Our planet is home to many spectacular natural sights, while many of them are hidden and are yet undiscovered, there are other sites that have become popular natural wonders of the world that inspire visitors with their stunning beauty. From enormous rock formations to majestic waterfalls, our planet’s most extraordinary landscapes are feasts to our eyes and imagination. Compiling a list of natural wonders of the world is not easy, since there are countless natural sites that are worth visiting. Listed below are some of the top natural wonders of the world that represents the best of what nature has to offer.
Grand Canyon located in Arizona, USA, is one of the most remarkable natural wonders of the world. Although it is not the deepest or the longest canyons in the world, its sheer immensity and its colorful landscape makes it one of the most impressive gorges in the world and one of the most visited natural wonders.
Ha long bay situated in North Vietnam is a bay that features thousands of islands and islets. Forming a spectacular seascape, this bay’s outstanding scenic beauty is well worth exploring. While several islands are hollow with massive caves, others have lakes and are home to a plethora of fauna and flora.
The Great Barrier Reef located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia, is the world’s largest coral reef, featuring over 900 island and 3000 individual reefs and is home to one of the most diverse eco systems in the world. It is the only wonder of nature that is visible from space and is definitely one of the grandest natural wonders of the world.
Iguazu Falls situated on the border between Argentina and Brazil is a waterfall system consisting of 275 falls. The majestic U-shaped, Devils Throat Fall, is however the most impressive out of the entire system and considered to be the highlight of a visit here.
The Serengeti ecosystem located in Tanzania and Kenya hosts one of the greatest safari spectacles in the world. This mass migration of land mammals that takes place in Africa is one of the most spectacular events in the animal kingdom and possibly one of the most exceptional natural wonders of the world.
Galapagos Islands, a small archipelago of volcanic islands located in the eastern Pacific Ocean is renowned for its unique island eco system. Home to an array of marine life, these islands are considered by many to be a living museum. The breathtaking sites and diverse wildlife found here make the Galapagos Island a top natural wonder in the world.
Mount Everest located in the Himalayan mountain range on the border between Nepal and Tibet, is the highest mountain in the world. This natural wonder attracts climbers from around the globe, although not all of them reach the summit.
The Amazon Rainforest located in South America, within nine different nations, is the largest tropical rain forest in the world and represents over half of the worlds remaining rainforests. This rainforest is home to a plethora of fauna and flora, unrivaled by any other forest.
The Great Blue Hole located in Belize, is a 125 meter deep and 300 meter wide hole that is considered to be one of the best places for scuba diving.
Pamukkale located in Turkey are surely the most breathtakingly beautiful mineral hot springs in the world. This natural wonder in the south west part of Turkey is a popular tourist attraction and draws numerous visitors. However, access has now been restricted in order to preserve this stunning natural wonder.
Aurora, also called the northern lights is only visible in the north sky from the northern hemisphere. These naturally occurring lights that create a spectacular display in the sky is one of the most amazing and intriguing sights to be seen and is possibly one of the greatest natural wonders in the world.
Table Mountain located in Cape Town, South Africa, is a flat topped mountain resembling a table. This natural wonder is a prominent landmark of the city and a popular attraction visited by numerous tourists every year.