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Are These The New Seven Wonders of Nature?

Captivating, amazing, and intriguing! These are just some of the words to describe the list of potential new Seven Wonders of Nature.

The world is an amazing canvas illustrating a range of natural beauty and picturesque locations. The following ideally demonstrate the strength in nature and its ability to express and create captivating locations for all of us to explore and experience.

Let us know your thoughts on the following and share with us what you think should be part of the Seven Wonders of Nature.

Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain is an South African icon and is amazing within its sheer capabilities to withstand the test of time. Table Mountain is both picturesque and precious in its offerings of providing home to a range of over 1,400 floral types and an array of rare and endangered species. Identifiable by its distinctively flat-top peaks, Table Mountain is referenced within the stars with the constellation Mensa being named after it. Mensa means "the table".

Table Mountains

Iguazu Falls, South Africa

Iguazu Falls is one of the world's largest rainfalls, this spectacular site is both breath-taking and captivating. In the surrounds of two National Parks, Iguazu Falls spans over 2.7 kilometres and visually forms a semi-circular shape. The surrounding National Parks provide a haven to an abundance of rare and endangered flora and fauna.

Iguazu Falls

The Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Located across nine nations, the Amazon Rainforest is a truly magnificent icon. Spanning more than 1.4 billion acres the Amazon Rainforest is home to a rich and vast amount of wildlife and represents more than half of the world's rainforests. The Amazon River is also truly captivating and holds the title for being the world's largest river based on volume. The Amazon Rainforest is an unspoilt location - no bridges cross the Amazon.

Amazon Rainforest

Jejudo, Korea

Jejudo is renowned as being a volcanic island with a surface area of over 1800 square kilometres. Being the largest island in Korea, Jejudo is characterised by Hallasan, a dormant volcano that emerges and rises 1950 metres above sea level.

Jejudo

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Puerto Princesa


Located in the Philippines this National Park is a true wonder that offers a breath-taking experience. An underground 8.2 kilometre long river in the surrounds of a landscape of limestone karst mountains takes you on a journey marked with formations of stalactites, stalagmites, large chambers, ancient trees, and unique wildlife. Travelling the river takes you through a cave with its path forging with the South China Sea at the end of its journey.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay is located in Vietnam, Halong Bay is a unique location that spans approximately 120 kilometres. Limestone karsts and isles are a distinct feature of the Bay that range in visual appearance of various shapes, sizes, and characteristics.

Halong Bay

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Komodo National Park founded in 1980, Komodo National Park was designated as a safe haven to protect the Komodo dragon. As time passed, the National Park expanded its goals and become home to a range of other wildlife and marine species. The National Park is comprised of Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Padar Island that pushes its total combined land area to 603 square kilometres. Encompassing the sea area, the Komodo National Park is defined as more than 1800 square kilometres.

Komodo National Park