Wednesday, 15 February 2012

New7Wonders Foundation

The historian Herodotus (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of seven wonders but their writings have not survived, except as references. The seven wonders included:
The earliest lists had the Ishtar Gate as the seventh wonder of the world instead of the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
The list known today was compiled in the Middle Ages—by which time many of the sites were no longer in existence. Today, the only ancient world wonder that still exists is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Medieval World

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, some writers wrote about lists with names such as Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages. However it is unlikely that these lists originated in the Middle Ages because the word medieval was not invented until the Enlightenment-era, and the concept of a Middle Age did not become popular until the 16th century. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable refers to them as "later list[s]" suggesting the lists were created after the Middle Ages.
Many of the structures on these lists were built much earlier than the Medieval Ages, but were well known.

Recent lists

Following in the tradition of the classical list, modern people and organisations have made their own lists of wonderful things ancient and modern. Some of the most notable lists are presented below.

American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers compiled a list of wonders of the modern world:
Wonder Date started Date finished Location
Channel Tunnel December 1, 1987 May 6, 1994 Strait of Dover, between the United Kingdom and France
CN Tower February 6, 1973 June 26, 1976, tallest freestanding structure in the world 1976–2007. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Empire State Building January 22, 1930 May 1, 1931, Tallest structure in the world 1931–1967. First building with 100+ stories. New York, NY, U.S.
Golden Gate Bridge January 5, 1933 May 27, 1937 Golden Gate Strait, north of San Francisco, California, U.S.
Itaipu Dam January 1970 May 5, 1984 ParanĂ¡ River, between Brazil and Paraguay
Delta Works/ Zuiderzee Works 1920 May 10, 1997 Netherlands
Panama Canal January 1, 1880 January 7, 1914 Isthmus of Panama
In 2001 an initiative was started by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation to choose the New7Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. Twenty-one finalists were announced January 1, 2006. Egyptians were not happy that the only surviving original wonder, the Great Pyramid of Giza, would have to compete with the likes of the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, and other landmarks, calling the project absurd. In response, Giza was named an honorary Candidate. The results were announced on July 7, 2007, in Lisbon, Portugal :
Wonder Date of construction Location
Great Wall of China 5th century BCE – 16th century CE China
Petra c.100 BCE Jordan
Christ the Redeemer Opened October 12, 1931 Brazil
Machu Picchu c.1450 CE Peru
Chichen Itza c.600 CE Mexico
Colosseum Completed 80 CE Italy
Taj Mahal Completed c.1648 CE India
Afghanistan
Jam Minaret
Kabul Old City
Khyber Pass Road [with Pakistan]

Algeria
Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
Algiers Kasbah
Djemila
M'zab Valley

American Samoa
Ofu and Olosega

Argentina
Christ of the Andes [with Chile]
sGlacier National Park
Iguazu Falls [with Brazil]
La Boca Districtm
Lake District [with Chile]
Pampas & its Gauchos
Tierra del Fuego [with Chile]

Armenia
Ashtarak Ancient Fortress

Australia
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Bungle Bungle
Great Barrier Reef
Great Ocean Road
Indian Pacific Railroad
Kakadu
Kings Canyon
Lord Howe Island
Olgas
Outback
Sydney Harbour
Sydney Opera House
Austria
Belvedere Palace
Danube Cruise [Austria to Hungary]
Eisriesenwelt Caves
Grossglockner Alpine Road
Holfburg Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum
Melk Abbey Church
Salzburg Old Town & Castle
Schonbrunn Palace
Spanish Riding School
St Stephen's Cathedral
Vienna State Opera House
Azerbaijan
Baku Old City
Gobustan Rock Drawings
Palace of the Shahs

Bahamas
Paradise Island

Barbados
West Coast

Belgium
Ardennes
Bruges
Ghent
Grand Place
Meuse Valley
Royal Museum of Fine Arts
Tournai Notre Dame Cathedral

Belize
Barrier Reef Reserve
Blue Hole
Caracol
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Benin
Abomey Royal Palaces
Ganvie Stilt Village

