The world is full of natural as well as manmade wonders, which continue to fascinate the human race. These wonders have been discovered by mankind over a period of time.
Here is a list of top 10 natural wonders in the world:
Sahara, the largest desert of the world, is one of the natural wonders. This desert is located in Northern Africa and has very little rainfall. It has barren and rocky plateaus rather than sand dunes.
9.Ha Long Bay
Next on the list of top 10 natural wonders in the world is the Ha Long Bay, which comprises of 1600 islands forming a magnificent seascape of limestone pillars. These pillars of various shapes and sizes have been formed in a period of 500 million years.
Table Mountain in South Africa is another amazing natural wonder, which is famous for its prominent flat shaped top, as suggested by its name. The mountain entices thousands of tourists, with attractions such as hiking and cableway.
The volcanic island of Jeju located on the Southern coast of Korea comes next among the top 10 natural wonders of the world. It has been declared as a world heritage site and is famous for a dormant volcanic mountain, Hallasan, which is also the tallest mountain in South Korea.
Next on this list are the famous volcanic islands called the Galapagos Islands, which lie in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The island archipelago has a unique ecosystem and wonderful wildlife, which can be witnessed by taking a boat tour of the scenic islands.
Auroras or Northern Lights are natural lights which form a brilliant display in the sky. They appear like dancing waves in the sky and create an eye catching and spectacular experience for the onlookers.
The magnificent waterfalls called Iguazo Falls come next on the list of top 10 natural wonders in the world. These falls are 700 m long, 150 m wide and 82 m high, and boast of thousands of amazing species of flora and fauna, making them a great attraction for tourists.
3.Great Barrier Reef
Next on this list is the amazing Great Barrier Reef, off Queensland coast of Australia, which comprises of more than 900 islands, making it the largest coral reef in the world. The reef has been formed by coral polyps, which are living organisms.
One of the most famous natural wonders of the world is Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain in the world reaching up to a height of 8848 m. the mountain lies on the border of Nepal, China and Tibet and was named after Sir George Everest. It was first conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA is anther remarkable creation of nature. The natural gorge which reaches a depth of 1 mile and width of 10 miles on an average, has been created by the action of Colorado River over millions of years of time.
Some other well known natural wonders of the world are the Amazon Rainforests, Paricutin Volcano, Puerto Princesa Underground River, Serengeti and Antarctica.