Resources

The purpose of the Resources section of this site is to connect you with additional education and information related to the Natural Wonders of Asia.  In addition to resources that are focused on the splendor, beauty and amazement, Natural Wonders of Asia will also provide you with access to tour companies, places to stay, and related resources that make your discovery, exploration and personal experience with the Asia wonders of nature the best it can be. If you are looking for the Seven Wonders of the world, Asia or other places go here.

NEWS & DISCOVERIES:

Here is where Natural Wonders of Asia will feature stories and access to education featuring new discoveries or new insights.

  • NG on Son Duong Cave: The world’s largest known cave recently discovered in Vietnam.
  • When To Go: Site dedicated for providing insights on the best times to visit various wonders and other destinations.

SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Asia is home to 1 of the 7 Wonders of Nature.  That wonder of nature is Mount Everest which is the tallest mountain in the world.  It is located in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal.

  • Mount Everest – The highest point on earth.  The peak of Mount Everest reaches over 29,000 feet in the air.
  • National Geographic & Everest – NG highlights Everest as one of the world’s amazing features of nature.
  • Great Barrier Reef – The largest natural wonder in the world and the only wonder of nature seen from outer space.
  • WikiTravel on Everest – Travel information on travel to the natural wonder known as Mount Everest.
  • Everest Facts & Figures – Here are a series of facts and figures related to this wonder of nature.
  • Grand Canyon – Historically recognized as the largest canyon in the world.
  • ABC News on Everest – A recent (2012) news story highlighting the dangers of climbing Everest.
  • Victoria Falls – One of the seven wonders and recognized as the largest waterfall in the world.

NATURAL WONDER REFERENCES

In this section visitors will find a variety of references and educational sites that expose people to the various natural wonders of the world.

UNESCO: ASIAN WORLD HERITAGE SITES

UNESCO represents the World Heritage sites from around the world as determined by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  Here is a list of 10 world heritage sites located found in Asia:

  • UNESCO – Ha Long Bay: Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.
  • UNESCO – Tubbataha Reef: The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 130,028 ha, including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species.
  • UNESCO – Puerto Princesa: This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river’s distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences.
  • UNESCO – Huangshan Mountain: Located in China and renowned for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of a sea of clouds.
  • UNESCO – Sundarbans Forest: The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal.
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  • UNESCO – Jiuzhaigou Valley: Stretching over 72,000 ha in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 m, thus comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems.
  • UNESCO – Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries: Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, home to more than 30% of the world’s pandas which are classed as highly endangered, covers 924,500 ha with seven nature reserves and nine scenic parks in the Qionglai and Jiajin Mountains.
  • UNESCO – Mt. Sanquinqshan: Located in China and features 48 granite peaks and 89 granite pillars, many of which resemble human or animal silhouettes.
  • UNESCO – Kaziranga NP: It is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds.
  • UNESCO – Shiretoko: It provides an outstanding example of the interaction of marine and terrestrial ecosystems as well as extraordinary ecosystem productivity, largely influenced by the formation of seasonal sea ice at the lowest latitude in the northern hemisphere.
  • UNESCO – Jeju Volcanic Island: Located in Korea, the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes together comprise three sites that make up 18,846 ha. It includes Geomunoreum, regarded as the finest lava tube system of caves anywhere
  • UNESCO – Gunung Mulu NP: The 52,864-ha park contains seventeen vegetation zones, exhibiting some 3,500 species of vascular plants.
  • UNESCO – Sagarmatha NP: Home to Mount Everest, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the highest spot in the world.

Conservation and Professional Organizations

  • EPA: Environmental Protection Agency of the United States.
  • NWF: National Wildlife Federation
  • Conservation International: Organization committed to protecting wildlife and their environments they call home.
  • UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • WWF: World Wildlife Fund
  • Science: Educational group focused on an array of the sciences.
  • Nature Conservancy: Nonprofit committed to protecting wildlife and the environment they call home.
  • Natural Wonders of the Caribbean: Helping travelers and nature lovers discover the natural wonders of the Caribbean.
  • When to Go: Educational site committed to helping travelers determine the best time to visit the wonders they want to explore.
  • When to Go: Educational site committed to helping travelers determine the best time to visit the wonders they want to explore.

SUPPORTERS, CAUSES and other SERVICES

This section of resources is dedicated to causes or challenges, supports of Natural Wonders, and other related tourism services.

  • Bucket List Ideas: A great app for creating bucket lists, tracking and checking them off.
  • Hotel das Cataratas: The only hotel inside the Iguacu National Park in Brazil.
  • Abortion: Is a problem around the world and something any and every organization ought to work to resolve with compassion and care.
  • Christian Adoptions: Adoption is one loving option for people to explore facing an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnancy and maternity care is one of the biggest challenges around the world. We need to do everything possible as a society to support families and their wellness.

Frequently Asked Nature Questions

  • Where is the Caribbean: When it comes to geography, one of the common questions is where is the Caribbean. Go here to find the islands and the sea.
  • Travel Tracker: Takes you straight to iTunes for the Travel Tracker app.