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Wondermondo informs you about the most interesting, beautiful, mysterious locations on Earth. Currently here are described 486 landmarks.

Information about amazing places can be accessed also through more than 260 articles about continents and countries as well as through 28 articles about different types of landmarks - such as waterfalls, megaliths or geysers.

One by one there are also created articles about the best and most interesting landmarks of the world. Don't miss the best free images in the wallpapers section!

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Iraq: Nimrud

Ruins of Nimrud in the early 20th century, Iraq
Ruins of Nimrud in the early 20th century. / Gaston Maspero, / public domain

It was almost 3 millenia ago when Nimrud was a sophisticated and splendid city - the capital of the great Assyrian Empire.

Early 21st century has been shocking and sad in the history of this city - there are reports that the remnants of the city have been deliberately levelled with bulldozers in March 2015.

March 17, 2015

Afghanistan: Shrine of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif

Shrine of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
Shrine of Ali / Steve Evans, , CC BY 2.0

One of the most beautiful buildings in Afghanistan is Blue Mosque - Shrine of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif. Many Afghanis believe that here is buried one of the most important persons in the history of Islam - Ali ibn Abi Talib. But some consider that this is the grave of... Zoroaster.

March 2, 2015

Pakistan: Mingora emerald mines (Swat emeralds)

Emeralds from Mingor Mine, Pakistan
Emeralds from Mingor Mine. Crystal is some 10 mm large. / Parent Géry, / CC BY-SA 3.0

It seemed that the gorgeous emeralds from of Mingora (Pakistan) were discovered fairly recently - in 1958. Recent finds though show that these stones were mined some 2500 years ago and as a jewels served for the rich and powerful in Ancient Rome, in the area of present day France!

February 22, 2015

Uzbekistan: Kalta Minor, Khiva

Kalta Minor in Khiva, Uzbekistan
Kalta Minor in Khiva / Fulvio Spada, / CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the last great buildings in the great Khanate of Khiva was Kalta Minor. This had to be the tallest structure in Khiva and even in the whole Central Asia. Works ended abruptly in 1855, leaving this beautiful minaret unfinished.

January 27, 2015

Turkmenistan: Merv

Ruins of Merv, Turkmenistan
Ruins of Merv (Grand Kyz Qala palace)./ Peretz Partensky, / CC BY-SA 2.0

Nothing is forever - even Merv today is in ruins. This city existed for some 2000 years and for a while it was the largest in the world. Remember this, New York, Hong Kong or London!

January 4, 2015

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Mysterious light effects above Somawathie Stupa, Sri Lanka
Mysterious light effects above Somawathie Stupa / Screenshot from Youtube movie somawathi budu ras malawa, most likely filmed in 2013.

There is a mysterious Buddhist shrine in Sri Lanka - Somawathie Stupa. According to many eyewitneses numerous miraculous events have taken place here, including impressive light emissions, as shown in image.


Karahunj, Armenia
Karahunj stone circle, Armenia/ ogannes, , CC BY-SA 2.0

Some consider that world's oldest astronomical observatory is Karahunj, often called Zorats Karer (Armenia). Most likely it is some 5 thousand years old graveyard.


Patan Durbar in Nepal is ancient city - a treasure trove of unusual architecture and exquisite art values.


In the least explored swamp of the world - Likouala Swamps is located the mysterious Lake Tele (Republic of the Congo). According to local legends here lives the mysterious mokele-mbembe and other weird creatures.


There is only one impact crater on Earth with ejecta rays still visible - Kamil Crater in Egypt.


Cross section of Vrtiglavica cave, Slovenia
Cross section of Vrtiglavica cave with waterfall. Note that the scale is distorted - lower part is "squeezed"./ Gatis Pāvils, basing on measurements of JDD Koper and other speleologists, CC-BY-SA-3.0

It is possible that the tallest cave waterfall is approximately 400 - 440 m tall waterfall in Vrtiglavica - cave with the world's deepest vertical pitch (Slovenia).


La Danta pyramid in El Mirador - one of the largest pyramids in the world, Guatemala
La Danta pyramid in El Mirador / Dennis Jarvis, / CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the largest prehistoric structures in the world is La Danta pyramid in El Mirador, Guatemala. This Mayan pyramid is 72 m tall and its volume exceeds the volume of the largest pyramids in Egypt.

Map of the described landmarks

This map shows the described landmarks. Red dots are architecture monuments, pink - archaeological, blue - geological and meteorological, green - biological. You may find the large map to be easier to use!