The 7 Should-Be Wonders of the World

When it comes to traveling to amazing places, the 7 wonders of the world are usually on the top of most people’s list. The problem is that even if you have the time and money to plan a trip to see the wonders, the next step is to choose which set of wonders you would like to visit. What many people don’t realize is that there is actually 4 different sets of 7 wonders of the world. The current four sets of world wonders include: the original wonders, the engineering wonders, the natural wonders and the new wonders of the world. While all 28 of these incredible features of the world are no doubt some of the coolest things to see, there are usually big crowds full of tourists who’ve come to splendor in their wonder. If you want to get away from the crowds and still marvel at some phenomenal features of this planet, here’s a list of the ‘7 Should-Be Wonders’ of the world.

The Bolivian Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni)
Located on the outskirts of the Atacama Desert in South America lies the largest plane of salt on this planet. What was once a large sea has literally dried up and left tons of sand behind. To top it off, this unreal landscape is completely surrounded by volcanoes and contains some of the wildest geological features on this planet.

K2 Mountain (Pakistan)
Rising to a gargantuan 28,251 feet K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. This mountain is considered to be more difficult to reach the summit than Mt. Everest and those who choose to partake in this harrowing adventure are literally risking their lives. K2 is nicknamed the savage mountain because out of every four people who attempt to reach the top, one person dies. Don’t let these frightening facts put you off going to see it though, simply taking in the epic mountain from base camp is an unreal experience.

Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)
Dropping vertically to a cold, relentless ocean the Cliffs of Moher are truly a spectacular site. Reaching nearly 400 feet and sprinkled with radiant green shrubbery nowhere else on earth looks quite like this unique location. If the geological features aren’t enough there are nearly 30,000 birds from 29 different species that live there.

Colca Canyon (Peru)
Residing in southern Peru lives a canyon twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. The Colca Canyon is a narrow canyon with parts reaching a depth of over 20,000 feet. Aside from the magnificent canyon, it is also one of the best places to watch one of the largest birds on earth, the Andean Condor.

Marovo Lagoon
A spectacular blend of deep blue and vivid turquoise waters, the Marovo Lagoon is truly unlike any other place on earth. It is considered to be the largest salt-water lagoon on the planet and it contains a number of small islands. Lucky natives who get to call this surreal landscape their home inhabit some of these islands.

Okavango Delta (Botswana)
Not only is the Okavango Delta the largest inland delta in the world, but it is also home to hordes of wild animals. Rhinos, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes and lions are just some of the amazing, exotic animals that can be seen in this incredible setting. The area is extremely flat and 11,000,000,000,000 liters of water flow through it on an annual basis!

Eisriesenwelt Cave (Austria)
Located deep in the Hochkogel Mountains of Austria lives the largest ice cave on earth. This spectacular geological feature translates to the ‘World of Ice Giants’ and permanent chilled winds blasting into the cave keep the ice year round. If you choose to venture into this cold, dark cave you can venture as far as 26 miles deep into the mountain.

By Alex Vere Nicoll

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