Wonders of the World

Howard 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 61 of the Top 100 Hillman Wonders.

World Wonders

1 Pyramids of Egypt (Egypt)
3 Taj Mahal (India)
5 Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
6 Grand Canyon (USA)
8 Antarctica Cruise
9 Iguazu Falls
10 Bali (Indonesia)
13 Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
14 Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
15 Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
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 Yellowstone NP (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)
64 Delphi (Greece)
66 Abu Simbel (Egypt)
67 St Mark’s Basilica (Italy)
68 Florence Cityscape (Italy)
73 Sahara Desert (Africa)
74 Leaning Tower Pisa (Italy)
76 Mont St Michel (France)
77 Topkapi Palace (Turkey)
79 Stonehenge (UK)
81 Yosemite NP (USA)
84 New York Skyline (USA)
85 Marrakesh (Morocco)
86 Eiffel Tower (France)
88 Niagara Falls (USA/Canada)
89 British Museum (UK)
90 Burj al Arab (Dubai)
92 Carlsbad Caverns (USA)
93 Ayers Rock (Australia)
97 Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)
98 Banff NP (Canada)
99 San Francisco (USA)