Bermuda
Bermuda Sea/Landscape

Bhutan
Bhutan Mountain Treks
Punakha Dzong
Taktsang Monestary
Trongsa Dzong

Bolivia
Lake Titicaca [with Peru]
Salar de Uyuni
Tiwanaku

Botswana
Chobe National Park
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango Delta

Brazil
Amazon Rain Forest [with Peru]
Brasilia
Carnival in Rio
Christ the Redeemer statue
Copacabana Beach
Fernando de Noronha
Iguacu Falls [with Argentina]
Ipanema Beach
Niteroi Contemporary Museum of Art
Rio de Janeiro Panoramic Views
Salvador de Bahia
Sugar Loaf Mountain
Teatro Amazonas
British Virgin Islands
The Baths

Bulgaria
Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches
Rila Monastery

Cambodia
Angkor Wat
Phnom Bakheng
Silver Pagoda
Tonle Sapp Floating Village

Cameroon
Waza National Park

Canada
Banff National Park
Baffin Island
Bay of Fundy
Cabot Trail
Canadian Rockies
CN Tower
Louisbourg Fortress
Lunenburg Old Town
Niagara Falls [with USA]
Old Quebec City
Perce Rock & Gaspe Peninsula
Cayman Islands
Stingray City

Channel Islands
Channel Islands

Chile
Christ of the Andes [with Argentina]
Easter Island
Lake District [with Argentina]
Osorno Volcano
Portillo
Tierra del Fuego [with Argentina]
Torres del Paine
China
Baishui Terrace
Bund River Front
Chengde Mountain Resort
Dazu Stone Sculptures
Donghai Bridge
Forbidden City
Ganden Monastery
Great Wall of China
Hanging Monastery of Hengshan
Hong Kong Harbor & City Scapes
Hong Kong Restaurants & Shops
Huangshan Mountain Range
Jade Buddha Temple
Jiayuguan Fort
Jiuzhaigou
Jokhang Temple
Kaifeng Historical Sites
Labrang Monastery
Lama Temple
Leshan Great Buddha
Lijiang & Shangri-La
Li River Cruise
Long Ji Rice Terraces
Longmen Caves
Mogao Caves
Mt Everest [with Nepal]
Mt Taishan
Pingyao Ancient City
Potala Palace of Lhasa
Pudong Skyline
Qin Terra Cotta Warriors
Reed Flute Cave
Sanjiang Bridges
Sera Monastery
Shanghai Museum
Shanghai Old City
Shenyang Imperial Palace
Shibaozhai Temple
Shouxi Lake
Silk Road
Stone Forest
Summer Palace
Suzhou Gardens & Canals
Tashilumpo Monastery
Temple of Heaven
Three Gorges Dam
Three Pagodas
Tiananmen Square
Tian Tan Buddha of Po Lin
Tiger Leaping Gorge
West Lake
Wild Goose Pagodas
Wudang Ancient Building Complex
Wulingyuan Scenic Areas
Xi'an City Walls
Xishuangbanna
Yangshou
Yangtze River Cruise
Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Yungang Caves
Christmas Island
Red Crab Migration

Colombia
Cartagena Old Town
San Agustin Archaeological Park
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

Congo
Democratic
Republic
Garamba National Park
Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Okapi Faunal Reserve
Virunga National Park

Congo Republic
Pigmy Villages

Cook Islands
Aitutaki Island
Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano National Park
Corcovado National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park
Monteverde Cloud Forest

Croatia
Diocletian Palace
Dubrovnik Old Town
Hvar Old Town
Plitvice Lakes
Trogir Old Town
Cuba
Old Havana
San Pedro Rock Castle

Cyprus
Paphos Archaeological Site

Czech Republic
Cesky Krumlov
Charles Bridge
Karlovy Vary
Kutna Hora
Marienbad
Olomouc
Prague Castle
Prague Old Town
Denmark
Den Gamle By
Egeskov Castle
Frederiksborg Castle
Little Mermaid Statue
Mons Klint
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens

