I read online that they’re looking at searching Lake Rotomahana to see if they can find any trace of the famed Pink and White Terraces that were destroyed in 1886. Some people think they should become the eighth wonder of the world. Maybe I thought, but you’d need to compare it to the other seven.
So I googled it and came unstuck in a hurry. It’s more a case of ‘what’ seven wonders do you want to tag it onto. There are a lot of them, the seven wonders of the:
- Ancient World (the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Pharos of Alexandria, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the statue of Zeus)
- Middle Ages (the Colosseum of Rome, the Catacombs of Alexandria, the Great Wall of China, Hagia Sophia of Constantinople, Stonehenge, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Porcelain Pagoda of Nanjing)
- Today (the Great Pyramids, Hagia Sophia, Washington Monument, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and the Empire State Building)
But our Pink and White Terraces would need to be tagged onto the seven natural wonders of the world. Depending on where you end up on the internet, this list will vary. But here are the favourites: the Grand Canyon, Iguazu Falls, Yosemite Valley’s Giant Sequoias, Mt Everest, the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro, the Nile River, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), Niagara Falls, the Rainbow Natural Bridge and the Petrified Forest.