The Most Overlooked Hidden Wonders Of The World
Everyone’s heard of the 7 Wonders of the World. What you may not know is that there are actually a few different lists of ‘wonders of the world’. The ancient world wonders consists of things like the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Rhodes. Other lists include Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
But what about places that don’t make the lists? Well we thought it impossible there are only a few handfuls of wondrous places on our planet, so we took to the Internet to hunt down some of the more hidden Wonders of the World.
Wave Rock, Australia
Wave Rock is a huge, natural rock formation about 3km east of the small town of Hyden, near Perth, Western Australia. The ‘wave’ is about 14m high and 110m long. Local tribes believe the rock was created by the Rainbow Serpent, an Aboriginal creation deity.
The Ancient City of Bagan, Myanmar
Formerly Pagan, Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. During the 9th through to the 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan – the first kingdom to bring together the regions that would later become modern Myanmar. During its height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were built in the Bagan plains alone. Remains of over 2,200 of these survive today.
Leshan Giant Buddha, China
The Leshan Giant Buddha was created during the Tang Dynasty, with construction starting in around 713AD. Carved in a cliff face that lies at the junction of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of the Sichuan province, the massive statue was originally conceived to calm the waters that threatened the shipping vessels travelling down the river. It was began by Chinese monk Hai Tong who, after funding for the project was put into jeopardy, gouged his own eyes out as a sign of piety.