Seven Urban Wonders of the world

Seven Urban Wonders of the world

The New7Wonders Foundation, which is behind the New7Wonders campaigns, has announced the results for the Seven Wonder Cities Competition. New7Wonders Cities is the third global vote organized by New7Wonders and follows the successful New7Wonders of the World and New7Wonders of Nature campaigns.
 
The New7Wonders Campaign, which was started by Bernard Weber, aims to inspire and make people aware of what we are leaving for our future generations. The campaign highlights the importance of what unites us all—as opposed to what separates us—and also emphasizes the importance of caring for what will be left for future generations.
 
The global competition began with more than 1200 nominees from 220 countries. This list was narrowed down to 77 cities belonging to 77 different countries since there was a limit of 1 entry per country. A panel was appointed to study the various aspects of these cities. This panel, headed by Federico Mayor, former director-general of UNESCO, announced the final list of 28 countries, out of which the 7 wonder cities would be chosen by voters from around the world.
 
Below are the seven cities that have been named the new urban wonders of the world (in alphabetical order)
 
 
1. Beirut, Lebanon
Often referred to as "The Paris of the Mediterranean", Beirut has been rebuilt several times due to unrest. The city's architecture is a stunning mix of modern, Ottoman, and colonial French.
 
Doha, Qatar 
2. Doha, Qatar
Qatar’s capital, Doha, first gained prominence when it began tapping into its expansive natural-gas reserves. Apart from making Qatar one of the richest countries, Doha is also considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
 
Durban, South Africa 
3. Durban, South Africa
The beach city of Durban in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal is the busiest port in Africa, but it is best known for its incredible beaches and surfing.
 
Havana, Cuba 
4. Havana, Cuba
This colourful capital of Cuba, is known for its ancient structures which attract millions of tourists every year.
 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, is packed with historic monuments, steel-clad skyscrapers, lush parks, mega-sized shopping malls, bustling street markets and trendy nightspots. The iconic Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin buildings in the world.
 
La Paz, Bolivia 
6. La Paz, Bolivia
Perched atop the Andes Mountains, La Paz is 11,975 feet above sea level making it the highest capital city in the world.
 
Vigan, Philippines 
7. Vigan, Philippines
Vigan is one of the few Hispanic towns lefts intact in the Philippines. Known for its cobblestone-covered streets and unique architecture, the city is a World Heritage Site.