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somehow see the wonders of the world, even if there arent physically there- ancient, natural, forgotten, and modern
Wonders of the world

The Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt;
Hanging Garden of Babylon in Baghdad, Iraq;
Statue of Zeus at Olympia in Greece;
Temple of Artemis in Selcuk, Turkey;
Mausoleum at Halicarrassus in Bodru, Turkey;
Colossus of Rhodes in Rhodes, Greece;
Lighthouse of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt.

Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada;
Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA;
Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia;
Krakatao Island in Indonesia;
Mt.Fuji in Japan;
Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa;
Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada;
Paricutin Volcano in Mexico;
Angel Falls in South Eastern Venezuela;
Iguacu Falls in Brazil/Argentina;
Mount Everest in Nepal b/w China & India;
Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Aztec Temple in Tenochitlan in Mexico City;
Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines;
Borobudur Temple in Indonesia;
The Colosseum in Rome;
The Great Wall of China;
The Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru;
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy;
Mayan Temples of Tikal in Northern Guatemala;
Moai Statues in Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile;
Mont-Saint Michel in Normandy, France;
Throne Hall of Persepolis in Iran;
The Parthenon in Athens, Greece;
Petra, rock carved city in Jordan, East of Israel;
Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar b/w China & India;
Stonehenge in England;
Taj Mahal in Agra, India;
Temple of the Inscriptions in Palenque, Mexico.

Channel Tunnel b/w France & England;
Clock Tower (Big Ben) in London, England;
CN Tower in Toronto, Canada;
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France;
Empire State Building in New York City, USA;
Gateway Arch in St. Louis, USA;
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA;
High Dam in Aswan, Egypt;
Hoover Dam in Arizona/Nevada, USA;
Itapu dam in Brazil/Paraguay;
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, USA;
Panama Canal;
Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
Statue of Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA;
Suez Canal in Egypt;
Sydney Opera House in Australia;
World Trade Center Towers (1966 – 2001) in New York City, USA.


ancient wonders

The pyramids are the only one of the ancient wonders still extant, as far as I know.

Yes but...

you should be able to get to the sites of the others apart from the hanging gardens. I don’t think its known exactly where they were, and since they’re in Iraq I imagine the US military have stomped all over it already.

I believe the foundations (a few random stones) of the lighthouse of Alexandria were uncovered just a bit ago….

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