Travelling comes with many wonders: from tasting exotic food and visiting exciting performances to admiring historic monuments. Exploring a new country is always bound to amaze.
There are many ‘seven wonders’ lists documenting the world’s greatest wonders, from the ancient list including the elusive Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the ‘modern’ list naming the Great Wall of China, and even lists dedicated to the seven greatest wonders of nature.
Now, we’ve compiled our own list of seven of the world’s wonders:
Northern Lights, Norway
This spectacular display of rich green, pink, and violet hues in the night sky will delight travellers to Norway. This natural phenomenon is best viewed between the autumn and spring equinox (September 21 – March 21).
Twelve Apostles, Australia
Some of the best wonders lie in our own backyard – and the rugged stretch of Victoria coastline that makes up the Twelve Apostles is one of them. Featuring eight gorgeous natural pillars, steep cliff coastline and fresh blue surf, this is a must-see for domestic and international travellers alike.
Grand Canyon, United States of America
Visitors to the Grand Canyon will be awe-inspired by the gorge’s sheer size. Stretching up to 1.6 km deep and 29 km wide, this impressive canyon is nature at its best.
Tulip Fields, the Netherlands
During spring time, the fields of the Netherlands come alive with a brilliant display of bright and colourful flowering tulips – up to 7 million! Flying in a plane or helicopter will provide you with an aerial view of a patchwork-quilt-like spread of rainbow flowers that stretches for miles.
The Colosseum, Rome
Aside from being a striking piece of architecture, Rome’s famous Colosseum is also doused in history. Used to host vicious battles between gladiators and animals for Roman spectator entertainment over 2,000 years ago, this arena is interesting as well as eerie.
Christ the Redeemer
Rio de Janeiro’s most famous landmark is a must-see. If you’re heading there for the FIFA World Cup, you cannot miss taking a few photos of this huge and iconic statue that overlooks the city.