22 Stunning National Parks to Check Out

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Some of the world’s most natural beauties can be found at National Parks around the world. Sometimes easy to get to, sometimes a little more remote, either way the breath taking views are worth it. Getting away from the city, tourist attractions and hustle of every day life can help relax and enjoy a simple pleasure. Whether you are local or traveling these stunning  National Parks are sure to leave you breathless.

1. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Canada’s first national park and the world’s third filled with valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests and rivers. Banff National Park is one of the world’s premier destination spots.

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2.Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Japan

One of Japan’s most popular National Parks is home of a dormant 12,000 foot volcano. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty the park is located less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo.

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3. Ahaggar National Park, Algeria, Africa

The Hoggar Mountains also known as Ahaggar a highland region in the central Sahara. Mainly a rocky desert about 900 meters above sea level

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4. Kakadu National Park, Australia

Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park. The park is home to more than a quarter of its freshwater and a range of rare plants and animals.

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5. Loch Lomond, Scotland

Loch Lomand is located in central Scotland with the largest amount of fresh water in Britain and the beautiful backdrop of mountains. 5 - A Loch Lomond Scotland 2_980px

6. Mercantour, Provence, France

Mercantour is one of ten national parks in France and sees 800,000 visitors every year.

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7. Olympus National Park, Greece

Mount Olympus is located on the border or Macedonia and Thessaly. The park is the highest Greek Mountain and home of the twleve ancient greek gods.

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8. Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand

A unique feature of Phang Nga Bay are the sheer limestone karsts that stand vertically out of the emerald green water.

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9. Pirin National Park, Bulgaria

Pirin National Park is located in southwest Bulgeria. The park includes seven municipalities with one of the oldest reserves in Bulgaria.

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10. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

This magnificently beautiful contains lakes, caves and waterfalls and located about ten kilometers east of Bihac.

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11. Seoraksan National Park, South Korea

The park spreads across four cities and countries. The mountain was named Serak meaning “snow” and “AK” meaning big mountain because the snow would not melt.

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12. Serengeti, Tanzania

Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park offers one of the most mind blowing views in Africa.

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13. Swiss National Park, Switzerland

When visiting the Swiss National Park, you cannot leave the road, make a fire, disturb plants or take anything from the park.

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14. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Home of the three mountains of Rueapehu, the largest mountain in the north island, Ngauruhoe the youngest volcano and Tongariro whose landscape has developed over the last 300,000 years. 15 - A Tongariro National Park, New Zealand (2)_980x653

15. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

This park is located between Cordillera de Los Andes and Patagonian Steppe. Enjoy 17 hours of sunlight in the summer while hiking through forests and near gorgeous waterfalls and lakes.

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16. Mount Teide, Tenerife, Spain

Mount Teide is home of the third world’s largest volcano and it’s still active. Visiting the mountain can only be done by foot or cable car.

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17. California’s Yosemite National Park

Most famous for gorgeous mountain peaks like the Half Dome and El Capitan.

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18. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States

One of the world’s most photographed national parks, the Grand Canyon one-mile deep and ten miles across, carved into the Colorado River. Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon each year.

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19. Lake District National Park, England

England’s largest National Park, situated in the north west region. 20 - A Lake District England_980x653

20. Tikal National Park, Guatemala

The Tikal National Park is home to some of the most fascinating archeological remains of the ancient Maya Civilization. 21 - A Tikal Guatemala_980x653

21. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colarado, United States

In the north central region U.S state of Colarado, the Rocky Mountain National Park has beautiful mountain views, lakes and wildlife to experience. 22 - A Rocky mountains_980x654

22. Iguazu National Park, Argentina

The park is located in Misiones province, in the north eastern tip of Argentina. The park, jointly with its sister park Iguaçu in Brazil, is among the world’s visually and acoustically most stunning natural sites for its massive waterfalls. 23-A-Iguacu-Falls,-Argentina_980x656

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