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About Seven Wonders of the World

By Victoria Harding

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Ever had an urge to see the Seven Natural Wonders of the World? Well, little do travelers know that there is no sanctioned roster and never has been.

The truth is that every little waterfall and mountain is really a natural wonder. The phrase "Seven Natural Wonders of the World" is truthfully just a marketing hokum.

For tourism, this is a wonderful ploy, but the fact is, there is no official list. The concept of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World didn't just come from anywhere, actually the idea came from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This is a classic set of architectural achievements. In this seven are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pyramids of Giza. Really there are over a 1,000 significant places in America, for example the Palisades of the Hudson.

In reality, there are many natural wonders of the world, and some may be able to be found in your own backyard!

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