If you want to immerse yourself in nature without having to get too far away as such Africa or the America, here is the list of 10 stunning wildlife areas you should tick off on your bucket list.
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1. Ranthambore National Park, India
Ranthambore National Park was formerly the hunting area of the princes in Jaipur, now has become one of the largest national parks in the northern of India.
As coming here, you can watch the tigers and sightsee their natural habitat which promises an unforgettable experience for the wildlife devotees.
Additionally, the park is also home to 210 m high fort named Ranthambore that was built in the tenth century and situated in the reserve area. From here, you can observe a lot of animals such as hyena, wild boar, leopards, ….and diverse flora.
- Address: Prempura, Rajasthan 322001, India
- Phone Number: +91 141 222 7225.
2. Woraksan National Park, South Korea
Although being open to the public all year round, but this national park is not always too crowded. Perhaps because it is located on a high mountain that requires much effort to climb to the park.
But if is really worth your time and effort, you can get the chance to behold the magnificent view from the top of the mountain, and also visit the ruins of the fort built in the thirteenth century.
The garden is a haven of thousands of species of amphibians, mammals, reptiles and insects. 16 species of them are at risk of extinction. If you are lucky, you may see some kind of rare animals that go around there.
- Address: Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do 390-862, South Korea
- Phone Number: +82 43-653-3250
3. Foping National Nature Reserve, Shaanxi Province, China
Looking at the photos of the panda is enough to allure you to pack your backpack and head to Foping Nature Reserve right away. So do not hesitate to come to this place as so to admire the adorable animals.
What is more, the nature reserve shelters 64 pandas that you can not see them anywhere else. Located at the foot of the mountain Quinling, thanks to its diverse ecosystem, Foping Nature Reserve is also the shelter of the yellow monkey – one of the endangered animals.
- Address: No.89 Huangjiawan Road, Foping County 723400, China
- Phone Number: +86 916 891 6002
4. Xe Pian National Protected Area, Laos
Situated near the border of Cambodian, Xe Pian is world-renowned for the high number of apes and diverse species of animals , some of which can not be found in the second place in the whole country.
In addition, you can watch elephants, tigers, and cute black bears. Especially, the dolphin lives at three rivers winding through the lush forests.
5. Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
For those who are interested in wildlife, Yala National Park is a perfect destination. This is one of the oldest and most famous parks in Sri Lanka.
In particular, this place is known for a large number of elephants and leopards that you can see when strolling through this area. Yala is gifted with tropical monsoon forests and wetlands.
In addition, it is also reserved many historical and religious relics. This park is divided into 5 areas so you can easily plan to visit the whole area.
- Address: B499, Sri Lanka
- Area: 978.8 km²
- Opening hours: 6 AM -6 PM
- Phone: +94 71 261 9387
6. Similan Islands, Thailand
This group of islands consists of 9 small islands and is known as a leading ideal destination for diving. When diving into the sea, you can watch the beautiful coral reefs, shoals of tropical fish, stingrays and sea turtles in the season when the Similan Islands are open from November to April next year.
Mu Ko Similan National Park offers you a wide range of wild animals to watch, from the sky to under the sea, from birds to snakes, pythons, lizards or dolphins.
- Address: Phang Nga, Thailand
- Phone Number: +66 95 038 5535
7. Calauit Safari Park, Philippines
Located in Calauit Island, this 3,700-hectare wildlife sanctuary was used to Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.
Built in 1976, this sanctuary is home to 104 species of animals including zebras, giraffes and African antelopes that are on the brink of extinction. The number of animals has increased 5 times since the first days this area comes into operation.
In addition to being a haven for rare animals from other places, Calauit also prevents species of animals in the country from being threatened. Take Calamian deer, for example, this species of deer had almost been extinct. now they have grown normally in this friendly environment.
8. Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysia
Spread over an area of 440km square in a rainforest, Danum Valley is not known by many when opening. But once you come here, you will be welcomed by a tour guide who is willing to take you around the conservation area, even at night so you can behold the Borneo pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinos, Malay bears and many other species of animals.
- Address: Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia
- Phone: +60 88-486 168
9. Bonin Islands, Japan
Also called as the Ogasawara Islands, this is properly the most isolated place compared to other wildlife areas in the world because the only way to get here is to take a 2-hour ferry ride from Tokyo. But it is really worth your effort when you get a chance to the humpback whales when visiting here from around February to April.
While the whale can be seen year-round, You can only watch sperm whales in summer and autumn, This archipelago is distinctive in the way that it is not connected to any land area of Japan or any other continent. Therefore, it is a perfect home to species of shellfish, birds, and insects.
Area: 104.4 km²
10. Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia
It is home to more than 500 species of animals, in which 200 species of mammals. Some typical species of the most diverse population in Indonesia is Sumatra tigers, lemurs, leopards, deer.
This park is located in the mountains of Bukit Barisan at 3,381 m above the sea level and the river of Alas flows through as the split of the region.
- Area: 7,927 km²
- Established: 1980