Ecuador
Galapagos Islands
La Compania Church
Oriente Province Native Villages
Otavalo Market
Egypt
Abu Simbel
Citadel of Saladin
City of the Dead
Colossi of Memnon
Colossus of Ramesses II
Edfu Temple
Esna Temple
Egyptian Museum
Hatshepsut Temple
Ibn Tulun Mosque
Karnak Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Luxor Temple
Mohammed Ali Mosque
Nile River Cruise
Philae Temples
Pyramids of Egypt at Giza
Ras Muhammad National Park
Sinai Desert
Siwa Oasis
Sphinx
St Catherine's Monastery
Step Pyramid
Suez Canal
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Queens
White Dessert
England
Big Ben & House of Parliament
British Museum
Buckingham Palace & Guards
Canterbury Cathedral
Cornish Coast
English Lake District
Imperial War Museum
National Gallery
Salisbury Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral
Stonehenge
Stratford-upon-Avon
Tate Britain/Modern
Tower Bridge
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey
White Cliffs of Dover
Windsor Castle
York Minster
Estonia
Tallinn Old City

Ethiopia
Blue Nile Falls & Gorge
Fasil Ghebbi
Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches

Falkland Islands
King Penguin Colonies

Fiji Islands
Fiji Resort Islands

Finland
Karelia Lake Country [with Russia]
Lapland Ethnic Region [w/ Sweden]

France
Amiens Cathedral
Arc de Triomphe
Avignon Historic Center
Beaubourg
Bonifacio
Chambord Chateau
Chartres Cathedral
Chenonceau Chateau
Dordogne Noir
Eiffel Tower
Fontainebleau
Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
Honfleur Harbor
Le Puy-en-Velay
Latin Quarter
Lourdes
Louvre Museum
Millau Bridge
Mont-St-Michel
Museum d'Orsay
Nimes Amphitheatre
Normandy D-Day Beaches
Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris
Old Strasbourg
Opera Garnier
Orange Roman Theatre
Pont du Gard
Reims Cathedral
Riquewihr
Sainte-Chapelle
Verdon Canyon 
Versailles
French Polynesia
Bora Bora
Fatu Hiva
Moorea
Nuku Hiva
Ua Pou
Georgia
Gelati Monastery
Upper Svaneti Villages & Mountains

Germany
Berchtesgaden
Cologne Cathedral
Deutsches Museum
Frauenkirche
Garmisch
Goslar
Heidelberg Castle & Old City
Hofbrauhaus
Maulbronn
Mosel Valley
Neuschwanstein Castle
Nymphenburg Castle
Pinakothek museums (3) 
Oktoberfest
Pergamon Museum
Reichstag
Residenz of Munich
Rhine Valley
Romantic Road
Rothenburg Old Town
Zwinger
Great Britain
Territories
Rock of Gibraltar
South Georgia Island
South Sandwich Islands

Greece
Acropolis and its Parthenon
Agora & Hephaestus Temple
Corfu
Delos
Delphi
Dionysus Theatre & Atticus Odeon
Epidaurus
Knossos Palace
Lindos Acropolis
Matala Caves
Meteora
Mount Athos
Mycenae
Mykonos
National Archaeological Museum
New Acropolis Museum
Olympia
Paros
Rhodes Old Town
Samaria Gorge
Santorini
Temple of Poseidon
Greenland
Ilulissat (Jakobshavn) Ice Fjord

Guatemala
Antigua
Chichicastenango
Flores
Lake Atitlan
Semuc Champey
Tikal

Guiana
Devil's Island

Guyana
Kaieteur Falls

Haiti
Citadel of Henri Christophe

Holland
(Netherlands)
Aalsmeer Flower Auction
Dutch Canals
Dutch Dikes
Dutch Windmills
Holland Cheese Markets
Holland Museums
Keukenhof Gardens
Madurodam Miniature Village
Royal Palace in Amsterdam
Honduras
Copan Mayan Ruins

Hungary
Budapest Castle Hill + Old Town
Danube Cruise [Austria to Hungary]
Hungarian House of Parliament

