There have been several lists of world wonder, be they ancient wonders, natural wonder, architectural wonders or cities. Other places asides those on the official list are also considered must-see destinations. Here’s is a list of modern-day wonders to see around the world.

Machu Picchu

This conglomeration of nine distinct biozones takes you through a physical, cultural and spiritual in Peru’s Andes Mountains. The magnificence of the surroundings coupled with the rich history from the time of the ancient Incas is enough to leave you awed. It is a place of mystery and new discoveries.

Taj Mahal

This epic structure built in honor of his wife (Mumtaj Mahal) by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan is a wonder you should see. The edifice is a perfect symmetry that sits in the beautiful gardens overlooking the Yamuna River. Its marble exterior switches from rose reflections at sunrise to a golden tint at sunset, while remaining sparkling white for the rest of the day.

The Great Barrier Reef

This is the largest reef system in the world. Located in the clear waters off the coast of Queensland, the coral formations here can be viewed from space. Have a swim or snorkel in the Agincourt Reef lagoon to discover nature’s beauty and some of the world’s most amazing marine life.

The Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis is one of nature’s wonders. This natural display of sheer beauty is created by the Earth’s magnetic field. Seen around the Arctic and Antarctic equinoxes, the lighting up of the sky in a prism of colors is a truly magical sight to behold.

The Great Wall of China

One of the modern wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China stretches over three thousand kilometers from the Jiayuguan Pass in the Gobi Desert to the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast. A construction by China’s first unified Emperor, Qin Shihuang, in 221 BC. His about a million strong workforce linked already existing walls by several smaller kingdoms and added new sections to keep out invaders from the north.

Iguazu Falls

These breathtaking waterfalls of the Iguazu River bordering Argentine and Brazil are a sight to behold. The Iguazu River tumbles over the edge of the Paraná Plateau to form the world’s largest waterfall system. Several islands along its path divide it into smaller falls. A large part of the river’s flow falls into a U-shaped chasm known as The Devil’s Throat.

Eiffel Tower

Fondly called the iron lady (La dame de fer), the Eiffel Tower is a paid monument with the highest number of visits in the world. Constructed as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it passes as one of the most beautiful structures on earth. Its nighttime lights show spreads a beautiful mood over the River Seine.

There are so many great sights to see all around the world and some believe some are better than others, these though are some of the best of the best. Take a trip to one of them and you will not be disappointed!

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