Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Which wonder would you see?
Chichen Itza, Peru 3 5.56%
Christ the Reedeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9 16.67%
Colosseum, Rome 11 20.37%
Great Wall of China, China 13 24.07%
Macchu Picchu, Cuzco Province, Peru 10 18.52%
Petra, Jordan 4 7.41%
Taj Mahal, Agra, India 4 7.41%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
Old 10-31-2011, 05:28 AM
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
24,544 posts, read 56,060,466 times
Reputation: 11862


New Seven Wonders of the World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Assuming you'd never seen any of them, which would you visit, if you could only choose one?

I've actually visited the Great Wall of China, but even so, I'd pick the Colosseum. The Great Wall is not something you can fully appreciate by just seeing one section. I'm also interested in Roman history/gladiatorial combat.

edit: Chichen Itza is actually in Mexico, not Peru

Last edited by Trimac20; 10-31-2011 at 05:38 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 10-31-2011, 05:34 AM
Location: Yorkshire, England
5,586 posts, read 10,654,455 times
Reputation: 3111
I've been to the Colosseum (only one of the seven I've visited) and found it a bit underwhelming - it's not that big for those used to modern structures and it's so decayed/looted over the years it's VERY hard to imagine it being used for its original purpose, particularly with swarms of tourists everywhere. I imagine I'd think the same about Macchu Picchu. I'd choose the Christ statue in Rio for the stunning view alone.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2011, 06:03 AM
Location: Brisbane
5,059 posts, read 7,501,278 times
Reputation: 4531
I picked petra, dont know why, always wanted to see it since indiana jones. Ive seen the Colosseum and the Great wall, both were pretty dispapointing, possible because of the hordes of tourists around.

No idea why angkor did not make the final cut, the entire complex including all the other temples is stunning. the tourist hordes did not worrry me one bit their. If i remember correctly i actually voted for Angkor in the poll

Last edited by danielsa1775; 10-31-2011 at 06:20 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2011, 06:05 AM
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
13,809 posts, read 26,558,648 times
Reputation: 6790
Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
edit: Chichen Itza is actually in Mexico, not Peru
I was about to say, but for a second I was thinking you meant Chichen Itza and the nation of Peru (two separate things) are classed as a wonder. I wondered why that was done, but then figured out you just got mixed up.

I'm into China, but I think there are likely things in China I'd prefer over the Wall. Petra could be interesting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2011, 06:34 AM
1,801 posts, read 3,554,526 times
Reputation: 2017
I'm not into the "New Wonders" stunt, but out of those I guess the Great Wall and Petra are the most impressive ones for me...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2011, 06:58 AM
Location: East Coast of the United States
27,566 posts, read 28,665,617 times
Reputation: 25155
I've seen the Colosseum and Taj Mahal and they're both impressive. I'm sure all of them are worth visiting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2011, 09:53 AM
Location: Victoria TX
42,554 posts, read 86,977,099 times
Reputation: 36644
I wouldn't go ten miles out of my way to see any of them. There is way too much more to "see" when traveling.

I have seen Petra (it was barely 10 miles out of my way. I doubt if there were a dozen tourists there that day, and most of the world had never heard of it then). It is the only one I would recommend, and maybe the Taj Mahal, because the other ones are just "big" , without being particularly noteworthy for any other reason. I also saw Chichen Itza, but only because it is a good, preserved, accessible bird-watching habitat. I didn't pay much attention to the ruins, and left as soon as the tour buses began to arrive for the day and the birds went to sleep for their midday siesta. It's nice only if you're the first person in the gates in the morning and you run past the gift shop.

Last edited by jtur88; 10-31-2011 at 10:07 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2011, 01:18 AM
174 posts, read 640,191 times
Reputation: 200
Only the Petra sparks my interest. And the Pyramids of Egypt ofcourse.
My least favorite is the Christ the Redeemer. Don't get me wrong, I think there are other much more appealing than Christ the Redeemer. It's so meh.. dull..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
5,874 posts, read 10,528,943 times
Reputation: 4494
what about the iguazu falls? arent they there? there is a contest that will determine the new 7 wonders on the world 11/11/11 and Iguazu falls are among those.

About the list, maybe im biased, but i ALWAYS wanted to go to Machu Pichu, and people that went, told me its spectacular. I would like to know all of those places (well, i already know the christ in Rio) but Machu Pichu the most of all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2011, 05:39 PM
Location: North America
136 posts, read 581,562 times
Reputation: 125
Jesus Christ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil !

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > World

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top