Friday, 21 September 2012

Famous Wonders of the World

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the largest pyramid located in the Giza Necropolis, bordering Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world that remains even today. 

 The Colosseum, Italy


The Colosseum (originally called as Flavian Amphitheater) is the largest Roman amphitheater in the world that can seat up to 45,000 spectators at a time.  It is located in the center of the city of Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy. 

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China, one of the wonders of the world, was built over 2000 years ago by the Qin Shi Huangdi. It reflects the collision and exchange between the agricultural and nomadic civilizations in the ancient China. 

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, also known as The Church of Holy Wisdom, is a great architectural beauty and an important monument, located in Isthambul, Turkey. Once a church, later a mosque and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia is universally acknowledged as one of the great buildings in the world. 

Stonehenge, England

Stonehenge is a pre-historic monument located in the English country of Wiltshire and is composed of circular settings of standing stones set within earthworks. It is located at the center of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several burial mounds.

 Machu Picchu, South America


Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 7000 feet above sea level in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is well known as The Lost Cities and is situated on the hilltop between the Andean Mountain Range. 

Taj Mahal, India 

 Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and is located in Agra, India. It is considered as the “Epitome of Love” and a “Monument of Immeasurable Beauty”. Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is synonymous to love and romance. 

Empire State Building, New York


The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It is the third-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States.

The Golden Gate Bridge, California


The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate and is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California and the United States. It has been declared as one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe-Zambia


The Victoria Falls (also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya ) is a waterfall located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The unique geography of the falls is that you can watch them face-on and get to enjoy the full force of the spray, noise and spectacular rainbows. The best time to view the Victoria Falls is during the rainy season from March to May. 

CN Tower, Canada

The CN Tower is a communication and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Standing 553.33 meters tall, it was completed in 1976 and is the world's tallest free-standing structure and  tower at the time.  

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza is the 2nd most visited archeological site, located in the municipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucat√°n. The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza, known as “El Castillo” is one of the new seven wonders of the world.  Apart from the Kukulkan Pyramid, in Chichen Itza, there many other archaeological sites to visit, all carrying traces from Mayan Culture in many ways. 

Old City of Jerusalem
The Old City of Jerusalem is considered as the holy city of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham's sacrifice. It is located with several sites of key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for Christians and the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.

 Aurora Borealis

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora. 

Grand Canyon, United States

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States, in the state of Arizona. It is managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation and the Havasupai Tribe. 

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching over 2,600 kilometers. Because of its natural beauty, both below and above the water surface, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the world’s tourist attractions.


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