16 Most Incredible Man-Made Wonders of the World

Krystal Smith

There are many wonders in the world–some are man-made and some are not. But it’s amazing what man can do when they put their mind to it. Here are the 16 most incredible man-made wonders of the world.


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  The Parthenon rests on top of the Acopolis. Located in Athens, Greece, the construction of this wonder began in 447 BC and ended in 432 BC. The Parthenon was intended to house a large statue of Athena Parthenos, but was destroyed in the 5th Century.


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The moai are monolithic statues located on Easter Island. It’s one of the most isolated islands on Earth. The moai were carved by Polynesian colonizers, between 1250 and 1500 AD. The statues represent deceased ancestors, and regarded as the embodiment of powerful living.

Taj Mahal

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Made of white marble, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum, built between 1632 and 1653. It was built by order of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favorite wife. The Taj Mahal is one of the masterpieces of Mughal architecture. It’s one of the most architecturally beautiful and most well-preserved tombs in the world.


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The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built by the Roman Empire. Construction began with emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty in 72 AD. His son Titus completed the construction in 80 AD. Spectacles were held for 100 days in celebration of its completion, where 5,000 animals and 2,000 gladiators were killed.


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Angkor Wat is a vast temple complex which features remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire. They date from the 9th to 15th Century AD. This includes the Angkor Wat Temple, which is the world’s largest single religious monument. It also includes the Bayon temple, which contains many massive stone faces.


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The metropolis of Teotihuacan and its huge step pyramids were built in the 2nd Century BC. The Pyramid of the Sun is about 75 meters high, making it the largest building in Teothuacan, and one of the biggest in Mesomaerica. The smaller pyramid, the Pyramid of the Moon, began construction in the next century and was finished in 450 AD.


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Petra, also known as “rose red city, half as old as time,” was the ancient capital of the Nabataean kingdom. Petra was carved into the side of the Wadi Musa Canyon by the Nabataeans, and was turned into an important junction for the silk and spice routes linking China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by a Hawaiian historian named Hiram, after being hidden for centuries above the Urubamba Valley. The “Lost City of the Incas” can’t be seen from below, and is completed self-contained–surrounded by natural springs and agricultural terraces.

The Great Wall of China

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The Great Wal of China was built and rebuilt between the 5th Century BC and 16th Century. It was built to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from the Xiongnu tribes. Several walls were built, all referred to at the Great Wall.

Pyramids of Giza

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The Pyramids of Giza is probably the most famous ancient site in the world. The pyramids were built over a timeframe of three generations–Khufu, his second reigning son Khafre, and Menkaure. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the oldest and sole remnant of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Chichen Itza

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Chichen Itza is located in Yukatan, Mexico and is the remains of the Mayan civilization that existed around 600-900 AD. There are hundreds of paved roads, stone buildings and several buildings have been restored today. The buildings have a variety of archaeological styles, which indicates that the city may have had the most diverse Mayan population in the world.

Christ the Redeemer

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Christ the Redeemer s located in Tijuca Forest National Park in Rio de Janeiro. Standing atop the Corcovado mountain, the tallest portion of the statue is 130 feet tall and weighs 635 tonnes. Its made of soapstone and reinforced concrete, and was constructed starting in 1922 and completed in 1931.

The Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower is nicknamed La dame de fer, meaning the Iron Lady. It was built in 1889, and is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It’s one of the most recognizable structures in the world, and is also the most-visited paid monument in the world.

Musee du Louvre

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The Musee du Louvre, Grand Louvre or translated the Louvre Museum or The Louvre, is one of the largest museums in the world. It’s also the world’s most visited art museum. A central landmark of Paris, it;s located on the Right Bank of Seine in the first arrondissement (district). It contains nearly 35,000 objects ranging from prehistory to the 19th century, and the’re exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652, 300 square feet.

Times Square

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Times Square is located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the unction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. The major commercial intersection stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The extended Times Square area, known as the Theatre District, has blocks between Sixth and Eighth Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from south to north.

The Statue of Liberty

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A symbol of freedom and hope, The Statue of Liberty sits on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The statue was a gift from France to the United States. When visiting the statue, you have the chance to explore its rich history, witness the grandeur and craftmanship, and check out the panoramic views of the New York City skyline

Countries Americans Should Be Cautious About Visiting

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Embarking on international adventures can be thrilling, but for Americans planning their travels, it’s crucial to exercise caution and be aware of potential risks in these 15 countries, where extra vigilance is advised. Countries Americans Should Be Cautious About Visiting.

Countries That Pay You to Call Them Home

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Governments across the globe are introducing alluring programs and incentives to entice individuals from abroad. Ranging from Golden Visa initiatives to startup grants and remote work visas, these efforts foster investment, innovation, and the expansion of populations. Countries That PAY YOU to Call Them Home.

Jobs That Allow You To Travel With Family

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The freedom to work and travel at the same time is becoming increasingly popular among families who want to break away from the conventional 9-to-5 work culture. Thanks to modern technology, more and more people are taking advantage of the opportunity to work remotely, making it easier to pursue their passions and explore new horizons. Jobs That Allow You To Travel With Family.

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