the eighth wonder of the world

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the eighth wonder of the world

Something deemed magnificent enough to be recognized along with the classical Seven Wonders of the World (which include the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon). Many people consider the Great Wall of China to be the eighth wonder of the world.
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Mrs Merdle concurred with all her heart--or with all her art, which was exactly the same thing--and herself despatched a preparatory letter by the next post to the eighth wonder of the world.
He said, "As this is a tourist season, a majority of the travellers included Maasai Mara on their itinerary to see the safari." The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is the eighth Wonder of the World and The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the Seven New Wonders of the World which involves a massive movement of wild animals between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya from July through October.
There, for the first time, they hope to see the Pink Terrace eroded, but still recognisable as the former Eighth Wonder of the World.
President Donald Trump, who heralded the Foxconn project as the "eighth wonder of the world" at its groundbreaking last summer, had pointed to it as a sign of a manufacturing resurgence in America.
figure By CAROLINE NJUNG'E Our traffic jams should officially be named the Eighth Wonder of the World. They are simply an awe-inspiring spectacle that we should share with the rest of the world.
As the great Albert Einstein once said, compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it, he who doesn't, pays it.
Often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, it now faces alarming problems of degradation, neglect and abandonment.
The place was built to complement the Astrodome (some may know it as the "eighth wonder of the world") nearby.
Greeks see them as the eighth wonder of the world. It was here in the 14th-16th centuries that Orthodox monks established a number of monasteries, perched impossibly on top of the rocks.
I cannot wait to do handstands in Islamabad and the Karakoram highway, also known as the eighth wonder of the world!" Al Jabri added, "I am a traveller by nature, it's my hobby and I can say my dream is to travel the world.
He was overwhelmed by the natural beauty of Salalah and even considered that it be added as the eighth wonder of the world. He said that the inhabitants are blessed with the enchanting beauty of Salalah and further praised the coherent living and welcoming attitude of the people.
Maj General (r) Sikandar Hayat was of view that Pakistan was the eighth wonder of the world, created by an extraordinary energetic man who worked for Pakistan like a jinni, talked about Islamic social justice and stressed upon equal rights for every Pakistani.
The rice terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as the eighth wonder of the world, occupies a land area of 10,300 sq km, unfortunately vulnerable to erosion, neglect, typhoons and most of all the lack of interest among the young generation of farmers.
In 1967, Pakistan and China joined hands to construct the 900-kilometer "Karakoram Highway" (also known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World") on the alignment of the ancient Silk Route.
Now, reaching the finals with 12,766 points will be a real "eighth wonder of the world".