As soon as you think of forests, images of lush green surroundings and tall trees take over your imagination.
Many people think forests are all about trees, but the beauty of nature surpasses all the impressive manmade structures worldwide.
If you are obsessed with nature, love scenic beauty and greenery all around you, here are the 10 most ethereal jungles and stunning forests that will definitely leave you mesmerized.
1. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Costa Rica has some of the most stunning landscapes and cloud forests in the world and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of them. Being an ecologically diverse area, the
popular Monteverde Cloud Forest covers 26,000 acres and is surrounded by incredible wildlife species and awe-inspiring nature.
2. The Amazon Rainforest, South America
You must have heard about the world-famous lush Amazon Rainforest that spans nine countries including Brazil, Peru, and Colombia among others. Moreover, around 10% of plant and animal species can be found in the Amazon Rainforest, which is said to be the most biologically diverse forest.
3. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan
The beautiful Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is located in Kyoto. Venturing through the middle of the forest, you’ll notice tall bamboo stalks everywhere. This strikingly beautiful forest is unique because if you listen carefully you can hear the melodic sounds that the massive bamboo trees make when the wind hits them.
4. The Black Forest, Germany
This gorgeous and vast Black Forest stretches across Southwest Germany. It gets its name Black Forest from its awning of evergreens. It is popular for its dense pine trees spread around 100-miles as well as its deep valleys and lush green meadows. The picturesque forest is thick and dense, and therefore, it can be a little dark even during the daytime.
5. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is world-famous for its lavish jungle and tropical animal species. Also known for its gorilla tracking opportunities, the forest is home to some amazing 79 mammal species, 160 species of trees and 100 species of ferns. It is located in the south of Uganda and covers approximately 32,000 hectares.
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6. The Daintree Rainforest, Australia
Located in Northern Queensland, Australia, the Daintree Rainforest is recognized as the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. It is even older than the Amazon Rainforest and houses unique and diverse animal species that cannot be found anywhere. In 1988, this forest was named World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is in fact, one of the most important ecosystems in the world.
7. The Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
The Hallerbos Forest in Belgium comes to life during spring when gorgeous bluebells cover the entire forest floor. It is also known as the Blue Forest and is arguably one of the mesmerizing forests that you will ever come across. The forest covers around 1360 acres of the European country and is home to multitude wild species.
8. The Dancing Forest, Russia
Located in Kaliningrad, Russia’s smallest province, the highlight of Russia’s Dancing Forest – or as the locals call it the Drunken Forest – is its peculiar shaped trees. Nobody knows these pine tree trunks have such an unusual shape but it is one of the most magical forests to visit. These are the most magical places on Earth.
9. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park with deep ravines is stunning, to say the least. This otherworldly forest is also named part as World Heritage site by UNESCO. The forest houses rare primates as well as birds and offers exhilarating ways to discover the landscape, which includes cable cars and glass walkways so that tourists can fully enjoy the forest view.
10. The Batang Ai National Park, Borneo
The Batang Ai National Park is part of the region’s largest trans-national protected area for tropical rainforest conservation. In fact, the national park connects the Bentuang-Karimun National Park in Indonesia with the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary in Malaysia. The National Park is located in the Borneo jungle, which is an island covered in rainforest, having an array of wildlife including orangutans, hornbills, and gibbons.
Now that you know about the scenic beauty of the dense, lush green jungles, rows of pine trees, and beautiful flowers covering the forest floor, it is time to get away from your modern-day, hectic life. If you want to get closer to nature and enjoy the gorgeous views, these 10 amazing forests are the best places to visit.