Known scientifically as Aurora Borealis, the Northern lights are a natural phenomenon. They are beautiful, dancing light displays created when electrically charged particles from the sun reach Earth’s atmosphere. These particles can be produced by the sun’s flares or extreme activity, and when they reach Earth’s atmosphere, they create a dazzling display of light and color. Here are a few of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world.
Petra – It’s a fascinating ancient city carved out of a mountain, and scientists are puzzled as to why it was abandoned by the people who lived there. Taj Mahal – arguably the most beautiful building in the world, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. While the list of ancient wonders continues to grow, only seven remain standing today.
The Seven Natural Wonders of the World – These seven sites are spectacular in their own right, but they are also tourist attractions. In addition to natural wonders, seven man-made natural sites have been recognized as world wonders by the International Committee on the Status of the World’s Environment (IUCN).
Great Pyramid – Located in Egypt, the Great Pyramid is the only ancient wonder to have survived. It is part of a series of pyramids built by Cheops, Khafra, and Mycerimus, and is considered “The Great Pyramid”. It is 13 acres in size, and it is thought to contain up to two million stone blocks, each weighing from two to thirty tons. In addition to the Great Pyramid, there are also seven other ancient world wonders that deserve our respect.
Bolivian Salt Flat – The largest salt flat in the world, this flat has a mirror-like effect during the rainy season. It is a beautiful sight to view, but the real magic is in the story behind it. The Incas built the city, which has a fascinating legend attached to it. One of these is Machu Picchu, a stone city built in the XVIII century. This incredible city is one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
Great Wall of China – Located in Hunan province in China, the Great Wall of Asia is an incredibly beautiful site that was built over a thousand years. It can be accessed as a day trip from Beijing, and there is even a toboggan track on it. It is not well maintained, but it is authentic and still attracts millions of tourists each year. It is ranked number five on the list of wonders of the world.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Located in the present-day country of Iraq, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were once a dazzling sight to behold. Historians are still unsure of its exact location, but it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These gardens featured overflowing plants and tiered terraces. There is no way to determine the exact location of this ancient wonder, but it remains one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world.