The new 7 Wonders of the World

This article is about the new wonders. As described in Wikipedia, the list was edited by the New Seven Wonders Foundation (Bernard Weber and Deureka). First selection was with 200 monuments over the world, reduce to a 21 finalists.

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Here are the new 7 Wonders of the world :

The Great Wall of China :

Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing by ohmytrip on Flickr

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials. Generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces.

 Source : Wikipedia

The “Mutianyu” section is located near Beijing, visit this place during a China trip like : “Discover East China in 8 nights” by Chloe.

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The Taj mahal:

The Taj Mahal, Agra

The Taj Mahal, Agra by ndj5 on Flickr

The Taj Mahal ”crown of palaces” is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

Source : Wikipedia

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Christ the Redeemer :

Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro by Trefrog66 on Flickr

Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) is a statue ofJesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8 metres (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Brazilian Christianity, the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

Source : Wikipedia

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Machu Picchu :

Machu Picchu (Peru)

Machu Picchu, Peru by Kees straver on Flickr

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti(1438–1472). Often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.

Source : Wikipedia

The “Machu Picchu” is located near Aguas Calientes, visit this place during a Peru trip like : “5 nights around Cusco, the Inca capital.” by Chloe.

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Colosseum :

Colosseum (Italy)

Colosseum, Roma by mishael on Flickr

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world.

Source : Wikipedia

The Colosseum is located in Roma, visit it during a trip in Italy like “Decouverte de Rome” by Juliette

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Chichen Itza :

Chichen Itza (Mexico)

Chichen Itza, Mexico by stephraaa on Flickr

Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya civilization. The archaeological site is located in themunicipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatán.

Source : Wikipedia

The Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatan, discover it in a mexican trip like “Discover the Yucatan in 6 nights” by Chloe

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Petra :

Petra (Jordan)

Petra, Jordan by jason_harman on Flickr

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an, that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.

Source : Wikipedia

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