The 8 New Wonders of the World You Must See Before You Die

You’ve got your passport, the boss has approved your vacation days, and you’re ready to make some memories somewhere (hopefully) overseas. But where do you go? There are many places to visit in this zany world of ours. You could go to Pig Beach in the Bahamas and wade in the shallows with friendly pigs. While swimming with swine sounds fine and well, what about the great achievements of man? You may be familiar with the 7 ancient wonders of the world (one may even make an appearance on this list, hint hint). However, most of those no longer exist. Lucky for us travelers, a campaign that first began in 2000 and ended in 2007 decided on 7 New Wonders of the world. Today we’ll be guiding you through these 7 New Wonders as well as going into detail regarding what you’ll need if you’d like to make a trip to any of these countries

Great Wall of China (China)

A photograph of The Great Wall of China, probably taken by someone who got their China visa expedited

The Great Wall of China is well known the world over for its gargantuan size. While it isn’t visible from space like some popular rumors might have you believe, it is long coming in at an estimated 5,500 miles. To better visualize how long 5,500 miles is, the distance you’d have to travel to get from the east to the west coast of the USA is between 2,800-3,500 miles. Forget backpacking through the US, we’re backpacking down the Great Wall.

Jokes aside, the Great Wall of China is quite the impressive feat of human engineering. Originally created to keep out the Mongolian invaders from the north, the wall has outlived many Chinese emperors and dynasties. The wall was even at a time funded by a state-run lotto similar to the ones we have today. One of the ends of the wall, known as The Old Dragon’s Head, meets the Bohai Sea. Why the Mongol invaders didn’t just swim around this part of the wall, the world will never know.

In order to go to China to see this massive wall of a wall you’ll need a passport and a China Visa. More specifically a China tourist visa. I have to specify simply because there is a wide variety of visas that one can apply for when traveling to China. Visas can be tough to acquire, but the application process for a Chinese visa is rather straightforward if you’ve got an expert lending you a hand. In order to obtain a China Visa for tourist purposes you’ll actually need to first book your entire trip in China. While it may seem scary to book travel to a place you technically don’t have permission to enter yet, but– well– you don’t really have a choice. After booking, you’re free to apply. We recommend trying to book as far out as possible to mitigate any potential problems you may face while applying for your visa. The application typically takes 8-10 business days to process, after which you’ll receive your visa. If you’d like us to personally assist you with your Chinese Visa application that’s great! Just visit us at chinavisadepartment.com for more info. And remember, if you don’t have a passport yet, you’ll need one in order to get a visa (and to get on the plane) and you can go to thepassportoffice.com and get your passport in as soon as two business days.

Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro)

The famous Christ The Redeemer statue set against the gorgeous Rio de Janeiro skies
Sitting above the scenic beaches of Rio de Janeiro is the image of Christ. This statute has become synonymous with Brazil and has become a beacon for the Christian faith throughout the world. Completed in 1931 by French artist Paul Landowski and Brazilian engineer Heitor de Silva Costa, this gargantuan effigy of Christ stands at over 125 ft tall when the height of the pedestal it sits on is factored in. Clearly visible from most of Rio, you don’t need to make the trek up the Corcovado Mountain to see this wonder of the world.

Like China, you’ll need a visa to visit Brazil to get a glimpse of this masterpiece. Also like China, we can help you with your Brazilian visa. You won’t need to book any hotels to apply for a Brazilian visa, but you will need to go ahead and book a flight. The part that’ll take the most time is getting a photocopy of your ID notarized along with a copy of your most recent bank statement. In case you were wondering, Brazil wants the bank statement to make sure you have money to spend when you arrive.

Machu Picchu (Peru)

Come for the ancient Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, stay because of the llamas
Keeping the theme of things that go on top of mountains going we’ve got Machu Picchu. Originally constructed in the 15th century, the structure was known to exist by locals but went undiscovered by foreign explorers until 1911 when American historian Hiram Bingham discovered the ruins and brought this knowledge back to the states with him.

The structure is sometimes referred to as “the lost city of the Incas” which is actually incorrect, the site actually functioned as a private estate for Incan Ruler Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui. While the estate was passed down Pachacuti’s lineage, the site was inhabited for only 80 years before being abandoned due to the ongoing conflict with the Spanish invaders. In addition to being a neat piece of history, you might find a friendly llama willing to take a picture with you, or it could just spit at you. Who knows!

Unlike our previous two entries onto this list, you won’t need a visa to visit Peru, so perhaps you should make this your first stop on your travels along with this next entry

Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)

While this isn’t the only pyramid on our list (this is called foreshadowing, kiddos), it’s certainly the most intact pyramid here. Built by the Mayans sometime between 600 and 1200 AD, the structure serves as a reminder that triangles are every ancient civilization’s favorite shape. Unlike our previous entry, Chichen Itza was a city and probably the largest of it’s kind back in the heyday of the Mayan Civilization.

Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)


Not unlike our previous entry, these ancient ruins were lost and then rediscovered. Pictured above is a photo of the ruins being consumed by nature. Being located in Mexico means that flights from the USA will be vastly more inexpensive than flights to any of the other countries listed here today. You also won’t need a visa to enter Mexico which makes travel to the country pretty easy for us here in the USA. Not to mention that if you live in the southern United States, it’s totally possible for you to drive there

The Roman Colosseum (Rome) – No visa

Here to complete the holy triangle of countries with wonders that don’t require a visa is the Roman Colosseum in… drum roll please… Rome, Italy! Colosseums were one of the Roman Empires selling points, they built throughout the empire to provide entertainment to their citizens. Who could protest the often cruel nature of the Roman Republic/Empire (depending on the century) when you’ve got a deathmatch to catch on your way back from the forum? No one, that’s who.

On display here, one can see the meticulous use of arches by the Romans. While we take the arch for granted nowadays, the Romans were among the first to pioneer the usage of this structurally sound method of construction. The structure is large enough to fit 50,000 people in it, which would’ve made for quite the gathering some 2,000 years ago. The colosseum is even so large that the arena basin was sometimes filled with water so that ship battles could be waged within the colosseum walls. The only thing better than going to Italy to see the Colosseum is the fact that you’ve just paid for a flight to Italy– And hey, looks like you’ll get to see the rest of Rome! What a steal.

Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum originally built in 17th century India by the then ruler of the Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan. The structure was built in honor of Shah Jahan’s favorite wife, Mumtaz Muhal, her body as well as the body of Shah Jahan are both entombed within the Taj Mahal. A popular theory suggest that there was supposed to be a similar building opposite to the Taj Mahal which mirrored it’s ivory white with stark blacks. This black duplicate of the Taj Mahal would have served as Shah Jahan’s personal tomb. This theory has gone largely unproven and survives today mostly as a tale told to enhance the ambience of seeing the lone Taj Mahal.

Like with China or Brazil, you’ll need a visa to go to India. If you aren’t staying for more than 4 months you can actually apply for an Indian E-Visa, which is doable completely online. It’s important to note this must be done prior to your arrival in India. If you plan on making more than one trip or if you’ve plan to spend more than 4 months in India on any given stay you’ll have to apply for a normal Indian visa. This application process may be daunting like the others, but it’s doable. If you’d like help with your application process, we can actually help with that! Visit Visaservicedepartment.com and start your application today.

Petra (Jordan)

The Petra, capital of an ancient Nabataean civilization in Jordan
Located in Jordan and once the capital of the ancient Nabataean civilization, the Petra is a dazzling city carved into sandstone hills. The Nabataean people were a nomadic group of traders who prized Petra for its central location relative to the trade routes of their ancient time. Originally built around 312 BC, the city went on to be conquered by the Roman Empire and was eventually completely abandoned in 800 AD. That didn’t stop people from attempting to plunder the city… Even when there’s nothing to plunder. Solid stone urns can be found at Petra, covered in bullet holes from desert bandits and thieves who may have believed that these stone urns actually contained treasure of some kind.

While you can’t loot and plunder this once great city, you can visit it and take excellent selfies with it’s hillside facade. You’ll need a visa to enter Jordan, but unlike some of the other locations on this list, you can apply for the visa when you arrive in Jordan. You just need to make sure that your passport has pages available for the visa once you arrive.

HONORABLE MENTION – THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

The pyramids of Giza, set against the gorgeous Egyptian dusk
While not officially one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza gets an honorable mention because… Well… They’re THE pyramids. When most people think of Egypt, the pyramids are the first thing that comes to their mind. And rightfully so, these monuments have stood for thousands of years, echoing the accomplishments of a civilization long fallen into our modern era. This ancient wonder gets bonus points for being the only remaining ancient wonder of the world– surprising considering that the pyramids are about two thousand years older than the other six ancient wonders of the world.

Awe-inspiring tetrahedrons aside, you’ll need an Egyptian visa to actually go see the pyramids. Like the other visas mentioned on this list, we can help get your Egyptian visa sorted. These visas typically take around 8-10 business days to process and require that you have a roundtrip flight itinerary that shows you entering and exiting Egypt. The process is nowhere near as complicated as some of the other visas on this list, so don’t stress too much over this one.

