The Swiss organization, New 7 Wonders (www.new7wonders.com), announced last Saturday the preliminary results of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
Of the 28 finalists, two of the winners came from South America, four from Asia and one from Africa.
And the winners are (in alphabetical order):
The Amazon (South America)
Halong Bay (Vietnam)
Jeju Island (South Korea)
Puerto Princes Underground River (Philippines)
Table Mountain (South Africa)
The online voting was open to the public-at-large and closed last Friday, November 11. The official tally will be released in early 2012, during the inauguration ceremonies.
Yván Vásquez Valera, president of Loreto región in Peru, was happy with the results and hopes it will bring more tourism to his area. It will be an economic boon to one of Peru’s poorest regions.