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The Current 7 Natural Wonders of The World

Here is a list of the current seven natural wonders of the world as chosen by the public from a vote. These wonders achieved their status in 2012 and still hold it to this day (October 2017 at time of writing). The votes are held by the New7Wonders initiative started in 2007. It was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and is a Swiss-based foundation. The last vote was held at 11.11am in November 11th 2011. The results of this poll were announced in the early months of 2012 after stringent counts, checks and rechecks. Below is the result; a list of the current seven wonders.

I have organised them below in alphabetical order, they are not and do not get, ranked. All wonders are of equal merit.


The Amazon Rainforest

Quick Facts:

  • The rainforest, so vast is located within 9 nations; Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
  • Represents the remaining rainforest.
  • The Amazon is the most specie-rich tropical rainforest in the world.
  • The Amazon river, located in the Amazon, is the largest river (in volume) in the world.

Halong Bay

Quick Facts:

  • Located in Quáng Ninh Vietnam
  • Compiles of islands in various shapes and sizes and thousands of limestone karsts (rocks shaped by erosion).
  • One specific feature of Halong Bay is the lake within the huge limestone island.
  • Many of the islands are hollow and there are openings to enormous caves.
  • The caves have up to 200 species of fish and 450 species of mollusks.

Iguazu Falls

Quick Facts:

  • Located in the Iguazu river in between the borders of Argentine Missiones, and the Brazilian state of Paran á.
  • On of the largest waterfalls in the world with a top height of 82 metres.
  • The falls are formed by a group of 272 smaller falls.
  • The biggest attraction of the Iguazu falls is the Garganta del Diablo, or Devil's Throat where the largest volume of water passes causing an almighty roar. The sound of which can be heard several miles away.

Jeju Island

Quick Facts:

  • Jeju is a volcanic island.
  • It is both the smallest province and the largest island located 130km from the southern cost of korea.
  • The surface area of the island is just 1846sqkm.
  • A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan is the tallest mountain and dormant volcano which rises 1950m above sea level.
  • There are 360 satellite volcanoes around the main volcano.

Komodo Island

Quick Facts:

  • Located in the National Park, Indonesia.
  • Komodo is one of three main islands that make up the national park. The other two are Rinca and Padar. There are also numerous other smaller islands orbiting.
  • The park was founded in 1980 to protect its inhabitants, the komodo dragon. Since then it is in place to also protect other species including marine animals.
  • The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

Quick Facts:

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  • Located in the Philippines about 50km north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, in a the St. Paul mountain range.
  • Also known as St. Paul's subterranean river due to its location.
  • Asia's longest subterranean river measuring 8.2km and the world's second longest.
  • The river comes out into a lagoon said to possess heavenly clear waters.
  • The caves on the river has carved has many stalactites and stalagmites, as well as many chambers.

Table Mountain

Quick Facts:

  • Located above Cape Town in South Africa.
  • It spans 57sqkm.
  • The highest point of the mountain is at Maclear's Beacon, standing at 1086m above sea level on the eastern side of the front of the mountain.
  • The level plateau is approximately 3km long.
  • Table mountain was named so in 1503 after Antonio Saldanha, the first european who landed in Table Bay, climbed it.
  • It is the only destination on Earth to have a constellation of stars named after it.

A Video of Compiled Images of The 7 Wonders

New 7 Wonders Website

After being asked the question through comments, I have attached a link below of where to get further information straight from the New 7 Wonders website.

This particular link will take you to a page showing the 28 finalists. So if your choices weren't here, you might find them there!:

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Nitesh Jain from Kolkata, West Bengal, India on April 06, 2016:

Nice Post! thanks for sharing the news.

vinez on December 15, 2014:

its so amazing that puerto princesa subterranean river belong to the 7 wonders of the world.....

Elly on September 10, 2014:

It's lovely to see all these beautiful places God has given us. It's our job to protect them and keep them.

mhariel cueto on May 07, 2013:

what a wonderful world we have!!! so be proud to where we are ! you can't see these beautiful destinations from other planets only in the earth!

Ailepata tagaloa on April 26, 2013:

It is so beautiful that you can't imagine....!

Christian Philip on April 26, 2013:

It's so beautiful world.

Tautineilinda.solifonolavea on April 26, 2013:

Images are very beautiful, every 7 wonders are amazing.

Stellar Phoenix Review on February 22, 2013:

This content is incredible! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your pictures, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! Stellar Phoenix Review

subiksha on January 29, 2013:

it's so marvelous and beautiful.i'm really amazing.....................

kavi on January 29, 2013:

images are very beautiful and very nice.

frozenink on January 08, 2013:

Beautifully written! I've went to Hallasan in Jeju. Very nice place!

rekha keerthi on December 31, 2012:

amazing i love it

pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on December 02, 2012:

These wonders are simply amazing! Thanks for sharing this awesome compilation. ^_^!

Matt Dawes (author) from England on November 22, 2012:

Hi Pstraubie48, I've unfortunately not been to any of these wonders. I as everyone do have aspirations though! I'll consider myself lucky if I get to visit even one! I think Halong Bay would be my first choice, it just looks like paradise. I think the rainforest would be good in small doses, but realistically I'd find it sweaty and be annoyed by all the fly's and bugs! A small sacrifice to pay though.

Lalit! The Taj Mahal is a wonder, you're not wrong. It is a man-made wonder though, not a natural one. To see the man-made wonders of the world check out another of my hubs:

Thank you to everyone else for your feedback, I'm glad you're enjoying this hub and that it is proving useful. Hawkstryker.

William Benner from Savannah GA. on November 21, 2012:

Great article, thank you for sharing!

