We’ve all heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, the manmade ones that is. But did you know there is a list of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World?
Being awe-inspired after visiting Kruger National Park last year in South Africa and the Jeita Grotto in Lebanon this year, these seven wonders are on my bucket list to experience.
If they can hold the top spots of all-natural wonders they must surely be nothing but incredible.
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Aurora Borealis as the Northern Lights are also called is a phenomenon which is mainly seen in the northern hemisphere.
However, they do occur in the south too. They are naturally occurring lights that appear to look like glowing, dancing waves and can best be seen at night in spring and fall in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Canada.
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The Grand Canyon is a wonderful national park and was once created by the Colorado River and is now a massive gorge in Arizona, US. It is on the top list of natural wonders and also among the natural wonders of the world because of its beautifully colored and picturesque landscape.
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Mount Everest is located in the Himalayan mountain range which borders China, Nepal and Tibet.
It is the highest mountain in the world and represents the highest spot on earth.
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Victoria Falls is located at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia and is the largest waterfall in the world because of its width.
It was first discovered by the Scottish explorer David Livingstone in 1855, which is why you can find a bronze statue of him near the falls.
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Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef stretches along the northeastern coast of Australia and is the largest coral reef system in the world. It consists of over 2,900 separate reefs, includes over 900 small islands and supports one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. It can even be seen from space!
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The Paricutin volcano in Mexico was named one of the seven natural wonders in the world because it’s the youngest volcano in America and its birth was witnessed by humans. Within the first year it grew 3/4s of its size but has been dormant since 1952.
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Harbour of Rio de Janeiro
Guanabara Bay also known as the Harbour of Rio de Janeiro was created by erosion from the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by unique mountains and formations. Based on the volume of water it is the largest bay in the world.