Photo essay 10 Man-Made Wonders of the World :
1. Pyramids of Egypt
The three Great Pyramids of Egypt were built about 4500 years ago. Khufu's (the most famous) is one of the Ancient Seven Wonders).
2. Great Wall of China
It once stretched 5,400 miles across northern China. The best preserved Great Wall sections lie north of Beijing.
3. Taj Mahal
Many consider the white-marbled Taj Mahal the world's most beautiful building.
4. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu has been called the "Lost City of the Incas". Its Pre-Columbian ruins rest spectacularly on a mountain saddle.
The tropical island of Bali is blessed with scenic rice terraces, mesmerizing traditional dance & music, stimulating arts & crafts, exotic temples, interesting food, to name just several of the island's enchantments.
6. Angkor Wat
The architectural masterpieces (now ruins) were built in the jungle in 12th century. Then, Angkor Wat was mysteriously abandoned and eventually hidden by jungle growth.
7. Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is an enormous palatial compound. Emperors ruled China from it for almost 500 years.
8. Bagan Temples & Pagodas
Bagan is an immense religious complex built in the 11th to 13th centuries. It once had over 10,000 Buddhist structures.
9. Karnak Temple
Karnak is a colossal temple along the Nile River. It was the religious epicenter of the Egyptians several thousand years ago.