New Seven Wonders of Nature

Initiative started in 2007 to create a list of 7 natural wonders chosen by people through a global poll.
The champagne was led by Bernard Weber and organized by the New 7 Wonders Foundation. The initiative followed an earlier New Seven Wonders of the World campaign, and attracted more then 100 million votes from around the globe before voting finished on November 11 2011.

1 Amazon Rainforest and River

Amazon Rainforest and River

The Amazon jungle or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the top ten rivers worldwide combined.

2 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is located in Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. The bay has a 120 kilometre long coastline and is approximately 1,553 square kilometres in size with 1969 islets. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves, other support floating villages of fishermen, who ply the shallow waters for 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks. Another specific feature of Halong Bay is the abundance of lakes inside the limestone islands, for example, Dau Be island has six enclosed lakes.

3 Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls, in Iguazu River, are one of the world’s largest waterfalls. They extend over 2,700 m (nearly 2 miles) in a semi-circular shape. Of the 275 falls that collectively make up Iguassu Falls, “Devil’s Throat” is the tallest at 80 m in height. Iguazu Falls are on the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones, and are surrounded by two National Parks.

4 Jeju Island, South Korea

Jeju Island, South Korea

Jejudo is a volcanic island, 130 km from the southern coast of Korea. The largest island and smallest province in Korea, the island has a surface area of 1,846 sqkm. A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan, the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano, which rises 1,950 m above sea level. 360 satellite volcanoes are around the main volcano.

5 Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Indonesia’s Komodo National Park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller ones, for a total area of 1,817 square kilometers (603 square kilometers of it land). The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon. Later, it was also dedicated to protecting other species, including marine animals. The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.

6 The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world’s longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water’s edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

7 Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain, South Africa

The flat-topped mountain has withstood six million years of erosion and hosts the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth with over 1,470 floral species. Table Mountain boasts numerous rare and endangered species. It is the most recognized site in Cape Town, the gateway to Africa, owing to its unique flat-topped peaks which reach 1,086 m above sea level.

7 Responses

  1. Godspower David says:

    I will love to be in this places.

  2. Fintan says:

    All beautiful. Love the Amazon and the Jejudo. Every country has some special beauty about it. I really loved Turkana North West of Kenya. I’m now living on the island of Gozo in Malta which sure is unique. Born and raised in Ireland which has so much color.

  3. Latoya says:

    New7Wonders of the world – World of New7Wonders

  4. Lauren says:

    Could you please make a Top 7-10 list of anything about China? I’m really interested in it :)

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