new seven wonders of the world

Angkor Wat Cambodia Travel Pictures

Posted on the August 4th, 2009 under Vacations,Worlds Wonder by

Angkor Wat is famous temple complex in Cambodia, which participated, in new Seven Wonders of the World voting. There are two great complexes of ancient temples in Southeast Asia, one at Bagan in Burma, the other at Angkor in Cambodia. The temples of Angkor, built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD, represent one of humankind’s most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. From Angkor the Khmer kings ruled over a vast domain that reached from Vietnam to China to the Bay of Bengal.

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The structures one sees at Angkor wat temple today, more than 100 stone temples in all, are the surviving remains of a grand religious, social and administrative metropolis whose other buildings – palaces, public buildings, and houses – were built of wood and are long since decayed and gone. But the stone parts are still there which is great wonder.

12th Century Alhambra – Granada Spain (Alhambra de Granada)

Posted on the August 3rd, 2009 under Spain,Worlds Wonder by

The Alhambra de Granada Palace was one of the greatest architectural wonders of the world. It was created in the 13th and 14th centuries, and it remains so today and it is one in new 7 wonders of the world list, which also participated for voting. It’s a great thing to come in new seven wonders selection list. It’s unlikely that any future civilization will ever be able to match the magnificence and mysticism of this extraordinary fairytale place.

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Alhambra is a unique creation spawned from the gold coffers of Moorish sultans, the creative minds of poets and philosophers and the agony of slave labour. Wars, sieges and years of neglect have failed to detract from the allure of the Alhambra, which draws millions of visitors a year to a hilltop overlooking the city of Granada, located in Spain.