17 Amazing Wonders of the World

17 Amazing Wonders of the World - This is the information about the wonders of the world that may not many of us who know and appreciate the legacy of world history that still tersisah to us today. Wonders of the World which is a legacy mengaumkan either manmade or natural works so beautifully presented.

1. Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines

From this picture looks amazing, yes, irrigated ancient 2000 years old. Located in the Philippines Ifugao mountain, the famous Banaue Rice Terraces as. No heroics, but the Philippines was quite satisfied if the Banaue Rice Terraces are placed as "the Eight Wonders of the World".
It is estimated, fields that 'engraved' on the mountain this Ifugo, made ​​with a very traditional equipment by the ancestors of the Philippines. Rice field plots are located at 1,500 meters above sea level and the surrounding mountain slopes as far as 10,360 square kilometers.
Remarkably, the ancestors have set the rice field irrigation in such a way that comes from forests that are above the rice fields. Locals to this day still grow vegetables in the rice starch is also that.
Erosion, is one threat to the existence of this ancient rice fields. Therefore, the government is also very concerned citizens about this, as well as the reconstruction treatment is done continuously, to maintain its sustainability.

2. Sigiriya in Sri Lanka

This is the remains of an ancient palace located on top of the rock. Sigiriya or the Lion Rock, so called. Located in the Matale District, Sri Lanka, surrounded by forests, reservoirs, and gardens. Its location is unique, coupled with stunning scenery, making Sigiriya visited by many tourists. Viewed from the air, like Sigiriya ancient paintings are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves in India.
Sigiriya was built in the reign of King Kassapa I masas who ruled from 477-495 AD. This place is one of the seven ancient relics owned by Sri Lanka. Allegedly, Sirigiya inhabited since pre-history. Then, in the 5th century BC, this place used as a monastery.

3. Tower of Hercules in Spanyol

Tower of Hercules is a relic of ancient Roman lighthouse located on the peninsula, about 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the center of Corunna, Galicia, northwest Spain. Corunna name comes from an ancient column. This 55-meter high tower overlooking the North Atlantic coast, Spain. Lighthouse 1900 years old Hercules, Roman relics that are still in service today is said that this tower has reached the age of 1900 years, was rehabilitated in 1791. It is a relic of Roman lighthouse which still functioned.




4. Toru, Ancient Cities in Northern Poland Still Exist

Toru is a city in northern Poland, precisely in the Vistula River. This is an ancient city that has existed since 1100 BC that still exist. This city is the hometown of Nicolaus Copernicus (An astronomer, mathematician, and economist. His theory is the famous sun-centered solar system, overturned the traditional geocentric theory that placed Earth at the center of the universe, regarded as one of the most important discoveries of all time, and is the fundamental starting point for modern astronomy and modern science.
This theory raises the scientific revolution) the ancient city of Torun in Poland still existed until now. Allegedly this town there in 1100 BC Toru became the forerunner of the first settlement in the area, thought to have existed since 1100 BC. The city was developed in the Middle Ages, namely the 7th century until the 13th. Then the Teutonic Knights build a fortress around the settlement, between the years of 1230-31. In 1263, Franciscan monks settled in the area following the Dominican in 1239.
The city is growing with the construction of a new town near Toru. Both the city developed into an important trade center in medieval times.
If you look at this portrait, really interesting. This place since then and now much visited. If the first being a city of trade, is now a tourist town full of history past.

5. Ajanta Caves in India


Ajanta caves in Maharashtra, one of many ancient relics that exist in India. The amazing thing in this cave paintings are also numerous Buddha statues of high artistic merit. It is estimated, the monuments that exist in this cave began to be worked in the 2nd century BC.
But in the Ajanta caves are then abandoned. During the 1300 years it abandoned cave, on the outside, shrubs grow tall, eventually becoming a forest automatically hide the existence of this cave. No one ever knew that there saved 'world heritage' extraordinary. Until finally in the spring of 1819 a British officer, accidentally enters a steep gorge.
The deeper he went in there, and he was remarkable because he was shocked to find a hidden door in one of the caves. This is the first visit after thousands of years humans. When found the cave was 'home' and kalelawar birds and other animals. Captain Smith then make the first exploration to determine the 'contents' of the mysterious cave. Captain Smith's name is unknown, because the corresponding write his name on the cave wall and the coming year. He wrote, "Captain Smith, April 1819".

6. Valley of Flowers in the Himalayas


Valley of Flowers is located at an altitude valley of the Himalayas. The climbers also botanists describe it incredibly beautiful valley, have been around for more than a century, even in Hindu mythology, the depiction of the existence of this valley has existed since time immemorial.
Stretch of soft, interspersed meadows of colorful flowers, very beautiful and looked almost oppressive. Valley of flowers complete with a background of mountains and forests. Valley was declared a national park flowers (Nanda Devi National Park) in 1982. Local people know the existence of the valley flowers, they believe that the place was inhabited by a herd of fairies.

