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Which of the New 7 Wonders of the World is the Cheapest to See?

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The world is filled with incredible sights to see. In 2007, after a seven-year campaign to nominate new locations, a selection of 7 New Wonders of the World was announced.

The destinations are:

  1. Petra
  2. The Taj Mahal
  3. The Great Wall of China
  4. Chichén-Itzá
  5. The Colosseum
  6. Machu Picchu, and
  7. Christ the Redeemer

They would all be wonderful places to explore, but traveling all across the world gets expensive.

Therefore, we’ve done some brainstorming to let you know which of the new 7 wonders of the world is the cheapest to visit. 

Step 1: Getting There

There are a variety of costs associated with traveling. First of all, you need to get to the destination from whichever city and country you live in.

If you’re already living in one of the countries that boast a new world wonder, visiting this site could just be an easy taxi or bus ride away.

However, if you live halfway across the world, it could require a long (and expensive!) airplane journey to arrive at your destination.

In the end, the cheapest destination may be the one closest to you! For example, if you live in the United States, Chichén-Itzá, which is in Mexico, maybe the easiest one to visit.

Step 2: Stay Somewhere

Unless you have the good luck to live in the same city as a world wonder, you’ll need to travel to get to it. Once you arrive in the world wonder’s general location, you’ll want to rest somewhere so you can be refreshed and energetic when you finally visit this spectacular destination.

There are different levels of accommodation. Cheaper hostels that will only cost a few dollars a night to luxury hotels which could cost you hundreds of dollars a night, and everything in between. You have to pick what fits your budget and comfort level.

However, some countries generally are less expensive to stay in than others. For example, a two-star hotel in Rome will be more expensive than a two-star hotel in Mexico, so in that case, it would be cheaper to visit Chichén-Itzá than the Colosseum.

Step 3: Eat Something

At some point during your visit, you’ll need to grab a meal (or two, or ten!), and similar to accommodations, there are all levels of food. There is a breakfast at a hotel or street food vendors to fine dining.

Everyone has different preferences for what they want to eat, so it’s difficult to quantify this aspect of a visit. You know what works for you, so make sure to budget appropriately.

Step 4: Visit the Wonder

The one thing that we can compare is ticket prices for all the world wonders. Of all seven, the cheapest entrance ticket is to the Great Wall of China, which retails at around $7.

However, the Wall is a couple of hours away from Beijing, so you’ll also need to factor in the price of transport and a guide.

Step 5: Souvenir Shopping

No visit to a world wonder is complete without a little memento! Whether it’s a magnet, postcard, or a t-shirt, most visitors like to go home with a souvenir.

As you can see, it’s hard to definitively tell which wonder is the cheapest for everyone to get to and visit. You’ll have to consider all the factors and choose for yourself!

Image by Jorge Fernández Salas

Post Author: Lillia Hall

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