Many BYU students aspire to visit the Seven Wonders of the World, which may seem far-fetched, but these students can get a start by visiting the seven wonders of Provo.
According to the History Channel’s Web site, the ancient Greeks first chose the Seven Wonders of the World more than two millennia ago. Inspired by this list, The New Seven Wonders of the World that many know and love today were chosen by Swiss adventurer Bernard Weber.
Two hundred sites around the world were nominated, and then narrowed to seven by a worldwide vote.
The New Seven Wonders of the World are: Chichén Itza, Mexico; Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Coliseum in Rome; the Great Wall of China; Machu Picchu, Peru; Petra, Jordan; Taj Mahal in Agra, India and then the honorary wonder — the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. This was the only wonder of the ancient world to be included in the New Seven Wonders.