The latest top 10
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 632 landmarks
7 Most Recent Landmarks
There are times when Ruacana Falls on the border of Namibia and Angola is one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. During the floods, the screen of white water here is more than one kilometer wide and 107 – 120 meters tall.
It is possible that Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world. The caldera at the summit of this volcano until recent times contained a deep pit – Halemaumau Crater – with a lava lake in it. Now, in May 2019, the lava lake has disappeared and the pit – Halemaumau crater – has partly collapsed.
The simple, even ascetic Dharmaraja Mandapa is somewhat less noticed rock-cut temple in Mahabalipuram. But it is not without its own mysteries.
The northernmost geyser in Iceland and the whole world is Ystihver – the only remaining geyser in Hveravellir geothermal field.
It seems, the unusual shape of the El Velo de La Novia Falls was noticed rather recently – in the early 2018. Now, this is one of the most prominent examples of pareidolia – perceived images of objects. From a certain point, this beautiful waterfall resembles an elegant lady with a white dress.
The best sapphires in the world were found in remote mountains of Kashmir. Were… because now the legendary Kashmir sapphire mines are exhausted and the existing sapphires are very rare and extremely expensive..
There are two 1st magnitude springs in King’s Bay – Hunter Spring and King’s Spring (Tarpon Hole).
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, April 2019
- France: Notre Dame de Paris
- United States: Flower fields of Gorman Hills
- United States: Walker Canyon poppy fields
- United States: Bear Valley wildflower meadows
- United States: Shell Creek Road meadows
- United States: Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve
- United States: Poppy meadows of Merced Valley and Hite Cove
- United States: Point Buchon poppy meadows
- United States: Figueroa Mountain poppy and lupine fields
- Russia: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
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!