Cox's Bazar Is #1: Isn't That Bizarre?
Yes, we've already expressed our skepticism about the Seven Wonders of Nature contest, but this follow-up to the Seven New Wonders of the World project is getting so much attention we simply can't ignore it.
With more than ten months of voting left until the shortlist for the Seven Wonders of Nature is made, the leading contenders at the moment are Cox's Bazar Beach (pictured) and the Sundarbans Forest, both in Bangladesh. More recognizably, Vietnam's Halong Bay is sitting in the number three spot, while better known landmarks like Mount Fuji, Niagara Falls and the Great Barrier Reef languish outside the top ten.
Not that there's anything wrong with Bangladeshi beaches, but perhaps the voting system might still be a bit out of whack?