Jeju Island - New 7 Wonders

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    A South Korean resort island, Jeju, has been listed as a "new natural wonder of the world" in a world-wide poll, a Switzerland-based organization announced Saturday.

    The subtropical volcanic island south of the Korean peninsula was selected along with six other areas -- the Amazon River, Komodo in Indonesia, Iguazu Falls in Argentina, Vietnam's Halong Bay, South Africa's Table Mountain and the Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River, according to the Web site of the New7Wonders foundation in Zurich.

    Voting to select the New7Wonders began in 2009 on the Internet and by phone.

    Known for a combination of scenic mountains, waterfalls, forests and beaches, Jeju has drawn plenty of honeymooners and other tourists from South Korea and nearby nations.

    "A good harmony of human and nature is the characteristics of Jeju Island," said Chung Un-chan, who led the National Committee for Jeju New7Wonders of Nature.

    Chung, a former South Korean prime minister, said the selection of Jeju as a natural wonder will boost the country's image as a tourist and cultural spot in addition to its fame for speedy industrialization and democratization.
     
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