For travel and history buffs, the “wonders of the world” have always been a source of bucket lists. How many wonders of the world will they be able to see in their lifetime? Will they be able to add one to their checklist every year? The “wonders” lists have evolved and branched out to different categories. There’s the list on the wonders of the ancient world. Then there are the wonders of the modern world, and as of late, the wonders of the natural world.
For a place to get on any one of these lists is an absolute honor. It’s given the recognition it deserves, and sometimes, it will mean a boost in tourism, as an influx of visitors trek to these places to see if they’re just as beautiful as they are in pictures.
Given the beauty of our world, there are still so many other places that have not been discovered or given the distinction of being considered a wonder of the world. Many have not made the list, but are wonders in their own right and definitely worth visiting. So in no particular order, here are some wonders that should make the list! And even if they never do, they’re still worth visiting!
10. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
The famed rice terraces in the Philippines are man-made, which is what makes it such a wonder. Built 2,000 years ago by hand, the Banaue Rice Terraces are often referred to by Filipinos as the “eighth wonder of the world.” It’s said that if all the steps were laid side by side, they would encompass half the globe. Today, numerous tourists trek up the Ifugao mountains to see the terraces, which are still used to plant rice and vegetables.