30 national parks that you must visit
1. Acadia national Park, USA
Mountains, lakes, forests and ocean coast. The Park harbors several dozen mammal species: coyote, Fox, raccoon, otter, deer, rabbit, six species of bats, several species of rodent moles. And the Park is home to large animals such as moose, bear and red lynx. In the ocean there are whales and dolphins, seals.
2. National Park Band-Amir, Afghanistan
Natural complex of six turquoise lakes, located at an altitude of 3000 meters in the Hindu Kush mountains. Is one of the most beautiful places in the country.
3. Banff national Park, Canada
The oldest national Park of Canada is one of the most visited national parks in the world, the ecosystem began to deteriorate. In the forest regions of the Park is home to grizzly and black bears, Cougar, lynx, Wolverine, weasel, weasel, wolves, elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer.
4. National Park Bromo-TenGer-Semeru, Indonesia
The most famous and beautiful mountain scenery in East Java. National Park Bromo-TenGer-Semeru.
5. Bwindi national Park, Uganda
Impenetrable forest Bwindi is an ancient, complex and extremely rich in biological system. Species diversity is a feature of the Park, due to the environmental values it became a world heritage site by UNESCO. Among East African forests Bwindi is richest populations of trees, small mammals, reptiles and butterflies. The variety of flora and fauna due to the different height above sea level.
6. The national Park of Cinque Terre, Italy
The Park includes man-made terraces and five small settlements on the coast of the Gulf of Genoa in the province of La Spezia. Local monuments date back to the middle ages and the emergence of some settlements Dating back to Roman time. The cultural landscape of the Cinque Terre is on the list of world heritage of humanity.
7. National Park Death Valley, USA
The Park consists of two major valleys of Death and Panamint, each of which formed several million years ago. The Park is the habitat of many plants and animals adapted to the harsh desert climate.
8. National preserve-Denali Park, United States
The Park has the highest mountain in America is mount McKinley (6193 m). The Park includes numerous rivers that flow through mountain valleys and glacial lakes. Here live moose, caribou, sheep dalla, wolves, squirrels, foxes, beavers.
9. National Park dry Tortugas, USA
The Park is located on the territory of the archipelago of seven coral reefs along with surrounding shoals. The main attraction of the Park is the largest coastal Fort in the U.S. Fort Jefferson, the reefs which are United in a national Park to protect natural and historical heritage.
10. Everglades national Park, USA
Everglades national Park is surrounded by agricultural and urbanized areas of Miami, HOMESTEAD and Florida city on the East, the Florida Straits and Florida Keys on the South, the Gulf of Mexico on the East and a national wildlife refuge big Cypress in the North. Live here canadian river otters, pelicans, sandpipers, Mississippi alligators and American crocodiles, deer and the occasional Puma.
11. The Fiordland national Park, New Zealand
The largest national Park in New Zealand (12 500 km2) was the housing different species of birds and rare insects which are found only here. Here is the world’s largest colony of black coral.
12. National Park of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galapagos is famous in history thanks to the research of Charles Darwin, which formed the basis of his theory on the origin of species. The Islands are part of UNESCO world heritage, many species of animals are unique and not found anywhere else in the world. Jacques Yves Cousteau called it the Galapagos Islands «the last sanctuary of wild life.»
13. Glacier national Park, USA
Wild, rugged mountains and cliffs landscapes with many magnificent lakes and rivers attract every year around 2 000 000 visitors. It is home to grizzly bears, Baibolov, wolverines, mountain goats, caribou.
14. Goreme national Park, Turkey
The Museum under the open sky in Turkey is part of the UNESCO world heritage site. There are many churches, chapels and monastic buildings.
15. National Park Grand Canyon, United States
One of the oldest U.S. national Park, located in Arizona. The Park has a Grand Canyon — Grand canyon of the Colorado river, one of the recognized natural wonders of the world.
