Wondermondo informs you about the most interesting, beautiful, mysterious locations on Earth. Currently here are described 561 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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Indonesia: Kawah Ijen

The blue fire of Kawah Ijen, Indonesia
The blue fire of Kawah Ijen / Alfred Chan, Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

One of the most unusual volcanoes on the world is Kawah Ijen. It contains the largest lake of acid in the world but especially impressive are the eerie blue flames around the solfataras in the crater - an unforgettable sight in the night.

February 6, 2017

Orkney Islands: St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall

St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Scotland
St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, one of the best examples of Norman architecture. / Stevekeiretsu, , CC BY-SA 3.0

Northernmost cathedral in British Isles is St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. This is one of the best examples of Norman architecture, a great example of high quality construction in these times.

January 8, 2017

Canada: Virginia Falls

Virginia Falls, Canada
Virginia Falls / Paul Gierszewski, / public domain

Among the many wonders in the valley of South Nahanni the most magnificent are the grandiose Virginia Falls. This is one of the most powerful waterfalls on Earth.

January 7, 2017

Malaysia: Tallest Shorea tree, Danum Valley

The race to find the tallest tropical trees is on and one after another we learn about new discoveries. In November 2016 there was reported new record - in Danum Valley, Sabah was found 94.1 m tall tree. This is the tallest known tree in tropics thus far.

December 23, 2016

California: Tallest Giant Sequoia in Converse Basin

Giant sequoias by far are the largest trees of the world by wood volume. These trees are very tall and the tallest known specimen grows in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. It is 95.8 m tall.

December 23, 2016

China: Dragon Hole

Dragon Hole, Paracel Islands
Dragon Hole with expedition vessels / screenshot from The Cosmos News Youtube video

Currently the deepest known underwater sinkhole (blue hole) is Dragon Hole - 300.89 m deep hole in a shallow shoal in Paracel Islands.

December 22, 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!