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Eighth Wonder of the World

posted 10 Jul 2011, 02:50 by Manal Raafat
Eighth Wonder of the World is a term sometimes used to describe things in comparison to the Seven Wonders of the World.
For understanding the meanings of this . 
Wonders of the World are lists according to the age of man made constructions to. 

  Seven Wonders of the Ancient World : the popularly known ancient list.( there is a post in the blog please just click the link)
 
Wonders of the World :
New Seven Wonders of the World : contemporary attempt to create a list of new seven wonders to update the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a modern list of wonders.It is
  1. Chichen Itza ,Yucatán, Mexico .
  2. Christ the Redeemer ,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .
  3. Colosseum, Rome, Italy.
  4. Great Wall of China, People's Republic of China.
  5. Machu Picchu , Peru.
  6. Petra ,al-Batrāʾ Ma'an Governorate, Jordan .
  7. Taj Mahal, Agra, India.  
Things labeled as the Eighth Wonder of the World 
  •   Natural places 
* Grand Canyon, in Arizona, in the United States. * Halong Bay, in Vietnam * Milford Sound, New Zealand; called so by Rudyard Kipling. * Natural Bridge, in Virginia . * Pink and White Terraces near Rotorua, New Zealand, destroyed by volcanic eruption in 1886, re-discovered under 60m of water in 2011 . * Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. * Burney Falls in California; called so by Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Pre-1900 creations
Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines

* Great Wall of China, China. * The Taj Mahal, India. 
* Stonehenge, United Kingdom. * Machu Picchu, Peru. 
* Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines [ are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World"] 
* The Terracotta Army of Xi'an, China. 
* Amber Room in the Catherine Palace near Saint Petersburg, Russia. 
* The monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain. 
* The rock-hewn churches at Lalibela, Ethiopia (Church of Saint George, Lalibela) 
* The stelae of Axum, Ethiopia. 
* Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. 
* Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
* Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, United States 
* Angkor Wat, Cambodia. 
* The moai statues of Easter Island, Chile.
  • Post-1900 creations
Palm Islands of Dubai.

* Empire State Building, New York City. 
* Palm Islands of Dubai. 
* Panama Canal. 
* Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia; the story of its construction was recounted in the opera The Eighth Wonder 
* Thames Barrier, London, England. 
* Bahá'í terraces, on Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel. 
* Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, China. 
* Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas. 
* Akshardham Delhi. 
* West Baden Springs Hotel. 
* Pikeville Cut-Through in Pikeville, Kentucky; given the title by The New York Times. 
* International Space Station in Orbit around Earth; given the title by the Americans and Russians. 
* Forra di Tremosine Road, on the coast of Lake Garda, Italy; given the title by Winston Churchill 
* Great Manmade River Project in Libya; title given by Muammar Gaddafi for the world's largest irrigation project 
* Karakoram Highway a road built on mountains nearly 4693 m high and a engineering milestone. situated between the Pakistani Gilgit-Baltistan region and Mainland China Xinjiang region.
  • Popular culture
 * King Kong was introduced as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" in the 1933 RKO Pictures movie of the same title, as well as in the 2005 remake. * André the Giant, a professional wrestler, was referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World by the World Wrestling Federation.Similarly, when female professional wrestler, Chyna, joined the organization several years later, she was billed as "The Ninth Wonder of the World."

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