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Monuments and Wonders of The World Dream List

Monuments and Wonders of The World Dream List

After completing Karcher’s fun quiz on monuments of the world, it got me thinking about the places I would love to visit, the wonders and monuments in the world that I have heard about and seen the beautiful pictures, but not yet been in the presence off. To be in awe of the magnificence of the heritage and to experience and feel the history.

I want to see the world, visit unique places, experience history, learn cultures, and so much more. There are many wonders and monuments, to which I have put my favourite dream list below.

There are so many beautiful places to see in the world, rich in history. However, just a few are iconic. Whether it is a natural wonder or an architectural site, these famous landmarks are definitely among the most recognizable in the world. How many of them have you seen?

 Chile, Easter Island - Ahu Tongariki
March 2003
�WMF/Norma Barbacci

original - CD "Chile 3/2003: Chiloe 1"

Easter Island—known locally as Rapa Nui is a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. One of the remotest islands in the world tucked away in the South Pacific Ocean which was once home to a Polynesian population, whose history remains mysterious. It is most famous for the hundreds of large carved monolithic statues, known as moai, that were created to represent ancestors by the Rapa Nui people from approximately the ninth to the seventeenth centuries.  The moai are carved human figures with oversized heads.

The Colosseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome in Italy.  The largest amphitheatre to have ever been built during the Roman Empire. The Amphitheater was built to host gladiator contests and games like hunting animals, to which the public could also view it in the open.

Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu “lost city of Incas”, is the pre-Columbian, Inca empire site that is located almost 8,000 feet above the sea level. The site is located on a mountain ridge above the valley of Urubamba in Peru. At the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu was built in the 15th Century, but was shortly abandoned as a result of the Spanish Conquest.

Petra  - Established during 312 BC as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan. Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, also known as the Rose City due to the colour of the stone. It lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah in a basin among the mountains which is part of the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

Pompeii -  located in southern Italy’s Campania region. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD. The site features excavated ruins that visitors can freely explore and see some of the victims that have been entombed in ash and now plaster for 1,900 years.
 

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