Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The best national parks in the World

1.Yosemite National Park, United States

A perennial favorite, California’s Yosemite National Park provides 1,200 square miles of natural marvels. Replete with granite cliffs for rock climbers, Yosemite’s stunning waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and scenery make it one of the most visited national parks in America. While there is never a bad time to visit, a trip in late May when the snowcapped mountains have begun to melt renders the waterfall even more awe-inspiring.

2.Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Located in Guatemala, Tikal National Park is a World Heritage Site featuring the spectacular ruins of a Mayan settlement dating back to 250 AD. The picturesque surroundings include an amazing jungle canopy and wildlife juxtaposed by ancient architecture and temples.

3.Kakadu National Park, Australia

Nestled within the top end of Australia’s Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park encompasses everything natural about Australia. With a sweeping spread of over 3.2 million acres, the World Heritage listed site is filled with stone plateaus, rainforests, flood plains, billabongs and beaches.

4.Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

A gem found in Tanzania, the Serengeti National Park is a seemingly boundless plain most famous for the millions of animals like wildebeest, gazelles and zebras that migrate there in droves.

5.Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

One can discover the beauty of the Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia’s Borneo Jungle. It is home to the most expansive and impressive limestone cave system in the world as well as over 8,000 species of plants. Unfortunately, it can be quite cumbersome to get there; those adventurous souls who want to explore its enchanting beauty can do so only by air or, sometimes, riverboat.

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