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Well, this article is some 10 years old. But once per year Wondermondo looks: are there any news about the world’s tallest trees? Answer: Yes, always. Some trees are gone, some new ones are discovered. But in this year the article required a thorough cleaning and now it is a lot more reliable!
The big clean up continues…
Currently thoroughly described 660 unique places (and in short – 730 more places) of the world
7 Most Recent Landmarks
The enormous Loltun Cave in Yucatan is a well-known tourist destination. It has lots of values: here have been found bones of extinct animals, ancient people have created art in the cave. Loltun Cave has served as a religious site of rituals and also as a shelter during rough times.
Ice caves in glaciers are rather common. But most of them are not easy to access. Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves can be accessed after some hours long walk and are some of the most beautiful glacier ice caves anywhere.
There exist just a few populations of shoals spider lily (Hymenocallis coronaria) – a gorgeous and fragrant flower which grows only in the south-eastern states of USA. One of the largest stands of this plant is found in Landsford Canal State Park, South Carolina.
If there is a tree with its own character – Angel Oak is one. This is a highly unusual and sometimes even menacing tree. Thousands of people come to see it every year but in the past, it was a fearsome tree to the slaves of local plantation.
Lower Myra Falls is approximately 50 meters tall waterfall on Vancouver Island. This waterfall “plays” a prominent role in the apocalyptic world of TV Series “See”.
Myra Creek has two significant waterfalls – the better known Lower Myra Falls and somewhat lesser known Upper Myra Falls. The last one is some 23 m high, somewhat less touristy.
The tallest waterfall in Mexico is Piedra Volada (Piedra Bolada). This is a breathtaking, 453 m tall waterfall with a single plunge. For the most part of the year, the waterfall is dry but when it flows after the rains, this is a gorgeous natural spectacle.
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In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to fulfill a dream and hike the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike along the entire 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. On page after page, readers are treated to rich descriptions of the valleys and mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the life-changing moments that can only be experienced when dreams are pursued.
NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization’s world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture.
10 most popular landmarks, October 2019
- Paraguay: Monday Falls (Saltos del Monday)
- Argentina/Brazil: Iguazu Falls
- India: Jogimara Cave, Sita Bengra Cave – ancient theater
- Solomon Islands: Kakamora Caves
- Georgia: Krubera Cave (Voronya Cave)
- Italy: Pisa Cathedral
- Philippines: Salinas Salt Springs
- Italy: Orvieto Cathedral
- Cuba: Cathedral of Havana
- Russia: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
Some of the world’s most popular geysers are located in Iceland. But few know about ALL active geysers in Iceland.
This article lists all the known active geysers in Iceland – some 20 – 29 of them. Here are listed also some 38 other places where geysers have existed in the past or features, which are similar to geysers but are not genuine geysers.
40 places – unique places with natural phenomena which are not found anywhere else!