7. Meteora, Stone Building at the summit of Mount Athos, Greece

See these pictures, you definitely amazed. How can a Castile could stand on top of the mountain rock. Imagine how difficult the construction of this castle, when he was already hundreds of years. This is a complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries of the largest and most important in Greece. Exactly, the monasteries were built in stone mountain Athos.
There are six monasteries in this complex. Precisely located in the region of Thessaly, near sunagi Pineios, skirting northwestern Greece Tengah.Yang cuku interesting is access to the monastery which is very difficult. That said, the former convent used to achieve the long response or some kind of nets are used for raising and lowering goods, including humans. It takes the power of faith to reach this monastery.



8. Chichen Itza

Is a Mayan archaeological heritage of Mexico's most complete and well preserved. According to the Mayan culture of Chilam Balam, the temple complex was built between the years 502-522 AD. The Maya is only occupied it for 200 years, then they move to coastal areas in Campeche. Itza is the central point of a complex of other buildings such as the Pyramid of Kukulcan, Temple of Chac Mool, and building the Thousand Pillar.


9. Italy Colosseum, Roma

Is a large theater / amphitheater, located in the State Capital of Italy, Rome, whose original name was "Flavian Amphitheater", founded by King Vespasian and completed by his son Titus. Some argue that the Colosseum was built in 79 BC. Origin of the name Colosseum comes from a 130 foot tall statue or 40 m called Colossus. This place is set to accommodate 50,000 spectators.

 10. Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China or the Great Wall is the longest building ever built by man, is located in the People's Republic of China. Its length is 6400 kilometers (from Sanhai Pass area in the east to Lop Nur in the west) and the height of 8 meters in order to prevent the invasion of the Mongols from the north at that time. The width of the top 5 m, while the width of the bottom 8 m. Every 180-270 m made a kind of tower. High tower is 11-12 m. To create a giant wall, it can take hundreds of years in the age range of the emperor.

11. Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu ("Old Mountain" in Quechua language; often called "the lost Inca City") is a site of pre-Columbian Inca ruins are located in the mountainous region at an altitude of about 2350 m. above sea level. Is above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km northwest of Cusco. Is the symbol of the most famous Inca Empire. Built around the year 1450, but abandoned a hundred years later, when the Spaniards conquered Inca Empire.




12. Petra in Jordan

Arkeologikal is a site in Jordan, located in the lowlands between the mountains which form the eastern wing of the Wadi Araba, the large valley originated from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra is a city founded by chiseling stone walls in Jordan. Symbols and protection techniques. The city was founded by multiplying and carving rocks as high as 40 meters. Petra was the capital of the Nabatean kingdom. Founded in 9SM-40M by King Aretas IV as we that are difficult to penetrate the enemy and secure from natural disasters such as sandstorms. Nabateans built Petra sisitem irrigation with an incredibly complex. There are water tunnels and water chambers that deliver clean water to the city, thus preventing banjirmedadak. They also have a hydraulic technology to lift water.

13. Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Is a monument located in Agra, India. Built on the desire of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the son of Jahangir, as a mausoleum for Persian wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, also known as Mumtaz-ul-Zamani or Mumtaz Mahal. Development spent 23 years (1630-1653) and is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Ustad Ahmad Shah Jahan ordered the making of this building. Ustaz Ahmad workers gather 20,000 people consisting of a mason, the goldsmith, and engraver famous from all over the world. With the tube, domes and towers made ​​of white marble, and beautiful art mozak. A total of 43 kinds of precious stones, namely diamonds inclusion, jed, crystal, topaz, and Patchouli has been used to treat a beautiful Taj Mahal.

14. Giza Pyramid - Giza necropolis

Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids at Giza necropolis. Built as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh, Khufu. Built for more than 20 years and is estimated to take place in the years around 2560 BC. The three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, and a pyramid of "satellites" are smaller, in the form of an elevated track, and mastaba tombs surrounding the pyramid is small nobles.


15. Acropolis of Athens - Athens

Acropolis is a rocky plateau as high as 156 m, and there are some ruins of ancient buildings that was once the temple who were the historical center of Athens. Was built 1,300 years BC. Acropolis is actually a small, scenic city, to destroy the Persian empire in 480 BC. A year later the Greek army defeated the Persians and rebuilt the temples. Between the years 467 to 404 BC, the building was completed. In 1834 Athens became the capital of Greece, King Otto set the Acropolis as a protected archaeological buildings. Acropolis restored in 1975.

 
16. Alhambra - Granada, Spain

Is the name of a palace complex at the same time a magnificent castle of the sons ummayyah caliphate in Granada, southern Spain (known as Al-Andalus when the fortress was founded), which covers the hills in the border city of Granada. The palace was built as a residence caliph and his superiors.



17. Christ The Redeemer

Or the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) statue of Jesus Christ is the largest Art Deco architectural style and located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue has a height of 38 meters and is located at the top of Corcovado Mountain is 710 m high in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city.

That's 17 Wonders of the World who still maintained until now.

Source : merahitam.com

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