Nature Wonders That Will Take Your Breath Away

Mar 09, 2023 By Daniel Jackson

That the world is replete of ancient and modern wonders, feats of engineering and construction, and geologic and natural phenomena that steal your breath away is not exactly news to anyone. That's why it's astonishing to see so many lists that include only a few natural wonders. For this reason, we prepared a list of the world's most stunning natural attractions, including those nominated for other top lists and our favorites. These are the most beautiful natural wonders on Earth, ranging from African deserts and European volcanoes to unusual occurrences occurring worldwide.

The Amazon River

The Amazon River is the longest in South America, with over 4,000 miles. It has the most incredible drainage system on Earth, discharging around 7,4000,000 cubic feet per second, making it one of Earth's most spectacular water basins. Controversy persists about the origin of the Amazon River, leading some to question if the Nile is longer. An Amazon Rainforest is equally magnificent, covering nine nations and accounting for around 40 percent of Brazil's geographical area, all of which lie inside the river's drainage basin. A South American rainforest is home to more species than any other reserve on Earth, and likely many more that have yet to be discovered due to the sheer size of the area.

Jeju Island

South Korea's Jeju Island is a large volcanic island & province located south of the Korean Peninsula and between that country and Japan. Mount Hallasan and the expansive Geomunoreum lava system may be found on Jeju Island, a volcanic island in South Korea.

Ha Long Bay

Northern Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, with its picturesque limestone karsts & floating fishing town, is a significant tourist draw. 1,600–2,000 islands and islets, the vast majority of which are uninhabited, provide a breathtaking panorama. The region was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994 because of its irregular topography, most of which human activity has not altered.

The Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu River forms the border between Brazil and Argentina at the world-famous Iguazu Falls. Iguazu, whose name translates to "great water" in Guarani, is the world's most extensive waterfall system comprising 275 individual waterfalls. The greatest of these falls is the Devil's Throat, a long, narrow, U-shaped canyon whose deafening roar tourists never forget. Here is where almost half of the river's flow falls.

River IN Puerto Princesa

Boat rides may be taken along the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River on the island of Palawan in the Philippines. A team of ecologists in 2010 found the river continues underground, creating little waterfalls within the cave, making the site even more stunning. As the river springs out into the ocean, the tides affect its lowest part.

Komodo Island

Located in Indonesia's archipelago, Komodo Island is best known as the location of Komodo National Park, home to the island's namesake komodo dragons. A sultan from Sumbawa deported thousands of criminals to the island in the nineteenth century, and today only around 2,000 people live there alongside the island's 5,700 surviving Komodo dragons. Pink Sand Beach is also located on the island and is widely regarded as one of the most significant places to go snorkeling and scuba diving in the world.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain, a prominent local feature, dominates Cape Town, South Africa. From above, you may take in magnificent panoramas of the metropolis below. Its most notable feature is a two-mile-long plateau bounded by towering cliffs on all sides. While the illustrious tablecloth clouds frequently blanket the table, it's also a great site to practice cloud gazing, at least from a distance.

THE Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon in Arizona, carved by the mighty Colorado River, is one of the few natural wonders that should be included in every version of this ranking. It's neither the longest nor the steepest canyon in the world at 277 miles in length, up to 18 miles in width, and achieving a depth of over a mile. Still, its total magnitude and the wonderfully colored terrain make it one of the most spectacular natural wonders. Several studies indicate that the Colorado River has been cutting this canyon for the past five to six million years.

Rio DE Janeiro's Port

Some of the world's most stunning scenery—mountains and the sea—surround Brazil's most well-known metropolis. Christ the Redeemer, one of the world's most famous landmarks, stands guard above it all.

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