That’s it! 7 Wonders and an honorable mention that probably should be somewhere on the actual list– My own personal opinions aside, what do you think about the list? Give it a share and let people know what you think

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FAQs on Chinese visa for US citizens

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The 10 Years China Visa Would Help In Saving Many Blushes

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Comprehensive Guidelines for Obtaining Crew Visa to China from Miami

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The Essentials For The Attainment Of Group Tourist Visas To China For Us Passport Holders

Group Tourist Visa for China, China Tourist Visa

Group Tourist Visa for China. The relationship between China and the US has received a considerable boost in the recent times. With the talks between the important policymakers of the two countries, the business is for developing the economies. With these recent developments on hand, the travel industries of the two countries. We have also seen more traffic directed towards each other of late. People have started to travel not only from China to America but vice-versa as well for several purposes.

Business has been an important cause for this considerable increase. Further, the education system of China by opening itself up to the world has also been another influential cause. The entire world aspiring to travel to China. Another important aspect of this serious increase in traffic towards China is the late development of the travel industry of the country. The recently developed tourist spots are not only unique but the size of the country promotes travel by providing ample amount of diversity and cultures. Thus, the visa of the country has been in the demand off late more than ever before.

The visa regulations

from the US to China has never been easy. This demands extensive research on the attainment of China visa from the United States. Other than that, the aspiring traveler might be fetched into trouble at any point in time during the tour. The most popular China tourist visa from America these days are the group tourist visas. This sort of visas is not only less costly in comparison to the other forms of tourist visas. But they are also easier to achieve the requirements for documentation is minimal.

Apart from this important information what needs to be kept into consideration is the fact that in case of a group tourist visa, if the application is done online, the applicant does not need to even visit the consulate in order to get the application process completed. The important information regarding the successful attainment of group tourist visas is as follows.

The requirement of visas and the longevity of stay:

What needs to be remembered is the fact that all American tourists. Definitely requires some sort of group tourist visa for China for whatever purpose it might be. To be specific regarding the case in hand, a group tourist visa can be obtained by a minimum number of 2 people try to enter China or touring purposes at the same time. In spite of the availability of multiple entry visas, the visa is valid for 15 days. Another important aspect in this relation is the fact that the people who have entered together must exit the country together as well.

The costs

 In order to attain the visa to China from the USA, it has to be ascertained that the application is done online. The agencies these days look after all the issues and to such an extent that at certain times, much documentation is not required even keep aside the prospects of visiting the consulate. The charges of visa is around $140. Apart from that, the online agencies would charge their respective fees, which is minimal from the point of view of the fact they would look after the documentation and other required aspects.

The requirements

A visitor or a group of visitors must need to have knowledge especially regarding the things they would have to keep in their possession in order to make the visa process hassle-free. The primary requirement is to have a passport with at least one-year’s validity. The passport must also possess at least two blank pages. The applicants would also require passport photos with specific requirements. The photos must be at exactly 48 mm tall and 33 mm wide. The photo must be a recent one in order to avoid any anomaly in relation to it. Then, every individual in the group must submit photocopies of the passport, the supporting documents, a filled up application form and finally a copy of the declaration duly signed in order to apply for a Chinese visa from the United States.

Time required for attainment of visa for Group Tourist Visa for China

It depends on the type of service an applicant has opted for. The applicant has quite a few options in accordance to the amount of hurry he or she is in. The services range from the regular services to the same day services. However, one needs to remember that the faster the service required, the more costly the visa would become.

The process

Group Tourist Visa for China are primarily the application must be completely filled out. Then the supporting documents must be prepared to keep in mind the requirements of group visa. Remember extra documentation is required if the group consists of a member who is still a child. Further, if any of the visitors have visited China earlier or even applied for the China visa earlier, documentation regarding that is also required. Moreover, if the group contains a member who was earlier a citizen of China, proper documentation regarding that is also to be submitted.

Once all these things are taken care of, the applicant receives a slip containing a collection date. This is the date when the passport might be retrieved and the payment needs to be processed for the visa in accordance with the type of service the applicant requires. The problem scenario occurs regarding this issue when it is known that the US does not have any postal support for the visa services.

Finally

We can come to the conclusion that securing a Group Tourist Visa for China from the USA is not at all an easy nut to crack. It requires extensive documentation as well as the maintenance of the proper processes in order for the requirements of the visa. There are quite a few regulations that are harsh like the ones related to the photo. But in the contemporary world, with the advancement of technology, things have become considerably easier. These days, nearly everything is available on the internet.

The online services have been serving the people of America quite successfully for more than a couple of decades now. These days they even offer you cost benefits along with saving a lot of professional time for the applicant. Apart from all these perquisites, the online agencies these days have started looking after documentation issues as well. They normally allocate experts on a 24*7 basis and by using the helpline provided on the website. The client can always contact the agency for expert help. Therefore, the reasons behind the success of the online agencies in the contemporary world. It is obvious and consistently praised by their clients wholeheartedly.