Israel’s Ramon Crater, the largest geological crater in the world, is currently ranked among the top 350 candidates in the 8th Wonder of the World online contest, taking place now through September 30.
Sponsored by VirtualTourist.com, a leading travel research website that is part of TripAdvisor Media Group, the 8th Wonder of the World competition features Israel’s 200-million-year-old Ramon Crater, the world’s largest makhtesh, or naturally formed crater.
The 1,640-foot-deep Ramon Crater is located within Israel’s Negev Desert and offers visitors a wide range of activities and sites, from rappelling, jeep tours and bird-watching to observation points, colored sand dunes and ancient ruins.
“The Ramon Crater is among Israel’s most spectacular natural attractions, and certainly one of the oldest,” said Haim Gutin, Commissioner for Tourism, Israel Ministry of Tourism, North and South America. “We hope the Ramon Crater is recognized for its unrivaled beauty and voted the 8th Wonder of the World.”
Travelers can vote for the Ramon Crater once per day through September 30 by visiting
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