International Parks

International Parks: Sagarmāthā, Nepal

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Sagarmāthā, the modern Nepali name for Mount Everest, is a Sanskrit word meaning “Head of the Sky”. Sagarmāthā National Park covers 443 square miles, over two-thirds of which are barren land.  The terrain has been made rugged and steep from the rivers and glaciers that […]

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International Parks: Dadohae Haesang, South Korea

by Cie McCullough Buschle

With 767 square miles of water and 129 square miles of land, Dadohae Haesang is the largest National Park in South Korea. Within Dadohae Marine Park lies Hondo Island, a Natural Preserve since 1965. The climate of Dadohae Haesang is very warm, and supports a wide […]

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International Parks: Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Rocks hang in the air and lemurs leap from peak to peak in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park and the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. In 1990 Tsingy de Bemaraha became a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its incredibly unique geography. The 257 […]

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International Parks: Gan HaShlosha, Israel

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Palm trees, naturally warmed water, bathing beauties…not what you may expect in Israel, but here it is in Gan HaShlosha National Park. Time magazine named Gan HaShlosha as one of the most beautiful parks in the world; some even believe it was once the Garden […]

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International Parks: Rapa Nui, Chile

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Rapa Nui is better known to almost everyone by another name. Early settlers called the island Te Pito O Te Henua or Navel of The World. Rapa Nui is the Polynesian name; in Spanish it’s Isla de Pascua, or Easter Island. Rapa Nui lies in […]

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International Park: Aggtelek National Park, Hungary

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The Baradla Cave, part of Aggtelek National Park, is the largest stalactite cave of Europe. Over 16 miles long, most of the Baradla Cave is in Hungary, but a small portion – 5 miles – is in Slovakia, where it is called Domica. Aggtelek National […]

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International Parks: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Queensland, Australia

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The largest coral formation in the world, The Great Barrier Reef, contains livable islands as well as coral formations, some of which are also resorts. These provide a great base of operations for full days of snorkeling. The reef is divided into three regions: Whitsunday […]

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