Lists like this are subjective – the magnificence and attractiveness of waterfalls cannot be measured and each can have his own criteria. After years long studies and selection through several thousands of waterfalls Wondermondo has selected the top 10 waterfalls of the world.
Currently described 592 landmarks
7 Most Recent Landmarks
The most magnificent waterfall in India could be Jog Falls or, as it was called frequently in the past – Gersoppa Falls. Around November – December here opens a view on one of the world’s major waterfalls – a roaring giant. Unfortunately, for the most part of the year falls are much less impressive – development of hydropower facilities has taken its toll on this wonder of nature..
Even if there is some tendency to belittle this magnificent natural monument – only a few other waterfalls in the world match or exceed Niagara. The flow rate in this waterfall is the highest in North America and one of the highest in the world. Every year this amazing monument of nature is visited by some 14 – 28 million visitors.
There is only one archbasilica in the world – Archbasilica of St. John Lateran. This could be the most important church in the world, at least for the Catholic Church – although not far from it is the better known and more imposing St. Peter’s Basilica.
Few buildings are as elegant and well located as Santa Maria della Salute – or, simply, Salute in Venice. The story of this church is both miraculous and casual: a story of relief after a horrific epidemics of plague and a story of the skills and ambitions of a young architect.
It seems, everyone has seen the images of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This means – everyone has seen another beautiful building next to it: the exquisite Pisa Cathedral. In fact, the Leaning Tower is just a more recent belltower next to the cathedral.
One of the largest churches and definitely – one of the most interesting ones in Italy is Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. Every year some 5 millions of pilgrims come here – to pray about finding things which are lost and were dear to them as well as ask for a pardon for their loved ones.
In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to fulfill a dream and hike the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike along the entire 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. On page after page, readers are treated to rich descriptions of the valleys and mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the life-changing moments that can only be experienced when dreams are pursued.
NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization’s world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture.
10 most popular landmarks, December 2018
- 1. India: Jogimara Cave, Sita Bengra Cave
- 2. Russia: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
- 3. Georgia: Krubera Cave (Voronya Cave)
- 4. Solomon Islands: Kakamora Caves – mystery of the dwarf people
- 5. France: Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (Vaucluse Spring)
- 6. Italy: Milan Cathedral – greatest Gothic cathedral in Italy
- 7. India: Badami Cave Temples
- 8. India: Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple – wonder of Ancient India
- 9. India: Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist caves
40 places – unusual locations with natural phenomena which are not found anywhere else!
Wondermondo has included in this category these places of the world where a larger area of soluble rocks is exposed and water has shaped unusual relief from this rock. And, well, some of these places are VERY unusual!