Once upon a time, people all across the globe celebrated the very same Seven Wonders of the World (The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Epheseus, The Lighthouse at Alexandria, The Colossus of Rhodes, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus), each stunning attraction the subject of numerous historical events, myths, or legends, and all appreciated by locals and eager tourists alike for centuries upon centuries. Times change, though; people get bored, new creations are thrust into the international spotlight, and as a result the seven wonders of yore have slowly faded away into relative obscurity, replaced by a newer, fresher (relatively speaking) crop of attractions.
Sorry Colossus, our apologies Artemis, but your 15 minutes are long since up, and it’s time for the new kids on the block to have their chance at fame and fortune. From architectural masterpieces to majestic examples of Mother Nature’s incredible power, each listing has something special and unique to offer visitors. So make way, one and all, and prepare to tweak your travel itineraries, because these 15 updated wonders of the world are about to make some major waves.