Wondermondo informs you about the most interesting, beautiful, mysterious locations on Earth. Currently here are described 526 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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Greece: Monemvasia

Monemvasia, Greece
Monemvasia / Matthias Forster, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Today Monemvasia is sleepy, small and nevertheless unusual town. In medieval times this fortified town was a lot more important - it was one of the last strongholds of Byzantian Empire.

January 31, 2016

Somalia: Daallo Frankincense Forest

Most of Somalia is dry, deserted land but there is a compensation for this - the unique forest at the northern side of Cal Madow mountains. Most beautiful part of this forest is Daallo Frankincense Forest - dense, beautiful and fragrant forest where is harvested Maydi - Coptic Frankincense.

January 23, 2016

Poland: Gdańsk St. Mary's Church

Gdańsk St. Mary's Church, Poland
Gdańsk St. Mary's Church / Łukasz Golowanow, , CC BY 3.0

For several long centuries the largest Lutheran church in the world was Gdańsk St. Mary's Church - an enormous structure built from brick in Gothic style.

This is the third largest brick church in the world after San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy and Munich Frauenkirche in Germany.

January 19, 2016

Japan: Onneto Hot Falls and springs (Yuno-taki waterfall)

Onneto Hot Falls, Japan
Onneto Hot Falls / アラツク, / CC BY-SA 4.0

Onneto Falls are not usual at all - this waterfall is hot! And even more - this is a unique natural laboratory where is ongoing a formation of manganese ore!

January 13, 2016

Peru: Gocta Falls

Gocta Falls, Peru
Gocta Falls / Elemaki, / CC BY 3.0

Gocta Falls have enormous height - 771 m, are located in a beautiful natural setting and have abundance of water throughout the year. Nevertheless this great waterfall became known to the world only in 2002.

January 10, 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!