We all know about impressive places like the Taj Mahal in India, Great Wall in China or the Colosseum in Italy. But as a professional wanderluster I’m sure you already know it, there are more amazing places in the world that not many people know about. Let’s take a look to the 7 unknown wonders of the world:

1. Great Mosque of Djenné in Mali: The biggest clay construction in the world can be found in the old city of Djenné. An impressive architecture wonder that was declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1998. Unluckily closed for the tourists since 1996 but still, definitely something worth seeing.

Djenne Mosque from the air

Djenne Mosque from the air

Djenne Mosque in Mali

Djenne Mosque in Mali

2. Chand Baori in India: One of the oldest and deepest water cistern in India, located in the small village of Abaneri. It’s like an inverted pyramid, going down 30 meters and with about 3,500 symmetrically built stairs. A place that was depicted in Nolan’s third Batman movie as a prison. I’ve been there myself and I can tell is really impressive!

Chand Baori Cistern in India

Chand Baori Cistern in India

Thousands stairs of Chand Baori

Thousands stairs of Chand Baori

3. Palace of the Parliament in Romania: Considered the biggest administrative building in the world, the Parliament is one of the landmarks of Bucharest. 86 meters high, 270m wide and going 92m underground, with about 1,100 rooms and 12 floors.

Parliament Palace in Romania

Parliament Palace in Romania

Bucharest Parliament Palace interior

Bucharest Parliament Palace interior

4. Old Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The reconstructed of the old bridge above the Neretva river, which was destroyed during the war in 1993. Considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, it’s one of the landmarks of the city and fits perfectly within the beautiful landscape.

The Old Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Old Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Old Bridge of Mostar at night

The Old Bridge of Mostar at night

5. Kumbhalgarh Fort in India: This fort is surrounded by a wall that in the old times was known as the Guardian of Death. It’s about 36km long, 8m wide in some points and it was completed after a century of work. The history says this wall never fell and never allowed invaders to take over the fort. Only the Great Wall in China is longer than this one.

Kumbhalgarh Fort in India

Kumbhalgarh Fort in India

Kumbhalgarh Fort wall

Kumbhalgarh Fort wall

6. Lotf Allah Mosque in Iran: Wonder of the Persian architecture, this mosque was built during 17 years between 1602 and 1619. It’s quite peculiar for different reason: it has no minarets and no inner courtyard, going against the usual muslim mosque design. The reason behind it could be that it was never built for public use but for the women of the Sheik.

Lotf Allah Mosque in Iran

Lotf Allah Mosque in Iran

Lotf Allah Mosque interior

Lotf Allah Mosque interior

7. Derawar Fort in Pakistan: Pretty impressive fort built in 1733, composed by 40 big towers that raise up about 30m. Not many travellers and even Pakistanis have ever heard about it.

Derawar Fort in Pakistan

Derawar Fort in Pakistan

Derawar Fort at night

Derawar Fort at night

What do you think about the list? are we missing any other wonder of the world? Looking forward to your comments!

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