7 Natural Wonders of Africa
Africa is the second largest continent covering 11.7 million square miles (30.3 million sq. km) accounting for 20% of the world’s land area. Although Africa is home to the only remaining original member of the 7 Wonders of the World, it is often most frequently associated with the world of wildlife. The continent has 16,000 miles (26,000 km) of coastline. Africa has the world’s largest combination of density, population and variety of free roaming wild animals. The continent also has the largest collection of carnivores with the lion truly serving as the king of beasts. Africa is home to the Big 7 which includes the: lion, leopard, crocodile, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and the lowland gorilla. Africa has over 3,000 protected areas and some of these are home to the continent’s wonders of nature.
Asia is the largest continent in the world and is comprised of 48 different countries. The continent expands across an area of 17,212,000 square miles (44,579,000 sq. km), which accounts for about 30% of the world’s total land area and almost 9% of the world’s total surface area.
Ban Gioc - Detian Falls
Ban Gioc – Detian Falls is a shared wonder located on the border of China and Vietnam. It is the largest border falls throughout all of Asia and the 4th largest in the world.
The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water around the world. Whether classified as a sea or a lake, it is the world’s largest inland body of water. It is located in Asia along the border between Asia and Europe.
The Dead Sea, also called the Sea of Salt, is a salt lake located on the border of Israel, Jordan and Palestine.
The Maldives is a collection of 1,192 coral islands and 26 atolls stretching across the Indian Ocean.
Puerto Princesa Underground River
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is 5.1 miles (8.2 km) long making it the longest underground river throughout Asia and the second longest in the world.
San Doong Cave
Son Doong Cave, also known as Hang Son Doong, is located near the border of Laos and Vietnam.
The Sundarbans are comprised from a collection of marine streams, mud shores, and mangrove forests.