Iceland
Geysir
Gullfoss Waterfall
Iceland's Land/Seascape
Jokulsarlon Glacial Lake
Myvatn Lake Region
Vatnajokull Glacier

India
Agra Fort
Ajanta Caves
Amber Fort
Andaman Islands
Brihadisvara Temple
Darjeeling
Elephanta Caves
Ellora Caves
Fatehpur Sikri
Gateway To India
Girnar Temples
Golden Temple
Gommateshwara Statue
Gwalior Fort
Hampi
Indian Museum
Jaisalmer Fort
Jama Masjid
Jantar Mantar Observatory
Kanchipuram Temples
Kashmir
Kerala Backwaters
Khajuraho
Ladakh
Lake Palace Hotel
Lakshadweep Islands
Mahabalipuram Temples
Mahabodhi Temples
Mehrangarh Fort
Meenakshi & its Gopurams
Mt Thaley Sagar
Mysore Palace
Old Goa
Palace of the Winds
Pareshnath Jain Temple
Qutb Minaret
Rameswaram Temple
Red Fort in Old Delhi
Sikkim
Taj Mahal
Tirumala Temple
Varanasi & the Ganges
Indonesia
Amandari Resort
Bali overall
Borobudur
Irian Jaya Highland Villages
Komodo National Park
Krakatau Island
Lombok
Manado Dive Sites
Prambanan Hindu Temple
Somosir Island Native Villages
Taman Mini Park
Tanah Lot Temple
Torajaland Traditional Villages
Ubud
Ulu Danu Temple
Ulu Watu Temple
Iran
Iranian Crown Jewels
Isfahan Iman Square & Mosque
Persepolis

Iraq
Babylon
Baghdad's Souks
Hatra Ruins
Iraqi Museum
Najaf Shiite Cemetery
Ziggurat in Ur

Ireland
Aran Islands
Blarney Stone & Castle
Cliffs of Moher
Dingle Peninsula
Newgrange
Ring of Kerry
Rock of Cashel
Skillig Michael
Trinity College Library
Israel
Dead Sea [with Jordan]
Holy Sepulchre Church
Jerusalem Old City & Walls
Masada
Temple Mount
Italy
Accademia Gallery
Agrigento Ruins
Assisi
Amalfi Coast
Bargello Palace Museum
Bergamo Upper Town
Borghese Gallery
Canals of Venice
Capri
Castel Sant'Angelo
Catacombs of St Callixtus
Cinque Terre
Colosseum of Rome
Doges' Palace
Florence Old Town Cityscape
Herculaneum
Italian Lake District
La Scala Opera House
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Medici Chapels
Milan Cathedral
Mt Etna
Mt Vesuvius
Museum of St. Mark
Orvieto
Ostia Antica
Pantheon
Paestum
Piazza de Duomo Complex
Piazza della Signoria Complex
Pitti Palace & its Palatine Gallery
Pompeii
Ponte Vecchio
Portofino
Positano
Roman Forum & Palatine
San Gimignano
Santa Maria delle Grazie
San Vitale Basilica
Siena
Spanish Steps
St Mark's Basilica & Campanile
St Mark's Square
Syracuse Ortygia & Archaeol. Park
Taormina
Trevi Fountain
Trulli District
Tuscan Countryside
Uffizi Gallery
Venetian Alley Maze
Villa d'Este
Ivory Coast
Basilica Notre Dame de la Paix

Jamaica
Dunn's River Falls
Martha Brae River Rafting

Japan
Asakusa Kannon Temple
Byodo-in Temple
Chion-in Temple
Fushimi-Inari Shrine
Golden Pavilion
Himeji Castle
Horyuji Temple
Kamakura Great Buddha
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kiyomizu Temple
Kyoto National Museum
Mount Fuji
Nijo Castle
Nikko shrines & temples
Nishi & Higash Hongan Temples
Osaka Castle
Ryoan-ji Rock Garden
Sanjusangen Hall
Shibuya at night
Todai-ji_Temple
Tokyo Fish Market
Tokyo National Museum
Ushiku Amida Buddha
Jordan
Dead Sea [with Israel]
Desert Castles
Jerash
Madaba Mosaics
Petra
Wadi Rum
Kenya
Amboseli National Park
Lake Nakura Flamingos
Lamu
Meru National Park
Mt Kenya National Park
Nairobi National Park
Serengeti Migration [with Tanzania]
Thika
Thompson Falls
Treetops
Tsavo National Park
Kyrgystan
Issyk Kul Lake