16. National Park Grand Teton, USA
The Park is famous for beautiful scenery of mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes as well as a rare combination of glaciers and flowering meadows. In the Park many species of mammals, rare birds, insects and amphibians. It is home to elk, deer, bison and pronghorn, grizzly bears, wolves, Cougars.
17. Iguazu national Park, Argentina and Brazil
On the banks of the Iguazu and the Islands of its Delta it grows a large number of water-loving plants, some of which are not found in other parts of the country. The fauna of the Park is varied, here you can see colorful parrots, lizards, a huge number of butterflies. National Park is a refuge for many rare and endangered species, including Jaguar, ostselot, the anteater, the tapir.
18. Kaziranga national Park, India
In the Park there are beautiful tropical forests, rivers, gorgeous meadows. Worldwide popularity of the Park has won due to the fact that here is the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceros. Also in the Park you can see tigers, elephants, sloth, Bengal cats, cats, fishermen, Gaura, barasingha and other wild animals.
19. National Park Khao SOK, Thailand
One of the most beautiful parks not only in Thailand but throughout the world. In Khao SOK are the world’s oldest evergreen rainforest, huge mountains, large valleys, beautiful lakes, caves, waterfalls, mangrove trees and many species of wild animals and birds.
20. The Kruger national Park, South Africa
The oldest and most famous game reserve in South Africa, is one of the largest national parks in the world.
21. National Park mount Rainier, United States
The Park is a stratovolcano Rainier, with a height of 4392 m. the Mountain is the highest point in the Cascade mountains, around it are valleys, waterfalls, subalpine meadows, old forests and more than 26 glaciers.
22. National Park Nordvest-Spitsbergen, Norway
In the Park live numerous colonies of sea birds, reindeer and Arctic Fox, winter polar bears and some walruses. There are remains of whaling stations and the grave of the seventeenth century, and traces of encampments of several polar expeditions.
23. Olympic national Park, USA
The Park includes three ecosystems: subalpine meadows and forests, moderate forests and the Pacific coast. During the ice age the area was completely isolated, so now here you can find 15 species of animals and 8 plant species that are unique to this type of terrain.
24. National Park, Port Campbell, Australia
One of the most picturesque places of Australia. Over millions of years of waves, wind and rain undermined the coastal rocks, creating a unique look. There are beautiful Twelve apostles.
25. Serengeti national Park, Tanzania
The Park is located in the heart of the Great African Rift and is included in the list of the most famous national parks in the world, is a treasure trove of wildlife that is unparalleled in beauty and scientific value.
26. Snowdonia national Park, United Kingdom
In this Park offer some of the most beautiful views in Britain. This region has a rich history, traces of which are found everywhere, ranging from stone age burial chambers and Roman FORTS to the many churches, cathedrals and medieval castles.
27. Yellowstone national Park, United States
The world’s first national Park, international biosphere reserve, a world heritage site by UNESCO. The main attraction of Yellowstone Park’s hot springs and geysers. Lake in Yellowstone Park are various shades of water from green to gray-blue. Here there are lakes with very high temperatures, almost boiling water, but even they have a life — thermophilic algae of different colors, which give the water beautiful shades.
28. Yosemite national Park, USA
The Park is one of the largest undivided areas of wildlife conservation in the Sierra Nevada. Fauna and flora are extremely diverse. The Park is located on an altitude of 600 to 4000 m above sea level and includes five main zones of vegetation: dense thickets of shrubs and oaks, lower mountain forest, upper mountain forest, subalpine and Alpine zones.
29. National Park, Zhangjiajie, China
National forest Park Zhangjiajie is famous for its giant stone pillars, like rocks from the movie «Avatar». These columns are the result of many thousands of years of erosion. The climate here is very humid, and in winter moisture turns to ice and back to water. And formed these amazing landscapes.
30. Thingvellir national Park, Iceland
Park UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the most visited sites in the country. The Park is situated in the valley formed by the rift between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The Park has a large lake, Iceland – Thingvallavatn. The lake has an area of 84 km2 and the maximum depth is 114 meters.