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A Guide to the Top Natural Wonders of the World

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

Planet Earth is inundated with enthralling locations, many of which are a gift of nature, formed organically due to the whims and fancies of various natural forces where you can travel cashless. Although beauty is in the eye of the beholders, in a recently announced popularity poll, the following locations were deemed the seven 'natural wonders of the world.' So what are they, and what is their specialty? Let us find out.

The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

The enthralling natural wonders of the world are primarily naturally-formed displays that require an aerial view to capture their true vastness and domineering presence. They include –

  1. The Northern Lights – Officially termed the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are a naturally occurring phenomenon. They appear as a light show of frolicking colors; greens, blues, and purples are usually formed when electrically charged particles produced by solar flares or extreme sun activity interact with the gaseous particles found in the earth's atmosphere. The Northern lights are visible the closer you go to the Arctic Circle.

  2. The Grand Canyon – It is a towering canyon located in Arizona, United States. The Grand Canyon was formed by natural rock and soil by the Colorado River. Its massive and colorful landscape offers a breathtaking view unlike anywhere else in the world.

  3. Mount Everest – One of the world's natural wonders is Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak at 8486.86 meters. Everest is located within the Himalayan ranges along the border of Nepal, Tibet, and China.

  4. Victoria Falls – It is situated in Africa along the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The water of Victora Falls comes from the Zambezi River. You can access the waterfall through helicopter and microlight tours in Zambia and Zimbabwe. The brave-hearted can also try dipping into the Devil's Pool, located at the perimeter of the waterfall on the Zambian side.

  5. Paricutin – A rather unsung hero of the world's seven natural wonders, Paricutin is a unique and newly-formed cinder cone volcano in Michoacan, Mexico. It erupted in 1952. You can embark on a twelve-mile round trip to the volcano's peak on foot or horseback. You can visit Paricutin any time of the year, and accommodation options are available in the nearby town of Uruapan.

  6. The Great Barrier Reef – It is the world's largest coral reef, encompassing over 900 islands and around 3000 separate reefs, and measures approximately 2300 kilometers in length. The Great Barrier Reef is situated in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Boat trips, excursions, and snorkeling are available to explore this natural wonder of the world.

  7. The Harbour of Rio de Janeiro – Also known as Guanabara Bay, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is the world's largest natural bay in terms of volume. It is surrounded by towering granite rock formations and monoliths. The conventional way of seeing Guanabara Bay is to travel through the rack railway to Tijuca National Park. This journey takes you to the uppermost region atop one of the granite peaks overlooking the harbor.

So, there we have it, a crisp introduction to the seven stunning natural wonders of the world.

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