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Best Wildlife Destination in Asia

By Carlton Leisure - 28/04/2016

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Recent developments, human greed for more and unchecked poaching has played havoc to the travellers. Habitat of wildlife has been reduced affecting the number of animals badly. Don’t lose hope as all is not lost. Efforts by government and international organisations have brought good results and now most most of these habitats for wildlife have been preserved by giving then national park and sanctuary status. A large number of these wildlife reserves are situated in Asia. Here we give a lowdown on top places to see wildlife in Asia.

Ranthambore National Park, India

Situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park has been the former hunting ground of the royals of the state. Now given a National Park status it is one of the largest national parks in northern India. For most of the tourists Ranthambore National Park is an ideal place to spot Bengal tiger. The tourists can hire a jeep safari to close tigers from close distance.

Woraksan National Park, South Korea

Woraksan National Park receives visitors round the year. The greatest advantage of visiting this park is that it never gets crowded. The path is difficult perhaps it is why it gets a small number of travellers. While visiting the parks don’t miss an opportunity to walk around the ruins of a 13th-century fortress. While visiting this park you will spot several species of plants, amphibian, mammal, reptile and insect.

Shaanxi Province, China

If you want to see panda in its natural setting then visiting Shaanxi Province could be an ideal destination. Foping Nature Reserve in the province is home to 64 giant pandas. Set amidst Qinling Mountains, the reserve enjoys proximity of sanctuaries, like the Zhouzhi Nature Reserve.

Xe Pian National Protected Area, Laos

Situated along the Cambodian border, this national park is famous worldwide for its gibbon population and other species. Due to its prominence as home to some rare species, the park is highly popular among the locals. Gibbon, Asian elephants, tigers and Asian black bear are some of the commonly found animals here.

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

The island country of Sri Lanka might be small in size but it is rich when it comes to wild species. Yala National Park is famous worldwide for a large number of elephants, leopards and other species.

Similan Islands, Thailand

For most of the travellers the name of Thailand evokes images of beaches and hedonistic pleasure but very few know that the country is also a wildlife destination of repute. Similan Islands, an archipelago of nine islands is home to Mu Ko Similan National Park that allow visitors to see birds, bats, vipers and pythons and lizards.

Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia

Gunung Leuser National Park in Indonesia is home to more than 500 species of animals. Sumatran tigers, flying lemurs, clouded leopards, flying frogs and sambar deer are prominent species found here. The area is also the rehabilitation house for orang utans.