The 10 Best Places to See Wildlife in Asia

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There is no sight more exciting than to see wild animals in their natural habitats. The best places to see wildlife in Asia are certainly for such a wonderful experience. It is impossible to list the places in ascending or descending order because of their uniqueness. Therefore, for every wildlife lover a visit to each of the places mentioned below would offer a unique experience.

1. Bonin Islands, Japan

Bonin Islands, Japan

It is the most remote destinations in Asia and is home to large species of birds, insects, and crabs that are not found elsewhere on Earth. Twenty five-hour ferry-ride is needed to reach the islands. Dolphins can be seen throughout the year, sperm whales during summers and autumns and humpback whales between the months of February and April. The unique diversity certainly makes this island among the best places to see wildlife in Asia.

2. Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary, Philippines

Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary, Philippines

Impalas, gazelles, giraffes and zebras are among the 104 species that Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary in the Republic of Philippines adopted from Africa. Its establishment in 1976 has saved native Calamian deer and coral reefs to recover from extinction.

3. Danum Valley Conservation Area, Malaysia

Danum Valley Conservation Area, Malaysia

This lowland rainforest spanning more than 400 square-kilometres is the only place to spot spectacled Flower peckers. Malay sun bear, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Borneo pygmy elephants and many more animals can be seen guided safaris and walks through Danum Valley.

4. Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia

Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia

It is the best place to see wildlife in Asia. Sambar deer, flying frogs, clouded leopards, flying lemurs, Sumatran tigers, etc. are some of the 500 animal-species that are found in this national park. It is near Bukit Barisan Mountains and extends from sea-level to 3,381 metres with River Alas dividing it into two halves.

5. Ranthambore National Park, India

Leopards, wild boars, hyenas and varieties of flora and fauna can be seen in Ranthambore. However, tigers are the chief attraction of the national park. This is certainly an adventures place and definitely fits among the best places to see wildlife in Asia.

6. Shaanxi Province, China

Shaanxi Province, China

Zhouzhou, Foping and other nature reserves constitute Shaanxi. The former specialises in rescue and protection of endangered species, which include golden monkeys and pandas. Foping Nature Reserve also sustains pandas.

7. Similan Islands, Thailand

It is the best place to see wildlife in Asia in all its form – aerial, aquatic and terrestrial. Bottlenose dolphins, lizards, pythons, sea turtles, manta rays, etc. can be seen on the islands, which are also haven of several species of vipers, bats, birds and tropical fishes. Spectacular coral reefs make the archipelago a great diving destination.

8. Woraksan National Park, South Korea

Woraksan National Park, South Korea

It is on the mountains and despite year round footfall, few visitors dare to climb. Thus, it is not crowded and the best place to see wildlife in Asia like rare antelopes and thousands of species of insects, reptiles, mammals, amphibians and plants.

9. XePian National Protected Area, Laos

Visitors can see Asian black bears, tigers and elephants along with gibbons and several animal-species that are unique to the area. The 3 rivers flowing through the vast flatlands, deciduous and evergreen forests sustain dolphins too.

10. Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Leopards and elephants are the major attractions in Yala National Park. Religious and historical ruins as well as sites dotting the national park add another aspect to wildlife observation. It consists of a number of ecosystems.

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