Seven Names of the Ancient Wonders in the World (Part 4)

3. Colosseum (Italy)

Colosseum or commonly known as the Colosseum was built in the Italian city of Rome between 70 and 72 under the reign of Emperor Vespasian.

With a height of up to 50m, a length of 189m, a width of 156m and a 3-storey seat, this arena once welcomed 50,000 spectators to watch the bloody matches of old gladiators. The Colosseum is considered to be one of the symbols of the Roman Empire and is one of the most beautiful surviving examples of Roman architecture.

4. Taj Mahal (India)

The Taj Mahal in Agra (India) is a monumental mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved deceased wife – Mumtaz Mahal. It began in 1632 and took about 15 years to complete.

This contruction is a combination of elements of Turkish, Indian, Persian, and Islamic architectural styles. The splendid mausoleum with a dome set in the walled garden is considered a prime example of Mughal art and architecture.

The Taj Mahal consists of 4 towers, each tower is 13 stories high. After being overthrown, the king spent the rest of his life looking at the Taj Mahal from a window.

5. The ancient city of Petra (Jordan)

The ancient city of Petra is located on the edge of the Arabian desert. This contruction was the capital of the Nabataeans kingdom of King Aretas IV (9 BC – 40). Petra is famous for its stone structures, especially the 42m high temple carved classic pink stone facade.

The old city built tunnels, water tanks and an amphitheater with a capacity of 4,000 people. This relic is described as one of the valuable cultural assets of humanity.

6. Fort Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu is a mountain settlement built in the fifteenth century in the Amazon region of Peru. This dilapidated city is one of the most famous ruins of the Inca civilization that thrived in the Andes mountains in the western South America.

Although forgotten for many centuries, Machu Picchu has returned and attracted the world’s attention thanks to archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911.

7. Chichen Itza relic (Mexico)

Chichen Itza is an archaeological site in pre-Columbian times , built by the Maya civilization and located in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico). This site contains various major architectural styles such as El Castillo (Temple of Kukulkan) and Temple of the Warriors.

5 The most famous landscape architecture in the world

With the rapid urbanization process today, the space for garden landscapes gradually narrows. But there are still landscape designs that create unique gardens with poetic landscapes, in which the plants and flowers fascinate the heart.

1. The garden in the castle of Versailles.

The garden in Versailles castle is considered the symbol of France. The garden is uniquely designed with curving lines, and this is also the path to the inner maze.

2. Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, Netherlands

Holland is the country of Tuy Lip flowers, Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, the Netherlands with all colors of this flower. Keukenhof Garden, Lisse, The Netherlands is only open to visitors from March to the end of May, this is also the time when these flowers blooming shimmering.

3. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is located in Le Cap South Africa, right next to the famous Table Mountain range. The garden is a collection of many rare plants and beautiful landscapes. Therefore, this garden is very popular with tourists in South Africa.

4. Majorelle Garden, Marrakech, Morocco

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakech, Morocco have a lot of rare plants around the villas here. The cacti create intense vitality for gardens and landscapes.

5. The garden in front of the Taj Mahal

Outside the famous Taj Mahal in India is a garden decorated with tiled paths and planted with trees on both sides leading to the tomb of Mumatz Mahal. This is also considered a beautiful monument and is frequently visited by tourists whenever coming to this country.

6. Big Ben clock tower

The name of the Big Ben clock tower that we have long been familiar with is called Elizabeth Tower. Big Ben is a nickname for the large bells of the watch and it is also often used as a proper nickname for everyone. It was built as part of Charles Barry’s architectural design for a new palace to replace the old Palace of Westminster that was destroyed by fire in 1834.