15 Top Natural Wonders Of The World

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  • 15 Top Natural Wonders Of The World

Everyone knows about the 7 wonders of the world. But only very few tend to admire the natural wonders. There are lots of natural wonders that are more wonderful than what we humanshave built over many years.Now admire 15 most attractive and amazingnatural wonders of our planet. 1Milford Sound One of New Zealand's best-known tourist attractions, Milford Sound attracts about 500,000 visitors each year, and features rocky cliffs, cascading waterfallsand dense forests. 2Angel Falls The highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls is located in Venezuela, along the border with Brazil. The waterfall boasts a height of more than 3,200 feet. 3Vesuvius It is the only volcano on Europe's mainland to have erupted in the past 100 years, but Italy's Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in 79 AD. The explosion and its aftermath destroyed the city of Pompeii. 5Halong Bay Because of its abundance of precipitation, most of the islands of Halong Bay are uninhabited. Located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam, it features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. 5El Yunque Puerto Rico's 28,000-acre El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System 6Grand Canyon This well-known and frequently visited U.S. National Park runs a mile deep, averages 10 miles wide and was carved out over the past 6 million years 7Mud Volcanoes It is estimated that 300 of the planet's estimated 700 mud volcanoes are found in Gobustan, Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. In Azerbaijan, eruptions are driven from a deep mud reservoir which is connected to the surface even during dormant periods, when seeping water still shows a deep origin. 8Puerto Princesa Underground River The subterranean river, located in the Philippines, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and winds about 5 miles into the South China Sea. 9Amazon This 1.7 billion-acre jungle makes up more than half of the rainforests remaining on the planet. The Amazon is situated in nine countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. 10Cliffs of Moher One of the most visited tourist sites of Ireland, the vertical Cliffs of Moher tower 650 feet high and plunge abruptly into the churning Atlantic Ocean. 11Matterhorn At 14,690 feet, the Matterhorn is not even the highest mountain in Switzerland, but it is one of the world's most photogenic, rising up on four elegant faces to a craggy peak along the Swiss-Italian border. 12Komodo Island Indonesia's Komodo National Park was founded in 1980 to protect the endangered Komodo dragon. Attacks on humans by Komodo dragons are rare, but the animals have a fearsome reputation because their sharp teeth and poisonous salivacan kill a person within days of a bite. 13Sundarbans The Sundarbans delta, located in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, is home to the largest mangrove forest on the planet. "Sundarban" literally means "beautiful jungle" or "beautiful forest" in the Bengali language. 14Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro National Park was inscribed to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1987. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa, rising 19,340 feet in the air. 15Red Sea Reef The Red Sea Reef stretches over 1,240 miles along the coast of Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea. There are more than 1,100 species of fish that call this Red Sea Reef home and nearly 10% of these are exclusive to this region. The reef features include abundant aquatic life, platforms, lagoons, and cylinders The End May we not destroy Natures Wonders Of Beauty. In them we can find peace, bliss and serenity With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe