The New 7 Natural Wonders Of The World 2013

Posted by News Editor January 25, 2013 Comments are off 2294 views
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It was that time again, we’re bored of the old 7 natural wonders of the world and we had to make a few changes! That’s why the new 7 wonders of the world committee opened a phone and SMS voting system to the public so that they could choose what the new 7 natural wonders of the world should be. Each new wonder of the world held an inauguration to celebrate their natural wonders’ new found status. Below are the new 7 natural wonders of the world.

Amazon

The Amazon Rainforest is massive and stretches for 1.7 billion acres across nine nations. It’s one of the largest concentrations of rainforest in the world and harbours a vast amount of rare and colourful species. By volume, the Amazon River running through the rainforest is the largest river in the world. If you want to cross it though you’ll be walking for miles and miles and the fact that there isn’t a single bridge spanning over the Amazon, also doesn’t help much!

Halong Bay

Yep you’ve guessed it, it’s in Vietnam! Located in the Quang Ninh Province this bay has thousands of little islands (limestone karsts as they’re scientifically known as) dotting the bay. What makes these isles interesting is that each of them is hollow so they make for a great tourist destination when you want to explore their caves. The shallow waters also have 200 different kinds of species of fish and 450 different kinds of molluscs, if you’re into eating that sort of thing that is.

Iguazu Falls

You’ll find this beautiful waterfall between Argentina and Brazil. It’s surrounded by a sub tropical forest which houses thousands of different species, making for a very diverse and beautiful location to visit. The waterfall extends over 2,700 meter in a semi circular shape…we’re just letting you know so you don’t miss it!

Jeju Island

Off the coast of Korea, you will find the Jejudo volcanic island. The rich ground gives the area a number of healthy plants situated within the dormant volcano, which makes for a beautiful location.

Komodo

Not the dragon itself but the area where the Komodo dragon is protected by the Komodo National Park. The area cordoned off for the park reaches 1,817 square kilometres and was founded in 1980 specifically to protect the endangered Komodo dragon. In later years, the National Park also started protecting marine animals.

Puerto Proncesa Underground River

The Puerto Princesa Underground River is located near the Puerto Princesa City in the Phillippines. The river stretches for 8.2 km underground in a beautiful naturally lit tunnel. It also has massive chambers and various sized stalactites and stalagmites.

Table Mountain

A natural icon for South Africans everywhere…the beautiful and majestic Table Mountain. It’s also the only natural wonder that has a star constellation named after it. It has the richest floral species in such a small area in the world, which harbours rare and endangered species.

When Patrick Jones is not trekking the globe he is on the hunt for great places to stay, whether it means scoping out all the different types of  accommodation in George , South Africa or sleeping in a cave in Vietnam, no trip is too rough or too dangerous for this advernturer!

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