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    Yarlung Tsangpo Canyon, Tibet and Fish River Canyon, Namibia



    Many people think the Colorado Grand Canyon is the largest in the world. However, the American Geography Committee announced in 1994 that it was in fact the Great Canyon of Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River in the Himalayas (Tibet) that claimed this title. The giant fissure descends to an astounding 5,382 metres at its deepest point and its length stretches for more than 496km. Another little-known claimant for the world

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    I thought Wonders had to be man-made?

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    Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland



    One of the biggest ice caps in the world and the largest in Europe, Vatnajokull smothers south-east Iceland in ice, covering an impressive 8% of the country and measuring around 8,100 sq km. It contains a jaw-dropping 3,300 cu km of ice. In 2008, the glacier and its immediate surroundings were also declared Europe's largest national park. And if those aren't enough records, according to Guinness World Records, Vatnaj

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    Richat Structure, Mauritania



    This weird bull

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    Grand Prismatic Spring, US



    The third-largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Spring in Wyoming is about 75 by 91 meters in size and 49 meters deep. Its vivid shades of orange, yellow, green and blue are what make it so memorable. The colours are produced by algae and bacteria, which grow around the water

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    [B]The

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    Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia



    Though well known in South America and in travellers

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    I just went to Goreme national park.

    This list needs more Jiuzhaigou Valley "Valley of Nine Villages"

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    Why don't we talk about this list rather than what you think it's lacking

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarloStanfield
    Why don't we talk about this list rather than what you think it's lacking
    My dad and I concluded that the rock formations in that Goreme park picture should be named "pen!s valley".

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    Wow I've never even heard of those. They're amazing. Crazy to think that nature created all that stuff, and that it exists on the same planet as the slaughter factory that i wake up to every morning

    That hell's gate and the lightning storm sound amazing

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    I've been to three of those places.

    The Italian Grotto and the Prismatic Spring would be my next two choices.

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    I'd pick the Socotran Archipelago, Cave of the Giants, and the Barrier Reef.

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    Wow amazing thread repped.

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    Wish I could take a year off from the real world and visit all these places. Sadly I don't think I'll get to see any one of them.

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