There are thousands of wonders in the world

Wondermondo is a unique site about the wonders of the world. Here are descriptions of 1 897 wonders of the world (see here – what is a wonder). In articles are listed approximately 10 000 more.

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Jaunpils Oak (Zaube Oak)

May 28, 2023

Near the historical millpond in Zaube village stands an enormous tree – Jaunpils Oak. It has a circumference of 8.19 m and has been depicted on the drawings from the 18th century.

Jaunpils Oak, May 2023
Jaunpils Oak, May 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Schenklengsfeld Lime

May 19, 2023

Technically the largest tree by the circumference in Germany is Schenklengsfeld Lime. Its 17.8 m are measured around four separate trunks that stand around an empty place where was the center of the former trunk. But the history of this tree is even more impressive – for long centuries it served as a local court.

Schenklengsfeld Lime
Schenklengsfeld Lime, the largest tree in Germany by circumference. / Rainer Lippert, Wikimedia Commons / public domain
Uralteiche in Ivenack

May 14, 2023

The most magnificent tree in Germany could be Uralteiche in Ivenack – a beautiful oak-tree in the historical forests near Ivenack palace.

Uralteiche - the largest oak tree in Ivenack
Uralteiche – the largest oak tree in Ivenack. / Marlis Börger, Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0
Puces Ravine Falls (Pūču gravas ūdenskritums)

May 14, 2023

In Sigulda town are quite many natural waterfalls. Puces Ravine Falls (Pūču gravas ūdenskritums) is one of them – a rather small, little known waterfall right next to a street.

Puces Ravine Falls, April 2023
Puces Ravine Falls, April 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Abavas Rumba

May 13, 2023

The second-widest waterfall in Latvia is Abavas Rumba. Its 1 m height might sound unimpressive but this is such a pleasant place for bathing in summer!

Abavas Rumba, June 2008
Abavas Rumba, June 2008. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Reseau Jean Bernard (Gouffre Jean-Bernard)

May 13, 2023

The eighth deepest cave in the world (2023) is Reseau Jean Bernard or Gouffre Jean-Bernard. This 1,617 m deep cave is located in Upper Savoy – a gorgeous part of Alps.

Llanerfyl Yew

May 8, 2023

Today Llanerfyl Yew is a group of four separate tree trunks in a circle, with a total circumference of 10.67 m. But, according to legends, this is not just a tree – this is Cyrwen – a legendary peacemaking staff left by St. Padern in the late 6th or early 7th century.

St. Erfyl's Church and Llanerfyl Yew
St. Erfyl’s Church and Llanerfyl Yew. / Dave Croker, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Mingouli Falls

May 5, 2023

The second of the four great waterfalls on the Ivindo River (Gabon) is Mingouli Falls. This waterfall has several steps with a total height of 43 m.

Zartapi Waterfall (Zārtapu ūdenskritums)

May 4, 2023

If you love the beauty of smaller things, you would adore Zartapi Waterfall (Latvia). It is not large, just some 2 m high, and during the summer it is mostly dry. But – what colors! What a setting in the pristine forest!

Zartapi Waterfall, April 2002
Zartapi Waterfall, April 2002. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0
Jaunvilki Waterfall (Jaunvilku ūdenskritums)

May 3, 2023

This waterfall is a kind of unexpected find in the plains near the sea in Northern Kurzeme. Jaunvilki Waterfall is a 0.6 m high waterfall that is divided by an island into two parts.

Right part of Jaunvilki Waterfall, August 2007
Right part of Jaunvilki Waterfall, August 2007. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

WorldYellow  Latest articles

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.

Aeolian formations
Árbol de Piedra, Bolivia
Árbol de Piedra, Bolivia./ Pedro Szekely, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
January 28, 2023

The wind has shaped our landscape to a larger extent than most of us could imagine. In this category, Wondermondo has included mostly dunes, but there are also some unusual hoodoos and other wind-formed wonders.

10 unique gemstone finds
Ametrine crystal - jewel with a round cut
Ametrine crystal – jewel with a round cut. / Gemsphoto, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0
January 3, 2023

In this article are listed 10 unique gemstone finds. Each of these locations is the only place in the world where is mined a certain, rare gemstone.

10 unique forests
General Sherman Tree from a distance
General Sherman Tree from a distance./ Joel Sowers, Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0
October 28, 2022

Many forests of the world are unusual but some are just without analogs. This article is about some of the most unusual ones.

Parks and gardens
Hitachi Seaside Park, plantings of Nemophila menziesii
Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan. Plantings of Nemophila menziesii. / くろふね, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0
September 13, 2022

People like nature… but, equally, they like to create their own environment. Thus, in this category Wondermondo has included man-made landscapes where plants and natural materials (such as rocks, and gravel) play the main role.

Palaces and country houses
Belvedere Palace - one of the most beautiful palaces in the world
Belvedere Palace – one of the most beautiful palaces in the world./ The 3B’s, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
August 21, 2022

In this category are included palaces: impressive residences of important and/or affluent persons. Palaces were built since the beginning of the construction: large and showy residences always have served to express the power of their owners.

Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle./ visamatti, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
August 4, 2022

This category includes fortified buildings – houses of influential and rich people. The construction history of castles knows hundreds of witty inventions to protect the inhabitants of the castle, such as murder-holes where the boiling pitch was poured on intruders, drawbridges, portcullis, and many others.