Laos
Luang Prabang
Plain of Jars
That Luang

Lebanon
Baalbek
Beirut's Corniche
Byblos
Jeita Grotto
Sidon Old Town
Tyre

Libya
Cyrene
Ghadames Old Town
Leptis Magna
Red Castle
Sabratha Greek Ruins
Tadrart Acacus Rock Art Sites
Tripoli Medina

Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein

Lithuania
Vilnius Old Town

Luxembourg
Luxembourg Old Town & Fortress

Macedonia
Ohrid

Madagascar
Masoala National Park
Ranomafana National Park

Malawi
Lake Malawi

Malaysia
Batu Caves
Penang
Petronas Twin Towers
River Longhouses
Sipidan Dive Site
Maldives
Maldive Islands

Mali
Djenne Old Town & Mosque
Dogon Villages & Cliff Region
Elephant Migration
Le Main de Fatma
Mopti Mosque
Timbuktu

Malta
Hagar Qim
Mdina
Valletta
Victoria in Gozo

Martinique
St Pierre Ruins

Mauritania
Chinguetti

Mexico
Acapulco
Chichen Itza
Copper Canyon
Calakmul
Mitla
Monte Alban
Museum of Anthropology
Palenque
Parque La Venta
San Miguel de Allende
Taxco
Teotihuacan
Uxmal
Micronesia
Nan Madol

Monaco
Grand Prix of Monaco
Monaco Bay/Cityscape
Monte Carlo Casino

Mongolia
Gobi Desert Nomad Camps
Khovsgol Lake Area

Monte Negro
Kotor

Morocco
Fez
Marrakesh
Meknes
Ouarzazate
Tangiers Medina
Tetouan Medina

Mozambique
Mozambique Fortified Old Town

Myanmar
Bagan Temples & Pagodas
Inle Lake
Mandalay Palace
Monywa
Mergui Archipelago
Shwe Nandaw Monastery
Shwedagon Stupa

Namibia
Etosha National Park
Fish River Canyon
Namib Desert
Skeleton Coast

Nepal
Kathmandu
Kathmandu Valley
Lumbini
Mount Everest [with China]
Mustang Kingdom
Sagarmatha National Park

New Caledonia
New Caledonia Island

New Zealand
Fiordland National Park
Poor Knights Islands
Rotorua Geothermal Area
Waitomo Caves
Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island

North Korea
Kaesong Old Quarter
Mt Kumgang

Northern Ireland
Giant's Causeway

Norway
Akershus Fortress
Bergen Old Town & Wharfs
Fjords of Norway
National Gallery
Norway Stave Churches
Swalbard (Spitsbergen)

Oman
Bahla Fort

Pakistan
Badshahi Mosque
Emperor Jehangir's Tomb
Hunza Valley
Kelimutu Highway
K2 Mountain
Khyber Pass Road [with Afghanistan]
Moenjodaro Archaeological Site
Lahore Fort
Rohtas Fort
Shalimar Gardens
Taxila

Panama
Panama Canal
Papua New Guinea
Sepik River
Wuvulu Island

Peru
Amazon Rain Forest [with Brazil]
Chan Chan
Chavin de Huantar
Cuzco
Lake Titicaca [with Bolivia]
Machu Picchu
Nazca Lines
Philippines
Banaue Rice Terraces
Chocolate Hills
Mayon Volcano
Pamalican Island
Taal Volcano
Tubbataha Reef
Underground River
Poland
Gdansk Old Town
Krakow Market Square
Lublin Old Town
Malbork Castle
Warsaw Market Square
Wawel Castle & Cathedral
Wielicska Salt Mine
Zamosc Old Town
Portugal
Alcobaca Monastery
Alfama
Algarve Coast
Azores
Belem Tower
Douro Valley
Evora Historic Center
Jeronimos Monastery
Madeira Islands
Obidos Castle & Village
Oporto Historic Center
Queluz Palace
Sintra
St George's Castle
Romania
Romanian Village Museum
Transylvanian Alps

Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park

Russia
Acid Lake
Catherine Palace
Golden Ring
Hermitage Museum
Kizhi Island Outdoor Museum
Kremlin
Karelia Lake Country [with Finland]
Kronotsky Nature Reserve
Lake Baikal
Mayakovskaya Metro Station
Mother Russia Statue
Novgorod Kremlin
Our Savior on the Spilt Blood Church
Peter and Paul Fortress
Peterhof
St Basil's Cathedral
St Petersburg's Palace Square
Suzdal Historical/Architectural Structures
Trans-Siberian Railroad Trip
Valley of the Geysers
Volga River Cruise

Saba
Saba Airport

San Marino
San Marino

Saudi Arabia
Hejaz Railroad Ride
Jeddah
Mecca
Medina
Nabatean Tombs of Madain Salah

Scotland
Edinburgh Castle
Eilean Donan Castle
Holyroodhouse Palace
Isle of Skye
National Gallery of Scotland
Orkney Islands
Outer Hebrides Islands
Shetland Islands
St Andrews Golf Course
Senegal
African Renaissance Statue
Goree Island

Seychelles Islands
Seychelles Islands

Singapore
Esplanade
Outdoor Food Stalls
Raffles Hotel Old Wing

Slovakia
Vikolinec Village

Slovenia
Skocjan Caves

South Africa
Cape Town & Environs
Drakensberg Mountains
Kimberley Diamond Mines
Kruger National Park
Panoramic Route
Phinda
Table Mountain National Park
South Korea
Changdok Palace & Secret Garden
Chongmyo Royal Shrine
Haeinsa Temple
Kyongbok Palace
Kyongju Tombs & Museum
Mt Sorak Hiking Trails
Popchusa Temple
Pulguksa Temple
Sokkuram Grotto

Spain
Alhambra
Altamira Cave Paintings
Avila Walls
Burgos Cathedral
Canary Islands
Costa del Sol
Cuenca Old Town
El Escorial
Gaudi's Sacred Family Church
Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
Guggenheim Museum
Ibiza
Plaza Mayor of Madrid
Mezquita of Cordoba
Pamplona
Prado Museum
Ronda
Royal Palace in Madrid
Salamanca Old City
Santiago de Compostela
Segovia Alcazar
Segovia Aqueduct
Seville Alcazar
Seville Cathedral & Giralda Tower
Toledo Old Town
Sri Lanka
Anuradhapura
Dambulla Golden Temple
Kandy
Sigiriya

St Barts
Gustavia

St Lucia
Gros and Petit Pitons

Sudan
Khartoum Old Town
 Pyramids & Temples of Gebel Barkal
Pyramids of Meroe

Sweden
Drottningholm Castle
Kalmar Castle
Lapland Ethnic Region [with Finland]
Museum of National Antiquities
Skansen Historical Village
Stockholm Archipelago
Stockholm Old Town
Visby Medieval Town & Port

Switzerland
Bern Old City
Chillon Chateau
Fribourg Old Town
Gstaad
Jungfrau Cog Railway
Lucerne Covered Bridges
Matterhorn
Palace of Nations
Thun Castle
Zurich Old Town
Syria
Aleppo Citadel
Apamea
Bosra Amphitheatre
Crac des Chevaliers
Damascus Old City & Umayyad
Hama Water Wheels
Ma'aloula Mountain Town
Qanawat Kanata Roman Ruins
Palmyra

Taiwan
Kenting National Park
National Palace Museum
Lungsham Temple
Taipei 101 Building
Taroko Gorge

