Must-See Wonders: 8 Wonders of the World in 2024

Great Wall of China

Location: Stretches across North China from east to west • Country: China • Built-in: Construction started in the 7th century BC • Built by: Qin Dynasty, Ming Dynasty

Chichen Itza (Mexico)

Location: Yucatan • Country: Mexico • Built-in: 5th-13th century • Built by: Mayo-Toltec Civilization

Petra (Jordan)

Also known as the "Rose City," Petra is carved directly into red sandstone cliffs. • Location: Ma'an Governorate • Country: Jordan • Built-in: 5th century BC • Built by: The Nabataean

Machu Picchu (Peru)

• Location: Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District • Country: Republic of Peru • Built-in: Construction is believed to be started in 1450-1460 • Built by: Incan Empire

Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)

• Location: Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro • Country: Brazil • Built-in: 1922-31 • Built by: Designed by sculptor Paul Landowski and built by engineer Heitor da Silva Costa in collaboration with Albert Caquot

The Colosseum (Italy)

• Location: Rome • Country: Italy • Built-in: Commissioned around A.D. 70-72 • Built by: Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty

Taj Mahal (India)

A stunning white marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. It's considered one of the world's most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. • Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh • Country: India • Built-in: 1632-53 • Built by: Emperor Shah Jahan

The 8th Wonder - Angkor Wat

• Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia • Country: Cambodia • Founded: 12th Century • Angkor Wat, spanning 162.6 hectares in Cambodia, is the Guinness World Record's largest religious structure.