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Newly Released List of the Seven Wonders of Nature

The Amazon Rainforest in South America

(Pic: Tourismthworld)

Quick Facts: 
  • Basin encompasses 1.7 billion acres (7 million sq km)
  • 1.4 billion acres (500,000 sq km) are covered by rainforest
  • Rainforest covers parts of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French
Vietnam's Halong Bay

 (source: News7wonders)

Quick Facts:
  • located in Quáng Ninh province, Vietnam.
  • Thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.
  • The bay has a 120 kilometre long coastline
  • Approximately 1,553 square kilometres in size with 1969 islets.
  • 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks. 
  • An abundance of lakes inside the limestone islands.

Komodo Islands, Indonesia

Quick Facts:
  • Includes the three larger islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and smaller ones,
  • A total area of 1,817 square kilometers (603 square kilometers of it land).
  • National park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon.
  • Islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Philippines
Puerto Princesa Underground River
(Source: Cavinti Diaspora)

Quick Facts:
  • located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines.
  • It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river.
  • It winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea.
  • It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers.
  • Reputed to be the world's longest underground river.
  • At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge.
  • Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

Table Mountain, South Africa

(Source: Cape Town Info)

Quick Facts:
  • Located in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Only natural site on the planet to have a constellation of stars named after it - Mensa, meaning “the table.”
  • The flat-topped mountain has withstood six million years of erosion
  • Hosts the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth with over 1,470 floral species.
  • Numerous rare and endangered species.
  • Unique flat-topped peaks which reach 1,086 m above sea level.

Jeju Island

Quick Facts:
  • A volcanic island, 130 km from the southern coast of Korea.
  • The largest island and smallest province in Korea,
  • A surface area of 1,846 sqkm.
  • A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan, the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano, which rises 1,950 m above sea level.
  • 360 satellite volcanoes are around the main volcano.

Iguazua Falls

(Source: news7wonders)

Quick Facts:
  • In Iguazu River, one of the world's largest waterfalls.
  • Extend over 2,700 m (nearly 2 miles) in a semi-circular shape.
  • Of the 275 falls that collectively make up Iguassu Falls, "Devil's Throat" is the tallest at 80 m in height.
  • On the border between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones,
  • Surrounded by two National Parks (BR/ARG).
  • Parks are subtropical rainforests that are host to hundreds of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.



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