#4 – Eiffel Tower

Speaking of tourist attractions, there may not be a tourist attraction more renowned than the Eiffel Tower, located in Paris, France. The team behind this tower include Stephen Sauvestre, Maurice Koechlin, and Emile Nouguier. It was largely financed by a contracting company owned by Gustave Eiffel, which is why it’s called the Eiffel Tower. It was originally constructed as an entrance the 1889 World’s Fair, but it has since become an icon of France as a whole. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest man-made structure in…

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#3 – Banaue Rice Terraces

The Banaue Rice Terraces (Filipino: Hagdan-hagdang Palayan ng Banawe) are 2,000-year-old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. Therefore, they are regarded as the oldest rice terraces in the world. They are frequenty called the “Eighth Wonder of the World“.It is commonly thought that the terraces were built with minimal equipment, largely by hand. The terraces are located approximately 1500 metres (5000 ft) above sea level. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces. It is said that if the steps were put end to end, it would…

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#2 – Great Wall of China

A lot of the wonders that I’ve mentioned thus far are pretty fanciful in nature. The Great Wall of China is a unique wonder of the world, then, because it has served a key tactical purpose in China for many years. The Great Wall is, well, a wall. It’s primarily built of stone, brick, and wood, and it spans the historic northern borders of the country. The wall has been constructed, improved, and lengthened over many years and across many dynasties. As you can imagine, it would have been impossible…

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#1 – Great Pyramid of Giza

Speaking of historically significant feats, I don’t think that any construction is more impressive than the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. This pyramid is the last remaining survivor among the original ancient seven wonders of the world. This pyramid is the largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex, and at 481 feet, it stood as the largest man-made structure in the world for literally thousands of years. Although people today now know this pyramid as looking sort of like a giant staircase, it was originally…

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