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Popular Sites
Big Ben, London
Chunnel, English Channel 
Colosseum, Rome
CN Tower, Toronto
Louvre, Eiffel tower, Paris
Arc de Triomphe, Paris
Versailles,  France
Empire State Building, NY
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco 
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Great Wall, China
Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Mt. St. Michel, Normandy
Mt Fuji, Japan
Niagara Falls, New York, Canada
Pyramids, Giza
Parthenon, Athens
Petra, Syria
Statue of Liberty
Stonehenge, England
Forbidden City Sum'r Palace, Beijing
Eastr Islnd Statues, Chile
Angkor Wat, Cambodia 
Machu Picchu, Peru
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Christo in Rio 
St. Louis Arch 
Sydney Opera Hse 
Mt. Rushmore, SD
Kyoto, Japan
Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt
Yosemite, California
Panama Canal
The Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM

Natural Wonders * Portage Glacier, Anchorage * Denali to see Mt. McKinley, Anchorage * Great Barrier Reef, Australia * Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania * Iguacu Falls, Parana Brasil/Argentina * Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe * Yosemite, California * Angel Falls in Venezuela * The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada * The Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA * Krakatoa Island in Indonesia * Mount Everest in Nepal * Mount Fuji in Japan * Niagara Falls in Ontario (Canada) and NY * Paricutin Volcano in Mexico

Places to see Wild Beasts List from the Travel Channel 1. South Africa 2. Kenya 3. Uganda 4. Canada 5. Nepal 6. Brazil 7. Australia 8. United States 9. Indonesia 10. Siberia

China (Map at Lonley Planet) * Beijing Zoo * Terracotta Army, Xi'an * Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet * Three Gorges of the Yangtze River * Victoria Peak, Hong Kong * Great Wall of China * Forbidden City, Beijing

Forgotten Wonders
*  Angkor Wat in Cambodia 
*  The Aztec Temple in Tenochtitlan
   (Mexico City)
*  The Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines 
*  Borobudur Temple in Indonesia 
*  The Colosseum in Rome, Italy 
*  The Great Wall of China 
*  The Inca city of Machu Picchu, Peru 
*  The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy 
*  The Mayan Temples of Tikal
  in Northern Guatemala 
*  The Moai Statues in Rapa Nui
   (Easter Island), Chile 
*  Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France 
*  The Throne Hall of Persepolis in Iran 
*  The Parthenon in Athens, Greece 
*  Petra, the rock-carved city in Jordan 
*  The Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar 
*  Stonehenge in England 
*  Taj Mahal in Agra, India 
*  The Temple of the Inscriptions
     in Palenque, Mexico 

Modern Wonders * The Channel Tunnel * The Clock Tower (Big Ben) in London * The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada * Eiffel Tower in Paris, France * The Empire State Building in * The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, USA * The Golden Gate Bridge * The High Dam in Aswan, Egypt * Hoover Dam in Arizona/Nevada, USA * Itaipœ Dam in Brazil/Paraguay * Mount Rushmore National Memorial SD * The Panama Canal * The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia * The Statue of Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil * The Statue of Liberty * The Suez Canal in Egypt * The Sydney Opera House in Australia

World Heritage Sites * Taj Mahal * The Pyramids * Mesa Verde, CO * The Tower of London * Great Wall of China * The Eiffel Tower * The Coliseum

Museums * The Louvre, Paris * The Prado, Madrid * MOMA, New York City * The Hermitage, St. Petersburg * The Smithsonian, Waashington DC

Kevin Winston's Wonders of the World Tour
The seven wonders and other monuments
Best Places to get Lost
1. Chumbe Island, Zanzibar
2. Ol Donyo Wuas, Chyulu Hills, Kenya
3. Ucaima Camp, Canaima, Venezuela
4. Amanpulo, Philippines
5. Denali West Lodge, Lake Minchumina, Alaska
6. Saint Bernard Monastery, Swiss Alps
7. Furnace Creek Inn, Death Valley, California

Largest Chinatowns (N. America)
1. San Francisco
2. New York
3. Vancover, BC
Other Cities with large Chinatowns: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, DC
See Lunar New Year page.

Best Ancient Cities in the Americas
City Cultue Dates AD What Main Attraction
1. Machu Picchu, Peru Inca mid-1500 Archaeological center for the nearby capital of Cusco Views of mountains
2. Chichen Itza, Yucatan Pens., Mexico Maya 800 to 1200 Powerful city and trading center El Caracol, a sophisticated astronomical observatory
3. Copan, Honduras Maya 600 to 800 Ceremonial center Monumental pyramids,
Hieroglyphic Stairway
4. Teotihuacan, Mexico Meso-
5. Tikal, Guatemala Maya 250-600    
6. Joya del Ceren, El Salvador Maya 250-600
7. Mesa Verde, New Mexico Anasazi 500-1300 Cliff Dwellings Cliff Palace

See Also:
World's best treks
Top World Destinations
List of popular tourist regions at Wikipedia
Popular Destinations at TripAdvisor
Tourist Attractions at World Travel Guide
Hillman Wonders (top 1000 wonders of the world)
Ski Resorts

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last updated 21 Nov 2002