Wonders of Water
There is something about water that soothes the soul and brings a smile to your face. Whether it’s a pond, a lake, a river, a beach, a lake or the sea, each one is special.
However, some are more visually appealing, dramatic and inspiring than others. So come on, let’s wander the world with the greatest wonders of the water.
Number 6: Russia
Lake Baikal in Russia, one must see the wonder of water at number six. Lake Baikal, surrounded by forests, beaches and jagged snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera de Barguzin is located in southeastern Siberia. At 5,578 meters and 25 million years, is the largest lake, the deepest and also the oldest in the world. It has rich environments for wildlife and unusual freshwater and thus earned the name “Russian Galapagos”.
Number 5: Egypt
The Nile, Egypt ranks fifth on our list of wonders of water. The Nile River is the longest river in the world, stretching north for approximately 4,000 miles, from East Africa to the Mediterranean Sea. Research has indicated that the river changed the way several times over the centuries. A Nile cruise is a wonderful way to see Egypt.
Number 4: Egypt
The Suez Canal in Egypt takes the fourth place ranking. The Suez Canal is a canal 16 km long linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. The canal was built by the British Empire between 1859 and 1869 to reduce distance and time required to navigate the Mediterranean to Asia. It is still used today by super tankers to sail the Mediterranean and Asia, and vice versa.
Number 3: Israel
The Dead Sea, Israel comes as the number three. The Dead Sea is the saltiest sea in the world. The average content of salt in the Dead Sea is six times larger than the oceans and therefore does not support life. The reason for this high concentration of salt is that there is no way out of the water that flows and evaporates into the air hot and dry, leaving the minerals. Unfortunately, this beauty may soon disappear due to diversion of its major source of water, the Jordan River.
Number 2: Italy
The beauty and romance of Venice, is the second in our list. Venice is known as the floating city, is actually about 700 islands connected by canals. In fact, Venice is synonymous with canals, palaces Centenary with ornate Renaissance-style facades and romantic gondola rides in the moonlight.
Number 1: Australia
Finally, the water is great wonder of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The Great Barrier Reef stretches for 2,000 kilometers across the Sea, along the northeast coast of Australia. This marvel takes first place for being home to more than 10,000 species, including 1,500 types of fish and 200 types of birds and landscapes of breathtaking coral.