Ever visited an extraordinary site in some land and wondered how it was built? World’s greatest wonders haven’t been simply great on their own, there are some hidden truths behind them which make them great. Here are some hidden secrets behind the great wonder’s :
1. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Mughal ruler Shah Jahan who build this historic monument for his wife as a gesture of love, ordered the hands of the workers so they couldn’t duplicate the work ever. A brilliant engineering strategy was implemented by the engineers – To make Taj Mahal look perfectly upright. The architect designed the minarets slightly slant outwards to ensure that in any circumstance of a natural calamity they would fall away from the mausoleum.
2. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
The world’s tallest building- located in the Arabian Desert, in downtown Dubai.This super sky-scarper is build with utmost care and details to withstand the earthquakes and strong winds. Each wing is built to support the other and resist under the unfortunate circumstances.
3. Moai, Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Polynesia
Rumors and theories have been suggesting that these 10 meter tall statues are the reason for the demise of Easter islanders.There was a very rare possibility for transporting them on logs and in such horrible environmental circumstances.Dirt tracks appearing in satellite images where these mysterious statues are carved after attaching ropes to the head of moai, a small group of people could have moved the statues by ‘walking’ them along. To visit this place, LAN Airlines are the only airlines serving flights to Rapa Nui and are always overbooked.
4. Stonehenge, England
There are quite some theories about how Stonehenge was built. As evidence suggests that aliens were one of the builders of Stonehenge. To celebrate mid-winter, monuments built in this area are usually aligned on sunrise and sunset. Blue-stones found floating on the river from Preseli Hills in west wales are assumed to be part of formation of this Stonehenge.
5. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Lovers over the world have very high regards for this tall beautiful tower, which was first climbed by Monsieur Eiffel himself. He also who funded a million tickets in the first year itself ti visit the tower. The wise Germans also used the radio antenna on this tower to send signals during WWII.
6. Great Wall of China, China
It is probably the only man-made object visible from space if hefty camera lens is used. It is said that around millions of workers were forcefully signed up for the construction of this great wall. The motive of Emperor Jiajing was to develop “The Great wall of china” into a powerful stone dragon. To visit this great wonder you can take a bus from the old gate of Deshengmen in Beijing, or get in the tour buses from Tiananmen Square to reach Balding.
7. Machu Picchu, Peru,Inca
Magnificent city of Machu Picchu , adjacent to Andes mountains was built by Inca who used slopes to roll down logs and stones.The uniquely designed doors and windows were made without motors so they could be moved without much damage when required. To withstand earthquakes and natural calamities clever engineering solutions were implemented. The only way to reach Machu Picchu is to either trek or catch a train to Aguas Calientes and from there you can take a bus.