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There has been different issue arising with regards to the new 7 wonders of the world 2012. It is not yet finalized up to this date but 2 places were officially confirmed to be listed on the 7 wonders of the world 2012. The Jeju Island in South Korea and Puerto Princesa in the Philippines made it to the official list. Bernard Weber who is the founder-president for the New7Wonders said that Jeju Island beat the last competition by many hundreds of votes to be officially announced as one of the new 7 wonders of the world 2012.
Though some reacted that it is just patches of snow that covers the crater of Mount Halla which is located in Jeju Island, still it won the hearts of many voters. The contest consists of votes to measure the popularity of the places that is included in the nominees for the new 7 wonders of the world 2012. Criticism arises in terms of the process and lack of transparency of the criteria that is being used to select the finalist for the New7Wonders. But then, Jeju Island made its way from the criticism to be officially announced as one of the new 7 wonders of world 2012. Jeju Island proclaimed its beauty with its glorious beaches, mountains and stunning scenery that makes Koreans proud to call it as a World Heritage Site. Hawaii of Korea and Honeymoon Island are among the nicknames being called for this place.
Puerto Princesa’s Underground River is one of the main tourist attractions in the Philippine island. Lonely Planet said that it is considered as one of the last frontier of the Philippines. There are concerns that arise on what the competition would bring to Puerto Princesa. Since it will be included in the new 7 wonders of the world 2012, it may attract more tourist and development in the area that can cause pollution. It may damage and make more harm to the place than preserve it. But if the competition’s main goal is to campaign for securing and preserving these natural resources, then it is a good motivation. At least, people are aware on which places should be protected and keep from environmental harm. Weber said that Philippines is taking seriously the New7Wonders of Nature because even Philippine President Aquino himself came out to support the Puerto Princesa campaign to be included in the official list of the new 7 wonders of the world 2012.
The other places that is awaiting confirmation to be included in the official list of the new 7 wonders of the world 2012 include Halong Bay in Vietnam, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, Amazon Rain Forest, Table Top Mountain of South Africa, and Iguazu Falls which is located in the borders of Brazil and Argentina.
Don’t forget to visit Puerto Princesa’s Underground River, it is really a must see destination this summer.
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The announcement for the New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced in the early months of the year 2012 in an official inauguration ceremony. But as early as now, there is an available provisional list for the new 7 wonders of the world which was based from the first count of vote result last November 11, 2011. It is now being checked and verified by certain individuals to confirm the real winners for the new 7 wonders of the world. There might be a possibility in the list once the winners are confirmed. Here are the alphabetical lists (not based on ranking) of the provisional new 7 wonders of the world.
Amazon. The Amazonia or Amazon Rainforest is located within 9 nations namely Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela. It represents the planet’s remaining rainforest and has the most specie-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the whole world. The Amazon River located in the Amazon is the largest river (by volume) in the world.
Halong Bay. It is located in Quáng Ninh, Vietnam and features isles in various shapes and size with thousands of limestones karsts. A specific feature of the Halong Bay is the lake that is within the limestone island like the Dau Be Island which has 6 enclosed lakes. Several of the islands in Halong Bay is hallow with enormous caves that has 200 species of fish and 450 different types of mollusks.
Iguazu Falls. Located in Iguazu River in the borders between Argentine Missiones and Brazilian state of Paraná, the Iguazu Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Devil’s Throat is the tallest with 80m in height among the 275 falls that make up the Iguazu Falls.
Jeju Island. Jejudo is a volcanic island is the smallest province and largest island located in the southern coast of Korea. Hallasan is the tallest mountain and dormant volcano that is the main feature in Jeju Island.
Komodo. Alive and breathing real dragons are located in Komodo National Park Indonesia which makes it to the list of the provisional new 7 wonders of the world. Unlike the fantasy stories of the ancient world, these komodo dragons grow up to three meters long only but considered to be the largest lizards on earth.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. The Puerto Princesa Underground River is one of the famous tourist spot in the Philippines. One of the world’s longest subterranean river that flows through the underground of dramatic caves then coming out into the lagoon with heavenly clear waters that placed it in a spot in the provisional new 7 wonders of the world.
Table Mountain South Africa. Famous for having an iconic peak late looms that has a distinctive flat top located above Cape Town in the foot of Africa which reminds the island of Eigg of Scotland. Table Mountain is the only place on Earth to have a constellation of stars named after it.