Amazing Travel Tips
1. Great Wall of China
Erected in ancient China, its one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken. Opened in 220BC, 21, 196.18 in km, the wall was built across the historical northern borders of ancient China as protection from various nomadic groups from the Eurasian Steppe. Are you up for the challenge? Get your comfy shoes because it will take you around 18 months to walk its length.
2. Petra in Jordan
Located in Jordan’s southwestern desert, the city’s carved rose red sandstone rock facades, tombs and temples are known around the world. The spectacular sandstone city is half built; half carved in stone to create awe inspiring monument. It’s fairly easy and affordable to visit, with accommodations from tented camps to 5-star resort, its safe and the people are welcoming.
3. Taj Mahal In India
It’s an ivory white marble mausoleum on the right bank of the river Yamuna. The story goes that it was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to honor his favorite wife and also house the tomb of the emperor himself. What a grand gesture of love. With its architecture being a combination of Islamic, Persian and Indian style, it’s the jewel of Muslim art in India.
4. The Colosseum in Italy
Think gladiators, back in the roman empire, this is where their battles took place, not forgetting executions and animal hunt. The oval amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, is the largest Amphitheatre in the world to date. Marvel at ancient roman engineering.
5. Machu Picchu
Built in the 15th century, located in the eastern Cordillera of southern Peru on a mountain ridge, with its sophisticated drywalls that fuse huge blocks that play on astronomical alignment and a panoramic view. There are a number of trekking routes along the classic Inca Trail and on average it takes 3 -5 days to reach, Machu Picchu, an awesome challenge for those who want to take up hiking.
6.Christ the Redeemer in Brazil
A symbol of Christianity all over the world that attracts millions of believers and non-believers alike, the statue was created by French sculpture Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot. The face was sculpted by Gheorghe Leonida, a Romanian. The famous statue set on top of Corcovado Mountain, stands at 30m tall, visible from anywhere and everywhere in Rio thus represent a way of” reclaiming Rio”
Colca Canyon in Peru
A well-known trekking destination, the river canyon is famed for being 2nd deepest canyon in the world. Slicing through the High Andes for more than 100km, it’s the perfect setting for extreme sports and peaceful relaxation. Its one of those places that has everything from, rafting, trekking, observation of highland animals in their natural habitat and so much more. The landscape is surrounded by lush green vegetation and remote villages, a perfect getaway from the city life.
7. The Great pyramid of Giza
It is located in Northern Africa contrary to popular belief that it is in the middle east. It was constructed between the period of 2584 BC & 2561 BC, it is the largest of all three pyramids found in Egypt and also the oldest one, with a base of about 230 meters, and a height of 146.5 meters.