New Seven Wonders of the World – Have you voted?

The New Seven Wonders

There’s only 7 days and 7 hours until the announcement of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Have you voted yet?

In the running are 21 candidates, one of which is a honorary candidate – The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The 21 candidates are:

  1. Acropolis of Athens – Greece
  2. Alhambra – Spain
  3. Angkor Wat – Cambodia
  4. Chichen Itza – Mexico
  5. Christ the Redeemer – Brazil
  6. Colosseum – Italy
  7. Easter Island Moais – Chile
  8. Eiffel Tower – France
  9. Great Wall – China
  10. Hagia Sophia – Turkey
  11. Kiyomizu Temple – Japan
  12. Kremlin, Red Square, and Saint Basil’s Cathedral – Russia
  13. Machu Picchu – Peru
  14. Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany
  15. Petra – Jordan
  16. Pyramids of Giza – Egypt (Honorary Candidate)
  17. Statue of Liberty – United States of America
  18. Stonehenge – United Kingdom
  19. Sydney Opera House – Australia
  20. Taj Mahal – India
  21. Timbuktu – Mali

As an Honorary Candidate, The Pyramids of Giza is not included in the voting anymore.

I’ve already voted months ago, but I can’t remember which landmarks I voted for. If I were to vote now, my vote would be for: Acropolis of Athens, Angkor Wat, Chichen Itza, Colosseum, Easter Island Moais, Machu Picchu, and Petra.

Though nothing from the Philippines made it to the 77 shortlist, the Banaue Rice Terraces made it to Fodor’s 7 New Wonders of the World:

Banaue Rice Terraces, Banaue, Philippines
Cut by hand into a mountainside at least 2,000 years ago, the Banaue Rice Terraces wrap around a mountain and seem to touch the sky. The tallest terraces reach an altitude of almost 5,000 feet. Each terrace boasts innovative irrigation systems that divert nearby springs and streams. Visitors can wander the multitude of trails in the area, but if you venture here be prepared for scads of tourist shops near the best viewpoints. One of the best times to see the terraces is at sunrise, when light flows over the mountain like gold water.

Fodor’s list also includes the Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong, The Palms in the United Arab Emirates, and *shudder* Disney World in the USA.

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The New Seven Wonders of the World will be announced on July 7, 2007 at Lisbon, Portugal.

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

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  1. carloski says:

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  2. carloski says:

    Easter Island Moais – Chile
    Easter Island Moais – Chile
    Easter Island Moais – Chile Easter Island Moais – Chile

  3. andis says:

    The 6 WONDERS of the world will be the most popular of our history,but about the 7TH wonder not too many people know that, i know that,because the 7TH WONDER will touch every Human on this world,dont miss to vote for 7TH in the RIGHT way,and dont forget that the 7TH WONDER IS ONLY ONE WONDER IN THIS WORLD FOR ALL HUMAN BEINGS

  4. Roger Parks says:

    Petra Jordan is my vote

  5. Peter Sommer says:

    Wish I’d come across this when it was fresh and active! I’d certainly have thrown my hat in the ring for the Haghia Sophia – a simply extraordinary feat of human vision, architecture and sheer endeavour. It causes shivers to run up and down my spine everytime I walk into the main nave and gaze up into the depths of the domes. A true wonder.

    Keep up the good work on your blog Nina. Oh and Merry Christmas!

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