Earth is not simply a planet, teeming with life and constantly evolving. It’s a museum of achievements, both man made and entirely natural. Travel enough and you’ll see them showcased in the Earth’s surface. From physical wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and Mount Everest, to intangible ones such as the Internet and the Northern Lights.
Understanding and remembering our planet’s most awe inspiring features is important, but there are so many. As a result there are several ‘lists’, each comprising seven wonders of each different kind of world, such as the medieval world, the underwater world, and the industrial world. Some were compiled by UNESCO; a United Nations organization dedicated to peace, safety and conservation, whereas others were compiled by the media (e.g. daily newspaper ‘USA Today’). Follow each one of the seven wonders of the world, listed anywhere, and you could travel from 1815 feet high in the CN Tower, Toronto, to 130 feet deep into the ocean; as close as you can get to the Deep Sea Vents.
Some wonders you will have heard of, such as the Grand Canyon and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but some may prove more elusive (Aurora Borealis) and some may not even exist today (the Hanging Gardens of Babylon). One thing is for sure: every single one of the wonders of the world are worthy of a visit, and you will never regret taking the time out to observe, touch, walk around and enjoy them.
Beyond the Wonders
There are hundreds of incredible destinations around the world that may not make a Wonders list, but they are equally spectacular. Check out our travel articles section for tips and information on more wonderous destinations throughout the world.