From Antarctica and the Amazon to Victoria Falls and the Great Wall of China, Lonely Planet’s Wonders of the World showcases 101 spectacular sights — and how to experience them on any budget. Lonely Planet’s Wonders of the World is both inspiring and practical, with expert advice, best value itineraries, beautiful photography and local secrets.
Australia is represented by Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Uluru, and Lonely Planet’s number five region to visit in 2020, Lord Howe Island. The book features human made wonders that people may already know, such as the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat. But Lonely Planet’s destination experts have also selected less famous sights that are equally captivating: the entwined tree bridges of Meghalaya in India, the intricate Islamic architecture of Naqsh-e Jahan in Iran, and the massive Buddhist temple of Borobudur in central Java.
Museums with remarkable collections of wonders have also been included, such as the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands and the British Museum in London. The natural wonders chosen for the book are no less impressive: giant trees in California, cascading lakes in Croatia, multi-coloured hills in China, great waterfalls, the world’s biggest cave, natural phenomena such as the wave of cherry blossom (sakura) that sweeps across Japan each spring, and the light show of the auroras across the planet’s northern and southern extremities.
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