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
- Petra, Jordan
- Christ the Redeemer, Brasil
- 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.