TOP 10 NATIONAL PARKS

Larry Brain - Dec 13, 2010
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The best thing you can do when observing wildlife is not to intervene. There are hundreds of national parks protecting the nature against civilization. Choosing only ten out of so many fabulous places around the world is always a hard task to do. Hotelclub.com still dared to announce the best national parks taking diversity as the main criterion. Brought to you by Tourism-Review.com.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Literally nothing can compare to the magic and splendor of the African wildlife. There can be hardly any other National Park in the world in terms of its untouched countryside, untamed wildlife and vastness of area. The Kruger National Park seems to be the best Safari around the Globe. At one spot you can watch world's largest mammals, a big amount of birds, big predators and their prey. You definitely need to get there if you are a wildlife lover.

Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

With its location high in the majestic Himalayas, the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal consists of three of the world's ten highest peaks (Mount Everest included), the glaciers (two of them being up to three mile long and deep), breath-taking valleys formed by untouched snow-filled terrain. All this makes the Sagarmatha National Park which is UNESCO World Heritage Site an important destination to visit.

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

This is the place to go to if you love magnificent fjords and boat-trips. The main attraction is Milford Sound but there are 14 other fjords which make this Park a great must-see spot with possibly the most romantic scenery you can ever witness.

Galapagos National Park, Ecuador

The Galapagos with its clear-blue waters and amazing landscape is a heaven for exotic wildlife animals which can be seen nowhere else in the world. The Park's original historic and scientific background and promotion of responsible eco-tourism certifies an unrepeatable experience.

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

The journey to Tikal National Park means exploring the Mayan Heritage. Nestled into the deep jungles, the fantastic ruins of Maya settlement, which dates back to about 250 - 900 AD, are full of astonishing architecture, temples and diverse wildlife. It sure is an amazing adventure to experience.

Yellow Dragon Scenic Area, China

Calcium sediment which creates the illusion of a golden dragon is the home to a cute Giant Panda – the image that stands for WWF. Yellow Dragon Scenic Area is a distinguished ecosystem with waterfalls, hot springs, primeval forests and snow-tipped hilltops where endangered species like Sichuan gold-nosed monkey and Giant Panda live. The site is a must-see for photographers.

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

The protected area which is the World Heritage Site contains one of the most spectacular parks in Brazil and Argentina. Breathtaking waterfalls that are over 70 meters high and 1500 meters wide are a shelter for South America's finest fauna. The views on surrounding subtropical forests provide an experience which never leaves you untouched.

Kakadu National Park, Australia

Kakadu National Park lies in Australia's Northern Territory. This typical Australian Outback is one of the very few sites which are listed as a World Heritage Site both for its natural and cultural importance. The park is larger than 3.2 million acres and includes some traditional territories of Aboriginal people. The marvelous South Alligator River, coastal beaches, monsoonal rainforests and billabongs make Kakadu National Park a site worth discovering.

Swiss National Park, Switzerland

Although Switzerland is most known for its magical Alps, it has only one national park to visit. Yet the lack of quantity does not necessarily mean the lack of quality. The Swiss National Park was established in 1914 and is full of huge variety of spectacular animals like chamois, ibex, golden eagles and bearded vultures. Rivers, snow-topped peaks and Alpine valleys offer nature at its best.

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, Peru

The majestic Machu Picchu has been the most popular travel destination in Peru for years. No matter how many times you come to enjoy the ancient sites, the journey through the Inca trail always carries an air of excitement, adventure and mystery. Explore the Andes at their best.

 

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Comments

  1. I know many of the national parks in the Top 10 list for 2010, so I legitimately ask the question: Why are none of Canada's or the United States' spectacular and "diverse" national parks represented in the list? They certainly meet the main criterion as well as many of those that are listed.

    Alison Gardner (Canada)
  2. happy to see sagarmatha N.P in the list. there are lot more NP of this quality in nepal.

    aakash nepali (Afghanistan)
  3. Nice listing for the world\'s best national park and really liked the places considered for it. The post provided a good information on the parks.
    Thanks, Corcovado National Park

    Corcovado National Park (Egypt)
  4. I think these are all great...but I\'m from the USA and I don\'t really know these. I think the grand canyon in Arizona should be on this list. It\'s so beautiful and that\'s coming from someone who lives in Arizona. Millions of people from all over come here to just visit the grand canyon. I\'m so proud of my state :) besides the heat it\'s great!

    Branna bueno slack (USA)
  5. I think these are all great...but I\'m from the USA and I don\'t really know these. I think the grand canyon in Arizona should be on this list. It\'s so beautiful and that\'s coming from someone who lives in Arizona. Millions of people from all over come here to just visit the grand canyon. I\'m so proud of my state :) besides the heat it\'s great!

    Branna bueno slack (USA)

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