14 June 2007 (CNN.com, by way of chlim01 is bored) – Voting for the new 7 Wonders of the World has been going on for a year already, but it looks like the Angkor complexes is not going to make it into the list. But voting is ongoing and it’s anybody’s race! Cast your vote (especially for Angkor) at the New 7 Wonders of the World!
New ‘Wonders’ poll enters final month of voting
The Great Wall, the Colosseum and Machu Picchu are among the leading contenders to be the new seven wonders of the world as a massive poll enters its final month with votes already cast by more than 50 million people, organizers say.
As the July 6 voting deadline approaches, the rankings can still change, the organizers say. Also in the top 10 are Greece’s Acropolis, Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid, the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Taj Mahal and Jordan’s Petra.
Also in the bottom group are Cambodia’s Angkor, Spain’s Alhambra, Turkey’s Hagia Sophia, Japan’s Kiyomizu Temple, Russia’s Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral, Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, Britain’s Stonehenge and Mali’s Timbuktu.
Read more about the new 7 wonders of the world.
Books about Angkor:
– Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
– Ancient Angkor (River Book Guides) by C. Jaques
– The Treasures of Angkor: Cultural Travel Guide (Rizzoli Art Guide) by M. Albanese
– Angkor and the Khmer Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places) by M. D. Coe
– Angkor: A Tour of the Monuments by T. Zephir and L. Invernizzi
– The Civilization of Angkor by C. Higham
– The Ancient Civilization of Angkor by C. Pym