The most clichéd saying is ‘Life is too short’. We ignore this saying ever so often, immerse ourselves into our daily chaos, and forget the small things in life that we should enjoy. There are many places that we have just seen on the internet or read about in the news. Visiting these places at least once in our lifetime is definitely worth it. Here is the list of the seven places you must visit before you lose the chance to do so.
The Pyramids of Giza are the most amazing structures you will ever see. Standing at almost 400 feet high, some of the pyramids were built almost 4,500 years ago. The Great Pyramid is one of the ‘seven wonders of the world’ and was built as a tomb for the great pharaoh Khufu. The Great Pyramid is made up of over 2 million limestone blocks.
The symbol of love attracts over millions of tourists each year. This remarkable monument is made of marble completely and took over 15 years to build. Emperor Shah Jahan built this monument in memory of his wife MumtazMahal. The TajMahal is famous for its 187-foot minarket flanked dome.
The Easter Island is located off the South American coast. When the island was discovered, most of it was barren. However, there were over 1,000 monolithic statues left behind. Each of these statues was over 13 feet tall and weighed approximately 14 tons. These statues are thought to represent the ancient ancestral chiefs who were given the level of Gods.
This has to be the greatest wonder on the face of the Earth. The Great Wall of China runs up to approximately 4,000 miles. The wall is the collective effort of over a million laborers. Nothing has come close to this structure, and nothing ever will.
Machu Picchu is arguably the most beautiful place on Earth. The lost city of Inca’s has captivated all its visitors and continues to do so. The place was a royal retreat for Incan Emperor Pachacuti. It was constructed somewhere around the 15th century. The site today consists of the ancient remains of the retreat with the Huayna Picchu Mountain watching over the remains. The ideal time to visit Machu Picchu is during sunrise where you would see the entire city in all its glory.
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The Iguaza Falls is the most fascinating show of over 200 waterfalls in one place. The best time to visit Iguaza is when the moon is full and the river is high. The 200 waterfalls lines up along 230-feet cliffs either side of the narrow gorge. It is easily the most extravagant show on earth. Watching the falls on a full-moon night is the most mesmerizing experience. Taking a boat tour through the walls is both scary and exciting. You are surrounded by thundering water and can also get a chance to see a circular rainbow.
The Grand Canyon has been named ‘Grand’ for a specific reason. The 6000-foot deep gorge is about 277 miles long and about 18 miles wide. The Grand Canyon looks like an ocean without the water. Not many people know how deep the deepest part of the Grand Canyon is. The only way of knowing it would be venturing down yourself. That is a task in itself. The Grand Canyon is definitely grand in its appearance and a must-see before it is too late.