Eighth Wonder of the World
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Eighth Wonder of the World is a term sometimes used to describe phenomena in comparison to the widely known list of seven remarkable constructions of classical antiquity, called the Seven Wonders of the World.
Things labeled as the Eighth Wonder of the World
- Milford Sound, New Zealand; called so by Rudyard Kipling
- Natural Bridge, in Virginia, so dubbed by William Jennings Bryan
- Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
- 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
- Uluru in Australia.
- Kinzua Bridge near Kane, Pennsylvania (1882) holding the record of tallest railroad bridge in the world at the time.
- Great Wall of China, China
- The Taj Mahal, India
- Stonehenge, United Kingdom
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
- 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
- Palm Islands of Dubai
- Panama Canal
- Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia; the story of its construction was recounted in the opera The Eighth Wonder
- Thames Barrier, London, England.
- Bahá'í terraces, on Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.
- Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, 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.
- Andre the Giant, a French wrestler who predominantly wrestled for WWE (then World Wrestling Federation), whom at 7'4" and weighing 520 lbs was frequently billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
- King Kong, a fictional giant movie monster resembling a colossal gorilla, that has appeared in several movies since 1933. It is often described as the "Eight Wonder of the World".
- National Geographic Photo Galleries[dead link]
- "Natural Tunnel State Park". Dcr.virginia.gov. 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- attic web design. "www.northantrim.com". www.northantrim.com. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- "www.burney-falls.com". www.burney-falls.com. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- "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.
- "The Great Wall of China: Dynasties, Dragons, and Warriors Exhibit Summary" by Powerhouse Museum
-  About Taj Mahal
-  U.S., S. American Growers Joint Trade Mission to India December 8–17, 2006
- "The Eighth Wonder of the World? | Toluna". Uk.toluna.com. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
- "World still wonders about the origins of Machu Picchu" by Michael Lollar, The Commercial Appeal, May 21, 1998.
- "Wander Our Wonders" at WowPhilippines, official tourism website of the Philippines.
- "Planting rice is never fun: Modern life threatens Ifugao rice terraces" by Imelda Visaya Abano, Philippine Post, February, 2002.
- "filipinasoul.com, ‘The Best’ of the Philippines - its natural wonders". Filipinasoul.com. 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- "nscb.gov.ph, FACTS & FIGURES, Ifugao province". Nscb.gov.ph. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- "About Banaue > Tourist Attractions". Visitbanaue.com. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- The Amber Room: The Fate of the World's Greatest Lost Treasure by Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy; publisher's comments.
- "The Escorial", Catholic Encyclopedia
- "Ethiopia: Land of wonder and religious tradition" by Rudi Bakhtiar, CNN Student News, November 28, 2001.
- Published: 12:01AM GMT 07 Dec 2002 (2002-12-07). "Ethiopia: The eighth wonder of the world". Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
- "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
- "The New York Times: Archive Search for 'Statue of Liberty wonder of the world'". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
- "Angkor Wat, eighth wonder of the world" by R. Schär Bern
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- "Deltawerken". VVVZeeland. 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
- Duncan, Chris (2011-03-26). "Historic Astrodome sits empty, awaits future". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
- "Empire State Building official site". Esbnyc.com. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- "Does Extra Security Make it Safe?" by Rebecca Skaroff, Ripples, New York University.
- "The lessons of Dubai? Let’s build some more British isles" by John Blundell, Institute of Economic Affairs, April 9, 2006.
- Soley. Culture and Customs of Panama. ISBN 978-0-313-33667-6. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
- "Sound Future for Sydney Opera House", Euphonix, July 3, 2002.
- "Thames Barrier Visitors' Centre", The New York Times Travel section.
- "Israel Magazine-on-Web: July 2001 - The "Eighth Wonder of the World" - In Haifa". Israel-mfa.gov.il. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- "NASA Satellites Watch As China Constructs Giant Dam". Sciencedaily.com. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
- Curtis, Wayne (2007). "Back home in Indiana". Preservation 59 (3). pp. 40–47.
- Pikeville Cut-Through Pikeville-Pike County Tourism. Retrieved on 2010-11-25
- Franklin, Ben A. (October 11, 1970). "Kentucky Town Awaiting Growth Through $22-Million Mountain Excavation". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
- Pikeville Cut-Through Virgin Space Travel. Retrieved on 2010-11-25
- "GMR (Great Man-made River) Water Supply Project". Net Resources International. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
- "The Official Site of Andre The Giant". andrethegiant.com. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
- "King Kong (1933)", www.tcm.com Retrieved on 2014-4-21