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Sinharadzha Forest Reserve – the last of the tropical rain forests of Sri Lanka, is located in the southwestern part of Sri Lanka, northeast of Galle. There are many rare and endemic species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies. This reserve is sometimes called the “Kingdom of the Lion”, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Jiuzhaigou Valley is an unusually beautiful place on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Nature has done authentic miracles from water and limestone, algae and bacteria, has decorated its creation with mosses, lichens and many hundreds of plants in captivating abundance and splendor. As a rule, under the valley of Jiuzhaigou, two reserves are meant at once – Jiuzhaigou itself and Hualong reserve. In turn, Jiuzhaigou consists of three more smaller valleys. Continue reading
The Bohemian Paradise is a nature reserve of 181.5 square kilometers located in the northeastern part of the Czech Republic between the cities of Turnov, Mnikhovo-Gradište and Jicin. Since 2005, this region is considered the center of the UNESCO European Geopark.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, the territory of the Bohemian Paradise was a seabed covered with volcanoes. Over time, under the influence of the sun and wind, a unique landscape formed here, consisting of deep gorges, bizarre cliffs, intricate caves, crystal clear lakes, dense forests and flowering meadows. Continue reading