One more time, the name of Lebanon is flying high and making wonders. This time through the capital Beirut.

Despite all the ordeals the country is going through, Beirut has been selected as one of the 7 city wonders of the world.

Would you wonder why and how? I don’t. it is enough to live in this crazy city for a while to see that it has so much life in it that not any wars could kill the life in it.

The heart of Beirut beats like the rhythm of the waves of the beautiful Mediterranean sea, and like the rhythm of the music in the nightclubs that lighten the nights of Beirut.
It is for many valid reasons that Beirut had been called by many names, like, Paris of the Middle East, Switzerland of the Middle East, Sett el Dunia Beirut, etc.

 

From glowing skylines to a city perched 12,000 feet in the air, these cities are among the seven most incredible urban hubs in the world.

Beirut, in Lebanon, the Cuban capital of Havana and La Paz, in Bolivia, have been named among the seven most incredible cities in the world.

The honour comes courtesy of the New7Wonders Cities – an initiative to identify the top urban centres on Earth – and follows the campaign to find the seven modern wonders of the world as well as the seven natural wonders.

Beirut, Lebanon/Doha, Qatar/Durban, South Africa/Havana, Cuba/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/La Paz, Bolivia/Vigan, Philippines

Despite its history of unrest, Beirut, Lebanon, was named one of the 'seven city wonders' of the world

Public voting has determined the most incredible cities in the world - thanks to the New7Wonders Cities campaign. Pictured: Pigeon Rocks in Beirut, Lebanon

Doha, Qatar - and its famed skyline - were named another of the final seven New7Wonders Cities

Doha, Qatar – and its famed skyline – were named another of the final seven New7Wonders Cities

The beachfront city of Durban, South Africa, also made the final cut. Pictured: Golden Mile beach

The beachfront city of Durban, South Africa, also made the final cut. Pictured: Golden Mile beach

Havana, Cuba, with its old world charm, was another city to top Bernard Weber's list

Havana, Cuba, with its old world charm, was another city to top Bernard Weber’s list

The booming metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, likewise did well in the yearlong voting process. Pictured: the Petronas Towers

The booming metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, likewise did well in the yearlong voting process. Pictured: the Petronas Towers

La Paz, Bolivia, a city with some of its highest points topping 12,000 feet, is another must-see sprawl, which has recently welcomed the world highest and longest urban cable car system

La Paz, Bolivia, a city with some of its highest points topping 12,000 feet, is another must-see sprawl, which has recently welcomed the world highest and longest urban cable car system

Colonial architecture in Vigan, Philippines, meant that it was a no-brainer for inclusion in the list of the seven world wonders

Colonial architecture in Vigan, Philippines, meant that it was a no-brainer for inclusion in the list of the seven world wonders