Wondermondo informs you about the most interesting, beautiful, mysterious locations on Earth. Currently here are described 541 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.

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Hungary: Szepvolgyi System (Pál-völgy Cave)

Pál-völgyi Cave, Hungary
Pál-völgyi Cave / Joxy, Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Entrance in the longest cave in Hungary - Szepvolgyi System - is located only some 3 - 4 km from the Hungarian Parliament Building. Tourists are visiting the first 450 m of this cave almost for a century but the true extent of this giant cave was discovered only in 2011.

August 20, 2016

Macedonia: Gorno Nerezi St. Panteleimon church and monastery

The unique paintings in Gorno Nerezi St. Panteleimon Church, Macedonia
The unique paintings in Gorno Nerezi St. Panteleimon Church / The Yorck Project, Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Near the capital of Macedonia - Skopje - is located very interesting small church: Gorno Nerezi St. Panteleimon church, still surrounded by the old buildings and walls of monastery. Interior of the church is adorned with unusual frescoes - it still is Byzantian art but at the same time it is similar to Italian Renaissance... some 140 years before it started.

August 6, 2016

Malaysia: Tallest yellow meranti tree, Maliau Basin

We don't know the tallest trees in the tropics yet. But in 2016 in the pristine forest of Maliau Basin in Sabah, Malaysia was discovered a very tall one - 89.5 m tall Yellow Meranti tree. Now this species of trees is among the ten tallest tree species in the world.

July 20, 2016

Slovakia: Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

Aragonite formations, Ochtinská Aragonite Cave in Slovakia
Aragonite formations, Ochtinská Aragonite Cave / Traveltipy, , CC BY 2.0

There are some caves in the world which are adorned with very unusual crystals formed from aragonite. The best known aragonite cave is Ochtinská Aragonite Cave in Slovakia. It is only some 300 m long but its beauty is admired by more than 30,000 visitors per year.

July 19, 2016

Romania: Voroneţ Monastery and Saint George Church

Voroneţ Monastery, Romania
Nun in Voroneţ Monastery / , Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Dramatic events and agreement between two outstanding historical personalities led to the construction of one of the most beautiful buildings in this part of Europe - Voroneț Monastery with its gorgeous Saint George Church. Thanks to the frescoes on the outer walls of the church it is nicknamed by some: "Sixtine Chapel of the East".

July 12, 2016

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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!