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Title: Natural Wonders of the World Text Only Version


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Natural Wonders of the WorldText Only Version
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The Natural Wonders of the World Tour
  • Lists of seven wonders began in ancient times by
    the Greeks. The "Seven Natural Wonders" lists
    varied, resulting in many more than seven
    wonders.

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The Natural Wonders of the World Tour
  • We will visit seven wonders that are truly
    remarkable feats of the natural world.

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Angel Falls
  • Angel Falls is located in Canaima National Park,
    Venezuela in a remote jungle. It is the highest
    waterfall in the world, more than twice the
    height of the Empire State Building, and three
    times the height of the Eiffel Tower.

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Angel Falls, Venezuela
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Aurora Borealis "Northern Lights"
  • The Aurora Borealis appears in the far northern
    night sky as a faint glow on the horizon. Green
    and red flames of light stretch across the sky. A
    glowing curtain of light forms, waving and
    swirling above you. As the lights fade away the
    dark night closes over you once again.

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Aurora Borealis "Northern Lights"
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THE ROCK ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
  • Long considered a sacred place by the Aborigines,
    Ayers Rock is located in central Australia in the
    Northern Territory. It is the world's largest
    monolith, rising 862.5 meters (1,143 feet high)
    and covers an area of 3.33 square kilometers.

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ULURU, Australia
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Guilin
  • There is a popular saying about Guilin, "the
    mountains and water of Guilin are the finest
    under heaven." Guilin is located in the northeast
    of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (South China)
    and is famous for its dramatic peaks, clear
    waters, caves, and long history.

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Guilin, South China
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Grand Canyon
  • Measured in Colorado River miles, the Grand
    Canyon is 277 miles long and begins at Lees Ferry
    and ends at the Grand Wash Cliffs. It is 18 miles
    across at its widest point and consists of more
    than one million acres of land! At the North Rim
    (which has only seasonal access) it is 6000 feet
    (1829 meters) deep.

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Grand Canyon, Colorado
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Great Barrier Reef
  • The Great Barrier Reef stretches along the east
    coast of Queensland in Australia. It is the
    world's largest coral reef . It is over 2000km
    (1250 miles) long! It is not a single reef at
    all. It is made up of over 2900 individual reefs
    very close to each other.

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Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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Iguassu Falls
  • Iguassu Falls is on the border of Argentina,
    Brazil and Paraguay. Iguaçú comes means Great
    Water. The falls are 3 kilometres long and 60
    metres high and consist of 275 separate falls.

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Iguassu Falls,Brazil
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this topic sentenceToday we visit the Seven
Wonders of the World.
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