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31. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Been to the Great Wall, Mach Picchu and the Colosseum.

Personally, I am a bit surprised that Christ Redeemer or (less so) the Taj Mahal are chosen, instead of for example the Easter Island statues or Angkor Wat, out of a historical point of view I mean....but I guess it helps when having hundreds of millions of people in your home country of course.....

32. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Very subjective.

We have visited -
Chichén Itzá, Mexico
Christ Redeemer, Brazil
Machu Picchu, Peru
The Roman Colloseum, Italy

My wife has visited The Great Wall, China

Thinking of visiting India and The Taj Mahal late next year.

Petra, Jordan is on our list.

I would take Christ Redeemer off the list and insert the Acropolis instead.

33. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 9y

Macchu Picchu a wonder world!!! It's an amazing recognition for this magic place. Yesterday we had a great celebration!!!

On the other hand, I think Ankor Wat should be in this list.

34. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 9y

I can't believe Angkor Wat didn't make it!

35. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

I thought I'd heard this wrong on the news - I haven't been to Angkor yet but still thought it would have gotten onto this list without a bother! :(

Would have been great for Cambodia! :(

36. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

moais.......

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

Quoting Pati

Macchu Picchu a wonder world!!! It's an amazing recognition for this magic place. Yesterday we had a great celebration!!!

On the other hand, I think Ankor Wat should be in this list.

Hi Pati,

I never had an opportunity to go to Peru and visit the mystical Machu Picchu. I have heard a lot about it. since u belong to Peru, can u throw more light about its significance to the ancient Peruvian culture and one most unique aspect of it.

thanks

Arif

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

So finally the list of new 7 wonders is with us. The lucky seven that could make it to the final list are:

1. Taj
2. Great Wall
3. Petra, Jordan
4. Colosseum
5. Christ, the redeemer
6. Machu Picchu
7. Chichen Itza

The Pyrammids of Egypt qualified even without voting.

Some of us may have been disappointed with the final list, but considering the poll count of 100 million, the results lend some credibility to the whole exercise.

Cheers
Arif

39. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting arif_kool

So finally the list of new 7 wonders is with us. The lucky seven that could make it to the final list are:

1. Taj
2. Great Wall
3. Petra, Jordan
4. Colosseum
5. Christ, the redeemer
6. Machu Picchu
7. Chichen Itza

The Pyrammids of Egypt qualified even without voting.

Some of us may have been disappointed with the final list, but considering the poll count of 100 million, the results lend some credibility to the whole exercise.

Cheers
Arif

Agree. But it would have been even better when there was some sort of compensation regarding the number of people in a country (voting for there own worldwonders, among others of course), or for example not being able to vote for a world wonder in your own country, but that is almost impossible of course. Look at the top 7, except Petra they are all in countries with lots of people. Oh well, I guess it is a nice list, we all have to live with it;)

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

I agree Utrecht that a more scientific method should have been adopted wherein the votes polled from a particular country could have been given weights depending on its population, thus a weighted average of the votes polled could have been taken thereby reducing the disparity of population of a particular country.

Anyway we travellers are not restricted to only these 7 wonders, we love to see and visit any place on earth that is beautiful in its own right.:)

Arif