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The Current 7 Natural Wonders of The World

Updated on August 31, 2014

Here is a list of the current (2011/2012) seven natural wonders of the world as chosen by the public from a vote. The votes are held by the New7Wonders initiative started in 2007. It was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and is a Swiss-based foundation. The last vote was held at 11.11am in November 11th 2011. The results of this poll will be announced in the early months of 2012 after stringent counts, checks and rechecks. Below is a list of the current seven wonders before these changes come into force.

I have organised them below in alphabetical order, they are not and do not get, ranked. All wonders are of equal merit.

The Amazon Rainforest

Quick Facts:


  • The rainforest, so vast is located within 9 nations; Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
  • Represents the remaining rainforest.
  • The Amazon is the most specie-rich tropical rainforest in the world.
  • The Amazon river, located in the Amazon, is the largest river (in volume) in the world.

Halong Bay

Quick Facts:


  • Located in Quáng Ninh Vietnam
  • Compiles of islands in various shapes and sizes and thousands of limestone karsts (rocks shaped by erosion).
  • One specific feature of Halong Bay is the lake within the huge limestone island.
  • Many of the islands are hollow and there are openings to enormous caves.
  • The caves have up to 200 species of fish and 450 species of mollusks.

Iguazu Falls

Quick Facts:


  • Located in the Iguazu river in between the borders of Argentine Missiones, and the Brazilian state of Paran á.
  • On of the largest waterfalls in the world with a top height of 82 metres.
  • The falls are formed by a group of 272 smaller falls.
  • The biggest attraction of the Iguazu falls is the Garganta del Diablo, or Devil's Throat where the largest volume of water passes causing an almighty roar. The sound of which can be heard several miles away.

Jeju Island

Quick Facts:


  • Jeju is a volcanic island.
  • It is both the smallest province and the largest island located 130km from the southern cost of korea.
  • The surface area of the island is just 1846sqkm.
  • A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan is the tallest mountain and dormant volcano which rises 1950m above sea level.
  • There are 360 satellite volcanoes around the main volcano.

Komodo Island

Quick Facts:


  • Located in the National Park, Indonesia.
  • Komodo is one of three main islands that make up the national park. The other two are Rinca and Padar. There are also numerous other smaller islands orbiting.
  • The park was founded in 1980 to protect its inhabitants, the komodo dragon. Since then it is in place to also protect other species including marine animals.
  • The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

Quick Facts:


  • Located in the Philippines about 50km north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, in a the St. Paul mountain range.
  • Also known as St. Paul's subterranean river due to its location.
  • Asia's longest subterranean river measuring 8.2km and the world's second longest.
  • The river comes out into a lagoon said to possess heavenly clear waters.
  • The caves on the river has carved has many stalactites and stalagmites, as well as many chambers.

Table Mountain

Quick Facts:


  • Located above Cape Town in South Africa.
  • It spans 57sqkm.
  • The highest point of the mountain is at Maclear's Beacon, standing at 1086m above sea level on the eastern side of the front of the mountain.
  • The level plateau is approximately 3km long.
  • Table mountain was named so in 1503 after Antonio Saldanha, the first european who landed in Table Bay, climbed it.
  • It is the only destination on Earth to have a constellation of stars named after it.

A Video of Compiled Images of The 7 Wonders

New 7 Wonders Website

After being asked the question through comments, I thought it best to give you all the website of where to get further information straight from the New 7 Wonders website and am glad it was pointed out! Thanks to Dipless!

This particular link will take you to a page showing the 28 finalists. So you can see if your guesses that weren't here, are there!:

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      Alma Cabase 5 years ago from Philippines

      The world is so beautiful yet we continue to pollute it. These wonders should be a reminder to all of us that we should do our part in conserving it.

      This is a very interesting hub.

      Regards,

      Alma

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Very good article, although I'm surprised that the Serengeti didn't make the list.

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      Matt Dawes 5 years ago from England

      Thank you Alma, I agree such wonders should be conserved, they are remarkable. Check back in the next few months for the new 2012 wonders and see what changes have been made.

      Matt (My real name).

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      Matt Dawes 5 years ago from England

      Thanks JKenny, the Serengeti is a beautiful expanse, it could make it to the list this year! The re-release of The Lion King might help!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I've heard of nearly all of these except for Jeju island. That picture makes it look so unusual. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      dipless 5 years ago from Manchester

      Wow thank you for sharing this, have you got a link to the voting results, some stunning places, but some do surprise me.

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      Matt Dawes 5 years ago from England

      Thanks Alocsin, glad you enjoyed it.

      Hi Dipless, yes! Thank you for asking, i'll pop it on the hub. This is the site for New 7 Wonders (n7w):

      http://world.n7w.com/new7wonders-of-nature-finalis...

      This particular link will take you to the 28 finalists so see if any of your guesses are there!

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      AureliaMilani 5 years ago

      really interesting, thank you for this article!!!

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      AfricaResource 5 years ago from Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

      Excellent, although im surprised Mt Kilimanjaro isn't on the list!

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      zinzile 5 years ago

      there`s nothing amaizing about the table mountains , i say put back the victoria falls in Zimbabwe...

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      ZandaDee 5 years ago from Sydney

      Wow Jeju Island looks pretty cool, I had never heard of it.

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      Joe Njenga 5 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

      Interesting Facts about the Wonders of the World. I enjoyed reading your article. Thanks

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      jai-eul rio lee 5 years ago

      wow, . .very beautiful puerto princessa subterqanean river. .unbelievable. . .try to visit this

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      jai-eul rio lee 5 years ago

      wow, . .very beautiful puerto princessa subterranean river. .unbelievable. . .try to visit this

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      lalang 5 years ago

      Earth is such a wonderful creation of God,, Im so glad i was born and experienced his good creation,.. Lets start to protect our mother earth and preserved his beauty for the next generation.

