For travel and history buffs, the “wonders of the world” have always been a source of bucket lists. How many tourist places you have visited in your life? Some have many whereas others have very less or none. There are many wonders in the world. And how many wonders people would see in their lifetime? Is it possible to them to add at least one wonder in their list every year? “Wonders” list have different categories, like wonders of the ancient world, wonders of the modern world and as of now wonders of a natural world. Any of the places getting in this list would be an absolute honor. When we sat that a particular place is added to the list of beautiful places, we would like to go there and encounter its real beauty. Some places are still not considered in this list but which can be considered and still can be called as wonders in their own way and are worth visiting.
Here is a list of top 10 wonders of the world that failed to make it on the seven wonders list but are surely worth a visit!
10. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
Banaue Rice terraces, which were built 2,000 years ago by hand, are called as the eighth wonder of the world by Filipinos. These man-made rice terraces are famous in Philippines. It is said that it would have covered half the globe if the steps were placed side by side. End number of tourists trek up the Ifugao Mountains to view the terraces which are used to plant vegetables and rice. The terraces are located approximately 1500 metres (5000 ft) above sea level.
9. Tower of Hercules, Spain
Tower of Hercules is an ancient lighthouse just as the lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt, which is almost 2000 years old. It is also considered as a National Monument of Spain and UNESCO world heritage site. It is the oldest roman lighthouse used today. It is the second tallest lighthouse in Spain, after the Faro de Chipiona.
8. Torun, Poland
Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The beautiful town of Torun in Poland is one of the wonderful tourist destinations. It is beautifully well-preserved and it is known as the birthplace of the renowned astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus. In 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland. It is worth seeing from churches to the town hall to city walls which show the structures in the medieval style which are built from bricks.
7. Meteora, Greece
Meteora, located in the Thessaly is the largest and known complexes of monasteries in the Eastern Orthodox faith. Six monasteries are built on the top of the sandstone rock formations protruding out above the trees and high into the sky, hence giving the name Meteora meaning “middle of the sky”. It is commendable to visit it soon before the crowd ascertain it, as it is still under the radar of tourist attraction recognition. It is believed a UNESCO world heritage site.
6. Bagan, Myanmar
Asia has the large number of temples and cities that are distinctive and Bagan is one of them. Bagan in Myanmar is an ancient city which had over 10,000 Buddhists temples and pagodas in its glory days. Today, with 2,200 ancient structures Bagan is more than enough, to be considered as a beautiful tourist attraction spot. If you want a clear view of the city the best way is to take an air balloon ride which will help you see all the ancient sites.
5. Library of Celsus, Turkey
The main entrance of the library, and burying the person within the library was considered as highly abnormal activity library of Celsus is a structure in relics; still it is considered an awesome sight. It is located in Ephesus, Turkey, which was built in the honour of great Roman Senator for which the Edifice is named. Celsus’ remains lied under. The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath the library.
4. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
Here comes something interesting for Couples! Tunnel of love is cuddled up deep in the forests of Kleven, Ukraine which is a grass-covered railroad track of 3 kilometres that passes through a corridor of thick, abundant trees. This place has become famous for the background for the photos of lovers and for photographers too. Some superstitious belief attached to this beautiful place is that if a couple wishes something walking in this tunnel, the same will come true. And many for this purpose too!
3. Red beach, Panjin, China
Red beach in Panjin, China is not exactly a beach as one thinks seeing it initially. There is no expansion of sea and sand through which one can call it as a beach. It has Sueda, a kind of seaweed which commences growing in spring days, turns in shade of green in summers and changes in shades of maroon in autumn. The portion which is open to tourists can be visited during the months of September to November.
2. Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan
Wisteria Tunnel in Japan is the place where you will feel like being in a fairytale land. This tunnel is man-made which is made full of wisteria flowers. Best time to visit this place is at the time of the wisteria festival in spring as flowers are not in full bloom all year round.
1. Enchanted Well at Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil
The enchanted well, in brazil, is not actually a well and no one knows whether it is really delighted or not. It is a giant hollow pool which is 100 feet deep and astoundingly clear. It has the best transparency through which one can see the tree trunks and rocks lying on the bottom of the pool. One can see its best view when sunlight falls into a small opening bringing out a clear blue reflection in the water.