If you’re looking to add to your bucket list, read on. We’ve picked the 10 best wonders of the world for your very own bucket list. You won’t be able to believe your eyes at some of these breathtaking beautiful natural wonders, they’re definitely on the list of things you have to see. Whether you’re a solo traveller or going on a group holiday, get ready to travel around the globe and see what a world has to offer by catching a glimpse of some of these beautiful destinations.
1. Taj Mahal, India
Located on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra, the Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum in the city of Agra. It’s one of the most beautiful monuments and definitely one of the best wonders of the world. Structured in impressive white marble and is home to numerous tombs of ancient emperors of India.
2. Rome Colosseum, Italy
The Roman Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre in the world. Built during the Roman Empire, in 80 AD, offered gladiator fights, executions and animal hunts. Now, it’s one of the worlds most famous tourist attractions and stands beautifully in the Italian sunshine in the bustling centre of Rome.
3. Christ The Redeemer, Brazil
This impressive art deco statue of Jesus Christ stands in Rio De Janeiro and was created by a French designer in the 1930’s. Heading the summit of Mount Corcovado in Southeastern brazil, Christ The Redeemer is the countries most famous icon. Quite a sight to behold, the site is accessible by train up the mountain and offers panoramic views across the city.
4. Machu Picchu, Peru
High amongst the slopes of the Andes, hidden in the mist, lies the most famous archaeological site in the world, Machu Picchu. This awe-inspiring ancient city is a treasure chest for travelers searching for mystery and wonder, and the accident Incan city is surrounded by temples perfect for exploring. Machu Picchu is a definitely worth seeing, holding not only exquisite beauty but wonder too.
5. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
Carved into the mountains of Ifugao by ancestors of the Indigenous people, the Banaue rice terraces were created more than 2,000 years ago. With panoramic views over the city, Banaue is a charming little town and the rice terraces are a majestic wonderland that definitely makes our 10 wonders of the world list.
6. The Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is home to the immense Grand Canyon. Vast, magnificent and breathtakingly beautiful, the Grand Canyon is an impressive natural wonder which will seem almost unbelievable when you see it for the first time. The canyon offers various walks t0 explore and extensive views across the Colorado River, however, the best way to explore the Canyon is by helicopter, and landing beneath the mountains to take in the stunning views and impressive natural landscape.
7. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
The worlds largest coral reef definitely makes our 10 wonders of the world ranking. The stunning beauty of the coral reef is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving and sailing around to see what incredible creatures you can find off the coast of Australia.
8. Mount Everest, Nepal
Located in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas, lies Mount Everest, the Earth’s highest mountain above sea level. This great summit is a great adventure for trekkers and mountaineers alike, for getting to the highest peak above the clouds and feeling like you’re on top of the world. For keen, brave mountaineers, various treks and tours take you to Everest base camp, but the scenery surrounding Mount Everest is also beautiful, and the mountain can be seen from far and wide in Nepal.
9. Victoria Falls, Zambia, Africa
One of the largest curtains of falling water in the world, Victoria Falls is one of the most impressive and magical natural wonders of the world. Subsequently one of the greatest tourist attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, travelers can go chasing rainbows over the vast falls and experience what can only be described as true magic.
10. The Aurora Borealis
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is undoubtedly one of the great wonders of the world. The natural light display, caused by disturbances in the magnetosphere, light up the night sky with unbelievable colours. Mostly found in high -latitude regions, for example, Norway and Iceland. The timings of this natural, outstanding phenomenon in the sky is difficult to predict. But if you are lucky enough to see them, head to these countries between November and May and let this colourful, light show light up your world.
These are just some of the amazing natural wonders on Earth, so grab your passport and get ready to see the best the world has to offer with your own eyes!