Do you love seeing wildlife in its natural habitat but have been to Africa several times? This year, you may want to check out Asia instead to see some of the world’s most unique animal species. If you ever wanted to spot cuddly-looking giant pandas or Bengal tigers, then it’s where you need to be this year. While a majority of places in Asia are famous for the culture and beaches, you can also find some of the most diverse bird, reptile and mammal species in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in the continent. So book your flight and accommodation, pack your bags, and check out some of the best places to see wildlife in Asia.
India is where you can find one-horned rhinos, tigers, elephants, and more. Rathambore National Park is home to one of the largest Bengal tiger reserves and these magnificent animals can be spotted during the day. However, it’s important to keep some distance from the tigers, so it’s a good idea to bring a pair of binoculars on your trip so you can get a closer look at these animals without getting hurt. Aside from tigers, you can also find other animals here such as wild boars, sloth bears, and striped hyenas. In Southern India’s Periyar Tiger Reserve, you can find elephants, tigers, leopards, giant squirrels, and dozens of bird species.
Singapore has often been ranked as one of the best cities in the world due to the fact that the streets are extremely safe and clean. It also has also the world’s first nocturnal safari park. The Night Safari offers visitors a unique way to see animals’ behavior at night. It has over 2,000 species from all over the world, including lions and leopards. If you want a unique wildlife experience, make Singapore a part of your itinerary.
There’s no doubt that you can find lots of things to do when you’re in China, but if you’re all about seeing giant pandas, then there’s a number of places that you should check out while you’re here. The Dujiangyan Panda Base is where you can do panda viewing and even hold baby pandas. You can do the same in Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, which is home to about 50 panda bears. If you want to see pandas in their natural habitat, head to Foping Nature Reserve where you can see panda bears lumbering around. Apart from giant pandas, you can also spot black bears, leopards, and giant flying squirrels on the reservation.
Completing a tour of these reservations and parks will take anywhere from about an hour to a day, so make sure to take the right equipment, a camera, and some sunblock to protect your skin from the sun. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and have fun while spending time in these beautiful destinations.