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Wonders of World
World's most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures.
1. Storm clouds over Uluru
Rainbow and storm clouds over Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia. Uluru, also know as Ayers Rock, is a huge sandstone rock formation in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the red centre of Australia
2. Palau island nation
Palau, officially the Republic of Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country's population of around 21,000 is spread across 250 islands forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands. The most populous island is Koror. The islands share maritime boundaries with Indonesia, Philippines and the Federated States of Micronesia. The capital Ngerulmud is located in Melekeok State on the nearby island of Babeldaob.
3. The Monastery of the Holy Trinity
This is one of the oldest still existing monastery in central Greece, situated in the Peneas Valley northeast of the town of Kalambaka. Six of the 24 monasteries are still active and open to visitors
4. These moai statues are on Easter Island
moai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500. Easter Island statues are known for their large, broad noses and strong chins, along with rectangle-shaped ears and deep eye slits. Their bodies are normally squatting, with their arms resting in different positions and are without legs.
5. Giza pyramid at Cairo
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.The Pyramids of Giza and others are thought to have been constructed to house the remains of the deceased Pharaohs who ruled over Ancient Egypt.
6. The Iguazu Falls between Brazil and Argentina
These are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Brazilian state of Paran? and the Argentinian province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. It flows through Brazil for most of its course.
7. The Incan ruins of Machu Picchu Peru
Machu Pikchu (means old person pyramid) are located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438?1472). Often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.
8. Christ the Redeemer statue
This statue of Jesus Christ in Brazil is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 2nd largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8 metres (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long, 700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.
9. Potala Palace in Lhasa
This is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is named after Mount Potalaka. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising
10. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometres north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The river is called Puerto Princesa Underground River or St. Paul Underground River. The 5-mile-long river is reputed to be the longest navigable underground river in the world, on November 11, 2011, Puerto Princesa Underground River was provisionally chosen as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. This selection was officially confirmed on January 28, 2012.
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