Park It is a term with several uses. The most frequent refers to the area that presents trees, plants, flowers and spaces destined for rest and leisure. Is about green spaces of a public nature .
National , meanwhile, is an adjective that indicates what is linked to a nation (concept usually associated with the idea of country ).
The notion of National Park , therefore, mentions the land that a country allocates to the preservation of local flora and fauna . The purpose is to prevent the nature it is broken down from the overexploitation of resources, constructions and other human activities.
For example: “Last summer we toured a national park of Patagonia”, "The environmental group denounced that the government does not protect the national park accordingly", “This national park has an area larger than that of several European countries”.
The area protected by a national park usually has a scientific interest (for the presence of native species) and landscape (for the beauty of its landscapes). Beyond its importance for the protection of ecosystems , national parks become important tourist destinations.
In this sense, national parks are usually open to the public, which can go through it and develop various activities on its surface (camping, swimming in a lake, mountaineering, etc.). The state authorities take care of the facilities and the region through the park ranger or other officials who are trained to safeguard natural resources.
Most famous national parks in the world
The impressive mountains of Zhangjiajie inspired James Cameron to create the landscapes of his successful Avatar movie, and this in turn increased the popularity of the Chinese national park, making it an unmissable destination for tourists . The more than a thousand meters above which the Huang Shi Zhai is erected does not cease to impact its visitors, who can climb it by cable car or by a vertiginous staircase. The combination of its pointed formations and fog creates dreamlike images.
Great Smoky Mountains, United States
Your name can be translated as Great Smoky Mountains and is in the Mountain range of the Apaches. It is a national park that receives more than ten million visitors each year and has more than 2,000 square kilometers of extension, crossing the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. While most people who approach their landscapes do not stay in the park for more than a day, there are ten campsites that have everything necessary for camping for long periods. Some of the mammals whose beauty complements the vegetation of the Great Smoky Mountains are the black bear, the deer and the red wolf.
Blue Mountains, Australia
The Blue Mountains National Park is located a few kilometers from the city of Sydney and its name arose from the color of the leaves of its eucalyptus. This park is also visited by millions of people a year and offers different attractions, including the spectacular images of the Edge Cinema, which allows its audience to experience the beauty of the place from the most extreme points, and the Scenic Skyway cable car, a means of transport thanks to which it is possible to appreciate the Valley Jamison from above. As expected in a natural area of Australia, koalas and kangaroos are not lacking.
Kruger, South Africa
Kruger is located in the province of Limpompo and is considered the king of national parks, a title that largely explains the volume of visitors it receives each year. Unlike other African natural spaces, which rely on the safari, Kruger allows its public to explore their landscapes in their own car, at least during the day, since at night the company of a guide . In addition to its natural attractions, such as being the largest number of animal species of all national parks in the world , has 21 camps that fit the needs of any traveler.