Seven Wonders of Egypt

Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization. It's also a top destination for some of the world's most famous sights and monuments. Get the scoop on the seven wonders of Egypt.

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Colosseum

Colosseum

Rome's most enduring icon is undoubtedly the Colosseum. 960 1280

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Colosseum

Colosseum

Built between A.D. 70 and 80 A.D., it was in use for some 500 years and held nearly 50,000 spectators.
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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Peru's Machu Picchu is thought to have been a sacred center for the nearby Incan capital of Cusco. 960 1280

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

A close-up of the living quarters of Machu Picchu, built at the peak of the Incan Empire in the mid-1400s, shows the advanced tiered construction and stone architecture.
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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

The genius and adaptability of Mayan culture can be seen in the ruins of Chichen Itza, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. 960 1280

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

The most familiar ruin at the site is El Caracol? This sophisticated astronomical observatory.
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El-Deir Monastery

El-Deir Monastery

Structures carved into stone and the El-Deir monastery helped Petra, Jordan earn its fame. 960 1280

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El-Deir Monastery

El-Deir Monastery

El-Deir, built during the first century, is the second most visited building in Petra.
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Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is actually a succession of walls spanning approximately 4,000 miles. 960 1280

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Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest manmade structure.
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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Agra, India's Taj Mahal is a mausoleum commissioned for the wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. 960 1280

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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

The Gateway to the Taj Mahal rises nearly 100-feet high and separates the gardens from the forecourt.
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Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

The Christ the Redeemer statue has loomed over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from upon Corcovado mountain since 1931. 960 1280

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Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer

The Art Deco-style Christ the Redeemer statue lights up the sky.
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Mount Fuji in Japan
Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

The tallest and most iconic mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji is a symbol of the country. On clear days, the towering mountain can be seen all the way from Tokyo (about 60 miles away). 960 1280

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Golden Pavilion

Golden Pavilion

It’s easy to see where this Zen Buddhist temple, built in 1397 in Kyoto, gets its name -- the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. 960 1280

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Mount Aso

Mount Aso

The focal point of Aso-Kuju National Park, Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan with one of the largest calderas (cauldron-like volcanic craters) in the world. 960 1280

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Matsushima

Matsushima

Matsushima, a grouping of 260 small islands covered in pine trees, is one of Japan’s “Three Scenic Points,” along with Miyajima, an island in Hiroshima, and Amanohashidate, a long sandbar in Kyoto. 960 1280

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Tojinbo

Tojinbo

The series of spectacular rugged cliffs called Tojinbo are almost 100 feet tall and have been designated one of Japan’s natural monuments. The tall rock pillars were first formed by “columnar jointing” as a result of volcanic activity, and have been shaped by the tumultuous waves of the Sea of Japan. 960 1280

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Lake Mashu

Lake Mashu

Often called the “mysterious lake,” Lake Mashu is one of the clearest lakes in the world, but its surface is often obscured by a heavy mist. Be careful if you’re planning on visiting – legend has it that if you see the lake on a sunny day you’ll be doomed with misfortune. The lake has no incoming or outgoing currents, and the water level stays eerily constant, adding to its mystery. 960 1280

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Mount Zao

Mount Zao

The “ice monsters” of Mount Zao emerge in the winter when Siberian winds pick up moisture from the Sea of Japan and freeze the Aomori Fir trees that line the mountain’s slopes. Eventually, the trees become completely enveloped in snow and ice, creating a truly astounding sight. Winter visitors to Mount Zao can ski through the towering monsters--the best time to visit is late January to early March. 960 1280

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Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

The awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, stretching 8 miles along the western Atlantic Coast near the town of Dongal, aren’t for the faint of heart; there’s no fence between you and the 650-foot drop to the sea below. 960 1280

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The Ring of Gullion

The Ring of Gullion

The Ring of Gullion, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a breathtaking volcanic landscape in Northern Ireland that dates back more than 60 million years. 960 1280

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The Burren

The Burren

In County Clare, the Burren consists of 116 square miles of naturally interlocking limestone slabs. Contrasting Irish flora thrives by the limestone in the Burren, nourished by a system of underground streams and rivers that rise to the surface during Ireland's wet weather. 960 1280

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Slieve League

Slieve League

Ireland is known for its amazing cliffs. Top of the list is Slieve League on Donegal’s west coast; it’s one of the highest marine cliffs in Europe. The straight 985-foot drop from Slieve League into the crashing Atlantic below is sure to get your heart racing. 960 1280

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Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick is a sacred mountain that towers more than 2,500 feet above County Mayo, in western Ireland. The mountain is devoted to Ireland's patron saint, Patrick, who is said to have spent 40 days and nights praying and fasting here. 960 1280

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Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway

A volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago caused geological formations now known as the Giant's Causeway. Today, the area is renowned for its unique columns of stone. It’s also the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. 960 1280

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Carrantouhill

Carrantouhill

Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantouhill, in County Kerry, is composed of red sandstone, and molded by geological ice action in the form of sharp peaks and corries (scooped-out basins). 960 1280

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