Tanzania
Arusha National Park
Dar Es Salaam Village Museum
Lake Manyara National Park
Mt Kilimanjaro
Ngorongoro Crater
Selous Game Reserve
Serengeti Migration [with Kenya]
Tarangire National Park
Zanzibar Coral Reefs
Zanzibar Stone Town
Thailand
Ayutthaya Temples
Bangkok Floating Markets
Chiang Mai
Golden Buddha Statue
Phang Nga Bay
Phi Phi Islands
Phuket
Phanom Rung Historical Park
Prasat Hin Phimai
Grand Palace in Bangkok
Sukhothai Historical Park
Temple of Dawn
Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Tonga
Vava'u
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad Carnival

Tunisia
Carthage
Dougga Ancient City
Great Mosque of Kairawan
Kerkouane Punic Village Ruins
Matmata Underground Dwellings
Medenine Area Ksars
Sousse's Medina
Tunis Medina

Turkey
Antalya
Basilica Cistern
Blue Mosque
Bodrum
Cappadocia
Divrigi Great Mosque & Hospital
Dolmabahee Palace
Ephesus Ruins
Hagia Sophia
Hierapolis
Istanbul's Grand Bazaar
Mt Ararat
Nemrut Dagi Archaeological Site
Pamukkale
Pergamon Acropolis
Ruins of Troy
Topkapi Palace
Turkmenistan
Merv Ruins

Uganda
Murchison & Karuma Falls
Ruwenzori National Park

Ukraine
Kiev Old City
Lvov Old City

United Arab Emirates
Burj Al Arab
Burj Khalifa
Palm Islands
Ski Dubai
World Islands

US Virgin Islands
Trunk Bay

USA
Alaska Cruise
Alcatraz Island
American Museum of Natural History
Bayous
Bryce Canyon
Carlsbad Caverns
Devils Tower
Grand Canyon
Grand Tetons
Guggenheim Museum
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kennedy Space Center
Las Vegas Strip at Night
Mammoth Caves
Mesa Verde
Meteor Crater
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Monterey Aquarium
Monument Valley
Mt Rushmore
Museum of Modern Art
Na Pali Coast
National Gallery of Arts
New York Skyline View
Niagara Falls [with Canada]
Redwoods National Park
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Bay/Cityscape
San Francisco Cable Cars
Sedona Red Rock Country
Sequoia National Park
17-Mile-Drive
Smithsonian
Statue of Liberty
Times Square at Night
United Nations
Waimea Canyon
Walt Disney World
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Zion National Park
Uzbekistan
Bukhara Old Town
Registan Square in Samarkand
Tashkent Old Town

Vanuatu
Vanuatu

Vatican City
Sistine Chapel
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Square
Vatican Museums
Venezuela
Angel Falls
Canaima Table Mountain Cliffs
Grand Sabana
Lake Maracaibo Stilt Villages
Merida to Pico Bolivar Cable Car

Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels
Hoi An Old Town
Halong Bay
Hue Historical Sites
Thien Mu Pagoda
Tunnels of Cu Chi

Wales
Caernarfon Castle
Cardiff Castle
Conwy & its Castle
Snowdonia National Park

Western Samoa
Upolu
Yemen
Barakesh
Sana'a Old City
Wadi Dhar
Shibam

Zambia
South Luangwa National Park
Victoria Falls [with Zimbabwe]

Zimbabwe
Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Hwange National Park
Mana Pools National Park
Victoria Falls [with Zambia]

Antarctica
Antarctica
Deception Island
Dry Valleys
Iceberg Calving
Lemaire & Neumayer Channels
Jagged Mountain Peaks
Paradise Harbor
Penguin Colonies & Migrations
Polar Ice Cap
Ross Ice Shelf
South Pole
Medals shared
by 3 or more
countries
Congo Rain Forest
Kalahari Desert
Lake Victoria
North Atlantic Polar Icebergs
North Pole
Rift Valley
Sahara Desert
West African Tribal Villages
Arctic Tern
Humpback Whale
Great White Shark
Elephant Seal
Lemming
Monarch Butterfly
Salmon
Sea Turtle
Snow Goose
Wandering Albatross

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