February 2, 2012
According to the New7Wonders, the company that organized the international competition, first in the list of candidates was about 440 seats, but now the pre-selected seven winners. Official results will be announced early next year, as long as a list of seven sites that have received more than a million votes, as follows.
Iguazu Falls, located on the river of the same name, is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. They stretch more than 2,700 feet in length, forming a series of semicircular shape. Of the 275 separate waterfalls that together make up the Iguazu Falls, the highest is the “Devil’s Throat.”
The water here falls from a height of 80 meters. This is a wonder of the world lies on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones, and is surrounded by two national parks. Both the park – it’s subtropical forests that are home to hundreds of rare and endangered plants and animals.
Amazon and the Amazon jungle
The Amazon rainforest, also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon basin, includes 7 million square miles of impenetrable jungle, the Amazon forest raskinuvshiTropicheskie, also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon basin, includes 7 million square miles of impenetrable jungle stretched in nine countries. Amazon – more than half of all tropical forests remaining on the planet, this place is one of the richest flora and fauna ..
Jeju Island Jeju Island or (Cheju-do) geographically located in the Korea Strait at 130km from the coast of the Republic of Korea. Cheju-do of volcanic origin, which emerged about 2 million years ago. The area occupied by an island of 1845 square meters. km. Located on the island volcano Hallasan, which is the highest point in the country (1950m). Hallasan surrounded by 360 smaller volcanoes, satellites.
Jeju-do is known for the magnificent system of lava tubes (caves) Geomunoreum, created during a volcanic eruption 100 – 300 thousand years ago. There are five caves. The temperature in the caves of 11-21 ° C. okoloko Tunnels of Cheju-do adorned with stalactites and natural stone columns. In the caldera located only natural lake in the country. There are waterfalls. The climate is predominantly subtropical. Jeju Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Underground River of Puerto Princess and the eponymous national park located about 50 kilometers away from Puerto Princess and the Philippines. Impressive feature of this place is a mountain with an underground river length of 8.2 kilometers. In addition to its “underground”, the river is beautiful by the fact that out of the mountain flows directly into the South China Sea.
River-a cave decorated with numerous stalactites and stalagmites, as well as several large caves. It is the longest underground river in the world. The mouth of the cave is framed by ancient trees growing right at the water and the beach near the entrance to the cave gives shelter to various animals.
Komodo National Park (Komodo) geographically located between the islands of Flores and Sumbawa, Indonesia. The park includes three islands: Komodo, Padar and Rink, and several smaller islands.
The total area of 75 thousand hectares of the park. In the park rather diverse flora and fauna. Including the Komodo monitor (Komodo dragon) – the largest lizards on earth. Komodo National Park is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Halong Bay (Ha Long Bay, Ha Long) is located on the coast of the South China Sea, Vietnam. Halong Bay is known that the bay is scattered many islands of various sizes and shapes (including “sculpture”). There are about 2000 islands consist of limestone.
Ha Long Bay means “bay of descending dragons.” Also in the bay you can find caves and grottoes, and admire the stalactites and stalagmites. Halong Bay vspisok made UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Table Mountain (Table Mountain) and Tafelberg (Tafelberg) is located on the shore of Table Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. Table Mountain rises to 1086 m above sea level, with vertical slopes and a flat top, hence the name of the mountain. Mount consists of a number of known sites.
Actually the flat plateau of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, the peak of the Twelve Apostles, the peak of Lion’s head. As a tourist attraction in Cape Town, Table Mountain attracts tourists from all over the world. The mountain can rise through the cable car.