10. Ha Long Bay:
Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Due to their rugged nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by human presence. The extraordinary scenic beauty of the site is complemented by many nature lovers.
The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes. The limestone of this bay has undergone 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the humid tropical climate.
Ha Long Bay is home to 14 endemic flower species and 60 endemic fauna species. Historical research studies have shown the presence of prehistoric humans in this area tens of thousands of years ago.
9. Table Mountain:
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain that forms a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is one of the New Natural Wonders of the world. It is an important tourist attraction and also one of the main natural wonders of the world; with many visitors using the cable car or walking to the top.
8. Puerto Princesa Underground River:
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the most distinguished protected areas in the Philippines. It is located about 360 miles southwest of Manila. It was established as a National Park in 1971; primarily to protect and preserve intact old-growth forest, interesting wildlife, pristine white-sand beaches, unspoiled natural beauty, and one of the most impressive cave systems in the world.
7. Jeju Island:
Jejudo is a volcanic island, 130 km off the southern coast of Korea. The largest island and the smallest province in Korea, the island covers an area of 1,846 square kilometers. The island contains the volcanic island of Jeju and the lava tubes, declared a World Heritage Site. A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan, South Korea’s tallest mountain and a dormant volcano, rising 1,950m above sea level.
Parícutin (volcano) is a cinder cone volcano in the Mexican state of Michoacán. The volcano is unique in that its evolution from creation to extinction was witnessed, observed and studied by human beings. It appears in many versions of the Natural Wonders of the World. Parícutin is part of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field, which covers much of west-central Mexico. It is part of the Ring of Fire.
5. Iguazu Falls:
The Devil’s Throat with its U shape is undoubtedly the highlight of these majestic waterfalls. It is 82 meters high, 150 meters wide and 700 meters long, while the rest of the falls average 64 meters. Iguazú Falls have long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Argentina and Brazil. More than 2,000 species of plants, 400 birds and 70 mammals have been recorded in the area.
One of the greatest natural wonders, Aurora. Auroras, also known as Northern Lights, are natural lights that create intriguing and spectacular shows in the sky. The lights of the aurora often appear as a diffuse glow that illuminates the horizon. The most amazing sight is when the Northern Lights appear as ripples in the sky; it’s almost like the lights are dancing.
3. Mount Everest:
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world with a summit reaching a peak of 29,029 feet (8,848 m). It is located in the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China. Mount Everest has a lot of history behind it. It is named after Sir George Everest, Surveyor General of India.
On May 28, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were left behind by their peers. They hoped to be the first to climb the highest mountain in the world. The next day they became the first people in the world to climb Mount Everest.
2. Great Barrier Reef:
Located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is also the largest single formation in the world created by living organisms. As the world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef includes more than 900 islands, more than 2,900 separate reefs, and supports one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. It is possibly one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. It is the only wonder of nature that can be recognized visible from outer space.
1. Grand Canyon:
The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders. Located in the US state of Arizona, it is one of the deepest gorges on Earth with an average depth of one mile (1.6 km) and an average width of ten miles (16 km). The canyon was carved out over the past 6 million years by the action of the Colorado River as it plunges more than 2,200 feet (670 m) through the gorge’s 277-mile (446 km) length.
For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon a sacred place and made pilgrimages to it.