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.
10 latest wonders
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
10 largest oaks in Latvia
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.