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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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Lake Mashu (Lake Mashū)

January 08, 2024

The gorgeous Lake Mashu is one of the cleanest lakes in the world. This legendary lake in the caldera of a volcano is located in a pristine area without any settlements or houses near it.

Lake Mashū
Lake Mashū, Hokkaido./ kohei sasabuchi, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
El Ojo Lake (The Eye)

January 06, 2024

One of the most spectacular floating islands is the island in El Ojo Lake (The Eye) near Buenos Aires. The diameter of this circular island exceeds 100 m and it occupies most of the surface of the similarly circular lake.

El Ojo lake (The Eye) near Buenos Aires
El Ojo lake (The Eye) near Buenos Aires./ Government of Argentina, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0
Yew at Llanfaredd St Mary Church

December 29, 2023

At the St Mary Church in Llanfaredd (Wales) grows a giant yew tree. Its trunk has a circumference of 9.22 m.

The ancient yew at Llanfaredd St Mary Church
The ancient yew at Llanfaredd St Mary Church./ Bill Nicholls, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Yew at South Hayling St Mary’s Church

December 27, 2023

Over the pathway towards the old St Mary’s Church in South Hayling tilts a giant yew tree. This ancient tree hollowed out and now has divided into several trunks that all together have a circumference of 10.06 m.

The ancient yew at South Hayling St Mary's Church
The ancient yew at South Hayling St Mary’s Church./ Chris Gunns, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Olupites Waterfall (Oļupītes ūdenskritums)

December 27, 2023

At first, the small Olupites Waterfall seems to be just another small Latvian waterfall. But it has an interesting feature: a swallet. Part of the river disappears in a hollow shortly before the main fall.

Olupites Waterfall in December 2023
Olupites Waterfall in December 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Yew at Loose All Saints’ Church

December 23, 2023

A giant yew tree grows at the All Saints’ Church in Loose. This is a well-known and beloved tree that may predate the church and, possibly, marks a more ancient sacred site. This is a ghost site as well!

Yew at Loose All Saints' Church
Yew at Loose All Saints’ Church./ Marathon, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Yew at Llanafan Fawr St Afan’s Church

December 16, 2023

One of the largest yew trees in the United Kingdom is the yew at Llanafan Fawr St Afan’s Church. Its trunk has divided into several parts but at the ground level it has a single trunk with a circumference of 10.16 m.

Yew at Llanafan Fawr
Yew at Llanafan Fawr./ paul wood, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Yews at Ulcombe Church

December 11, 2023

Some of the most impressive yew trees in the United Kingdom are two ancient yews at Ulcombe Church. Contrary to most of the giant yew trees, these two trees have compact, massive boles with circumferences of 10.03 m and 9.64 m.

Ulcombe Old Yew
Ulcombe Old Yew – the largest of two giant yew trees./ Penny Mayes, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Ancient yew in Clun

December 6, 2023

Today just a few smaller trunks remain of the ancient yew next to the St. George’s Church in Clun. Nevertheless, these small trees belong to a very ancient, once enormous yew, that, most likely, is significantly older than the church.

St. Georges Church in Clun. The remnant of the ancient yew is seen in the left side
St. George’s Church in Clun. The remnant of the ancient yew is seen in the left side./ Philip Pankhurst, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Yew trees at Ystradfellte St. Mary’s Church

December 2, 2023

Around the medieval St. Mary’s Church in Ystradfellte grow six enormous, ancient yew trees. One of them in the past was especially large – circumference around its separated trunks now is 10.67 m.

Ystradfellte St. Mary's Church and the old cemetery with some (No.4. and No. 1.) yew trees visible.
Ystradfellte St. Mary’s Church and the old cemetery with some (No.4. and No. 1.) yew trees visible./ David Gearing, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

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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!

10 largest oaks in Latvia
Staisu Oak, May 2023
Staisu Oak, May 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
May 30, 2023

This article lists 10 oak trees with the largest girth in Latvia – 10 inspiring and unspeakably gorgeous wonders of nature. Author visited all of them and each of these encounters brought much happiness.