Eighth Wonder of the World
Candidates for the Eighth Wonder of the World
- Milford Sound in New Zealand; called so by Rudyard Kipling
- Natural Bridge in Virginia, so dubbed by William Jennings Bryan
- Giant's Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
- Burney Falls in California; called so by Theodore Roosevelt
- Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada
- The great wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, Kenya and Serengeti, Tanzania
- Uluru in Australia.
- Pink and White Terraces in New Zealand, prior to their destruction in the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera.
- Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.
- Great Wall of China, China
- The Taj Mahal, India
- Stonehenge, United Kingdom
- Machu Picchu, Peru
- Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
- The Citadelle Laferrière, Haiti
- Amber Room in the Catherine Palace near Saint Petersburg, Russia
- The monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain.
- The rock-hewn churches at Lalibela, Ethiopia (Church of Saint George, Lalibela)
- The stelae of Axum, Ethiopia
- Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
- Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, United States
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- The moai statues of Easter Island, Chile
- The Terracotta Army, China
- Aswan Dam in Egypt, called as such by Nikita Krushchev
- Bahá'í terraces, on Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.
- Delta Works, the Dutch provinces of Zeeland and Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands. The Delta Works have been called one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by Quest magazine, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and by several other sources as the "Eighth Wonder of the World"
- Empire State Building, New York City, New York.
- Great Manmade River, in Libya; given the title by Muammar Gaddafi.
- Houston Astrodome
- International Space Station in Orbit around Earth; given the title by the Americans, and Russians.
- Karakoram Highway in Pakistan, and China
- Palm Islands of Dubai
- Panama Canal
- Pikeville Cut-Through in Pikeville, Kentucky; given the title by The New York Times.
- Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia; the story of its construction was recounted in the opera The Eighth Wonder
- Thames Barrier, London, United Kingdom.
- Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, and China
- West Baden Springs Hotel
- André the Giant, a French professional wrestler for World Wrestling Federation in the 1970s and 1980s, was billed at a height of 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) and weight of 520 pounds (240 kg; 37 st 2 lb). He called himself the "Eighth Wonder of the World".