Seven Wonders of the World

The other day I was talking to a friend about doing a weekend trip to Mexico in January.  My friend wanted to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World that was in Mexico.  I was puzzled as I didn’t think there was one in Mexico.  Upon my research, I found out about Chichén Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula.  Upon further research, did you know that there are several wonders from the ancient to the middle ages, and to the modern world?

Would you believe as I am writing this blog, I am trying to remember what I learned about the 7 wonders of the world.   I definitely remember Giza.  Other than Giza, I am completely blank.

Below is the breakdown of the seven wonders of the world from the different eras.

 The classic (ancient) seven wonders

  • Great Pyramid of Giza.
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia.
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
  • Colossus of Rhodes.
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria.

Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages

  • Stonehenge.
  • Colosseum.
  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.
  • Great Wall of China.
  • Porcelain Tower of Nanjing.
  • Hagia Sophia.
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Seven Wonders of the Modern World

  • The ancient city of Chichén Itza (pronounced chee-chehn eet-sah)
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil. …
  • Colosseum, Italy. …
  • Taj Mahal, India. …
  • Great Wall of China. …
  • Petra, Jordan. …
  • Machu Picchu, Peru.

Also based on the list, I have been to four of the wonders of the world and didn’t realize it as I was celebrating my birthday.  They are

The Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

I was celebrating my 38th birthday in Cairo with friends

Seven Wonders of the World pyramind-of-giza







The Colosseum in Italy

My First Solo International trip was to Rome to celebrate my 35th birthday

Seven Wonders of the World - Colosseum







Great Wall of China

Celebrating my 39th Birthday

Seven Wonders of the World - Great Wall of China







Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy

Celebrating my 44th birthday

Seven Wonders of the World Leaning Tower of Piza


21 Responses so far.

  1. I can’t tell you why but i have always been oddly fascinated with the Great Wall of China. Maybe a past life who knows!

  2. Kim says:

    Four out of Seven Wonders is pretty accomplished! All look enlightening and like great memories. I Love that you were celebrating your birthday on one of them also!!! Happy belated Birthday!! Keep on with these awesome adventures!

  3. Jan says:

    I have truly forgotten that there are three distinct lists of seven wonders of the world, thanks for mentioning them. I’ve looked at each of them and my shock is that I’ve not been to any one of them. Not even one. Sigh, best I start planning trips for my next few birthdays. Jan

  4. Amber Myers says:

    Great photos! I wish I could travel more often. Maybe someday!

  5. Michelle Agnone says:

    I had also forgotten the details behind the seven wonders. You are so lucky to have seen 4 already. Your pictures are amazing. Keep sharing as you go to see the rest!

  6. Leticia says:

    I feel like I just got a history lesson, hehe! That’s awesome, not many people can say they’ve even been to one of these places. I didn’t realize how crowded the Great Wall of China is! Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Wow! That is really cool. We are going to try to do the wall this year. I am so looking forward to it!

  8. What fun adventures! I’d love to visit all of these places one day!

  9. Your pictures are amazing! I just lived through your pictures and traveled to those places! Thanks for sharing !

  10. Sassy says:

    The great wall of China is on my bucket list! Wow, this sounds like such a fun trip, I’m super jealous! 🙂

  11. ChellBee says:

    How awesome is that. Happy birthday. So many beautiful places. Congrats

  12. Rose says:

    I would love to visit the 7 wonders of the world! Hek, 1 wonder of the world would be nice. Happy travels and congrats on the wonders you have seen and the wonders you will see.

  13. Girl says:

    Ahh, thanks for listing out the 3 groups of Wonders…

    I have been to the ruins site of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and Hagia Sophia!

    Enjoyed the photos of your travels too 🙂 Thank you for sharing…

  14. Jennifer says:

    Your pictures are amazing! I would love to visit the Seven Wonders of the World!

  15. michenn says:

    It’s so cool that you’ve been to a few of the wonders. I’d love to visit the wall one day too!

  16. Janine Good says:

    How awesome! I have been to a couple as well – Great Wall, Colosseum, Pisa, and the Taj Mahal 🙂 Obviously there is so much more that I must see!

  17. I just found out about the many seven wonders recently. It’s still totally worth seeing all of it! I think that may be a travel goal you should do!

  18. Agnes says:

    Visiting the Egyptian Pyramids is at the top of my list. I cant wait for the day when I have the time and resources to experience all the wonders of the world.

  19. Shane says:

    I am making it my mission to see all 7 wonders by the time I’m 30! Such an amazing accomplishment that would be

  20. courtney says:

    I had no idea there were so many different wonders! I definitely want to visit as many as I can!

    La Belle Sirene 

  21. Dylan Cutler says:

    Happy Birthday to you! What a fabulous place to be. Happy you got to take it in with friends 🙂