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21. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Terracotta Army is also 1 of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Yea,it's wonderful because every army there were made exactly the same as the real person back to the Emperor Qin Shih Huangdi's era.
The army should also be on the list. ;)

22. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

thanks opospa for the valuable information.

Has anyone bought tickets for the gala event to be held on 7th July in Lisbon?

23. Posted by Nach (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

this one is my list.

Pyramids of Giza(Honorary Candidate) Egypt

1-Easter Island Moais, Easter Island, Chile
2-Chichen Itza , Yucatan, Mexico
3-Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú
4-Great Wall , China
5-Colosseum , Rome, Italy
6-Petra Engineering, Jordan
7-Alhambra ,Granada, Spain

24. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Quoting arif_kool

thanks opospa for the valuable information.

Has anyone bought tickets for the gala event to be held on 7th July in Lisbon?

Cant wait to see what will be the new 7 wonders of the world.:)
Is it going to show LIVE on Tv or internet?

25. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 9y

Quoting arif_kool

Rraven,

Newgrange in Ireland is certainly one of the oldest UNESCO heritage sites. though i have not visited the site but i have heard that it is some kind of passage-tomb. Can u throw more light on this structure even older than the Pyramids.

Arif

Newgrange is a passage tomb / cairn created around 3200bc (the Pyramids are 600 yrs younger and Stonehenge is 1000 years younger). After initial use the site wasn´t rediscovered until 1699. On Dec 21, the winter solistice, the rising sun lights the passageways via an alignment of the stones above the passage way and throughout the tunnels for 17 minutes. This is recreated for tourists using lights during the year. The tomb is surrounded by many Irish myths. The biggest mysteries that still baffle people is how the larger stones (over 500) on the site actually got there, remembering at that time there was no metal in the area,the tools were primitive and that it would have meant dragging the stones uphill. Hope some of this information helps..

26. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

Quoting opospa

Quoting arif_kool

thanks opospa for the valuable information.

Has anyone bought tickets for the gala event to be held on 7th July in Lisbon?

Cant wait to see what will be the new 7 wonders of the world.:)
Is it going to show LIVE on Tv or internet?

In india it is going to be shown on TV, the ceremony from the stadium in Lisbon. Out of 19 performers, one is Indian movie hottiee Bipasha Basu;)

Arif

27. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

Quoting Rraven

On Dec 21, the winter solistice, the rising sun lights the passageways via an alignment of the stones above the passage way and throughout the tunnels for 17 minutes. This is recreated for tourists using lights during the year. The tomb is surrounded by many Irish myths. The biggest mysteries that still baffle people is how the larger stones (over 500) on the site actually got there, remembering at that time there was no metal in the area,the tools were primitive and that it would have meant dragging the stones uphill. Hope some of this information helps..

Heyy Nikki,

Thank you so much for the valuable information. I would love to see the sunlight through the passageway on Dec21 for an incredible 17 minutes. Really amazing for a heritage site that belongs to the stone age, when no metals were there.

I would have to plan my trip to Ireland soon but Dec would be toooooo cold

cheers
Arif

28. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer, Peru's Machu Picchu, Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid, The Colosseum in Rome and India's Taj Mahal have been chosen as the modern-day seven Wonders of the World.

I have been to:

Chichen Itza
The Colosseum
Statue of Christ

The statue of Christ is truly amazing. The view from Corcovado must be one of the best views in the world. I've been there a couple of times, and it's easy to stay on the mountain and watch the view for hours on end. One afternoon I watched the afternoon turn into evening and all the lights slowly came on over the city. I'll never forget it.

29. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Ive been to The Great Wall of China!

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