>> Tuesday, May 6
These are the top 10 (as of May 6, 2008):
1. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.
2. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Cox's Bazar is a fishing port and district headquarter in Bangladesh. It is claimed to be the world's longest natural sandy sea beach (120 km) including mud flats.
3. Ganges River, India/Bangladesh
The 2510 km long Ganges is a major river in the Indian subcontinent flowing east through the eponymous plains of northern India into Bangladesh. The river and its tributaries drain a large and fertile basin with an area of about one million square kilometers that supports one of the world's highest density human populations.
4. Amazon River, South
The South American Amazon is the largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the top ten rivers worldwide combined. It accounts for approximately one-fifth of the total world river flow and has the biggest drainage basin on the planet. Not a single bridge crosses the Amazon. (Image is taken from a NASA satellite.)
5. Mount Everest, Nepal
Mount Everest, also called Chomolungma or Qomolangma, is the highest mountain on Earth with the summit 8848 meters above sea level. Part of the Himalaya range, it is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China.
6. Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan. It is also the highest mountain in Japan at 3776 meters. A dormant volcano that last erupted in 1707 is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
7. Cocos Island, Costa Rica
Cocos Island is located off the shore of Costa Rica. A national park that measures 23,85 square km. Surrounded by deep waters with counter currents, Cocos Island has many hammerhead sharks, rays, dolphins and other large marine species.
8. Tubbataha Reef, Philippines
Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef in the Sulu Sea that belongs to the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. The reef is composed of two atolls, North and South Reefs. Each reef has a single small islet that protrudes from the water. Over one thousand species, including many that are endangered, can be found at on the reef. These include manta rays, lionfish, tortoises, clownfish and sharks.
9. Chocolate Hills, Philippines
The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills, all about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 sq km The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, giving them the name ''Chocolate Hills.''
10. Colca Canyon, Peru
It is a canyon of the Colca River, Peru. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States, but is not as steep.
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(Sources: wikipedia.org and new7wonders.com)