Eighth Wonder of the World
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Candidates for the Eighth Wonder of the World
- Milford Sound in New Zealand; called so by Rudyard Kipling
- Natural Bridge in Virginia, so dubbed by William Jennings Bryan
- Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
- Burney Falls in California; called so by Theodore Roosevelt
- Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada
- The great wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya and Serengeti, Tanzania
- Uluru in Australia.
- Pink and White Terraces in New Zealand, prior to their destruction in the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera.
- Great Wall of China, China
- The Taj Mahal, India
- Stonehenge, United Kingdom
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
- The Citadelle Laferrière, Haiti
- Amber Room in the Catherine Palace near Saint Petersburg, Russia
- The monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain.
- The rock-hewn churches at Lalibela, Ethiopia (Church of Saint George, Lalibela)
- The stelae of Axum, Ethiopia
- Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
- Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, United States
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- The moai statues of Easter Island, Chile
- The Terracotta Army, China
- Delta Works, the Dutch provinces of Zeeland and Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands. The Delta Works have been officially elected as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by both Quest magazine, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Delta Works have also been mentioned by several other sources as the "Eighth Wonder of the World"
- Houston Astrodome
- Empire State Building, New York City, New York.
- Palm Islands of Dubai
- Panama Canal
- Karakoram Highway in Pakistan, and China
- Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia; the story of its construction was recounted in the opera The Eighth Wonder
- Thames Barrier, London, United Kingdom.
- Bahá'í terraces, on Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.
- Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, and China
- West Baden Springs Hotel
- Pikeville Cut-Through in Pikeville, Kentucky; given the title by The New York Times.
- International Space Station in Orbit around Earth; given the title by the Americans, and Russians.
- Great Manmade River, in Libya; given the title by Muammar Gaddafi.
- André the Giant, a French professional wrestler who predominantly wrestled for WWE (then World Wrestling Federation) in the 1970s and 1980s. André, who was billed at a height of 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) and weight of 520 pounds (240 kg; 37 st 2 lb) was frequently billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". André's actual height has been the subject of debate over the years with some reports claiming that he was 'only' 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall, citing the pro-wrestling world's habit of over-exaggeration to make their stars seem larger than life.
- King Kong, a fictional giant movie monster resembling a colossal gorilla, that has appeared in several movies since 1933. He is often described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
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- "Welcome to Burney Falls!". Burney-falls.com. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
- "Geological Landscape: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage". Heritage.nf.ca. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- "The Great Wildebeest Migration, Serengeti and Masai Mara". Iserengeti.com. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- "Remains of Pink Terraces discovered". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
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- "World still wonders about the origins of Machu Picchu" by Michael Lollar, The Commercial Appeal, May 21, 1998.
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- Ancient rock churches put Ethiopia back on tourist map by David Smith, The Guardian, September 1, 2014.
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- "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" by Priyanka Singh, The Tribune, August 10, 2003.
- "Tourist miracles of Sri Lanka" by Moin-ul-Haq, Daily News, January 1, 2004.
- "Breathtaking castle in the sky" by C.P. Belliappa, Deccan Herald, August 15, 2004.
- "Amsterdam Heritage: Town hall in the Dam Square (1648/65), now Royal Palace" by Municipal Department for Preservation and Restoration of Historic Buildings and Sites of Amsterdam
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- "Sound Future for Sydney Opera House", Euphonix, July 3, 2002.
- "Thames Barrier Visitors' Centre", The New York Times Travel section.
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- "GMR (Great Man-made River) Water Supply Project". Net Resources International. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
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