Latest New Seven Wonders of the World



These are list of the New Seven Wonders is presented without classification, and aims to represent worldwide heritage.

1. Taj Mahal in India

Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum was commissioned for Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.  It is on the south bank of the Yamuna river in Agra, the Indian city . The Taj Mahal was built between 1632 and 1648. Taj Mahal construction project employed some twenty thousand artisans under the guidance of a group of architects led by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the chief Architects. The structure of Taj Mahal actually represents a number of architectural styles, including Indian, Islamic, Turkish and Persian. This marble mausoleum was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Taj Mahal attracts 8-9 million visitors a year.

2. Petra, Jordan

Petra is a archaeological and historical city in Jordan. Petra located in the foothills of Wadi Rum desert, near the slope of Jabal Al-Madbah. It is believed to have been settled as 9,000 BC.  It is basin boasts over 810 individual monuments, including tombs, buildings,baths, temples, funerary halls, colonnaded streets and arched gateways. Petra was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

4. Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China extends about 5000 miles making it the world's longest human made structure. Great Wall of China was built between the 5th century B.C. and the 16th century. It is a fortification created to protect the borders of the Chinese Territory from invading Mongols. Great Wall of China grew along with tourism to the wall. In 1987 the Great Wall was made a World Heritage Site. Now a days, a portion of the Great Wall receives a lot of tourists every day.