Have you ever traveled and simply wonder how beautiful some of the natural parks, rivers, canyons, caves, or any ocean we have on Earth came about? As a people living on this Earth, it’s good to know that we have natural places to visit. Structures that are remarkable, and yet mesmerizing at the same time. The creations that were meant for people to visit, wonder in amazement and be awe-inspired by our world and what it has to offer and see. They include so many works from all across the world.
Here are the Top 10 Natural wonders of the world:
10. Ha Long Bay
In the Gulf of Tonkin, is part of the division of Halong City, Quang Ninh Province, Northern Vietnam. Recognized in 1962, the National Tourism Authority called it a “Renowned National Landscape Monument”. (It’s proper English name is HALONG BAY.) One of the world’s most astonishing and amazing archipelago sea wonders which covers over 1600 islets and islands with the body of water.
The fishing villages encompass approximately 1600 people in population; in fact, they live in “floating villages”. These villages are Cong Tau Vong Vieng, Cong Tau, Ba Hang, and Cua Van. The area covers approximately 1553 km2 and 120 km of coastline which beautifully forms a montage of limestone pillars and natural “sea gems of monolithic islands” that are topped with jungle vegetation.
They rise from the ocean while some are hollow, they encompass large specular caves. They are known as the island’s assets. The majority of the montage of pillars is inhabited and not affected by any humans. Nature lovers flock here because of 500 million years of limestone karsts formation which have undergone various it took approximately 20 million years of it’s present form. In fact, the tropical wet climate in the bay made a home for more than 14 “floral species” and 60 “faunal species’, both of which are considered endemic.
Prehistoric humans made this their home as well. This dates back “tens of thousands of years ago” according to historical research studies. In 1994, it became part of UNESCO World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Ha Long Bay is considered one of the members of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World.
9. Table Mountain
This wonder of the world is exactly what it’s title; it’s a flat-topped mountain that resembles a table. It’s formation Formed into a landmark that overlooks the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Recently considered the New Natural Wonder of the World. Tourists are attracted to it because of the of the hiking capabilities. There is a cableway in which tourists can utilize.
It takes five minutes to get up to the top of the summit. Hiking is another alternative to get to the top of the Table Mountain. 1,089 meters to the top and you’ll be able to explore and venture a 360 degree view of Cape Town. It’s a great way to view the entire area, the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains which surround the major parts of the entire National Park.
8. Puerto Princesa Underground River
In the Philippines, the underground river is one of the most protected beauties. It’s located 360 miles southwest Manila. In 1971, it became established as a National Park on account of preserve, as well as protecting, growing forest which is still “intact”. It has one of the most pristine and distinguished cave systems are the hallmark of this park.
It has the whitest beaches and the wildlife is pleasing to the eyes and ears for all nature lovers. River enthusiasts from all over the world will love to journey through the caves. The water which reflects a cascade of colors on the cave walls becomes a kalidescope to those who get to experience the beauty of nature.
7. Jeju Island
This volcanic island is 130 km and it’s surface is 1,846 sq km in Korea’s southern coastline. It’s the largest island, but the smallest province at it’s location. Jeju contains the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island with lava tubes. At 1,950 m above sea level, Hallasan is part of the island. Being that it’s the tallest mountain there, it’s dormant volcano is the central part for visitors to explore.
This (volcano) is a “cinder cone” in the State of Michoacán, Mexico. Unique because of evolution because of it’s entire existence has been researched and studied by humans, including the observation of it’s volcanic properties. Considered a portion of the Ring of Fire, it covers most of the west central Mexico. An amazing part of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field. Amazing views once atop the volcano.
5. Iguazu Falls
This is considered the “Devil’s throat” or el Garganta del Diablo because of its “U shape”. It’s waterfalls are 82 metres high with 150 metres width and 700 metres long. They’re majestic because the falls are 64 metres on average. The Falls have been, both, Brazil and Argentina’s tourist attraction destination for travel and leisure enthusiasts. It has more than 2000 plant species including 70 mammals which are registered. There are 400 exotic birds in the area as well.
The greatest natural wonder of the world has to put the Northern Lights on the list. Known as the Aurora, it has constant lights which are create an intriguing and splendid amount of displays that have an array of colors in the sky. They swirl, twirl, and become magnificently magical once they appear with diffusing glows that are constantly lighting up the horizon. The most magical display is when the auroras begin to wave across the night skies in Alaska.
3. Mount Everest
The highest mountain in the world. The summit’s peak reaches 29,029 feet or 8,848 m. It’s part of the Himalayan mountain range. It sits on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China. It has a great deal of history and Sir George Everest, the official surveyor-general of India is who it’s named after. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were to be the first to climb it in May 28, 1953; their companions left them behind; they were the first to climb Mount Everest.
2. Coral Sea
In Queensland, Australia’s coastline, the great barrier reef has the world’s largest formation of living organisms known as the Coral Reef. The Great Barrier Reef which contains more than 900 islands plus 2,900 individual reefs. It supports a variety of ecosystems and the largest wonder of nature which is visible from outer space.
1. Grand Canyon
More than 6 million years of natural carving by way of the Colorado River, it’s the largest natural wonder in the world. It nested in Arizona, USA, and has the deepest “gorge” on Earth. The depth of the canyon is one mile. The average width is ten miles. It drops more than 2,200 feet (670m) along 277-mile (446 km) in length. Native Americans inhabited the canyon for thousands of years; they settled within it within it’s mysterious caves. The most popular natives were the Pueblo people; it was a holy site to them. They were known to make pilgrimages to it and through it.
Finally, if you ever have a chance to travel around the world, you have to at least go to one of these top ten natural wonders of the world. Naturally, the more you visit, the more you’ll respect Mother Earth. Consequently, there are a number of lists that claim they are the Natural Wonders of the World. They should all be included in one, but for the most part, these top 10 natural wonders of the world are the most recent and have an array of things to do while visiting.