10 Most Visited Natural Wonders of the World


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Long before our days on this planet, the world was continuously carving and shaping its beauty from its many treasures, perfectly harmonious with the wildlife that flourishes in and around it. For nature fanatics, the following places create an eye-opening and memorable experience for solo travelers and families.

1. Grand Canyon, U.S.A.

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The word “grand” doesn't even come close to the feeling of looking over the giant, cavernous ravines carved through miles of rock over millions of years by the Colorado River. Some tourists describe their first time as a religious experience. It's not a wonder why so many people flock to Arizona for the scenic hiking trails and photo opportunities.

2. Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine lake panorama in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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The consensus that water is blue doesn’t hold up with Moraine Lake’s turquoise-colored glossy appearance. Shaded by Ten Peaks’ dense greenery and mountains, this lake dates to the previous ice age and is the perfect picturesque backdrop for fun activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. It’s a sight to behold for anyone wanting to experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies.

3. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef
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Nature has always been a delicate balance, and the Great Barrier Reef is no exception. Teeming with marine life, this colorful world of inhabitants helps to light up Australia's tropical coastline. Inquisitive scuba divers, snorkelers, and animal enthusiasts can happily mingle with thousands of mollusk, sponge, and tropical fish species.

4. Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Iguazu Falls
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With its gorgeous cascades and jungle landscape, this semi-circular system of waterfalls is one of the largest and most impressive in the world. Iguazu Falls is a well-established UNESCO World Heritage site that borders Argentina and Brazil, though guests have noted that it's best to view the falls from the Brazilian side. Its neighboring rainforests house a wide array of wildlife animals, which includes jaguars and ocelots. Be sure to dedicate a few days minimum for hiking or a scenic boat ride.

5. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

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As one of the most romantic places to get married, the Cliffs of Moher boasts gorgeous Namurian shale and sandstone cliffs overlooking a long stretch of Ireland’s southwestern coast. It’s also an important site protecting bird-breeding for 20 different species of birds including Atlantic puffins and razorbills. The area’s allure explains why filmmakers for iconic movies like Harry Potter and The Princess Bride chose the Cliffs of Moher for a backdrop.

6. Matterhorn, Switzerland

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As a prominent symbol of Switzerland and the most photographed mountain in the world, the Matterhorn's nearly perfect pyramid-shaped silhouette draws large crowds of tourists from Zermatt each year to this beautiful destination. Once there, travelers must take three cable cars to reach its summit, but the stunning views are worth the lengthy 40-minute cable ride.

7. Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain, South Africa
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What once was a thriving roaming ground for leopards before the 1920s remains home to intriguing animals like the rock hyrax and the rare Table Mountain ghost frog. Situated in the northern part of Cape Peninsula, this iconic mountain towering over Cape Town and Table Bay is known for its flat summit shape that tourists can visit by hitching a quick ride on a cable car.

8. Arches National Park, U.S.A.

Moab, Utah USA - October 19, 2019: Tourists enjoying the natural beauty of the Double Arch in Arches National Park.
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The reddish clay-colored sandstone arches that cover this vast expanse leave visitors in awe of its mysterious geological formations and natural appeal. Experts have documented over two thousand arch-like structures formed since the beginning of their magical artistry roughly 65 million years ago. Camping and hiking remain the best activities for travelers to experience the peaceful splendor of this remarkable terrain.

9. Mount Everest, Nepal

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Many hardcore adventure-seekers have attempted to hike up this mountain, famed as the world’s tallest peak, only to meet their fatal end. Do not be discouraged since there are plenty of safe ways to savor your journey to this legendary destination. Some unique tourist activities include cross-country skiing and yak safaris.

10. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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Surrounded by rainforests atop tall limestone islands jutting out of its emerald-toned seawater, Ha Long Bay has finally received the recognition it deserves by not only becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 but also becoming a notable member of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012. The gorgeous landscape and extensive cave systems make for ideal explorations and boat tours that visitors can enjoy.

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