Places That Should Be Wonders of the World
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were named as feats of engineering or gardening. Only one, the Great Pyramid of Giza, still stands.
Then there are the Seven Natural Wonders of the World — Aurora Borealis, the Grand Canyon, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, the Great Barrier Reef, Paricutin, Mount Everest, and Victoria Falls.
Finally, we have the seven wonders of the modern world — the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer Statue (in Rio de Janeiro), Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu, the Roman Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and Petra in Jordan.
The modern wonders were chosen via popular vote in a worldwide survey in 2007. Many places were nominated and didn't win, like these five places that should be wonders but aren't.