Natural wonders of the world

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This initiative arose as a result of the new seven wonders of the modern world. The idea was put forward by the Swiss Bernard Weber, founder of the New Open World Corporation. In 2011, the seven natural wonders of the world or seven wonders of nature were chosen by popular vote through an international contest. Of the more than 400 nominees, only 77 made it to the next phase of the competition, from which a panel of experts selected 30 finalists for the final vote. All of them are part of the World Heritage.

Known for being the habitat of the Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards in the world, this Indonesian island is part of the Komodo National Park along with other nearby islands. The park was founded in March 1980 with the aim of protecting the Komodo dragon, an endangered species that only inhabits this region, as well as other flora and fauna of the region, and the sea. This national park is divided into a group of 29 islands in Indonesia, the largest being Komodo, Padar and Rinca. It is also a popular destination for divers because it has one of the most biodiverse seabed with about a thousand species of fish and three hundred varieties of coral.

Wonders of the ancient and modern world

Since the creation of the figure of Heritage by UNESCO, the international organization has protected more than 200 natural areas that it considers of «unparalleled beauty and characteristics». In this Agorapedia we show you some of these natural wonders that are also in our country.

The construction of the Aswan Dam brought a mixed blessing to Egypt because, while it managed to reduce the impact of flooding in a region full of crops near the Nile, the areas behind it were inevitably flooded, forcing thousands of people to move and, above all, endangering the country’s cultural heritage.

That strategy has now allowed the world to enjoy more than 1100 sites considered «World Heritage Sites», 218 of them being «Natural Wonders» that Unesco is willing to protect. Do you want to know 10 of them?

For example, no vehicle access is allowed, while adjacent natural areas that function as a buffer against impacts provide well-controlled ecotourism on part of the property, while maintaining areas for research and studies.

7 natural wonders of the modern world

They are located on the border of three countries; Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. There are 275 waterfalls that form the 4 kilometers of length of the set. The best known is the Devil’s Throat, 80 meters high.

The Amazon is one of the few natural reserves of great magnitude that remain on the planet. It is made up of extensive areas of jungle and tropical forests, inhabited by indigenous peoples and an enormous variety of flora and fauna.

We have to go to South Korea to find this island that will leave us speechless to become another of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Jeju Island, also known as Quelpart or Love Island, is located in the Korean Strait.

These seven places, without distinction, are places that without a doubt you have to see with your own eyes in order to get to perceive their beauty. Seven natural wonders that seem otherworldly, but are within reach of every intrepid traveler who is willing to discover them. If you feel like visiting some of these destinations, check out our pre-sale promotion.

New7wonders of the worldprogram

Seven wonders from three continents received votes from Internet users. Four of the winners are in Asia, two in South America, and one in Africa. In case you don’t remember them, here’s a refresher.

In Komodo National Park – in the smaller islands of Indonesia’s Sonda – the real stars of the show are the dragons, reptiles that can grow up to three meters long and weigh up to 80 kilos. Survivors of Australia’s giant lizards, they have become the main attraction for nature lovers. The park, which encompasses the islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, was considered by Lonely Planet one of the ten best destinations in Asia to travel in 2018. And is that in addition to the dragon, visitors can get close to the beach of Kanawa and dive among a dazzling variety of marine fauna on the reefs.

Located on the Asian mainland, Jeju is also known as Quelpart Island or the «island of love,» as it was for decades a prominent honeymoon destination. Its subtropical climate – warmer than the rest of Korea – volcanic landscapes and lush vegetation attract many Chinese and Japanese tourists looking for a place to relax on the beach. Paradoxically, the island has some peculiarities, such as being in possession of the busiest air route in the world, or the existence of Jeju Loveland, a theme park dedicated to pleasure.

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