National Geographic in the year 2012 made public a list that contained the Wonders of the World. The published list was titled ‘Earth’s Most Awesome Places.’ The list had 25 natural wonders that are divided into three classifications that include: Sky, Land, and Water.
In the Sky category, the redwood trees of California and the mighty Mount Everest are featured here as they make the landscape look breathtaking. In the Land category is the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Sahara Desert in North Africa, and the volcanoes in Hawaii. The water category featured the Blue Lagoon, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the fjords in Norway, the Siberian Lake Baikal, and the south African Victoria Falls.
Here is a closer look to some of these wonders of the world.
The Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon Iceland is placed in the water category and is a geothermal spa composed of seawater which is 70% of the water, and freshwater is 30%. The water is rich in silica, algae, and minerals that are good for the skin and are responsible for its milky blue colour (hence its name). Since its geothermal, The Blue Lagoon has a constant temperature of 38° C even in extreme weather seasons, making it a great destination all year round. Travel by a cozy camper, and see the beauty of the Blue Lagoon and the best of Iceland.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is a coral reef system in Australia. It is the largest in the world. It contains sections of smaller reef systems which are over 2800 and 900 islands. The coral makes up 2,300 kilometres of reef, and it covers 344,400 square meters of the ocean. The Great Barrier Reef is home to many fish, coral and different species of marine species. It has a lot of diversity of species which is remarkable.
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is found in Arizona, United States. It was formed after the erosion of rocks and soil over a long period. What is captivating about the Grand Canyon is the deep rust-red colour coupled with rock layers. It is 446 kilometres long, 29 kilometres wide and 1.8 kilometres deep. The Grand Canyon showcases ages of geological formation and history. Most people who visit it enjoy the astounding view. You can also hike the Canyon.
Paricutin Volcano, Mexico
Paricutin is a cone-shaped volcano in Michoacán Mexico. It was formed in 1943 and is the youngest volcano in North America. It first surged and erupted for nine years, forming the cinder cone volcano. Today, the Paricutin Volcano is dormant. It is a common attraction point for tourists.
Mount Everest, China/Nepal
If you want to view an amazing landscape, then visit Mount Everest. It is a natural landscape. It is 8,848.46 meters above sea level. It is considered the tallest mountain in the world by some people. In Hawaii, Mauna Kea, an underwater mountain, is technically taller than Mount Everest, but it is submerged in water. That is why Mount Everest is considered the tallest mountain in the world.
Where have you visited among these five places? If you have, where did you visit? If you have never visited these places, where would you go first if given the chance?