Most people should know about the Seven Wonders of the World but not a lot of people can actually name all of them. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a list of the greatest monuments that existed at that time. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. These colossal constructions were made to display the ability of humans to changing their surrounds. I’ve heard of some of these wonders but I knew nothing of their existent. The only one that’s still standing is the Great Pyramid of Giza. The other Wonders have been destroyed by natural disasters or fire.
Since there aren’t many of the Seven Wonders left, it is time to select a new group of Wonders. You can be party of history by voting for the New Seven Wonders of the world. The list was narrowed down from seventy seven to twenty one. The final seven will be selected on July 7, 2007. There are too many to list so I’ll just let you know of the seven wonders that I’ve casted my vote for.
- Acropolis of Athens
- Angkor Wat
- Easter Island Statues
- Great Wall
- Sydney Opera House
Most of the selections that I’ve made are quite old with the exception of the Sydney Opera House. I made the exception for that one because I liked the design. The Acropolis of Athens is a structure that resembles the Parthenon but not much of the Parthenon is left. It was destroyed way back and now they are attempting to reconstruct it.
I selected Angkor Wat because of my heritage and because I think it’s a cool looking template. I have never seen this structure in person but I hope to see it up close and personal one day. Although my nationality is Cambodian, I have never step foot in that country. I plan on doing so in the future.
As for the statues on Easter Island, I’ve seen them in commercials and thought they were kind of interesting. It was one of those Dristan commercials where the statues had problem breathe so they used the nasal spray and they were all fine. If it wasn’t for that commercial, I wouldn’t have any idea what these things were.
The Great Wall of China, how can you note vote for this? It’s the longest man-made structure ever. It stretches over 6,352km long. If I ever go to China, I’m going to make sure I rollerblade the length of this thing. It’s full of twist and turns with uphills and downhills. It’s the perfect rollerblading course in the world! It might not be the smoothest course but I’m will to rollerblade across it. I can rollerblade about 20km/hr. So if I rollerblade for 8hrs/day, I can go from one end of the wall to the other and back in about 80 days. I will call that adventure, “Around the Wall in 80 days.”
Stonehenge has got to be one of the most famous sites in the world. I think just about anyone can recognize it if they were to see it. The construction of Stonehenge was seen as an amazing feat because each stone weighs about 50 ton. What kind of prehistoric machineries did they use to lift those rocks? There are numerous theories of how the site was construction. Some believe that Merlin, the wizard got a giant to build the site for him. Others think that aliens put it there.
The Colosseum, located at the centre of Rome, this amphitheatre is famous for hosting fights between gladiators. It probably did a lot more than just host fights but most people would probably rather watch the movie, “Gladiator” rather than reading up on Roman history.
The Sydney Opera House looks nothing like what you’d expect an opera house to look like. Construction on this building started back in the 60’s but I thought it was something that was more recent. I didn’t know it was that old. For something that was building over 40 years ago, it sure looks pretty modern.
The other options are as follows:
- Taj Mahal
- Statue of Liberty
- The Pyramid at Chichen Itza
- Christ Redeemer
- Hagia Sophia
- Kiyomizu Temple
- Kremlin/St. Basil
- Machu Picchu
- Neuschwanstein Castle
- Eiffel Tower
- Pyramids of Giza
I’ve never been to any of these places but I would be very interested in seeing these structures up close. They’re all part of the world’s history. Well, what’s left of some of them. If I had the time and money, I would definitely travel the world and stop by these places. So what are you still doing here? Head on over and cast your vote for the New Seven Wonders of the world!