8 Natural Wonders Of The World You've Never Heard Of (PHOTOS)

11/08/2010 07:11 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Each year, the United Nations unveils a list of the world's most stunning natural attractions, called World Heritage sites, and chances are, you've never heard of them--Papahanaumokuakea, anyone? The designation shines the spotlight on a handful of hidden gems, while also protecting them from man.

This year's picks were especially gorgeous...and hard to pronounce! Budget Travel put together a photo tour of the newest spots, equipped with a handy pronunciation guide.

Are there any that didn't make the list that should be on there? Tell us about them!

Text, captions and photos courtesy of Budget Travel.

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