The 7 Wonders Of The World: The Most Incredible Sites On Earth

by erin on July 7, 2010

World wide travel is the dream and ambition of many people but if you are hoping to see a variety of sights and locations, you need to begin traveling early. Not everyone can begin early in life due to time and money restraints but if you limit your objective to perhaps seeing the seven most incredible places in the world, it will be easily doable. If you chose to make your goal visiting the famous Seven Wonders of the World, you will see the very best the world has to offer. While one of these wonders is located right here in the United States, you will need a passport to visit all the rest and getting a passport is as easy as going to your computer. There are many online sites that provide an online passport application so all you have to do is fill it out and submit it.

Only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World still exists on the Seven Wonders list and that is the Great Pyramids of Giza. What was originally called the Seven Wonders of the World is now named the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This new list has been compiled and presents the best ‘new’ wonders.

Victoria Falls in Africa is the first on the new Seven Wonders of the World list. Located in both Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is birthed by the Zambezi River. It is double the height of Niagara Falls and double the width of Horseshoe Falls. Victoria Falls is among the largest in the entire world and has been named by the local natives ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. One visit and you will know instantly why they chose this name.

The second wonder is the Grand Canyon, located in Arizona. Through millions and millions of years, the Colorado River carved a canyon through the rock of the desert, resulting in the remarkable formation we see today. Since it’s located in the US, you will not need an United States passport.

The third wonder is located off the coast of Australia in the Coral Sea and is the Great Barrier Reef. Known to be the largest reef system in the world, it is 1,600 miles long and is made up of over 2,900 individual reefs. Amazingly, this wonder can even been seen from space.

The fourth New Wonder of the World is the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world, it stands at a staggering 130 feet tall and nearly 100 feet wide with his arms outstretched. This statue stands looking down over Rio from the peak of the 2,300 foot tall Mount Corcovado.

The fifth wonder is Mount Everest. While climbing its peak is not exactly a family-friendly vacation idea, it’s definitely still worth seeing. As the highest point on the entire face of the Earth, it’s peak reaches 29,002 feet into the sky.

The sixth wonder is a sight rather than a site. The Aurora, or the Northern Lights, is best visible from Canada and other northern latitudes. Witnessing first hand the lights dancing in the sky is something that can’t be missed.

We have finally arrived at number seven. This title is given to Paricitun, a volcano in Mexico. This wonder is in the middle of the lava-covered city of Michoacan, Mexico.

These sites comprise some of the most spectacular places and sights on Earth. With an United States passport, obtainable with an easily downloaded online passport application, you can be on your way to these locations and can see for yourself just what makes these places “Wonders.”

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