THE SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD
The natural wonders of this earth are quite many and all of them are spectacular and breathtaking so you might find it difficult to decide on which one to visit and which ones to live out. So that’s why they trim the list down to seven. This is a list of the seven top natural wonders of the world.
The Grand Canyon, USA
Several people have described the Grand Canyon as an impressive part of the world; the Colorado River gave rise to it centuries ago. The fact that it was engraved naturally, it earns it’s a spot on the top seven natural wonders of the world. The mammoth George is estimated to cover a whapping 287 miles in length, 18 miles in width and 1550m in depth.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This is the world’s largest coral reef; it is a collection of over 2,190 reefs and about 900 smaller islands. They together stretch for about 2,600 kilometers and cover an estimated area of 344,410 square kilometers. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is habitat to an infinite number of plans and animals. The Great Barrier Reef also provides the ideal spot for a variety of activities such as snorkeling, deep sea diving and other water sports. When visiting the Great Barrier Reef, many tourists often stay in nearby cities to save on driving time. One of the most popular cities in Australia is Cairns. You can find plenty of deals online, especially if you plan your trip to Cairns with Expedia.
The Rio de Janeiro Harbor, Brazil
Just in case you didn’t know, the famous Rio de Janeiro is in Brazil. The natural occurring port stretches for about 20 miles. The bay can also be identified by the huge statuette of Jesus Christ which the locals refer to as “Christo Redentor” or Christ the redeemer. The statuette is so massive it can easily be seen from the nearby Corcovado Mountain that overlooks the bay.
Mount Everest, China
This is the highest mountain in the world and its peak makes the boundary that connects china and Nepal. The peak is said to grow 2 to 5 kilometers each year and it is currently at 8,844m high.
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
The northern lights are used to identify a light occurrence that is usually visible in the northern areas of Norway, Finland, Sweden, Greenland, Alaska, Iceland and also Canada.
Paricutin Volcano, Mexico
The volcano found in Mexico is believed to have come from nowhere. The new volcano emerged as a fissure in a cornfield in February 1943. The magma then continuously flowed out until February 1952. The volcano has a height of 2,800m.
Niagara Falls, USA AND CANADA
It is found at the boundary of Canada and the US. It consists of three waterfalls namely the Canadian Falls, the American Fall and the Bridal Veil Falls.