Top 10 Natural Wonders of the World you should visit once in lifetime
What makes Earth different from other planets in the solar system is the magic of nature that the Creator has bestowed. Let's take a look at top 10 World's Natural Wonders to see how amazing our planet is!
1. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay is a wonderful travel destination in the northeast of Vietnam, located in Quang Ninh province. Thousands of islands and dozens of beautiful caves created the aesthetic value of the Bay. The beauty of Ha Long Bay is made up of 3 elements: stone, water, and sky. The system of rocky islands and caves is really diversified with a variety of sizes and shapes.
Ha Long Bay - one of the stunning tourist attractions in Vietnam
According to statistics, the ecology of tropical moist evergreen forest in Ha Long Bay has 477 species of magnolia, 12 ferns, and 20 mangrove plants; for animals, some significant species can be listed as 4 amphibians, 10 reptiles, 40 birds and 14 mammals.
In 1994, Ha Long Bay was a UNESCO World Natural Heritage of aesthetic value and the second re-accreditation as the premier global value of geology - geomorphology in 2000.
2. Table Mountain, South Africa
Table Mountain has long been considered a symbol of the city of Cape Town in particular and the country of South Africa in general. This unique mountain was chosen as the symbol appearing on the flag of Cape Town and the reliefs of the local government. Standing atop the mountain, visitors will have the chance to admire a panoramic view of South Africa after a journey by cable car or climb up the mountain.
Table Mountain is glowing on the side of the Green Bay
Referring to Table Mountain, travelers do not just mention the strange shape of the mountain, the beauty interwoven between Table Mountain and the Green Bay area in the foothills, but people also mentioned the diversity of animal and plant life here. According to incomplete statistics, there are a collection of more than 2200 species of plants, most of them belong to the clan of the national flower of South Africa, such as Protea. For animals, the mountain is home to many wild animals such as porcupines, deer, panther, wild cat.
3. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, the Phillipines
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometers from the city of Puerto Princesa, Philippines. The Park is a popular destination not only in the Philippines but also in Southeast Asia, which offers tourists a lot of pristine beaches with beautiful white sand and blue water to visit as Sabang, Panaguman, Marta Fe and many more.
The wonderful system of underground rivers in Puerto Princesa National Park
The Park is also one of the most important areas of biodiversity conservation in the Philippines. There are at least 165 species of birds, especially including 15 endemic ones of Palawan.
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4. Jeju Island, South Korea
Jeju Island is Korea's largest island with 73 kilometers in width and 41 kilometers in length. The island is the perfect destination for honeymoons of newlywed couples, as well as the preferred resting place for foreign tourists. The number of 20 golf courses on the island spoke to the strong development of tourism - recreation in Jeju.
Jeju Island really deserves the dainty name "Hawaii of Korea"
Known as "the Hawaii of Korea", Jeju is also famous for its beautiful natural scenery, including waterfalls, beaches and an inactive volcano located in the central area of the island. In 2007, Jeju Island has been named to the list of nominees for the World's Natural Wonders. By 2011, this place has officially become one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
5. Paricutin volcano, Mexico
The world's volcanic eruptions is a normal phenomenon, but it is extremely rare to witness the eruption of a volcano formed from a flat terrain. Paricutin volcano is under this rare circumstance. On February 2nd, 1943, the ground of a corn field in Mexico suddenly splits open causing a burning magma flow. In just one day, a funnel-shaped conical volcano has been formed with a height of 305 meters. The volcano, Paricutin, was named as the name of a village destroyed nearby. At the present, the volcano became peaceful, many people have returned to live around the volcano as usual.
The eruption of a volcano brought Paricutin into the world
6. Iguazu Falls, South America
Iguazu is one of the spectacularly majestic falls in the world, which many people visited the most in South America. Situated at the border of the two countries, Brazil and Argentina, the Falls has two floors with many horseshoe-shaped tops in differences of sizes. The system consists of smaller 275 waterfalls in an average height of 70 meters cascading down.
The majestic view of Iguazu Falls
The forest ecosystem on either side of Iguazu waterfall is protected by national parks of Brazil and Argentia. You can visit the national parks by hiking along beautiful trails in the forest. A day in the park is enough for you to explore and fully enjoy wild flora and fauna.
7. Mount Everest, Nepal
Situated between Tibet and Nepal border, Everest is the highest mountain in the world. In 2007, this place was estimated the height of 8,848 meters above the sea level. Due to tectonic movement, the peak of Everest still adds about 2.5 centimeters per year.
Mount Everest where many travelers dream of conquering
It can be said that the region of Mount Everest has the harshest environment on the planet. The average temperature is -19 degrees Celsius in summer and -36 degrees Celsius in winter. Also, the height of Everest is also a challenge. Everest climber had to face many difficulties such as lack of oxygen, slipped, icy weather and windstorms.
8. Grand Canyon, USA
Grand Canyon is a steep ravine created by Colorado River in the state of Arizona, USA. Situated almost in the entire Grand Canyon National Park, the location was cut to make up a ravine with a 450-kilometer length, width from 0.5 to 25 kilometers and depth of 1500 meters. The majestic, immense and unique beauty of the Grand Canyon makes tourists feel like being lost in a strange planet, not in the earth again.
Grand Canyon - the masterpiece of Creator
The mountains here are strangely shaped with a very uniform pattern. Water, wind and time have contributed to its surface on the rocks, forming a kind of very special geology. Grand Canyon fauna and flora systems are also abundant with many rare plants, squirrel, mink, bobcats, gray foxes and desert sheep.
9. Amazon rainforests, South America
Amazon is a complex of tropical rainforests with an area of 7 million square kilometers, of which the jungle accounted for more than two-third. The forests spread over 9 countries and territories of South America (Guyana, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia).
Amazon rainforests green a huge area of the Earth
The Amazon forest area accounts for more than half of the total area of tropical forests across the planet with the biggest biodiversity. Besides, the Amazon River is the largest river in the world with a total water flow greater than the next 10 largest rivers in the world combined.
Auroras are the most impressive sights of natural light. Created by a reaction between the wave of the solar and magnetic field, Auroras can be seen around the poles of the Earth. Depending on their location, there are two types of auroras: aurora (Northern Lights), and australis (Southern Lights). Auroras can be admired in some suggested countries as New Zealand and Australia. Moreover, the earth is not the only place to enjoy this spectacular light display, the sky of other planets was also lit by this beautiful natural phenomenon.
The word "beautiful" is not enough to describe the wonder of Auroras