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05 Main Wild Life Sanctuaries In Asia – The Big 5 In Asia.

Asia is well known for being a large haven for many wild life species, due to its tropical climate, flora and fauna are said to thrive here. Here are some wild life sanctuaries you must visit in Asia.


Taman Negara

Taman Negara, the world's oldest rainforest is located in Malaysia and covers an area of approximately 4,343 sq km encompassing highland cloud forest and lowland rainforests. There are many nature trails and one of the most scenic and the longest canopy walkway in the world. Some of these nature trails wind through caves, parks, waterfalls, an Orang Asli settlement etc. At 130 years old, Taman Negara is home to tigers, Sumatran rhinos, elephants, wild pigs, barking and sambar deer, sun bear, gibbons, eagles, hornbills and so much more! Two of the most popular activities include jungle trekking and river cruises. Taman Negara is open daily from 8am to 5pm.


Udawalawe National Park

Nestled in Sri Lanka, the Udawalawe National Park is a sanctuary for wild animals that were displaced by the Udawalawe Reservoir. Covering an area of 30, 821 hectares, the national park is home to large numbers of elephants, water birds, leopards, fishing cat, sambar deer, wild boar, wild buffalo, golden jackal, Asian palm civet, mongoose and many other types of wild animals. This park is also home to crocodiles, water monitors, giant lizards, etc. Browse through Cinnamon Magazine if you're looking for other popular national parks to visit on the island.


Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok is located in Thailand between Krabi, Phuket, Khao Lak and Koh Samui; the most iconic destinations in South Thailand. Khao Sok National Park spans over 739 sq km covering the world's oldest evergreen forest, complete with limestone mountains, caves, lakes, waterfalls etc. The best way to explore the beauty of the park is by kayaking through the lakes or trekking through the jungle; which is a great way to spot elephants, langur monkeys, sambar and barking deer, bear, guar, banteng, wild boar, squirrel, hornbills and other wildlife.


Komodo Island National Park

Marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Indonesia, this national park spreads over 1,733 sq km covering the volcanic islands of Rinca, Padar and Komodo along 26 other islands. The Komodo dragon is native to the islands and the national park was established in order to protect these species. Cinnamon Magazine and other similar online sites are a great way to gather information about national parks and the best wild life sanctuaries to visit.


Kelimutu National Park

Kelimutu National Park is located in Indonesia with the island's highest peak measuring 1,731 meters known as Mount Kelibara. The three coloured crater lakes are the biggest attraction in Mount Kelimutu. These massive crater lakes are known to change colours from blue, green and black to red, white and blue. The pine forest that surrounds the park is also known to be home to many endangered plants and animal species which include the Drongo, Javan rusa, and many more.