Image: Pual Threlkel via Yellowstone Park
All of us have our own bucket list of amazing things and places to travel to and explore. Of course, if you are lucky enough, you can check off every thing on that list—no matter how crazy, ridiculous or far away it is.
Just like iconic visitors’ attractions, National Parks around the world have also proven to be insanely beautiful spots to traverse.
Here are 7 Best National Parks In The World To Visit At Least Once Before You Die.
Image: Costa Rica Guide
1. ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK, COSTA RICA
If you do visit Costa Rica, the locals will surely urge you to visit the Arenal Volcano, situated in the Arenal Conservation Area. As Costa Rica’s most active volcano, be sure to research the best times to visit the National Park, before making your way down.
What you may not know is that the park actually has two volcanoes. The 1,633m Arenal Volcano and the 1,140m Chato Volcano. The Chato Volcano has been inactive for nearly 3,500 years and has a collapsed crater that contains an exquisite lagoon. We can only imagine how beautiful it is!
Image: Banff National Park
2. BANFF NATIONAL PARK, CANADA
Situated in Alberta, Canada—Banff National Park has to be one of the most scenic spots in North America. View the magnificent Canadian Rockies as you take a hike through the park, while appreciating nature and having a nice respite from the fast-paced city life.
Where else can you find such gorgeous snow-capped peaks? Millions of people visit Banff National Park every year to appreciate the emerald waters of Lake Louise, trek through spectacular lush fields of flowers at Sunshine Meadows, and drive beneath the peaks of Icefields Parkway.
3. THE NATIONAL PARK, GREENLAND
This arctic paradise is the world’s biggest national park ever. Talk about an Arctic paradise. As the place is pretty hard to access, do research on ways or guides to bring you there. From what we know and have seen in photos, trust us when we say that it made our jaws drop.
You can join an expedition cruise to explore and check out the place in its full glory. You might even spot giant walruses strong tusks and the stunning polar bears.
4. JIUZHAI VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CHINA
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site more than 20 year ago, this one-of-a-kind park is best known for its mythical blue and green lakes, insane waterfalls, and also its unique wildlife.
Jiuzhai Valley is situated at edge of the Tibetan Himalayan Plateau in Northern Sichuan Province and you can easily access the national park by direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing and Hangzhou.
5. MALUDAM NATIONAL PARK, MALAYSIA
While visiting Sarawak, a friend had mentioned to us that the locals were asking them to check out Maludam National Park. Even though Maludam might not be the most popular national park in Malaysia, it is one of the most well-loved for one reason – wild Proboscis monkeys.
It is the only place in the entire world where these primates run wild and free. So if you want to experience the whole authentic experience here, take a quiet trek through the park and soak in the atmosphere.
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6. SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, USA
With giant Sequioa trees looking like they’re growing infinitely into the sky, being there is just an indescribable and unbeatable feeling. Okay, so the trees aren’t infinitely tall, their average height is about 155.7m as mentioned, but can you imagine just how tall that is?
It is located in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California, hence it is very accessible. You can even make going there a day trip if you’re visiting Las Vegas or the nearby areas in Nevada.
7. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, USA
When you hear Yellowstone National Park (top-most image), you already know that it is one of the most iconic names out there. Located Wyoming, spilling out a little to Montana in the United States, this wilderness recreation area is best known for its astounding canyons and gushing geysers.
The national park also houses a whole lot of wildlife such as – bears, wolves, bisons, elks and antelopes.