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1. Victoria Falls, Zambia
This waterfall is one of the greatest natural spectacles in all of Africa, attracting numerous visitors yearly. The Victoria Falls, also known as “the smoke that thunders”, is an extremely large river which plunges headlong over a 100m vertical chasm that spans the entire one-and-a-half kilometer width of the river. It creates the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

2. Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia
The Ethiopian Rift Valley, which is part of the famous East African Rift Valley, is composed of numerous beautiful lakes, hot springs and a variety of wildlife. This is the perfect destination if you want to step away from urban life and back into nature. The Great Rift Valley lakes are famous for their bird species. Each of the seven lakes has its own unique characteristics, providing ideal habitats for a variety of flora and fauna.

3. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway is flanked by the North Atlantic Ocean and a beautiful landscape of dramatic cliffs. It is famous for its numerous polygonal columns of layered basalt which resulted from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. It is now an area of outstanding natural beauty and has attracted visitors for centuries.

4. Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal, also known as the “crown of palaces”, is a white marble mausoleum located in India. The Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, built this great palace during the 1600’s in memory of his third wife. Today, the Taj Mahal is recognized worldwide as the jewel of Muslim art and is admired universally as one of the greatest masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

5. Terracotta Army, China
The Terracotta Army, or the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, is a large collection of terracotta sculptures (clay based ceramic) which depicts the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The 7,000 life-size figures date from approximately the late third century BCE. The 16,300 square meter excavation is one of the most significant archaeological finds in the world.
 
6. Great Wall of China, China
The Great Wall is one of the amazing wonders of the world. The Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, large mountains and plateaus. The wall stretches approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China and has been around for more than 2000 years. Today, some sections are in ruins or have disappeared, however it is one of the most appealing attractions in the world.

7. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
The Ngorongoro Crater is a conservation area which is located in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The crater is a large intact volcanic caldera within the highlands and is recognized as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro is a great place to visit because of its beautiful wildlife safari sites.

8. Kilauea, Hawaii
The Kilauea is a shield volcano in the southeastern side of Hawaiian Islands and is the most active out of the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. The Kilauea Caldera is a massive crater encircled by plumes of sulfuric smoke with visible signs of lava destruction. This is the perfect destination for those wanting to view one of the world’s active volcanoes.

9. Hagia Sophia, Turkey
The Hagia Sophia is an architectural beauty and an important monument for the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires. The building was once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic. UNESCO chose the Hagia Sophia as a world heritage site. It is one of the most significant monuments not only in Turkey but also on earth with its architectural and its historical richness.

10. Potala Palace, Tibet
The Potala Palace is enclosed within huge walls, gates and turrets built of rammed earth and stone. The white and red palaces and ancillary building of the Potala Palace rise from the Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley at an altitude of 3,700 metres. The palace contains historical documents including murals, painted scrolls, numerous sculptures, carpets, curtains and fine objects of gold and silver, making the palace a distinct historical sight.

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