Halong Bay, Vietnam
After intense campaigning by the countries that were home to the 28 finalists, the provisional list of the final 'new 7 wonders of nature' campaign has been announced. We reveal the seven who have won a place in that acclaimed list, and 13 other finalists who are equally as beautiful and well worth a visit.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Thousands of limestone karsts jut out from the sea, creating a winding pathway that is simply magical by boat. Read on for more about Halong Bay.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..... I've been lucky enough to see some of these places, the picture does not always tell the whole story, sometimes it does not show the damage us people can do along the way.
Responsible tourisum is the key....... there are however many amazing views close at home if we choose to search and find them.
@Michael Clarke - I would rather have a ramshackle road up to the Cliffs of Moher than have a super tourist highway and ruin the place. The Cliffs should never be changed and left as a hidden gem for both us Irish natives and tourists alike. As for Lisdoonvarna - it is brilliant - so what if you don't want to come back - there are many more to take your place. If you want to see Ireland at its best get off the tourist trail
What would be more interesting is starting a list of the natural wonders of the British Isles...
Giant's Causeway, Fingal's cave, Great Whin Sill, Scarfell Pike, Glen Coe, Arkengarthdale, Ravenscar, Cheswick Sands... that's just getting started.
I think the cliffs are the attraction not the roads and as such they are very impressive, wouldnt be very PC to run a motorway out to the west coast. If its roads you are after England has some nice ones I am surprised that the M25 hasnt made this list.
As Neil Oliver from BBCs Coast said, "There is no need to ever leave the British Isles again, there is that much beauty and stunning scenery here". Its true, and the heat in some of the foreign places is terrible.
I would love to climb Everest though, and see the Aurora Borealis from the North Pole!!
Just climb Mt Kilimanjaro; it is one of the most beautiful Mount to climb, and breath taking scenery on roof of Africa
why isnt the giants causway in threre ? or is it already im not shure but it well deserves to be,
the rest i am inpressed with seen some vietnam i have been there and it is amazing there are people who live in that bay and rarly ever leave there boats or platforms but it is like being in an other world, and there people ar extreemly frendly
nice to see halong bay, Kilimanjaro, great barrier reef and the milford sound on the list, oh sorry, we are only commenting on some rather average cliffs in ireland aren't we? seriously, who cares?
the great barrier reef contains nearly as many species of life as does the amazon (another more note-worthy than some cliffs inclusion to the list) and there are geological wonders such as the dead sea, table mountain, jeju island........but hey i am sure the roads to a bunch of average cliffs in ireland are much more interesting to talk about
Perhaps it's not possible to quantify or compare' amazing' so perhaps the whole exercise is suspect
rather sad person who complained about the dubious road in Ireland -it's the countryside for goodness sake!
I also love the cliffs at Hartland North Devon, but I'm afraid the road to reach them is rather narrow.
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