5 Natural Wonders to View Before You Die
Ever since “The Bucket List” movie came out, it has become popular to create “bucket lists” of things that you want to do before you die. Rather than just thinking of the list as something to do before you die, people started creating bucket lists for other things, like “things I want to do this summer.” These goal lists are fun because they help encourage you to do what you have always wanted rather than get bogged down by everyday life.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Australian Great Barrier Reef is the largest in the world. The reef is so large, it can even be seen from space. When you visit the reef, you will see some of the most amazing sea life in the entire world. The reef is home to thousands of species and some are even exclusive to the Great Barrier Reef. Swimming and boating are not the only activities you can do on the reef.
Puncak Jaya, Indonesia
Of all the places in Asia to visit, Indonesia may not be the first place you think of, but it is home to one of the most amazing sights in the world. Puncak Jaya is a mountain range you won’t want to miss. This mountain towers above the rest from a height of over 4,880 meters. In fact, Puncak Jaya is the 5th highest mountain in Southeast Asia. When you visit this mountain, you will have seen the world’s highest island peak and experienced some of the most awe-inspiring beauty that nature has to offer.
Don’t forget to book your “tiket pesawat” (tickets) well in advance, as the sooner you book your tickets to Indonesia, generally the less expensive they will be.
If you have ever wanted to view nature up close and personal, and maybe even seen monkeys and gorillas in the wild, then you won’t want to miss visiting Kampala. In this natural habitat for mountain gorillas, you will get to see the wild creatures up close as well as experience what a true African jungle looks like. Some tours allow you to get almost within touching distance of African animals. Just don’t anger the gorillas. You won’t recover from that.
Pak Ou Caves, Laos
If you love cave exploring, you won’t want to miss the Pak Ou Caves. These caves are located high above the Mekong River and have been a part of Buddist culture for over 600 years. Inside the caves are over 4,000 likenesses of Buddha embracing the beauty and tranquilly of the caves.
Angel Falls, Venezuela
In Venezuela, you can view one of the most spectacular falls in the world. Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world and it is quite the challenge to get there. You will travel by canoe and sleep in the great outdoors just to get to the falls. You will never forget the quest to find this natural wonder.
True adventurers should not wait to experience what you want to see in the world. If you wait too long, you may find that you no longer have the energy or health necessary to experience the wonders of the world.
About the author: This is a guest-post by Ashley Williamson. Ashley is a freelance writer and an occasional guest-blogger interested in travel, food and health related topics. When she is not working she likes to travel and discover hidden places around the globe.