Wondermondo informs you about the most interesting, beautiful, mysterious locations on Earth. Currently here are described 502 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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Algeria: Kefrida Falls

Kefrida Falls, Algeria
Kefrida Falls / Reda Kerbouche, / CC BY-SA 2.0

These beautiful falls are known since Roman times and hence comes their name. "Kefrida" is transformed version of "aquae frigida" - cold/icy water.

November 21, 2015

Greenland: Hvalsey Fjord Church

Hvalsey Fjord Church, Greenland
Ruins of Hvalsey Fjord Church - the only remaining early medieval European structure in America / Number 57, / public domain

The largest and best preserved pre-Columbian European building in Americas is Hvalsey Fjord Church in southern Greenland. This impressive building was constructed around 1300.

November 19, 2015

Latvia: Ventas Rumba (Venta Rapids)

Ventas Rumba, Latvia
Ventas Rumba - widest waterfall in Europe / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY 2.0

Most likely, Ventas Rumba is the widest waterfall in Europe. It is just 2 m tall though but its low height is compensated by the impressive width and beautiful scenery around it - the charming, picturesque Kuldiga town and historical brick bridge below the falls.

November 18, 2015

Russia: North-Western solfatara field of Shiashkotan

Sinarka volcano on Shiashkotan Island, map
Sinarka volcano on Shiashkotan Island. North-Western solfatara field is in the central part of image, partly obscured with clouds./ NASA Johnson Space Center, public domain

There are no true geysers on Kuril Islands but North-Western solfatara field of Shiashkotan has some springs which are... almost geysers.

November 17, 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!