Magdaleine on November 20, 2012:

Wonderful places! Hopefully all of us can preserve these 7 wonders of the world. I am sure actually there are more than 7 :)

ronny2005 from HubPages on November 17, 2012:

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful hub. Shared.

JanMaklak from Canada on November 17, 2012:

Truly amazing places and thank you for sharing these with all of us

ratnaveera from Cumbum on November 15, 2012:

Thanks for sharing this great information about seven wonders of the world. It's really interesting to read the facts about each wonder. You have also added nice pictures. Great Work!

Lady Jen Palven from Philippines on November 14, 2012:

I am proud that our very own puerto princessa subterranean river is one of the seven wonders of the world. It it also called Underground river, when you enter the cave you can see different images on the rock formations if your imagination is really wild. You can see bats flying or sleeping (just don't open your mouth when you tilt your head, you might eat their feces or something hehe), the tour only takes 1 hour because there are still parts of the cave that needs to be explored by the professionals.

lalit on November 14, 2012:

taj mahal is not in list and it's a wonder...

mariya on November 14, 2012:

very interesting facts , and super pictures

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 14, 2012:

This is an interesting collection of places for the new seven wonders. The falls I believe wold be my favorite and the rainforest second. After watching a movie about the rainforest MEDICINE MAN about 20 years ago now, I was so intrigued I have always wanted to go there ...and soon..before there are no more. Just a question...have you traveled to each of these spots? What a journey that would be? Thanks for sharing.

phillip on November 07, 2012:

great pictures with an awesome descriptions

ahra babarin on October 23, 2012:

i hope that camiguin island would be the next one of the 7 wonders of the world :))

Archa from India on October 04, 2012:

Nice post and wonderful pictures..:)

Matt Dawes (author) from England on September 30, 2012:

Thanks for all the comments guys and gals. Glad you like the hub!

Unfortunately no update is available till next year, but information on the wonders is coming to this hub soon, answering questions including:

- Who decides on the wonders?

- How are they chosen?

- What is the criteria needed?

- Why are seven wonders elected at all?

Missy Mac from Illinois on September 27, 2012:

Thanks. I use to teach these topics and always in awe . Great article.

chenie on September 25, 2012:

im so proud becouse number 5 is philiphine:))

harshy on September 24, 2012:

its just mind blowing,beautiful n amazing!! never knew such kind of places existed!

skellymark on September 12, 2012:

nice!!!! i'm really interested to read and watch articles like this...

WeNT on August 01, 2012:

Get to know the wonders leave nomore wonder

Sethughes on July 10, 2012:

Very interesting to read. Great hub!

sruthi on July 09, 2012:

its awesome a wonderful job man

riannray16 on July 08, 2012:

nice very beautiful tnx for this article good job man... from the heart of pearl philippines :)

tau on July 04, 2012:

wat hapend 2 Victoria falls?????

vanixssa on June 25, 2012:

how beautiful world is. if we just conserve and protect nature more wonderful things may appear..

keerthi on June 25, 2012:

Nice wounders

Venugopaal from India on June 18, 2012:

nice to find the wonders. A great hub!!!

JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on June 18, 2012:

The underground river is a treasure we Filipinos are proud of. We just hope that enough support is given to keep the place pristine.

Melanie Chisnall from Cape Town, South Africa on June 10, 2012:

So proud to be living in Cape Town, great hub! Voted up, beautiful and interesting! :)

lalang on June 07, 2012:

Earth is such a wonderful creation of God,, Im so glad i was born and experienced his good creation,.. Lets start to protect our mother earth and preserved his beauty for the next generation.

jai-eul rio lee on June 06, 2012:

wow, . .very beautiful puerto princessa subterranean river. .unbelievable. . .try to visit this

jai-eul rio lee on June 06, 2012:

wow, . .very beautiful puerto princessa subterqanean river. .unbelievable. . .try to visit this

Joe Njenga from Nairobi Kenya on June 03, 2012:

Interesting Facts about the Wonders of the World. I enjoyed reading your article. Thanks

ZandaDee from Sydney on June 02, 2012:

Wow Jeju Island looks pretty cool, I had never heard of it.

zinzile on May 31, 2012:

there`s nothing amaizing about the table mountains , i say put back the victoria falls in Zimbabwe...

AfricaResource from Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom on February 11, 2012:

Excellent, although im surprised Mt Kilimanjaro isn't on the list!

AureliaMilani on January 31, 2012:

really interesting, thank you for this article!!!

Matt Dawes (author) from England on January 19, 2012:

Thanks Alocsin, glad you enjoyed it.

Hi Dipless, yes! Thank you for asking, i'll pop it on the hub. This is the site for New 7 Wonders (n7w):

This particular link will take you to the 28 finalists so see if any of your guesses are there!

dipless from Manchester on January 19, 2012:

Wow thank you for sharing this, have you got a link to the voting results, some stunning places, but some do surprise me.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on January 19, 2012:

I've heard of nearly all of these except for Jeju island. That picture makes it look so unusual. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Matt Dawes (author) from England on January 19, 2012:

Thanks JKenny, the Serengeti is a beautiful expanse, it could make it to the list this year! The re-release of The Lion King might help!

Matt Dawes (author) from England on January 19, 2012:

Thank you Alma, I agree such wonders should be conserved, they are remarkable. Check back in the next few months for the new 2012 wonders and see what changes have been made.

Matt (My real name).

James Kenny from Birmingham, England on January 19, 2012:

Very good article, although I'm surprised that the Serengeti didn't make the list.

Alma Cabase from Philippines on January 18, 2012:

The world is so beautiful yet we continue to pollute it. These wonders should be a reminder to all of us that we should do our part in conserving it.

This is a very interesting hub.



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