Do you know what existing sights around the world, without exaggeration, can be called "wonders of the world" that can be seen today, in contrast to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, destroyed by earthquakes and fires? After choosing one of the listed attractions, go to the last minute store and go on an exciting journey, with your loved one or the whole family.
Parthenon in Athens.
Located at the top of the Acropolis in the Greek capital, it is one of the most famous buildings in the world and a must-see on your itinerary when traveling in Athens. The construction of the temple of the Greek goddess and patron saint of the city of Athens began in 447 BC on the site of an old temple that was destroyed by the Persians and existed until 432 BC. The Parthenon housed an imposing statue of the goddess of wisdom made of ivory, silver and gold, which was transported to Constantinople in the 5th century and later destroyed by fire. During its long existence, the Parthenon also played the role of a fortress, church, mosque and weapons store.
The world famous moai, which are monolithic stone statues depicting human figures of varying heights, are located on Easter Island, one of the most isolated islands on the planet. The giant statues with huge heads were carved between 1250 and 1500. They represent the ancestors of the islanders. The tallest statue, called Paro, had a height of about 10 meters and a weight of over 82 tons.
Near the city of Agra in India is the country's largest attraction - the Taj Mahal. The impressive white marble building was built between 1632 and 1653 by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in honor of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved tombs in the world and one of the masterpieces of Mughal architecture.
Colosseum in Rome.
The Colosseum is the largest and most famous of all the ancient amphitheatres in Rome. The construction of the complex began in 72 AD by the Roman emperor Vespasian, and was completed in 80 by Titus. At the opening of the Colosseum, performances were held for more than 100 days in which more than 5, 000 animals and 2, 000 gladiators were killed. The Colosseum held over 50, 000 people. It was one of the symbols of the Roman Empire, and today it is one of the most popular attractions in the capital of Italy.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
It is a huge temple complex that includes the remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire. The complex was built by the ruler Suryurman II at the beginning of the 12th century. It consists of several buildings - the famous Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious monument and the Bayon Temple. During its long history, the temple has changed its religious affiliation several times from Buddhism to Hinduism. Today Angkor Wat is the largest tourist attraction and one of the symbols of Cambodia, which is even present on the national flag of the country.