The Seven Natural Wonders of the World was an international competition held in 2011 inspired by the list of “Seven Wonders of the Modern World”. The initiative came from the New Open World Corporation (NOWC) and recognises seven incredible natural places on planet Earth. They are as follows:
Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)
Table Mountain is part of the Table Mountain National Park, which is globally recognised for its unique biodiversity of fauna and flora indigenous to South Africa. The park encompasses the Table Mountain range that stretches all the up from Signal Hill northwards to Cape Point in the south, including the seas and coastline of the peninsula.
From the city itself, you can look out over Table Mountain, a three-kilometre plateau with more than 1,470 endemic floral species. It’s a natural wonder worth seeing and admiring, and one of which the people of Cape Town are very proud of.
Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)
The stunning Ha Long Bay (Vietnam) has been declared a World Heritage Site and it is considered to be one of the new seven natural wonders. You can sail past the iconic limestone rocks jutting out of the sea from where you can capture a postcard image from the boat deck. In addition, different types of activities such as cruises are held here. Tourists can opt for cruises to observe and take in every nook and cranny. In the case of opting for one of these activities it never hurts to take part in some kind of entertainment while aboard the ship. Movie buffs can download a film to watch on board. Gamblers, such as casino game lovers, can always download apps from sites such as VN online casino or play them directly using a browser. You can usually enjoy the 4/5G connected and play a variety of games such as keno, roulette, poker or even have a live dealer casino experience. All these advantages can be enjoyed anywhere on a mobile device.
Komodo National Park (Indonesia)
Komodo National Park began making the lists of greedy travellers after it was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, although long before that, in 1991, it had already been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Its official creation in 1980 was aimed at protecting the dragon.
The park is located between the Indonesian islands of Sumbawa and Flores, where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. It consists of the large islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and smaller islands such as Kanawa, Bidadari and Seraya. All of them are of volcanic origin.
Puerto Princesa Underground River (Philippines)
The Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and one of the 7 New Natural Wonders of the World in 2011, so it is not surprising that it is part of many trips in the Philippines. Located in Sabang, a sleepy coastal town on the island of Palawan, it is one of the Philippines’ best-known activities.
It occupies an area of more than 22,000 hectares and its geography is basically made up of mountainous landscapes made out of lp, forming a karst-like landscape.
Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
Marking the border between Argentina and Brazil, the impressive Iguazu Falls are one of the most impressive waterfalls on the planet. This is due to the number of waterfalls, as well as the roar of the water that it transmits. These waterfalls are staggered over a unique naturally formed enclave, offering visitors a spectacular experience.
The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical forest in the world. It covers an area of over seven million square kilometres (seven million square kilometres) spread over nine countries, of which Brazil and Peru are the largest. Logically, as considered to be the lungs of planet Earth, it is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
Jeju Island (South Korea)
Jeju was announced in November 2011 as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, along with Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Kaziranga National Park, although it was already considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Biosphere Reserve and a Global Geopark. These accolades are attracting more and more tourists from all over the world to experience this natural beauty sculpted by volcanic eruptions that took place millions of years ago.
Korea’s largest and southernmost island, at 73 kilometres east to west and 31 kilometres north to south, has remained a foreign country for years due to its geographic isolation, something that is reflected in the purity of its landscape.