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