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The buildings and Monuments talk about the ancient people , their lifestyle , culture , traditions , art , and architecture . It also explains the skills of the craftsmen of that era and the materials used for construction. Many buildings from around the world have become great tourist attractions. Seven of them have been named as Wonders of The World.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

It is a World Heritage site from Mexico. The name literally means ‘At the mouth of the well of Itza ‘. The structure consist of two large natural sink holes , which used to give plentiful water all year round . It was a place for religious sacrifices .

Christ the Redeemer

Christ

It is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil . It is 120 Feet Tall and is located at the peak of Coronado mountain (2,300 ft). The statue was constructed in nine years and opened to public in October 1931.

Colosseum

It is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome , Italy. It is one of the greatest works of Roman Architecture. It had a seating capacity of 50,000 spectators , The structure now stands in a ruined condition due to damage causes by earthquakes and stone robbers .

Great Wall of China

The wall was built first by the Chinese emperors in 5th century BC and continued to be broken and reconstructed to guard against attacks from foreign invaders. The wall stretches to over 6,700 km and was guarded by more than one million men at one time in its history . It is the only man made structure visible from space .

Taj Mahal

Build in 1653 as a symbol of love , Taj Mahal is a combination of Islamic , Turkish , Persian and Indian architectural style . It stands on the banks of river Yamuna and is famous for its carvings -nakashi . Taj Mahal was declared a word Heritage site in 1983 and reelected as the New Wonder of the Modern World.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a cultural and sacred site in Peru . It’s buildings include Inti Watana , the temple of the sun and the room of the three windows . It was constructed around 1460 and was abandoned a 100 years later as the inhabitants were wiped off by smallpox. It is also a sanctuary area rich in flora and fauna.

Historical Places in India

Qutub Minar

The Quran Minar in Delhi is the tallest brick minarety in the world. It is made of red sandstone and is 73 metres high . The construction was started by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak and completed by Iltutmish . The tower had seven storeys , each with a balcony , but now only five remain. The spiral staircase inside consist of 379 curved steps.

The iron pillar erected in the compounds has remianed rust free since 1500 years.

Hawa Mahal

Also known as the Palace of Winds , the buildings has many small balconies for constant ventilation . It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh for the women to watch processions and parades.

India Gate

The India Gate was built by the Britishers to pay homage to the soldiers who lost their lives during the first world war . The arch of the building houses the Amar Jawan Jyoti which has been burning since 1971 .

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