World Wonders

Posted: June 5, 2011    Categories:

World WondersHoward Hillman has created a list of the top 100 “worlds of the world”. While the list is highly subjective and I would disagree with many of the items on the list, I think it does provide an interesting starting point for a discussion of travel and what things are worth seeing.

I have currently visited 57 of the the Top 100 Hillman Wonders.


1 Pyramids of Egypt (Egypt)
5 Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
6 Grand Canyon (USA)
8 Antarctica Cruise
10 Bali (Indonesia)
13 Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
14 Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
15 Victoria Falls (Zamibabwe)
18 Karnak (Egypt)
20 Banaue Rice Terraces (Philippines)
22 Acropolis (Greece)
24 Jerusalem Old City (Israel)
26 Chichen Itza (Mexico)
27 Petra (Jordan)
28 Nile River Cruise (Egypt)
29 Easter Island (Chile)
31 Colosseum of Rome (Italy)
33 St Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City)
34 Egyptian Museum (Egypt)
35 Borobudur (Indonesia)
36 Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
37 Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
38 Sistine Chapel (Vatican City)
39 Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
40 Alhambra (Spain)
41 Louvre Museum (France)
42 Canals of Venice (Italy)
43 Versailles (France)
44 Carlsbad Caverns (USA)
47 Metropolitan Museum (USA)
49 Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Thailand)
50 Hagia Sophia (Turkey)
51 Pompeii (Italy)
53 Prague Old Town (Czech Republic)
55 Amalfi Coast (Italy)
58 Mezquita of Cordoba (Spain)
60 Dubrovnik (Croatia)
61 Uffizi Gallery (Italy)
63 Golden Pavilion (Japan)
66 Abu Simbel (Egypt)
67 St Mark’s Basilica (Italy)
68 Florence Cityscape (Italy)
73 Sahara Desert (Africa)
74 Leaning Tower Pisa (Italy)
77 Topkapi Palace (Turkey)
79 Stonehenge (UK)
81 Yellowstone NP (USA)
84 New York Skyline (USA)
86 Eiffel Tower (France)
88 Niagara Falls (USA/Canada)
89 British Museum (UK)
90 Burj al Arab (Dubai)
92 Yosemite NP (USA)
93 Ayers Rock (Australia)
97 Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)
98 Banff NP (Canada)
99 San Francisco (USA)