7 Natural Wonders of Asia

Asia is the largest and most populous continent, covering approximately 44.58 million square kilometers (17.2 million square miles). It is home to 49 countries, including giants like China and India. Asia boasts incredible geographical diversity, from the Himalayan mountain range to vast deserts and lush tropical forests.

The 7 natural wonders of Asia pay homage to this diversity and splendor. These natural wonders are found across Asia from the Middle East to the Far East and everywhere in between.

Although Asia features iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and the ancient city of Petra, it is the natural beauty of the continent we are celebrating.

7 Natural Wonders of Asia

Ban Gioc – Detian Falls

  • Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, straddling the border of Vietnam and China, is a breathtaking natural spectacle. Cascading amidst lush landscapes, the falls are a harmonious fusion of twin waterfalls, creating a captivating panorama of mist, rainbows, and verdant beauty in the remote northeastern reaches of Vietnam.
Caspian Sea aerial view

Caspian Sea

  • The Caspian Sea, the world's largest enclosed body of water, stretches between Europe and Asia, bordered by five nations. This ancient and landlocked sea, with its diverse ecosystems and historic significance, has been a vital crossroads for trade and cultures throughout the ages serving as a wonder of nature.
Dead Sea saline shoreline

Dead Sea

  • The Dead Sea, situated between Jordan and Israel, is Earth's lowest point. Renowned for its hyper-saline waters, it offers an otherworldly buoyancy experience. The therapeutic mud and mineral-rich waters of this remarkable salt lake contribute to its unique geological and health-inducing properties creating an unusual world wonder.
Maldives

Maldives

  • The Maldives, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, is a tropical paradise renowned for its overwater bungalows, coral reefs, and turquoise lagoons. With a rich marine life, these idyllic islands offer a serene escape where white sandy beaches meet vibrant underwater worlds, creating a dreamlike destination for luxury and natural beauty.
Puerto Princesa River

Puerto Princesa River

  • The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Philippines, is a captivating underground watercourse winding through a limestone cave. Home to diverse ecosystems, it unveils a mesmerizing subterranean realm, adorned with unique rock formations and an abundance of biodiversity.
Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave

  • Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the world's largest cave, a subterranean marvel revealing colossal chambers, towering stalagmites, and an otherworldly ecosystem. Discovered in 1991, its grandeur and pristine beauty make it a pilgrimage for adventurers seeking a surreal and unforgettable underground experience.
Sundarbans

Sundarbans

  • The Sundarbans, straddling India and Bangladesh, is Earth's largest mangrove forest. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it cradles the Ganges Delta, boasting a unique ecosystem where saltwater meets freshwater. This vital sanctuary is home to the elusive Bengal tiger, diverse wildlife, and an intricate network of waterways.

FAQ’s

1. How were Asian wonders selected?

The continent is wealthy with a world of natural wonders.  The 7 Natural Wonders of Asia were voted on and selected by experts in conservation and travel professionals.

Statistical significance was the most important factor.  It is possible that other nature attractions might be favored aesthetically.

However, it is imperative that statistical significance serve as the leading characteristic.

2. Is one wonder more important than the other?

Although each wonder received a different number of favorable votes, each wonder is considered equivalent to the others with their natural wonder status.