National Parks are naturally beautiful – most parks were declared parks to preserve the wild beauty that makes them so great.
While almost all of these protected areas are beautiful in their own way, there are 10 to set it apart from the rest with their simply stunning beauty.
Take a look at the list of the most beautiful national parks in the world.
1. Snowdonia, Wales
Snowdonia National Park is named after the Snowdon Mountain. The mountain is 3560 meters high and very picturesque and peaceful. Lakes and rivers surrounded by trees makes it the perfect place.
Visitors will also find old buildings and several castles within the boundaries. The history of the area is full of folk tales and legends, and make it an even more exciting place to visit.
2. Grand Canyon, the United States
Colorado River has cut through the Grand Canyon for hundreds of years. Tourists flock to the site each year to admire it or hike and camp in the myriad of channels that are carved out of the water.
3. Kruger National Park, South Africa
One of the largest national parks in the world, Kruger covers millions of acres of land. The park hosts an amazing number of African animals, including elephants, giraffes and many other animals.
You can see all these animals from lookout towers scattered throughout the park.
4. Deosai, Pakistan
Deosai National Park is best known for its impressive flowers. Every spring bloom thousands of different types of flowers. They form a living carpet of colors that attract an even greater variety of butterflies. The park is definitely worth a look in the spring, though it is great all year round.
5. Kakadu, Australia
The Australian Government and indigenous peoples working together to manage Kakadu National Park.
It is a World Heritage Site, and the stunning views attracts tourists year round. One of the more interesting attractions is the original rock art that can be found in the area.
6. Hortobagy, Hungary
Hortobagy National Park was the first national park in Hungary. It is an official sanctuary for wild horses and home to a number of endangered birds. The park is a bird watcher’s paradise, with plenty of waterfowl
7. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Plitvice National Park is an area of mountainous terrain ideal for hiking and a number of lakes and streams. The uniqueness of the water in the park is that most lakes and streams contain travertine. It gives the water a clarity rarely found in nature, as well as a very bright blue-green hue.
8. Madain Saley National Historic Park, Saudi Arabia
How many national parks are heavily forested, is Madain Saley almost entirely of desert and rock. It is one of the most beautiful sights you will see, especially when you come across one of the great oases scattered throughout the park.
It is estimated that there are more than 125 pits and facades cut out from rocks coming from anywhere between 500 BC and 100 e.Kr .. They are still in a great condition and well worth a visit if you are in the area.
9. Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
Nepal has unique and wild – Sagarmatha is no exception. The park contains a number of Sherpa villages, as well as a few monasteries. Here you will find Mount Everest, the national park has very little traffic. Several animals have their home here, including mountain goats are perched precariously along the seemingly steep sandstone cliffs.
10. Iguazu National Park, Argentina and Brazil
The Iguazu National Park runs through Argentina and into Brazil. It protects the subtropical rain forest, as well as the Iguazu Falls. The waterfall is made of hundreds of waterfalls around a curved cut. Visitors to the waterfall can take a boat to get a closer or they can go through the various waterfall by crossing the catwalks.
The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including howler monkeys, jaguars, tapirs and caimans.