New Seven Wonders of Nature

The New Seven Wonders of Nature Competition is still running, so if you haven’t yet chosen your favorite sites, check out our selection of seven places most worthy of honors. Painted by the artistic hand of nature, these sites are truly impressive and some of them definitely deserve to stand on a podium.

The New7Wonders of Nature campaign started in 2007. The competition aims to select seven most amazing natural sites from around the globe, and everyone can vote for their favorite place. New7Wonders of Nature voting will continue throughout 2010 and 2011. The 28 finalists have already been nominated out of hundreds of sites that you can find at www.new7wonders.com.

Here’s our Fantastic Seven:

 

7. Milford Sound. New Zealand.

Milford Sound. By Dr.DeNo
Milford Sound. By Dr.DeNo

Not without reasons Milford Sound is acclaimed to be New Zealand’s most famous tourist spot. This amazing fjord is located in the south west of the country’s South Island, running 15 kilometres inland from the Tasman Sea, which means that the visitors can travel the length of the fiord to the open ocean. This magnetizing land of high peaks and crystal waters is home to dolphins, seals, and penguins.

 

6. Iguazu Falls. Argentina and Brazil.

By Claudio.Ar
By Claudio.Ar

Spectacular Iguazu Falls, shared by Argentina and Brazil, is another breathtaking site that deserves to be placed on the Seven Wonders list. This breathtaking waterfall system comprises 275 falls, and its highest drop – the 82 m (270 ft) Devil’s Throat – is the fifth highest fall in the world.

 

5. Cliffs of Moher. Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher. By code poet
Cliffs of Moher. By code poet

The dark limestone wall of the Cliffs of Moher is one of the flagship sites of Ireland. Stretching along the Atlantic Ocean for 8 kilometers, the cliffs boast 214 m at their highest point. Inhabited by more than 30 species of birds, they are one of the major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds in the country.

 

4. Grand Canyon. The USA.

 Winter in the Grand Canyon. By Michael in San Diego
Winter in the Grand Canyon. By Michael in San Diego

Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is truly grand and spectacular. Although visited and photographed by five million people a year, the site has slightly degenerated to cliché and its jaw-dropping beauty remains untouched.

 

 3. Uluru. Australia.

Uluru. By ernieski
Uluru. By ernieski

Uluru, the iconic site of Australia, is much more than just a gigantic rock formation. The world’s largest monolith is a place of great significance to the local Aboriginal people. Many visitors to the site speak of its magical and spiritual ambiance.

 

2. Galapagos. Ecuador.

Bartolome Island, the Galapagos, Ecuador. By Cocoabiscuit
Bartolome Island, the Galapagos, Ecuador. By Cocoabiscuit

The Galapagos Islands are a unique mix of an exotic destination, bizarre wildlife and volcanic remnants. This isolated land (around 1,000 kilometres from mainland Ecuador) is famed for its vast number of endemic species such as, among many others, land iguanas, Galapagos green turtle or sea lions.

 

1. Halong Bay. Vietnam.

Halong Bay. By ethan.crowley

Halong Bay. By ethan.crowley

Several thousand small green islands, emerging from the azure waters of Halong Bay and dotted with golden beaches, give the site its charming and inimitable beauty. The place brims with fantastic vistas, hidden inlets, unexplored grottoes and caves. Located in the northeast of Vietnam, the site is one of the most amazing places in the world, and a natural wonder deserving a podium.

Have you already glanced over the 28 finalists of the New7Wonders of Nature competition? If yes, tell us which sites are your top seven choices and why. 

 



Comments

  1. You can stay for a few days in Puerto Princesa. There’s not much to see there, but it would good for you to go anyway since you’ll be going there for a few weeks. You can try the Vietnamese reaustrants. Sooo good. The subterranean river is a popular tourist destination, although it’s quite far from Puerto Princesa. There’s also Honda Bay. You can stay in Casa Linda Inn. It’s cheap but clean and comfortable. But I suggest you go farther up north. And I hope you consider staying in some of the great resorts for a few days. Although more expensive, the experience is worth it. Some of the great ones are Club Noah Isabelle in Taytay, El Nido Miniloc in El Nido, or Club Paradise in Coron or Busuanga. You can also research some of the budget resorts in the towns in northern palawan for cheaper accommodations and just hire a banca if you want to go island hopping or diving.You can take a plane to Puerto Princesa. You can ride in an airconditioned van shuttle to go to the northern most point of mainland Palawan. There’s also the bus if you’re more adventurous. It was memorable to sit beside a chicken for 3 hours on a bumpy dirt road, no airconditioning whatsoever. It was great! No sarcasm. Or if you want to go to the islands in northern Palawan like Coron/Busuanga, it might be better to book a flight from Puerto Princesa.

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