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View Poll Results: Which structure is most stunning/impressive?
Pyramids of Giza 11 28.21%
Great Wall of China 13 33.33%
Taj Mahal 1 2.56%
Machu Picchu 2 5.13%
Angkor Wat 3 7.69%
Forbidden City 0 0%
Bagan 0 0%
Karnak 0 0%
Teotihuacan 1 2.56%
Eiffel Tower 0 0%
Empire State Building 0 0%
Acropolis 0 0%
Potala Palace 0 0%
TerraCotta Warriors 0 0%
Chichen Itza 0 0%
Petra 0 0%
Colosseum (Rome) 0 0%
Vatican Complex 1 2.56%
Stonehenge 1 2.56%
Saint Basil's Cathedral 1 2.56%
Alhambra 1 2.56%
Hagia Sophia 0 0%
Borobudur 0 0%
Burj Khalifa 0 0%
Versailles 2 5.13%
Leaning Tower of Pisa 1 2.56%
Other 1 2.56%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-29-2017, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Couldn't see much of the great wall is it was covered with Chinese tourists as far as one could see.

Didn't like it that much.

I voted for the Pyramids, truly amazing how people transported and lifted those huge stone blocks.
We all know aliens built it. At least that's what Erich von Daniken says in Chariots of the Gods
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:06 AM
 
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From what I have heard, TM is considered the most beautifully designed (I'm not sure though, and that doesn't mean most impressive either).

In regard to structures like ESB, ET and Versailles, they may not be at the top but I feel like they belong among the best due to the fact that they were about the very first built in their class.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:00 AM
 
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I haven't been there. I just saw the photos but it looks awesome.
My friends saw it. There is no question that it is awesome, but it is still a question of whether it is worth the trip just to see it. Those friends of mine had plenty of frustrating or funny stories about the whole Indian experience. If you are adventurous enough and don't particularly care about comfort and cleanness, yes, go. I will wait a few decades.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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The Pyramids at Giza are the oldest of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

There construction was highly complex and even today we would have problems replicating the techniques used in order to build something similar.

Walls we can build walls, towers, skyscrapers etc, however the pyramids were very unique structures.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:45 AM
 
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1. Pyramids
2. Great Wall
3. Machu Pichu


I was just thinking how many on the list I've visited.


Good poll.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:08 PM
 
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Alternative variants of Burj Khalifa are quite copious further building up. Wisma 46 of Jakarta Indonesia is a solid breakthrough trophy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakart...I_Building.JPG, Glance at the left: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/40/31...a5f71b30_b.jpg, http://www.gms-financial.com/wp-cont...-indonesia.jpg, http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/635...x2-940x627.jpg

For the ones that are in the poll, I am voting for Saint Basil’s Cathedral of Moscow Russia quite ironically.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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Burj Khalifa could probably be considered off the list pretty soon, since it will be replaced by another taller buiding in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia sometime next year I believe.

The votes seem to be flowing in for the Great Wall, and if nothing else, I do want to see a well preserved section near Beijing. That being said, some voting have said they didn't have that great of an experience there. For those who had a positive experience and were amazed by it, what aspects of being on it (aside from just thinking about it's scale, etc.) was so impressive? I never knew the time frame to build, that is pretty amazing.
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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I think Taj Mahal is very beautiful.Showing the alien a wall wouldn't be very friendly would it.
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I haven't been there. I just saw the photos but it looks awesome.
That depends on from what angle you take the photos.



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My vote goes to the Great Wall(s). The magnitude of the project, the time period, the complexity....

Hagia Sophia for the purpose built single structure.

IDK what on Earth the monstrosity built on blood oil and slave labour called Burj Khalifa is doing on the list. Ugly phallic symbol built with concrete and glass.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Ankara, Turkey
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That depends on from what angle you take the photos.



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My vote goes to the Great Wall(s). The magnitude of the project, the time period, the complexity....

Hagia Sophia for the purpose built single structure.

IDK what on Earth the monstrosity built on blood oil and slave labour called Burj Khalifa is doing on the list. Ugly phallic symbol built with concrete and glass.
Wow is this real? Needs cleaning asap
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:50 AM
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Location: Ontario
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CN Tower, Toronto

Shockingly not on the list.

On the list.....Pyramids at Giza.
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