Chosen by over 100 million votes, the New Seven Wonders of the World can be reeled off at pub quiz's and school exams across the UK. Ahead of our I LOVE AMAZING TRAVEL MOMENTs campaign launching next week, we've researched, via the Mastercard ATM finder, how many and where the nearest ATMs are in relation to the Seven Wonders so you don't get caught without cash.
Closest ATMs to the Seven Wonders of the World
The Great Wall of China (Beijing, China)
Made from a whole host of materials including stone, brick, wood, tamped earth and other materials, the Great Wall of China stretches from east-to-west across the historical northern borders of China. It was built to protect the Chinese States and Empire against raids and invasions from various nomadic groups. Built from as early as the 7th century BC, the individuals walls were later joined together and are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built 220–206 BC by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. However, little of this wall remains since the Great Wall has, over time, been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced, with most of the existing wall coming from the Ming Dynasty. As you'd expect with such a long wall, there are ATMs nearby but they will require a slight diversion from the bricks and stone.
Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Christ the Redeemer, Portuguese Cristo Redentor, is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue is 30 metres tall, not including its 8-metre pedestal, and its arms span 28 metres, towering over the South American beauty, Rio. In fact it's approximately two-thirds the height of the Statue of Liberty. Given Rio's hilly and meandering road network, you will find ATMs throughout the city. However, as has been well documented, the crime rate is high in Rio, so best to carry small amounts of cash as you move around.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Everyone has seen at least a hundred photographs of Machu Picchu before they get to see it with their own eyes. Peru’s most famous Inca citadel belongs to that exclusive little club of true global icons, standing alongside the likes of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Taj Mahal as a symbol of wonder and beauty. There are a number of routes up to Machu Picchu, which, for some, may involve a stay at a five-star hotel near the entrance. For this reason, and because the site attracts so many visitors, you can find the odd ATM in the village at the bottom. But with such a beautiful spectacle, you may have little need for cash, unless you need to pay for a llama to carry you down.
Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)
Chichén Itzá is a world-famous complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. A massive step pyramid known as El Castillo dominates the ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. Graphic stone carvings survive at structures like the ball court, Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls. Nightly sound-and-light shows illuminate the buildings' sophisticated geometries. One lonely ATM is within the near vicinity, so maybe best not to solely rely on it.
The Roman Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
Even today, with a world of innovation, the Colosseum is hugely impressive. It stands as a glorious but troubling monument to Roman imperial power and cruelty. For centuries Romans cold-bloodedly killed literally thousands of people whom they saw as criminals, as well as professional fighters and animals. The amphitheatre's reputation as a sacred spot where Christian martyrs had met their fate that saved the Colosseum from further predations by Roman popes and aristocrats. Due to fires and earthquakes, two thirds of the original have been destroyed, so that the present Colosseum is only a shadow of its former self, a noble ruin. Given its central location, you wouldn't expect anything less than to be surrounded by ATMs, enabling you to pay for your listening tour with ease!
Taj Majal (Agra, India)
The Taj Mahal is synonymous with love and romance. Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, the name "Taj Mahal" was derived from the name of Shah Jahan's wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and means "Crown Palace". The purity of the white marble, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location all make a visit to the Taj Mahal gain a place amongst the most sought-after tours in the world. But don't waste your time in such a romantic spot looking for an ATM, visit one before you get there, especially if you hoping to treat yourself to a replica of the exquisite mausoleum.
One of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man. Petra must be seen to be believed. Nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums are Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It’s a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2,000 years ago. As the entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, you won't find any ATMs on site, thank goodness.
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