Gullfoss, Iceland

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Geological wonders 🢖 Waterfalls Category Waterfalls Described waterfalls What is included in this category? Some of the most fascinating and awe inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls, or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation. Origins Waterfalls and rapids or sections of rivers with steep beds have diverse origins. Self-shaped falls Many waterfalls, including the […]

Hindu shrines

Sri Meenakshi Temple - gopuram

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Architectural wonders 🢖 Religious architecture 🢖 Hindu shrines Category Hindu shrines Described Hindu shrines What is included in this category? Hinduism is one of the oldest religions – possibly the oldest one among contemporary religions. Sometimes it is disputed whether the diverse religious traditions of enormous and diverse India form this single religion. Some other Indian religions […]

Rock-cut architecture and sculptures

Kailasanatha, India

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Architectural wonders 🢖 Rock-cut architecture and sculptures Category Rock-cut architecture and sculptures Described rock-cut architecture and sculptures What is included in this category? Category includes outstanding rock-cut architecture and large rock cut sculptures. In order to be included in this category, landmarks should be made of a single piece of natural stone without moving this […]


Fontaine de Vaucluse, very high water level

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Geological wonders 🢖 Springs Category Springs Described springs What is included in this category? This category includes natural sites where water, other liquids, and/or gases reach the surface of the Earth, including locations underwater. Springs belong to the most "practical" monuments of nature – freshwater springs often serve as important sources of potable water. Thousands […]


Great Blue Hole, Belize

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Geological wonders 🢖 Caves 🢖 Sinkholes Category Sinkholes Described sinkholes What is included in this category? This category includes outstanding sinkholes – large natural depressions or holes, which for the most part represent collapsed caves. Often there is used the equivalent term – doline – what in Southern Slavic languages means "depression". Some consider that "sinkhole" is […]


Cave diving in Bermuda

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Geological wonders 🢖 Caves Category Caves Described caves What is included in this category? Every year there are reported exciting discoveries of new caves and discoveries of new qualities such as cave paintings in the ones known before. But there still is a feeling that our knowledge covers just a small part of all these […]


Frailejones - Espeletia pycnophylla and fog, Páramo El Ángel

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Biological wonders 🢖 Ecosystems Category Ecosystems Described ecosystems What is included in this category? Definitions of words ecosystem and biotope are somewhat ethereal and elusive. Biotope is rather small area with uniform environmental conditions and specific community of life. For years there is ongoing identification and classification of biotopes and their aggregations with hundreds of […]

Other contemporary shrines

Meoto Iwa - Shinto shrine, Japan

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Architectural wonders 🢖 Religious architecture 🢖 Other contemporary shrines Category Other contemporary shrines Described other contemporary shrines What is included in this category? Besides Christianism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Judaism there are many more existing religions in world. Many of these religions have very interesting shrines and temples, which are no less impressive and sophisticated than […]

Buddhist shrines

Paro Taktsang Buddhist monastery, Bhutan

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Architectural wonders 🢖 Religious architecture 🢖 Buddhist shrines Category Buddhist shrines Described Buddhist shrines What is included in this category? Buddhism is one of the world religions and at the same time is a spiritual philosophy with diverse traditions, beliefs, and practices. There exists a rich tradition of architecture expressed in Buddhist temples and monasteries. There are […]


Mnajdra, lower temple. Such structures were created long before Stonehenge and Egyptian pyramids

Wondermondo 🢖 Categories of wonders 🢖 Archaeological wonders 🢖 Megaliths Category Megaliths Described megaliths What is included in this category? Definitions One of the most fascinating groups of archaeological monuments is prehistoric structures made of stones or soil – megaliths, cairns, and petroforms. One of the keys to their popularity is that they are widespread in Western Europe, the birthplace of […]