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Wondermondo is a unique site about the wonders of the world. Here are descriptions of 1 943 wonders of the world (see here – what is a wonder). In articles are listed approximately 10 000 more.

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Ziedleju Waterfall

April 14, 2024

Ziedleju Waterfall is indeed picturesque and one of the nearest waterfalls to Riga City. This waterfall stands at approximately 3.7 meters in height and cascades over red Devonian sandstone.

Ziedleju Waterfall, March 2024
Ziedleju Waterfall, March 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Gobdzinu Ravine Waterfall

April 9, 2024

The deep, remote ravine north of Gobdzinu Cliffs hides a small waterfall. Gobdzinu Ravine Waterfall is some 2.3 m high and flows only occasionally, but has formed a short canyon.

Gobdzinu Ravine Waterfall, March 2024
Gobdzinu Ravine Waterfall, March 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Aleksupite Waterfall

April 8, 2024

The tallest waterfall in the western part of Latvia – Kurzeme – is Aleksupite Waterfall. Today, it appears artificial – since the 17th century, the waterfall has been gradually reinforced and adapted for milling purposes. However, its foundation remains a genuine waterfall.

Aleksupite Waterfall, May 2023
Aleksupite Waterfall, May 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Jumprava Park Waterfall

April 7, 2024

The sole authentic waterfall in the Zemgale Region is the Jumprava Park Waterfall. It presents a picturesque cascade with four to five primary tiers, boasting a total height of approximately 1.5 meters.

Jumprava Park Waterfall, March 1999
Jumprava Park Waterfall, March 1999. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Sildruvu Waterfall

April 6, 2024

The small Sildruvu Waterfall is a welcome, pleasant surprise to the rafters who enjoy this gorgeous part of Abava River. This is a small waterfall that falls over the sandstone cliffs directly into the river.

Sildruvu Waterfall, April 2024
Sildruvu Waterfall, April 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Maras Kambaru Waterfall

April 4, 2024

For several decades, Maras Kambari has been a well-known tourist destination. It is a short canyon that has formed in sandstone and features three legendary caves. Interestingly, few people notice that this canyon begins with the Maras Kambaru Waterfall.

Maras Kambaru Waterfall, April 2024
Maras Kambaru Waterfall, April 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Upper Zarvalka Waterfall

April 02, 2024

The uppermost of the four waterfalls on Zarvalks here is named simply: the Upper Zarvalka Waterfall. This waterfall is located on the upper rim of the wide Abava Valley.

Upper Zarvalka Waterfall, March 2024
Upper Zarvalka Waterfall, March 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs

March 31, 2024

This small waterfall flows just for a few weeks per year – but what a treat to the eye it is! The small stream falls some 3 to 4.5 m over a bright red cliff directly into Salaca River.

Waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs, March 2024
Waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs, March 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Zarvalka Waterfall

March 31, 2024

There are four waterfalls on Zarvalks and its smaller side branch. The most impressive is the lower waterfall on the main brook that here is called simply – Zarvalka Waterfall.

Zarvalka Waterfall, March 2024
Zarvalka Waterfall, March 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Mazrendas Waterfall

March 26, 2024

The remote Mazrendas Waterfall always seeps and, it seems, never flows. But, nevertheless, it has created a picturesque sandstone canyon.

Mazrendas Waterfall, June 2003
Mazrendas Waterfall, June 2003. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Tidal currents and whirlpools
One of Horizontal Falls, Western Australia
One of Horizontal Falls, Western Australia./ Robyn Jay, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
March 24, 2024

This category includes somewhat lesser-known natural wonders: locations where large masses of water move on a regular basis due to tidal forces. The two main types of such natural landmarks are tidal falls and squeezes (places where the tidal water squeezes through narrows) and tidal bores (large tidal waves in rivers).

Glacial landforms
The front of Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
The front of Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina./ Petr Meissner, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
February 19, 2024

This category includes the most impressive glacial landforms in the world. Glaciations, especially the Last Glacial Period shaped the current landscape in many regions of the world, leaving countless interesting landmarks. The most impressive, though, are glaciers themselves.

Geothermal features
Shanay-Timpishka, healer Huan Flores plays flute
Shanay-Timpishka – the unique boiling river. Healer Huan Flores plays flute./ Boiling1, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0
January 21, 2024

This category includes such categories of natural wonders as geothermal fields, fumaroles, geysers, thermal springs, spring travertine formations and volcanoes.

Geothermal fields
Morning Glory Pool in Upper Geyser Basin
Morning Glory Pool in Upper Geyser Basin./ alh1, Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0
January 12, 2024

A lot of factors make geothermal fields unusual: heat, colors, noises, unusual landforms, rare minerals and unique species. Most of geothermal fields have formed along the borders of tectonic plates and in volcanic hotspots.

10 largest yew trees in the United Kingdom
Crowhurst Yew, Surrey
Crowhurst Yew / Donald Macauley, / CC BY-SA 2.0
January 1, 2024

There are numerous giant yew trees in the churchyards in the United Kingdom. These trees are a part of the cultural landscape, a beautiful accent in the rich scenery of Britain. This article is an attempt to list the largest of them.

Unusual fumaroles
Sulfur-coated fumarole in Vulcano Island, Italy
Sulfur-coated fumarole in Vulcano Island, Italy./ Brisk g, Wikimedia Commons / public domain
November 30, 2023

This category includes most unusual and interesting fumaroles of the world: openings in the ground (also under the water) where heated gases and vapors are emitted.

First magnitude springs in Florida
Rainbow Springs, Florida
Rainbow Springs, Florida. / Paul Clark, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
October 17, 2023

Unique landmarks of Florida are its magnificent, powerful springs. In this article are reviewed the largest of them – first magnitude springs of Florida whose mean discharge exceeds 100 cubic feet (2,832 liters) per second.

10 oldest churches in the world
Door of Humility - the main entrance in the Church of the Nativity
Door of Humility – the main entrance in the Church of the Nativity. / Dan, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
August 8, 2023

This article is a honest attempt to find the oldest known churches in the world – 10 oldest churches in the world and even more churches that, according to legends, might be even older!