Wherever we venture, we know the importance of embracing the local scenery and landscapes. But when visiting a huge continent like Asia, well, where do we start? Overflowing with National Parks, all individual and diverse, you’re certainly spoilt for choice. To help you choose, here’s what we believe to be some of the very best…
WULINGYUAN SCENIC AREA, CHINA
Wulingyuan Scenic Area includes globally famous Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and is positioned in central China. Zhangjiajie’s towering geology inspired parts of the movie Avatar. Also check out Tianmen Mountain with its mountain peak vistas, cliff path walking, and cable car. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge and also worth a visit.
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CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK, NEPAL
In Nepal, Chitwan National Park, at the foot of the Himalayas, provides many wildlife encounters. Nepal’s oldest national park is home to both the one-horned rhino in addition to Bengal tigers. There are also over 500 species of birds, leopards and elephants. You can visit local villages, take jeep safaris, join jungle safaris or even a canoe ride down the Rapti River.
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YALA NATIONAL PARK, SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka is full of national parks, and a hotspot for countless opportunities to see natural wildlife. For a close up of view of the mighty elephant, choose Yala National Park, the ultimate place to view them in large numbers. Keep searching and you may also see crocodiles basking in the sun and water buffalo wallowing in muddy waters.
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kinabalu national park, borneo
Kinabalu National Park, located in the foothills of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s highest mountain, was Malaysian Borneo’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embark on guided walks through the many forest trails to discover unique flora and fauna – you may spot orangutans, gibbons, mouse deer, hornbills and eagles, to name just a few of the park’s residents.
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