Wonders of the World

The Wonders of the World category gathers the sites which are generally seen as a Wonder of the World. This includes sites from all the typical Wonder of the World-lists, such as the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” and the “Wonders of the Modern World”.

Below is a descriptive index of the sites and destinations of the Wonders of the World, provided so far by Worldsiteguides.com. Please note this list is far from comprehensive; more great sites are getting added each month! You can also view these sites on our interactive map by checking out our Wonders of the World map!

Wonders of the World resources

Leaning Tower of Pisa history The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built as a part of Piazza dei Miracolli and is the piazza’s third oldest structure, after the…

Colosseum history The Colosseum was built by Emperor Verpasian, the founder of the Flavian Dynasty. The Colosseum was actually originally called “the Flavian Amphitheatre”. The construction started in…

Machu Picchu history Machu Picchu, or “The lost city of the Incas” as it is often called, is not as old as many people think. Machu Picchu was…

Borobudur history It’s difficult to say exactly when and why Borobudur was built, as there are no written records to be found. Archeoligists and historians estimate that Borobudur…

Taj Mahal history The story behind Taj Mahal started when the Mughal emperor to be, Shan Jahan, met a Persian nobles daughter, Arjumand Banu. They quickly fell in…