Natural Wonders Of The World
The world is full of beauty and wonders and for decades, people have done their best to explore and discover as many natural curiosities as possible. Maybe there are still many undiscovered wonders in nature, but those which were already discovered are really stunning and they make us understand that the power of nature is inestimable and it doesn't stop to surprise us continuously. Let's see which would be the most amazing natural wonders of the world and why are they considered unique and marvellous.
Jejudo Island, located 130 km from the southern coast of Korea, is a volcanic island with a surface area of 1,846 square km. It contains a the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes. Here it is also located the tallest mountain of South Korea, Hallasan, and a dormant volcano, surrounded by another 360 volcanoes. The island was created 2 million years ago, after a volcano eruption, it has many craters, stunning caves and rocks and due to the multiple treasures on it, it is considered a triple wonder of nature.
Aurora Borealis, one of the greatest natural wonders, are also known as the Northern Lights, impressing the humankind with colours, dancing lights and spectacular views. They are naturally occurring lights that create fabulous but intriguing displays on the sky of Lapland, Finland and Norway, where the phenomenon is the most visible. They appear as diffused glow lighting up the horizon, as colourful waves across the frozen sky.
Great Barrier Reef is maybe the grandest natural wonder of the world and the only that may be visible recognized from outer space. It is located in the Coral Sea, off the Australian coast of Queensland and it is the largest individual formation created by living organisms. The great reef includes about 900 islands and 2900 separate reefs that can be explored by boat or yacht and other activities like scuba diving and snorkelling are available in the area.
Amazon Rain Forest is the largest rain forest in the world and accounts for over half over the world's total rain forest. Together with the Amazon river, Amazon Rain Forest covers 9 different countries, among which is Brazil, Peru, Bolivia. This natural wonder hosts the largest collection of plants and animal life. The wildlife includes hundreds of mammal species, reptiles, birds and fish, while the vegetation is represented by 40 000 different plants, most of them with a high pharmaceutical and economical value. This stunning marvel of nature can be explored better on a river cruise, but water sports are also available.
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain, a remarkable landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town from South Africa. It can be reached by hiking or by a cable car, being a fascinating tourist attraction. Its main feature is the level plateau approximately 3 kilometres from one side to side, with stunning cliffs on the edge. The flat top is often covered in dense clouds, also known as the ''table cloth''.
Iguazu Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, includes 257 individual falls over 2.7 kilometres. The greatest highlight of this natural wonder is the Devil's Throat, with its U-shape, being 82 metres high, 150 metres wide and 700 metres long. The Iguazu is the most popular tourist attraction of the two countries, with an area containing over 2000 species of plants and 400 species of birds.