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  1. 1. THE MODERN WONDERS OF THE WORLDChannel Tunnel (England & France)While the entrance of the Channel Tunnel is taken to lie between Ushant and the ScullyIsles, its extreme breadth (between those points) is about 100 m., and its length is about350m.Empire State Building (New York)With office suites to suit almost any firm or organization, the buildings modernizationprogram has made it a rare find indeed for those lucky enough to occupy it.Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)The Golden Gate Bridge is acclaimed as one of the worlds most beautiful bridges and withits tremendous towers, sweeping main cables and great span, it is a sensory beauty featuringcolor, sound, and light.Itaipu Dam (Brazil/Paraguay)The Itaipu hydroelectric power plant is the largest development of its kind in operation inthe world. Built from 1975 to 1991, in a binational development on the Parana River, Itaipurepresents the efforts and accomplishments of two neighboring countries, Brazil andParaguay.Netherlands North Sea Protection Works (Netherlands)The Dutch, have for more than a millenium been wresting precious agricultural lands fromthe sea and fighting to hold on to them. Their greatest achievement-a colossal fun in thedike-if the vast and one dress project known as that Netherlands North Sea protectionworks.Panama Canal (Panama)The history of the construction of the Panama Canal is the saga of human ingenuity andcourage: years of sacrifice, crushing defeat, and final victory. Many gave their life in theeffort.SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
  2. 2. The new seven wonders of the world were named following an online vote that generatedserver-crushing traffic in its final hours.The final tally produced this list of the worlds top human-built wonders:• The Great Wall of China• Petra in Jordan• Brazils statue of Christ the Redeemer• Perus Machu Picchu• Mexicos Chichen Itza pyramid• The Colosseum in Rome• Indias Taj MahalA brief description about seven wondersThe Pyramids of EgyptServing as tombs for the Egyptian pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure in present Egypt,these pyramids were built during Egypts 4th dynasty.The Taj Mahal, IndiaFor centuries, the Taj Mahal has inspired poets, painters and musicians who have tried tocapture its elusive magic in words, colours and music. The Taj Mahal is indeed a flawlessarchitectural creation.The Great Wall of ChinaThe Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was enlisted in theWorld Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds upand down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus stretching approximately6,700 kilometers (4,163 miles ) from east to west of China.
  3. 3. The Eiffel TowerThe Eiffel Tower (French: La tour Eiffel) is the most recognizable landmark in Paris and isknown worldwide as a symbol of France. Named after its designer, Gustave Eiffel, it is apremier tourist destination, with over 5.5 million visitors per year The Leaning Tower of PisaThe Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral. Its construction began in the august of1173 and continued (with two long interruptions) for about two hundred years, in fullfidelity to the original project, whose architect is still uncertain.f The Statue of LibertyThe Statue of Liberty National Monument officially celebrated her 100th birthday onOctober 28, 1986. The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United Statesover one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during theAmerican Revolution. Over the years, the Statue of Liberty has grown to include freedomand democracy as well as this international friendshipa The Hanging Gardens of BabylonFrom 1792-1750 BC, the Babylonian kingdom flourished under the rule of a famous King,Hammurabi but it was not until the reign of Naboplashar (625-605 BC) of the Neo-Babylonian dynasty that the Mesopotamian civilization reached its ultimate glory. His son,Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) is credited for building the legendary Hanging Gardens. Itis said that the Gardens were built by Nebuchadnezzar to please his wife or concubine whohad been "brought up in Media and had a passion for mountain surroundings".The 25 Wonders of the World
  4. 4. 1 Salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia2 Uluru or Ayers Rock, Australia3 Pyramids at Giza, Egypt4 Drifting down the Amazon5 “Fairy chimneys” and caves of Cappadocia, Turkey6 Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA7 Petra, the city carved from stone in the Jordanian desert8 Machu Picchu, Peru9 Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s masterpiece in Barcelona10 Perito Moreno glacier, Patagonia11 Sistine Chapel, Rome12 Trekking in the Himalayas13 Angkor Wat, Cambodia14 The canals and palaces of Venice15 Taking a camel train across the Sahara16 Great Wall of China17 Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe18 Paddling in the Barrier Reef, Belize19 Taj Mahal, India20 Maya ruins of Mexico and Guatemala21 Stone giants of Easter Island22 Grand Mosque, Djenné, Mali23 The temptations of Las Vegas24 Forbidden City, China25 Itaipú, the world’s biggest dam, Paraguay and Brazil