The new seven wonders of world are magnificent monuments known for its splendid charm and beauty across the globe. In older times, there were seven ancient wonders of the world that stun people who visited them. However, today there are few impressive monuments that are equally stunning as ancient ones. The new seven wonders foundation based in Switzerland received about 200 entries from all over the world. It finally short-listed 21 finalists. And in year 2007, the final list of New Seven Wonders of World was announced in Lisbon.
The new seven modern wonders of world includes: Taj Mahal, India, Machu Pachu (Paris), The Great Wall of China, Chitchen Itza (Mexico), Colosseum (Italy), Petra (Jordan) and Christ the Redeemer (Brazil).
These 7 wonders of world were chosen after a global poll in which over 100 million voters participated via mobile phones and online. The shocking omissions from the short-listed 21 finalists were Easter Island Statues, The Acropolis and Stonehenge. They were truly the top contenders for new seven wonders of world.
The announcement for new seven wonders of world was made during a television broadcast from Portugal's Stadium of Light. The announcement reached over 1.6 billion viewers in over 170 countries worldwide.
The process of choosing this Wonders of the World involved the short-listing of total of 21 sites from a pool of 77 by a jury of well renowned architects and ex-UNESCO chief Federico Mayor. The poll was perhaps the largest of its kinds till times.
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