns of numerous monarchs. This wall was largely constructed during the Ming Dynasty. 13,170 miles make up its length. It was constructed using a mix of bricks, mud, stone, and wood.
The interesting fact of this historical wall is that it took roughly 2000 years to build from start to end. Numerous labourers had passed away during the construction and their remains have been buried inside the wall. Another interesting fact is an ancient tale of love: the legend of lady Mengjiang.
One of the four most famous love stories from prehistoric China. The husband of Lady Mengjiang was assigned to construct the Great Wall but never returned. When she left to deliver winter clothing to him, she learned that he had passed away. She sobbed so hard that a section of the wall collapsed.
The Jordanian city once housed thousands of people before going centuries without a resident. It was rediscovered in the early nineteenth century by a Swiss explorer. That is how it came to be known as “Lost City.”
Due to its construction from a pink rock, it is also known as “The Rose City.” Its water management system was highly sophisticated for its time.
The interesting fact of this city is a mosque with a white dome, constructed in the 14th century, honours the alleged death and burial of Moses’ brother Aaron in the Petra region. Aaron’s Mountain (Jabal Harun), the tallest mountain in the region at 1350 metres above sea level, is where it is located.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there is a statue called Christ the Redeemer. On Mount Corcovado, there is a statue of Jesus Christ. It was created in partnership between France and Brazil. Beginning in 1922, the project took approximately nine years to complete.
The statue stands 98 feet tall, plus a 26-foot pedestal. It has 92-foot-wide arms. Some individuals are given special authorization to enter the statue and climb to the top. Without a doubt, it offers a breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro.
The interesting fact of this holy statue is that the statue experiences lightning strikes three to six times a year as a result of its location atop a mountain. One of the statue’s thumbs was broken by lightning in 2014, just before the FIFA World Cup began.
Machu Picchu is another one of the world’s 7 wonders. In Peru, it is a citadel. In the fifteenth century, dry stone walls were used to construct it. Most Inca cities were destroyed after the Spanish conquest, but Machu Picchu remained hidden, which is why it has been kept so well. But after the Spanish invasion, it was forgotten and eventually rediscovered.
The interesting facts of Machu is that it is believed that no wheels were used to transport the stones up the mountain, despite the fact that many of the stones used to create the city weighed more than 50 pounds. It is more likely that hundreds of men pushed the massive rocks up the inclining mountainside.
This city, which is in Mexico, has a pyramid that is quite a sight. According to estimates, it is at least 1500 years old. People are amazed by its architecture, which is very amazing.
On each of its four sides are square staircases. The 11th century is thought to have seen the completion of its last phase of building. The place sees a lot of visitors in the spring because the sun creates shadows that appear to be a serpent moving down the pyramid.
The interesting fact of this pyramid is that many of Chichen Itza’s landmarks are renowned for their peculiar sounds. The Ball Court has nine echoes created by a single clap from one end of the court. In addition, clapping in front of the Kukulkan Pyramid produces an echo that sounds like the chirp of a serpent.
Rome, Italy’s Colosseum is an amphitheatre. It dates back about 2000 years. Although several earthquakes have shook it and a large fire has damaged the top levels of its structure, it is still in reasonably good condition.
It was additionally known as the Flavian Amphitheater. It took between 60,000 and 90,000 people less than ten years to complete the construction.
An interesting fact about colosseum is that there were a lot of rooms and tunnels underground the Colosseum. The gladiators and animals were housed there while they awaited their fate in the arena above. In the arena, there were 36 trap doors for special effects.
India’s Agra is home to the Taj Mahal. It is the mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. When she passed away after giving birth to their 14th child, he gave the order to build the palace in her honour.
There are only two graves: those of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal is a magnificent example of Mughal architecture.
The interesting facts of these elegant place is that it took 20 years and 20,000 workers to build it. Large marble plates cover the red sandstone structure of the Taj Mahal. Many different nations and regions, such as Central Asia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey, contributed artisans to the building of this global marvel. Over 20,000 artisans worked on this significant project over the course of 20 years.
Weren’t the facts of the new 7 wonders of the world interesting? Although our country Malaysia is not in the list yet it has made many other Guinness World Records in the past years. Here is the list of World Records that Malaysia has achieve through out the years!