5 August 2012

The Seven Wonders of the World

Many travel blogs seem to include some kind of Travel Bucket List or Places To See Before I Die. Whilst looking around these many lists I've found that many bucket lists include a variation of all the different kinds of seven wonders of the world, which essentially can act as a bucket list in itself. This may seem easy at first -it's only seven places after all - but you may be surprised to hear there is no longer just a simple list of 'The Seven Wonders of the World', rather there are seven, seven wonders. Complicated? Not exactly, but over the years travellers, people in charge etc. (I’m not exactly sure who exactly decides these lists) have added different wonders of the world, for example 'The Seven Modern Wonders' and 'The Seven Underwater Wonders', which has created an ever bigger list of places to see.

Originally, these were the first Seven Wonders: 
  • The Colossus of Rhodes 
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza 
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon 
  • The Lighthouse of Alexandria 
  • The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus 
  • The Statue of Zeus at Olympia 
  • The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus 
However seeing as half of these don't even stand anymore, it's going to be fairly difficult to tick them off the list. So here you have another few lists of other 'Seven Wonders' that you can add to your own list to tick off. Just to clarify, after much research I've found different lists for each category of 'The Seven Wonders', but I've narrowed it down to, in my opinion, the most interesting, achievable and popular. Enjoy!

The 'New' Seven Wonders of the World:
  • Chichen Itza
  • Christ Redeemer
  • The Great Wall of China
  • Machu Picchu
  • The city of Petra
  • The Roman Colosseum
  • The Taj Mahal
The Seven Wonders of the Modern World:
  • Channel Tunnel
  • CN Tower
  • Empire State Building
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Itaipu Dam
  • Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
  • Panama Canal
The Seven Wonders of the Natural World:
  • Grand Canyon
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
  • Mt. Everest
  • Northern Lights
  • Paricutin Volcano
  • Victoria Falls
The Seven Wonders of the Underwater World
  • Palau
  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Deep-Sea Vents
  • Gal├ípagos Islands
  • Lake Baikal
  • Northern Red Sea
I've cut out ‘The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World’ and 'The Wonders of Nature’ which seemed fairly similar to ‘The Wonders of the Natural World’. The Industrial list looked at things like the London Sewage System, which is not exactly a travel and tourism hotspot. Also good luck with ‘The Seven Wonders of the Underwater World’, not sure how deep you need to go to tick them off…

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