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28 Places All Nature Lovers Must Go Before They Die

Take a walk on the wild side.

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Peneda-Gerês, Portugal's only national park, spans the Gerês and surrounding valleys and forests. The Lima river cuts through the park's heart, creating a diverse and lush natural environment.

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The ancient evergreen rainforest of Khao Sok National Park is an incredible location, with gorgeous Thai beaches, a host of tropical wildlife, and underground caverns.

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The unique and fantastic landscape of New Zealand's Tongariro National Park is a surreal and incredible experience – and that's without mentioning the park's role in creating The Lord of the Rings' Mordor on screen.

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Slovenia's only national park is a gorgeous testament to the country's natural beauty. Taking its name from Slovenia's highest peak, the park runs along the borders of Austria and Italy and covers the southeastern Alps.

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Millennia of erosion created the unique and striking landscape of Turkey's Göreme National Park, which includes two volcanoes and preserves both natural land formations and ancient dwellings.

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The singular massive half-circle of waterfalls that makes Iguazu National Park so famous isn't the only stunning sight on offer – the region's rainforest jungle is a one-of-a-kind environment that harbours unique animal and plant species.

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This scenic nature park is home to the famous Mount Fujisan. Surrounding it is a diverse and beautiful landscape that includes volcanoes, hot springs, and the seaside.

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Nestled in the Pyrenees, this stunning and lush park is ideal for hiking and spotting the region's unique wildlife, including species of goats and water moles named after the area.

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Over 700 peaks make up the landscape of Germany's stunning rock national park. The diverse area features canyons and sandstone cliffs and is home to the rare eagle owl.

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Port-Cros, a Mediterranean island off the French coast, is the country's smallest national park, but its breathtaking location and unique ecosystem make it seem like a whole new world.

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Pine forests and rapid rivers make up the gorgeous natural landscape of Finland's Oulanka Park. The region is often used for extreme nature sports, but also offers peaceful sanctuaries.

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Scotland's incredible natural scenery is preserved on the grounds of the Loch Lomand and Trossachs National Park. The breathtaking area stretches across the shore of the loch and the Trossach hills.

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Waterton-Glacier encompasses territory in Monanta and Canada. A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park included land in Wyoming.

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