Visiting the 7 wonders of the world is a dream for many but only a few are able to live through that dream. What if I told you that there is no need to travel around the world to visit the 7 wonders, huh? Wouldn’t that be a pleasant sight? Well, it’s true! The Eco Park of Kolkata houses its owns mini creations of the 7 wonders of the world. Let’s get to know about them all here before you visit this awesome place. Book the cutest hourly hotels in Kolkata here for the latter part.
1. Christ the Redeemer
This beautiful piece of art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil depicts Jesus Christ’s values perfectly. Just like Jesus, this statue also aims to protect modern society. People see it as a roof over their heads. The statue is seen as a noble symbol of Christianity worldwide.
It is said that the statue was constructed on the summit of Mount Corcovado on a special request so that it would be visible to every last soul in Rio and provide them with hope whenever they are in need. Isn’t that just beautiful?
Situated in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the Colosseum is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built. What is more shocking is that it is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the whole wide world, despite being constructed way back during 70-80 AD.
The massive earthquake of 1349 ruptured the original monument and as a result, its south side collapsed. Even the broken stone was reused in the construction of palaces, hospitals, churches and many other buildings in Rome. So, in a way, they all carry the essence of this legendary monument.
3. Moai Statues
These beautifully carved human figures by the Rapa Nui people between 1250 and 1500 are located on Easter Island in Eastern Polynesia. They all have oversized heads, three-eighths of their body to be precise.
They sometimes were considered a symbol of their ancestors while they also symbolised their powerful former chiefs at others. Though most of them got destroyed with time, the rest are luckily still standing on the slopes of the Rano Raraku volcano. Their construction was mysteriously stopped back in the 18th century and no one has yet figured out why.
Now, who in their right mind doesn’t want to visit an ancient city and dig out some amazing mysteries? No one, right? Petra served as the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom back in 300 BC. In English, I mean to say that it is an ancient city located in Jordan.
The city is known as the ‘Rose City’ worldwide because of the pink sandstone work in its tombs and temples. Once a thriving trading centre, the city eventually fell into ruins due to neglect and migration.
5. Taj Mahal
You already know about this wonderful place, yes? The Taj Mahal is a gorgeous looking white marble monument situated on the bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, India. The love story behind this monument is quite famous but let’s bless our ears with it once again, shall we?
The Taj Mahal was built on the orders of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in honour of his loving wife, Mumtaj Mahal in 1632. The tombs of the adorable couple lie here only. Other than the tombs, you’ll get to see the architectural beauty in the mosque, the guest house and even the outer courtyard and subsequent cloisters.
6. The Great Pyramid of Giza
Did you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the only one standing out of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? Fascinating, right? There are in total three pyramids, each built for a different pharaoh. The largest of the three belongs to Khufu of the 4th dynasty and is known to the world by the name of the Great Pyramid.
This 481 feet tall pyramid used to take pride in being the world’s tallest structure until the modern skyscrapers arrived. The pyramid apparently used up a huge amount of labour, time and resources. It took around 20 years and 20,000 workers to complete the structure in 2560 BC. Wow, that old, huh?
7. The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a true wonder of the world. The wall was originally built to defend the kingdoms’ borders but over the years, it has served as a defence for China’s northern border as well as a great source for tourism. The wall takes pride in being the longest man-made structure in the world.
Extending about 7,300 kilometres, the wall starts from the Shanghai Pass on the east coast and goes on up to the Jiayu Pass. It is often said the Great Wall of China is the only thing visible from space. True or not, the statement does instil some faith in the grandness of the structure.
Wow, the seven wonders of the world, all in one place. Other than this, the Eco Park of Kolkata has many more surprises planned for you. So what are you waiting for? You need to plan your vacay to this magical city and more importantly, to this one-of-a-kind part as soon as possible. Here is your lucky pass to get the best hourly hotels in Kolkata.