Monday, July 09, 2007


After a vote, the New 7 Wonders of the World has been announced. As expected, the event didn't pass without some complaining (but that is just Sydney people for you).

The new list is:

  • Colosseum, Italy


  • Taj Mahal, India


  • Great Wall of China

Beijing (185)

  • Petra, Jordan


  • Christ the Redeemer, Brasil

Christ redeemer

  • Machu Picchu, Peru


  • Pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico


For the most part, I agree with the list. But there is one glaring 'Wonder' that is the odd one out. The only 'Wonder' in the list that is less than 100 years old.

I really think that the City of Angkor in Cambodia should have been on the list. Built between 900 and 1200 AD, the city ruins contain over a thousand temples. The most impressive of these being Angkor Wat, which holds the distinction of being the world's largest single religious monument.

CIMG2019.JPGCIMG1905.JPGAngkor Wat at sunset.


sir jorge said...

i'm not sure how I missed this one.

Mystery Maiden said...

I agree with you 100%. But then, if it made the list, more people would go and then I wouldn't be able to get such stunning photographs sans people in my frame! haha