The new seven wonders of the world
March 1, 2010. By Arnold Rapinan
Since my post about "Why do I want to see the wonders of the world," I've been asked several times what are the new wonders of the world. So I listed them here. The featured picture above lists the new seven wonders of the world along with its finalists. The selection and worldwide voting of these new wonders were organized by New7wonders.com. The official new seven wonders were announced at Lisbon, Portugal on July 7, 2007.
The ancient seven wonders of the world
The original seven ancient wonders of the world are listed below. The Great Pyramid of Giza, in Egypt, is the only one left standing and the rest have been destroyed.
1 The Colossus of Rhodes, Greece 2 The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraz 3 The Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt 4 The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus at Halicarnassus, Turkey 5 The Pyramids of Egypt, Egyp 6 The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece 7 The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey
The new seven wonders of nature
Additionally, the New7wonders.com is currently in the process of establishing the new seven wonders of nature. The voting is now on the third phase, anyone can vote at http://www.new7wonders.com/n7w, and the winners will be announced sometimes in 2011. The 28 finalists of the wonders of nature are the following:
Amazon, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PERU...
El Yunque, PUERTO RICO Jeju Island, KOREA (SOUTH) Mud Volcanoes, AZERBAIJAN
Angel Falls, VENEZUELA
Galapagos, ECUADOR Kilimanjaro, TANZANIA Puerto Princesa Underground River , PHILIPPINES Bay of Fundy, CANADA Grand Canyon, UNITED STATES Komodo, INDONESIA Sundarbans, BANGLADESH, INDIA Black Forest, GERMANY Great Barrier Reef, AUSTRALIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Maldives, MALDIVES Table Mountain, SOUTH AFRICA Bu Tinah Island, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Halong Bay, VIET NAM Masurian Lake District, POLAND Uluru, AUSTRALIA Cliffs of Moher, IRELAND Iguazu Falls, ARGENTINA, BRAZIL Matterhorn/Cervino, ITALY, SWITZERLAND Vesuvius, ITALY Dead Sea, ISRAEL, JORDAN, PALESTINE Jeita Grotto, LEBANON Milford Sound, NEW ZEALAND Yushan, CHINESE TAIPEI