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      So proud to be living in Cape Town, great hub! Voted up, beautiful and interesting! :)

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      The underground river is a treasure we Filipinos are proud of. We just hope that enough support is given to keep the place pristine.

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      Venugopaal 5 years ago from India

      nice to find the wonders. A great hub!!!

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      keerthi 5 years ago

      Nice wounders

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      vanixssa 5 years ago

      how beautiful world is. if we just conserve and protect nature more wonderful things may appear..

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      tau 5 years ago

      wat hapend 2 Victoria falls?????

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      riannray16 5 years ago

      nice very beautiful tnx for this article good job man... from the heart of pearl philippines :)

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      sruthi 5 years ago

      its awesome a wonderful job man

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      Sethughes 5 years ago

      Very interesting to read. Great hub!

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      WeNT 4 years ago

      Get to know the wonders leave nomore wonder

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      skellymark 4 years ago

      nice!!!! i'm really interested to read and watch articles like this...

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      harshy 4 years ago

      its just mind blowing,beautiful n amazing!! never knew such kind of places existed!

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      chenie 4 years ago

      im so proud becouse number 5 is philiphine:))

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      Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks. I use to teach these topics and always in awe . Great article.

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      Matt Dawes 4 years ago from England

      Thanks for all the comments guys and gals. Glad you like the hub!

      Unfortunately no update is available till next year, but information on the wonders is coming to this hub soon, answering questions including:

      - Who decides on the wonders?

      - How are they chosen?

      - What is the criteria needed?

      - Why are seven wonders elected at all?

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      Archa 4 years ago from India

      Nice post and wonderful pictures..:)

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      ahra babarin 4 years ago

      i hope that camiguin island would be the next one of the 7 wonders of the world :))

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      phillip 4 years ago

      great pictures with an awesome descriptions

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This is an interesting collection of places for the new seven wonders. The falls I believe wold be my favorite and the rainforest second. After watching a movie about the rainforest MEDICINE MAN about 20 years ago now, I was so intrigued I have always wanted to go there ...and soon..before there are no more. Just a question...have you traveled to each of these spots? What a journey that would be? Thanks for sharing.

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      mariya 4 years ago

      very interesting facts , and super pictures

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      lalit 4 years ago

      taj mahal is not in list and it's a wonder...

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      Lady Jen Palven 4 years ago from Philippines

      I am proud that our very own puerto princessa subterranean river is one of the seven wonders of the world. It it also called Underground river, when you enter the cave you can see different images on the rock formations if your imagination is really wild. You can see bats flying or sleeping (just don't open your mouth when you tilt your head, you might eat their feces or something hehe), the tour only takes 1 hour because there are still parts of the cave that needs to be explored by the professionals.

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      ratnaveera 4 years ago from Cumbum

      Thanks for sharing this great information about seven wonders of the world. It's really interesting to read the facts about each wonder. You have also added nice pictures. Great Work!

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      JanMaklak 4 years ago from Canada

      Truly amazing places and thank you for sharing these with all of us

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      ronny2005 4 years ago from HubPages

      Thanks for sharing such a wonderful hub. Shared.

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      Magdaleine 4 years ago

      Wonderful places! Hopefully all of us can preserve these 7 wonders of the world. I am sure actually there are more than 7 :)

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      William Benner 4 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Great article, thank you for sharing!

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      Matt Dawes 4 years ago from England

      Hi Pstraubie48, I've unfortunately not been to any of these wonders. I as everyone do have aspirations though! I'll consider myself lucky if I get to visit even one! I think Halong Bay would be my first choice, it just looks like paradise. I think the rainforest would be good in small doses, but realistically I'd find it sweaty and be annoyed by all the fly's and bugs! A small sacrifice to pay though.

      Lalit! The Taj Mahal is a wonder, you're not wrong. It is a man-made wonder though, not a natural one. To see the man-made wonders of the world check out another of my hubs:

      https://owlcation.com/humanities/The-Current-7-Man...

      Thank you to everyone else for your feedback, I'm glad you're enjoying this hub and that it is proving useful. Hawkstryker.

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      pinkhawk 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      These wonders are simply amazing! Thanks for sharing this awesome compilation. ^_^!

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      rekha keerthi 4 years ago

      amazing i love it

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      frozenink 4 years ago

      Beautifully written! I've went to Hallasan in Jeju. Very nice place!

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      kavi 4 years ago

      images are very beautiful and very nice.

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      subiksha 4 years ago

      it's so marvelous and beautiful.i'm really amazing.....................

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      Stellar Phoenix Review 4 years ago

      This content is incredible! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your pictures, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost..lol.) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! Stellar Phoenix Review

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      Tautineilinda.solifonolavea 4 years ago

      Images are very beautiful, every 7 wonders are amazing.

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      Christian Philip 4 years ago

      It's so beautiful world.

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      Ailepata tagaloa 4 years ago

      It is so beautiful that you can't imagine....!

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      mhariel cueto 4 years ago

      what a wonderful world we have!!! so be proud to where we are ! you can't see these beautiful destinations from other planets only in the earth!

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      Elly 2 years ago

      It's lovely to see all these beautiful places God has given us. It's our job to protect them and keep them.

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      vinez 2 years ago

      its so amazing that puerto princesa subterranean river belong to the 7 wonders of the world.....

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      Nitesh Jain 15 months ago from Kolkata, West Bengal, India

      Nice Post! thanks for sharing the news.

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