Top 10 Wonders of the World

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No matter where you live, there are beautiful aspects of this world all around you. Many of us have heard of the seven wonders of the world. However, how can we round out the top ten places or landmarks that are the most beautiful and enchanting? Here’s a list. You decide which one is simply beyond compare.

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Taj Mahal 6 votes 1

Taj Mahal

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The Taj Majal is a mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in commemoration of his third wife. Construction was completed in 1653. The Taj is widely accepted as the crown jewel of Mughal architecture, which is a mixture of Persian and Indian architectural styles.

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Amazon Rain Forest 2 votes 2

Amazon Rain Forest

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The Amazon Rain Forest covers most of the Amazon Basin in South America. 2.1 million square miles of the continent are covered by the broad-leaf forest. The majority of the rain forest is in Brazil, but it is also situated in parts of Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Amazon is the largest rain forest in the world, and it accounts for over half of the rain forest land on the Earth.

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Grand Canyon 1 votes 3

Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon, located in the state of Arizona in the U.S., was carved out by the Colorado River. It is preserved and maintained by the Grand Canyon National Park. The canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and over a mile deep. Scientists believe the Colorado River started its erosion of this area over seventeen million years ago, and it continues today.

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Great Wall of China 1 votes 4

Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall of China is built along the original northern border of China. It was meant to protect the country from invasions by nomadic tribes and neighboring warlords. It was originally built as multiple walls back in the 7th century B.C.E., but later converged into one long structure. Scientific studies have suggested that the entire wall with all of its branches measures out to be over 13,000 miles long.

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Pyramids of Giza 1 votes 5

Pyramids of Giza

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The Pyramids of Giza are located in El Giza, Egypt. Scientists believe the largest pyramid, the Great Pyramid, was built as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu around 2560 B.C.E. For almost 4,000 years, the Great Pyramid was the tallest structure in the known world (it stands at 481 feet). It is also one of the oldest wonders of the world.

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Bali 1 votes 6

Bali

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Bali is an island owned by Indonesia. A part of the Lesser Sundan Islands, Bali is located between Java and Lombok, two other islands in the province. The island is home to most of India's Hindu minority. Bali is renowned for its arts, including dance, music, sculpture, painting, leather, and metalwork.

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Iguazu Falls 1 votes 7

Iguazu Falls

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The Iguazu Falls are spectacular waterfalls located along the Brazilian and Argentinian borders. Most of the falls are located on the Argentinian side of the river, but the Iguaza River from which they come runs mostly through Brazil. There are countless mythical legends surrounding the falls due to its breathtaking beauty.

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Serengeti National Park 0 votes 8

Serengeti National Park

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The Serengeti is a national park situated in Tanzania. It is in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is famous for its beautiful wildlife. An annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra has captured the attention of people everywhere. There are also a number of Nile crocodiles that inhabit the park, adding more fame to the region.

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Galapagos Islands 0 votes 9

Galapagos Islands

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The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean to the west of Ecuador. A national park and a biological marine reserve are a part of the islands. The islands are famed for their beauty and their wildlife. Charles Darwin was noted to have studied the wildlife in the Galapagos Islands. His studies there contributed to his theories in evolution by natural selection.

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Machu Picchu 0 votes 10

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is a 15th century Incan site in Peru. Often called "The Lost City of the Incas," it is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley. Most scientists believe the site was built by the Incan emperor Pachacuti as an estate around 1450. It was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest, only about a century later.

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