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Top places to see wildlife in Asia

By Carlton Leisure - 11/07/2016

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Not everyone’s expectation from travel is the same. Sightseeing, beach bumming, shopping and culinary experiences could be few examples. But there are travelers who don’t want to follow stereotype and experiment with not so popular themes that include adventure and animal spotting. Asia with a vast number of wildlife reserves is an ideal place for wildlife spotting. Here we suggest places to go for wildlife spotting.

Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

India is replete with park and national reserves but the Corbett National Park, oldest one, holds special importance. Established in 1936 to protect the Bengal Tigers the park attracts a large number of travelers from Indian and around the world. Most of the travelers flying to Delhi for business or leisure include a visit to this park into their itinerary as it is not far from the Indian capital. The park named after the noted British hunter Jim Corbett is a tourist’s favorite for its Bengal Tigers.

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga National Park is one of the places Kate and Williams visited in India during their trip. The natural habitat of the endangered one-horned rhinos in India is frequented by travelers from around the world. Situated in the Golaghat district of state of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is an ideal place to get an insight into the plant and animal life of eastern part of India. Apart from the One-Horned Rhinos which is the biggest draw card, the national park also has a good presence of other animal species.

Woraksan National Park, South Korea

The park is frequented by travelers from different parts of the world. With a good presence of plant, amphibian, mammal, reptile and insects the parks has something for travelers with varying interest. There is also a 13th-century fortress inside that can also be explored.

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

This prominent national park in Sri Lanka is one of the must visit places for wildlife lovers visiting Sri Lanka. The park is natural habitat of elephants and leopards that can be spotted on an animal safari. There are some historical and religious sites inside that can be explored during the visit. As it is divided into five blocks it also has ease to explore.

Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary, The Philippines

It may not equal African Safari but a visit to Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary could be one of the best experiences one can have while on visit to Asian wildlife reserves. Situated off the coast of Busuanga in the Philippines, the sanctuary has a good presence of animals that include zebras, gazelles, giraffes and impalas. It also houses a large population of Calamian deer which was once on the verge of extinction.

Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia

Gunung Leuser National Park in Indonesia is home to more than500 species of animals and this richness attracts wildlife lovers from around the world. Sumatran tigers, flying lemurs, clouded leopards, flying frogs and sambar deer are some of the popular animal species found here. Among other things, the park also has a rehabilitation house for orangutans. Rich flora and fauna are arguably biggest draw cards but what makes it spectacular is its location amidst Bukit Barisan Mountains.

Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysia

Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah can be best explored on a guided tour. Spread over around 440 square kilometers, the park is one of the hot favorite among animal lovers. Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhino and Malay sun bear are major animals to be spotted here. The park is also home to a good number of birds so birdwatchers can have delightful experience here.