Our wonderful planet is full of some of the most amazing natural wonders that are worth all the hype and popularity. Even though many of these wonders got formed over millions and millions of years due to some natural phenomenons such as volcanic eruptions, water and wind erosion, and other forces, the end result was pretty amazing and astounding. There’s another world beyond the seven official natural wonders of the world and are definitely worth exploring. The list is never-ending when it comes to finding the most beautiful places on our planet earth but some of them are just so astounding and breathtaking that you cannot miss out on exploring them. We have rounded up a list of top 5 natural wonders which we believe represents the best of what Mother Nature has to offer.
The Grand Canyon Park, Arizona
Located in northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States. It got carved out by the Colorado River in Arizona over the course of 5 to 6 million years. This might be the most famous canyons in the world but it certainly isn’t the highest or biggest canyons. These canyons attain a depth of over 1.6 km and 446 km long, which doesn’t make it the deepest but its overwhelming size and the intricate, colorful landscape makes this place a must-visit for visitors which offer beautiful views of these canyons that are unmatched throughout the world.
Mount Everest, Nepal
Besides being the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is another great tourist spot that attracts a number of climbers of all levels. To be able to visit this place, you don’t necessarily have to make it to the summit; you can have the best view of Mount Everest in the Himalayas which will also be counted as a visit. Located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, each year this mountain attracts a lot of climbers, while some of them successfully manage to reach the top of the mountain, some people die during the climb due to various reasons such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind.
The Galapagos Island, Ecuador
Belonging to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of volcanic island lying 1000 km west of the South American continent. The islands might be remote and isolated but they are world-renowned for its unique ecosystem and this is the island that inspired Charles Darwin to formulate the theory of evolution. The land of Ecuador is home to a unique enclave of species that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. The best way to get a better view of the amazing sites and the incredible wildlife is by taking a boat tour. However, when you visit this place, you will have to be very careful with this delicate ecosystem as tourism here is carefully controlled to protect the fragile environment.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay is one of the most popular and loved tourist attractions in Vietnam which is made up of 1,600 to 2,000 islands and islets, out of which many of them are still uninhabited. Each island is topped with thick jungle vegetation which makes for a spectacular view from the top. The area became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994 which is often included as one of the natural wonders of the world. The best way to make the most of your visit to this island is by taking a bay cruise on a traditional junk boat that even takes you beyond the destined locations for a much better experience.
Iguazu Falls, Brazil-Argentina
Iguazu falls are without any doubt one of the most incredible and impressive natural waterfalls you would have ever seen in the world. Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, this waterfall consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The most impressive waterfall out of the whole lot is devil’s throat, a U shaped, 82 meter high, 150 meters wide, a 700-meter long waterfall which makes for such a spectacular and majestic view.