Jaw-Dropping Landmarks: Exploring The Top 10 Architectural Wonders Of The World
From a very old time, the world has been a mystery in terms of its ancient architectural built-ups. Researchers and spectators for centuries have not been able to explore all its secrets. Humanity has always been in wonder and curious about how they were developed and how they had been standing with age and time. Things have withered but certain architectural creations have remained and are going to stay that way. Let’s throw light into some:
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
It is the most overwhelming wonder of the world whose grandeur of the structure intrigues spectators to think about its creation with age after age. The construction of the pyramids is an architectural marvel both in design and construction. The perfection achieved in alignment with an accuracy of one-fifteenth of a degree is still a question.
El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza or the mouth of the well of Itza is the largest Mayan city’s wonder ever built. The castle is the city’s major attraction with Pyramid at the centre rising 24 meters and has four sides facing the cardinal directions with 91 steps on each side with a serpent’s head at the base. It commemorates Kukulcan, the serpent deity.
The Taj Mahal, India
It is one of the beautiful buildings that stands as one of the seven wonders in our country and is built as a memoir of Mumtaz Mahal, the deceased wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built this structure as a memory of his beloved wife and whose funeral is housed into it. The central massive dome with surrounding minarets is a true symbol of beauty and elegance.
Machu Picchu, Peru
It is the famous lost city of the Inca, voted as one of the world’s seven wonders and was built in 1450. It is a citadel built entirely out of dry-stone walls. The spectacular constructions of massive rock structures along the mountainsides are an architectural awe. The town is built on two fault lines making it earthquake resistant.
The Great Wall of China
One of the most celebrated human achievements and an architectural marvel, the Great Wall of China is still appreciated for its vastness and majestic views. It is still the world’s most famous landmark once built. The wall’s 21,000 km length is made up of a network of branching walls that run parallel to one another, cross paths, and occasionally separate to allow for rivers.
The Colosseum, Italy
One of the most interesting tourist destinations is the Colosseum of Italy known for its massive oval amphitheatre which is a fine example of classical Roman architecture. The construction was made back in 70 AD as a four-story elliptical building. In the glorious past, the massive architectural landmark has hosted many mock battles and animal hunts.
This architectural landmark is a citadel located on the northern outskirts of Peru. The undulating, precise wall structure is mastery among many archaeologists. The complex is located on a steep hill surrounded by dry walls that are fixed without mortar use. The precision of massive rock cutting is a treat to the eyes.
Leshan Giant Buddha, China
It is a tall 71-meter Buddha statue, probably the tallest stone structure in the world of a model carved out of a cliff face of red sandstone. The landmark is located at the confluence of three important rivers in China-Min, Dadu and Qingyi. It is believed that this massive structure was built as a rescue remark to calm down the danger associated with the river’s confluence that builds high tidal pressure causing damage to various ships and travellers on this route.
Pon Du Gard, France
The other name for this architectural marvel is the Roman Aqueducts which is the most highest and visited monument in France as the structure showcases too much technical scale in its construction. It is a stretch of 274 meters in length and 49 meters in height. It is the only landmark that is an example of a three-storey bridge.
The Ancient city of Petra, South Jordan
It is still a cultural phenomenon today because of its stunning craftsmanship and many stories buried in its caves. It is also called Rose City for the colour of the stone from which it is carved out. It was built in 312 BC making it the world’s oldest city. It is one of the most intricately carved temples of Petra, recently added to the world’s seven wonders.