wonders of world
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 fami
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.
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
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. T
Aurora borealis swirls
. One of the prettiest sights to see has to be the aurora borealis with its swirls of green, blue, yellow, or pink shimmering and pulsating across the night sky. Caused by a reaction of ionized particles in the atmosphere near the Earth's poles, the Northern Lights are typically visible in northern latitudes from late autumn to early spring.
Ely Cathedral seat of the Bishop of Ely
. Ely Cathedral, The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely, is the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England. It is known locally as "the ship of the Fens", because of its prominent shape that towers above the surrounding flat and watery landscape.
Taj Mahal Agra
. The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architectecture. Taj is one amongst the World's Wonders also amongst UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Seraya Island Resort in Komodo National Park
. Seraya Island is a busy bustling epicenter of tourism. It is the launching point for trips to Komodo Island and Rinca Island, home of the famous Komodo dragons. Besides spotting the Varanus komodensis, the main attraction in this area is the extraordinary marine life. Komodo archipelago is indeed a paradise for both divers and snorkellers
Mount McKinley Alaska
. Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet above sea level. At some 18,000 feet, the base to peak rise is considered the largest of any mountain situated entirely above sea level. Measured by topographic prominence, it is the third most prominent peak after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of US state of Alaska, it is the centerpiece of Denali Nation
The Alabaster Mosque Cairo
. The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt. Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo to be seen when approaching the city from no matter which side.
Grand Canyon at sunset
. There is no better place for watching the sunrise or sunset, These are some of the world's most unforgettable views?from the Colorado River to the soaring Point
Sculpture garden Jeju Island
. These statues are hand-carved by South Korean sculptor Jang Kong-ik at an outdoor sculpture garden in South Korea's Jeju Island. Mushroom-looking lava rock statues with expressive faces are a ubiquitous presence on the convoluted alleys on Jeju Island, a semi-tropical resort island off the southern tip of South Korea
Opera House Sydney
. The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Australia, surrounded on three sides by the harbour, it houses multiple performance venues. It is among the busiest performing arts centres in the world, hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people.
Volcanoes National Park Hawaii
. One of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive volcano. The park gives scientists insight into the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and ongoing studies into the processes of vulcanism. For visitors, the park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna.
Burj Al Arab Dubai
. Tower of the Arabs, is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It stands on an artificial island connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes referred to as "the world's only 7-Star hotel".
Acropolis in Athens
. Acropolis is the most important ancient site in the Western world and one of the most popular and spiritual destination for those who enjoy starring at the moon. Each year, during August, the Acropolis is dressed by several musical events and performances of ancient Greek drama in order to celebrate the full moon night.
Yellowstone National Park Wyoming
. Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park.It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant.
Pyramid at Chichen Itza
. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the northern Maya lowlands. Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico; an estimated 1.2 million tourists visit the ruins every year.
The Ring of Brodgar Orkney
. The Ring of Brodgar, is on Mainland, the largest of the Orkney Islands, in northern Scotland. It is thought to be a lunar observatory dating back to 1500 B.C. The stone ring was built in a true circle, almost 104 metres wide. Although it is thought to have originally contained 60 megaliths, this figure is not based on archaeological evidence. Today, only 27 stones remain
Marine National Monument Hawaiian islands
. Marine National Monument is a World Heritage listed, U.S. National Monument. The area has deep cosmological and traditional significance for living Native Hawaiian culture, as an ancestral environment, as an embodiment of the Hawaiian concept of kinship between people and the natural world, and as the place where it is believed that life originates and to where the spirits return after death. It is one of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs)
Torres del Paine Patagonia Chile
. Torres del Paine National Park is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. It is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile. The park averages around 150,000 visitors a year, of which 60% are foreign tourists.
Amazon basin in Peru
. Widely acknowledged as one of the premier birding and natural history sites in the world. Spectacular tropical birding in a pristine, super-rich avifauna.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
. The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy is known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square. The tower's tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the str
Great Barrier Reef in Australia
. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms.This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps, It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981.
Spring Temple Buddha
. The Spring Temple Buddha is a statue depicting Vairocana Buddha located in the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, Henan, China. It is located within the Fodushan Scenic Area, close to National Freeway no. 311. At 128 m (420 ft), which includes a 20 m (66 ft) lotus throne, it is the tallest statue in the world.
Victoria Falls Zambia
. Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is among the largest waterfalls in the world.
Dubai Mall UAE
. The Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates is the world's biggest mall at 12.1 million square feet. In addition to shopping, the mall has an aquarium, an ice rink, a 250-room luxury hotel, 120 restaurants and parking for 14,000 cars.
Royal Caribbean s Allure
. Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas is four football fields long, can accommodate 5,400 passengers and 2,400 crew members, and even has a Starbucks. The ship is so tall it has telescoping funnels to allow it to pass under bridges
. Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the centre of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas.
Honda s ASIMO
. Honda's ASIMO is a humanoid robot that can run 3.7 mph, kick a football, recognize 10 different humans and address each of them by name. ASIMO tours the world and demonstrates its abilities at an exhibit at Disneyland in California.
The Amazon River
. The Amazon River is not the longest river in the world, but it is by far the largest. Its basin covers nearly a third of South America, and more than a third of all the species in the world live in the Amazon Rainfores
The Eiffel Tower
. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the World's Fair. The iron tower is about the same height as an 81-story building. It has become a symbol of Paris and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.
The Three Gorges Dam in China
. The Three Gorges Dam in China is the world's largest hydroelectric power station and will generate 22.5 gigawatts when it reaches full capacity. By comparison, the Hoover Dam, located on the Nevada-Arizona border, can generate much less, having a capacity of 2,080 megawatts.
Fasted train China
. The CRH380A train set a world speed record for the fastest production train, hitting 302 mph in a test. Built in China, the train is shown here on the Shanghai-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway.