Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chinese park makes tops list

A national park in China has made a list of the world's 30 national parks. Noticeably missing from the list, however, are national parks in the United States, including the ever-popular Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Canyon, The United States created the first national park in the world back in 1872 at Yellowstone in Wyoming and Montana.

Making the list for China was Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province. The park is noted for its rock formations that were caused by erosion. Pictures of the park show bronze sandstone cliffs topped with lush greenery. Abut 3,000 species of plant life can be found in the park.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park gets mostly Chinese visitors. Of the 30 million tourists who visit the park every year, less than 2 million are foreigners.

The CNN article also lists tips on how best to enjoy these splendors of nature.