Wonders of Nature
Natural phenomena around the world
The Cheops Pyramid, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and Lighthouse of Alexandria, are the original seven wonders of the world we've all heard about.
So here will list some less known wonders that exist around the world. Some of these wonder if not all, are really worth visiting to check out!
The Gates of Hell
In the desert of Turkmenistan Karakoma, a hole where the fire has been burning for decades. A hole of about 20 meters deep and a diameter of 100 meters. While acting as a wonder of nature, it was actually a result of an accident in a mine that occurred in 1971, while geologists where drilling in a cave filled with poisonous gas. Experts had decided to eliminate it by burning it off, but they made a mistake in their assessments and 40 years later, the fire still burns.
- The Gates of Hell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gates of hell are various locations on the surface of the world that have acquired a legendary reputation for being entrances to the underworld. Often they are found in regions of unusual geological activity, particularly volcanic areas, or somet
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Thousands of years of water and wind passed by this very narrow passages. Canyons stretch between the U.S. states of Utah and Arizona. The smallest among them is the Buckskin Gulch, which is in parts so narrow that people could hardly whip through it.
- Slot Canyon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A slot canyon is a narrow canyon, formed by the wear of water rushing through rock. A slot canyon is significantly deeper than it is wide. Some slot canyons can measure less than one metre (3 ft) across at the top but drop more than 30 m (100 ft) to
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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park - Madagascar
Tsingy de Bemaraha is one of the youngest national parks in Madagascar. It is characterized by its 50 meters height sharp spikes of limestone. There live more than 200 animals and over 650 plant species. About Eleven species of lemurs are listed, five families of bats, 103 species of birds and about 34 species of reptiles and amphibians.
- Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a national park located in Melaky Region, Madagascar. The national park centers on two geological formations: the Great Tsingy and the Little Tsingy. Together with the adjacent Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature
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Belize Barrier Reef
This is a group of about 300 kilometers length of coral reefs along the Central American country of Belize. It is considered the second largest such body, after the Great coral reefs in Australia. Belize is one of the few remaining gems of the Caribbean Sea where life has kept its unrushed pace.
- Belize Barrier Reef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Belize Barrier Reef is a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize, roughly 300 meters (980 ft) offshore in the north and 40 kilometers (25 mi) in the south within the country limits. The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300 kilometers (190 mi
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. is considered of the supervolcanoes. NASA scientists found that at a depth of 8,000 meters there are the largest open magma chambers. Yellowstone's volcanism is powered by magma rising from a hotspot. The relatively thick continental crust causes large amounts of magma to build up underground. Each year 1000-2000 earthquakes hit this area.
- Grand Prismatic Spring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world, after Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand and Boiling Lake. It is located in the Midway Geyser Basin.
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Wulingyuan National Park in China
This national park extends over the entire river Suoxi in the Chinese province of Hunan. It is full of wonderful natural beauty in addition to two spectacular natural bridges: Xianrenqias (Bridge of the Immortals) and Tianqiashengkong (Bridge Across the Sky), which is believed to be the highest bridge in the world.
- Wulingyuan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wulingyuan is a scenic and historic interest area in Hunan Province, China, noted for its approximately 3,100 tall quartzite sandstone pillars, some of which are over 800 metres (2,600 ft) in height and are a type of karst formation. The site is in t
- Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China's Hunan Province, the site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 m high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and wate
African desert, whose name means "huge", extends over an area of 50,000 square kilometers. Almost uninhabited of humans and is believed that the Namib is the oldest desert in the world.
- Namib Desert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibi
Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia
In the southwest of Bolivia lies is the largest salt lake in the world. Covered with a crust of salt for several feet deep. Because the crust is so flat, cars regularly cross over it. Below it, lies a thick crust of about 70 percent of worlds reserves of lithium.
- Salar de Uyuni - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the PotosÃ and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, and is elevated 3,656 meters (11,995
Richat Structure - Mauritania
Circular shape of this geological phenomenon located in the southwestern part of the Sahara is a mystery to scientists. It is believed that it was created by a meteor impact or that it was an extinct volcano. It is also thought that it has been caused by uplifted rock sculpted by erosion. Scientists are not sure about its origin and still keep developing new theories.
- Richat Structure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara and Guelb er Richat, is a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of west-central Mauritania near Ouadane. This structure is a deeply eroded, slightly elliptical, 40-km in diameter, do
Socotra Archipelago - Yemen
The Socotra Archipelago reaches 250 miles east from Somalia into the Indian Ocean. Its four islands lie about that same distance south of Yemen. The area of the large island, Socotra, is 1400 square miles. Quiet and remote, its population is some 44,000. (Only sixty or so people live on the three small islands.)
The archipelago was placed under UNESCO protection and is considered to be the strangest in the world.
- Socotra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Socotra, also spelled Soqotra, is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago. It lies some 240 kilometres (150 mi) east of the Horn of Africa and 3
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