Everyone knows the classic seven wonders of the world. Stories of these extraordinary structures have enraptured humankind for centuries, with thoughts of the Great Pyramids of Giza or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon conjuring up romanticised images of ancient civilisations – and their vast and impressive monuments – long lost to the sands of time.
While most people are aware of these classic seven man-made wonders, some may not realise that in recent years a worldwide initiative went underway to identify and define the new seven wonders of the natural world. The new seven wonders of nature were selected through a global voting process that saw several hundred million votes being cast. As such, these new wonders, chosen from a wider selection of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural phenomena, are a credible representation of global sentiment on which natural wonders of the world are indeed the most wonderful.
Adapted from Silver Kris