The world is a marvellous place. Home to a multitude of natural and manmade phenomena, it’s easy to see why so many of us have a bucket list of places that we’re dying to go and see. Whether you’re a fan of manmade, natural, underwater or on-land marvels, here are just three of the world wonders you must see and experience.
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Although all world wonders are wonderful (obviously!) in their own right, some are more easily accessible than others. With a recent Titanic shipwreck trip ending in tragedy, you might be searching for a world wonder that’s more easily accessible.
If so, look no further than the Colosseum. A must-see for people of all ages, this historical site is awe-inspiring, whether you’re a history buff or not. Taking eight years to construct in the year 72CE, the Colosseum in Rome was the brainchild of Flavian Emperor Vespasian. He wanted a unique amphitheatre that could accommodate 65,000 spectators – and that it can!
Although you won’t see animal fights or gruesome executions there nowadays, you can still revel in awe at the largest amphitheatre in Roman history. Take a tour and see behind the scenes of this famous sight, or even better, go after dark for a totally unique experience. Just keep your eyes peeled for the ghosts of gladiators!
Petra in Jordan
Petra, among other Jordan trips, is a wonder which is an absolute must-visit! If you’re visiting Jordan for the first time, you might have stumbled across Petra. One of the most popular places to visit in the country, Petra is an ancient city that was first inhabited by the Nabateans over 2000 years ago.
Even if you’re not a huge history fan, you can still appreciate the rich culture of this magical place. In the city itself, you’ll find rock structures, buildings and abandoned parts of the city that were once full of life.
If you’re planning a visit to this magical place (which you should!) it’s generally safe for visitors. However, official guidelines recommend staying at least 3km away from the country’s border with Syria.
The Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is another fantastic wonder which is as architecturally beautiful as the pictures would suggest. Located just 204 km from New Delhi in India, the Taj Mahal attracts visitors from far and wide each year, and for good reason. With new things to discover at every angle, you’ll be free to breathe in the stunning architecture and intricate details of this world-class building.
Although there’s no official dress code here, it’s a common courtesy to dress respectfully. You should always comply with local cultures by covering your arms, legs and shoulders. But this is even more important when visiting places of worship, like this wonderful temple.
Which will you visit first?