25 Spectacular Wonders of the World

We humans tend to be argumentative creatures (just check the comments on 25 Popular Myths Debunked for a case in point) and it really is amazing that we manage to agree on anything at all. When we do, however, it’s incredible what the synergy of our efforts can accomplish. From the dusty ground of the Colosseum to the windy swept base of the Great Pyramid come with us on a tour of some of the most spectacular wonders of the world, and gather a new appreciation for the accomplishments of your fellow earthlings.

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Harbour of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro Harbour is located on the south-western shore of Guanabara Bay, which is surrounded by the city of Rio along a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains: Sugar Loaf Mt, Corcovado Peak, and the hills of Tijuca. The geology of this amazing place is admired by people who said: “God made the world in six days and on the seventh, he concentrated on Rio”.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa – Italy

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa a.k.a Tower of Pisa is a free standing bell tower in the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. The top of the Leaning Tower can be reached by mounting the 294 steps which rise in the form of a spiral on the inner side of the tower walls. A popular tourist activity is to pose for photographs while pretending to “hold up” the leaning tower and preventing it from falling.


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Mount Everest – Nepal

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Mount Everest a.k.a Chomolungma (in Tibetan) is the world’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as novice climbers willing to hire professional guides.

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Grand Canyon – United States

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An awe-inspiring view, The Grand Canyon is a colourful, steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States. It is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Aside from casual sightseeing from the South Rim (averaging 7,000 feet [2,100 m] above sea level), rafting, hiking, running and helicopter tours are especially popular.


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Statue of Liberty – United States

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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most renowned symbols of American freedom. It is located on Liberty Island in the middle of the Hudson River in New York City Harbor. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. The statue is an icon of freedom and a widely recognized symbol of the United States.

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