Throughout history, Man has always strived to push the envelope and go beyond the limits of his imagination. In line with this, CNN Travel has compiled a list of man-made structures whose concept and execution has reached unbelievable heights. A tribute to the big, the bold and the brave, if you will.
The Great Wall of China, China
A universally-known wonder of the World, parts of the Great Wall of China were already being built as early as 7th centrury AD. It stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west.
The Aqueduct of Segovia, Segovia, Spain
The Aqueduct of Segovia is a prominent Roman aqueduct located in the old town of Segovia in Spain. Constructed around 1st century AD, it is one of the best preserved ancient monuments around the world.
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in honor and memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is a widely recognized masterpiece and feat of architecture.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
Not for the faint of heart, the Burj Khalifa is a larger-than-life skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Standing at 829.8 m, it is the tallest man-made structure in the world.
Thought to have been established around 100 BC, Teotihuacan was a prominent city in the pre-Columbian era of the Americas. It is noted for its significance in the world of architecture and anthropology, due to the area’s complex layout and structure.
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