There are a large number of natural as well as manmade wonders around the world, which have been sources of fascination for the human race for centuries and will continue to amaze our future generation too. These wonders have great attraction value as their magic can never be recreated, no matter what we do.
Here are top 10 most amazing wonders of the world 2015:
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10. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat is among the largest religious sites in the world, which dates back to 1150. The temple was originally dedicated to Hinduism, but is currently a Buddhist temple. It is a great attraction for tourists, who come here to witness its architectural marvel as well as rich carvings on the walls, featuring scenes from the great Hindu epics.
9. Easter Island Statues, Chile
Next among the most amazing wonders of the world is the ancient statues known as mois, which lie on the isolated Easter Islands of Chile, which is also home to extinct volcanoes. The ancient statues, which weigh an average 270 tons each, belong to the period around 1250 to 1500 and are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
8. Angel Falls, Venezuela
The Angel Falls in Venezuela are the highest waterfalls in the world, and its height can be imagined from the fact that when the water drops from the top, it changes into mist before reaching the ground, making it an absolutely unique viewing experience for the onlooker.
7. Colosseum, Rome
Colosseum in Rome, which is the biggest amphitheater in the world, is the next to make it in this list. Built in 70 AD, this extensive structure has a capacity of 50000 people, and it was used a venue for games of human and animals in the ancient times.
6. Aurora Borealis, Northern Hemisphere
Next among the most fascinating wonders in the world is the brilliant and colorful light display seen in the night skies of Northern Hemisphere. Also known as the Northern Lights, the unique phenomena is usually observed in the months of September and October and March and April.
5. Christ The Redeemer, Brazil
Another amazing wonder of the world 2015 is the great statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands 98 feet tall in the Corcovado Hills of Rio de Janeiro. The fifth largest statue of Christ in the world, the Redeemer was built in France, using stones from Sweden and later transported here.
4. The Grand Canyon, USA
One of the oldest and most astonishing wonders of the world is the Grand Canyon in USA, which has been cut by Colorado River over a period of 6 million years.
3. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the largest coral reef in the world, which stretches over 2600 km, constituting of 900 islands and 3000 individual reefs. It was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1981.
2. Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is the most beautiful mausoleum built in white marble, which lies on the banks of River Yamuna in the city of Agra in India. The monument is regarded as the epitome of love and was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The most amazing thing about it is that it exhibits different color hues at different time of the day.
1. Great Wall of China
One of the most astonishing man made wonders is the Great Wall of China, which is the longest construction and the only one which can be seen from the Moon. The wall is 8851 km long and 2000 years old and has deservingly earned a place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Some of these wonders of the world have been considered as most wonderful creations of nature, while others have been created by the efforts of man. However, both never cease to amaze us with their grandeur and sheer beauty.