World Wonders And UNESCO Heritage Sites
Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity; it was based on guidebooks popular among Hellenic sightseers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it represented perfection and plenty, and because it was the number of the five planets known anciently, plus the sun and moon.
Great Wall of China Petra Taj Mahal Chichen Itza Colosseum of Rome Christ the Redeemer Machu Picchu Bali Iguazu Falls Amazon Rain Forest Ngorongoro Crater Great Barrier Reef Angkor Wat Victoria Falls Forbidden City Bagan Temples Karnak Temple Teotihuacan Banaue Rice Terraces Bora Bora Acropolis in Parthenon Potala Palace Jerusalem Old City Terracotta Warriors Serengeti Migration Pyramids of Giza Nile River Cruise Easter Island Cappadocia Galapagos Islands Fjords of Norway St. Peter's Basilica Egyptian Museum Borobudur Valley of the Kings Hong Kong Harbor Sistine Chapel Alhambra Louvre Museum Canals of Venice Versailles Carlsbad Caverns Mecca Kathmandu City Metropolitan Museum Mount Everest Emerald BuddhaTem. Hagia Sophia Pompeii Kashmir Valley Prague Old Town Golden Temple Amalfi Drive & Coast Meenakshi Chartres Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba Umayyad Mosque Dubrovnik Old City Uffizi Gallery Grand Canyon Golden Pavilion Delphi St. Basil's Cathedral Abu Simbel St. Mark's Basilica Florence Cityscape Kremlin Varanasi & Ganges Lijiang River Shwedagon Pagoda Sahara Desert Leaning Tower of Pisa Baalbek Mont St-Michel Topkapi Palace Carnival in Rio Stonehenge Angel Falls Yellowstone Nat. Park Santorini Petronas Twin Tower Matterhorn New York Skyline Marrakesh Eiffel Tower Ladakh Niagara Falls British Museum Burj Al Arab Yosemite National Park Ayers Rock Château de Chambord Temple of Heaven Neuschwanstein Castle Sydney Opera House San Francisco Bay Dead Sea Portofino Hermitage Museum Banff National Park
Statue of Liberty, USA
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
St Peter's Basilica
Great Wall of China
Sydney Opera House, Australia
St. Basil´s Cathedral
Arc de Triomphe
Uluru - Ayers Rock
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The Great Sphinx
The Forbidden City, China
Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
Burj Al Arab Hotel
St. Mark's Basilica & Campanile
The White House
Manneken Pis, Brussels
Christ the Redeemer - Rio De Janerio, Brazil
Tower of London
Mont St Michel, France
Petronas Twin Towers
Sacre Coeur, Paris
St Paul’s Cathedral
Arena di Verona
Rock of Gibraltar
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Temple of Luxor
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
See the Terracotta Warriors
Potala Palace, Lhasa
Yellowstone National Park
Oriental Pearl Tower
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Bridge of Sighs
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
Lascaux Caves, France
Bryce Canyon National Park
Shanghai World Finacial Center
Redwood National Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Tsarskoye Selo (Catherine Palace), St Petersburg, Russia
Everglades National Park
Papel Palace, Avignon
Pond du garre
Piazza Del Campo, Siena
Guggenheim Museum - Bilbao
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Millau Bridge, France
7. Bagan, Burma: Sprawling ruins of former civilisation.
9. Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines: Mountains sculpted into green terraces over 2000 years of rice-growing.
Reviewed 3rd December 2011.
10. Ayutthaya Historic Park, Thailand: Ruined former capital of Thailand.
Reviewed 21st December 2011.
Still to visit
67. Cologne Cathedral, Germany: Awe-inspiring Gothic cathedral, dominating the city of Cologne.
68. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany: Fairytale faux-medieval castle built by an insane king of Bavaria.
69. Stonehenge, England: Ancient and mysterious stone circle.
70. Ely Cathedral, England: Huge Romanesque English cathedral.
71. Chateau de Chambord, France: Chateau blending French Renaissance and classical Italian styles.
72. Chateau de Chenonceau, France: Bridge-like Chateau crossing a river.
73. Santa Maria della Salute, Italy: Venetian domed church.
74. St Mark's Basilica, Italy: Historic Byzantine basilica at the heart of Venice.
75. Kremlin and Red Square, Russia: Historic heart of Moscow and Russia.
76. Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland: An underground cathedral carved by salt miners.
77. Ak Orda Presidential Palace, Kazakhstan: Modern-classic palace in new Kazakh capital.
78. Registan, Uzbekistan: Imposing square in ancient city centre.
79. Thousand Buddha Caves, China: Innumerable Buddhist cave shrines in the remote Taklamakan desert.
80. Potala Palace, China: Mountainous palace home to the Dalai Lama's for hundreds of years before enforced exile, now a museum to their memory.
81. Spring Temple Buddha, China: Biggest statue in the world.
82. Kiyomizu-dera, Japan: Kyoto temple complex with main hall veranda jutting out over the hillside, propped up by wooden pillars.
83. Kinkaku-ji, Japan: Golden pavilion mirrored by its pond setting.
84. Himeji Castle, Japan: Japan's finest surviving and largest castle.
85. Taipei 101, Taiwan: 500m tall skyscraper and icon of modern Taiwan.
86. Burj Al Arab, UAE: Iconic sail-style hotel.
87. Burj Khalifa, UAE: The tallest man-made structure in the world.
88. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, UAE: Immaculate modern mosque.
89. Jatavanaramaya, Sri Lanka: Colossal brick stupa, once second only in size to the pyramids.
90: The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt: Big and famous piles of stone built by psychic space aliens.
91. Cairo Citadel, Egypt: Bulky Islamic medieval fortification.
92. Karnak, Egypt: Vast series of Egyptian temple ruins.
93. Valley of the Kings, Egypt: Series of hidden underground tombs for Egyptian pharaohs.
94. Abu Simbel, Egypt: Ancient and long-lost Egyptian temples of epic proportions.
95. Dome of the Rock, Israel: Golden domed shrine of significance to Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
96. Gardens of Haifa, Israel: The modern Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
97. Petra, Jordan: Ancient city cut from rock by a mysterious civilisation.
98. Leptis Magna, Libya: Spectacular ruins of a Roman city.
99. Djenne Mosque, Mali: Largest mud building in the world, which I'm sure is better than it sounds.
100. Church of Saint George, Ethiopia: The best of a number of ancient churches carved into the rock.
101. Gobekli Tepe, Turkey: 12,000-year-old series of stone circles.
102. Krak des Chevaliers, Syria: Medieval Crusader castle.
103. Palmyra, Syria: Ancient Arabic city ruins.
104. Baalbek, Lebanon: Ruins of the largest Roman temples ever built.
105. The Forth Bridges, Scotland: Trio of huge bridges of different styles.