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China 3 3.57%
India 0 0%
Japan 1 1.19%
Thailand 0 0%
Finland 3 3.57%
Italy 0 0%
Norway 0 0%
United States 39 46.43%
United Kingdom 4 4.76%
Canada 17 20.24%
Costa Rica 0 0%
Brazil 3 3.57%
Australia 3 3.57%
Switzerland 2 2.38%
Other 9 10.71%
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Paradise Palms, Las Vegas, Nevada
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South Africa Kruger National Park is one of the worlds best.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Elephants.jpg

So very nice! Reminds me of Safari I did many years ago.

Definitely not your ordinary park. Thanks for posting those photos!
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Gullin National Park -- China
http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/ima...park-chile.jpg

http://www.vikingrivercruises.co.uk/...cm76-12829.jpg
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Why has China only got 2 votes??
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Why has China only got 2 votes??
computers are not allowed in The Glorious Peoples' Re-Education Facilities?
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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computers are not allowed in The Glorious Peoples' Re-Education Facilities?
China probably has the best scenery of any nation, even the US. Maybe it's NP system isn't as good. Australia's NP system is probably one of the best in the world too, just the accessibility and everything.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Australia shouldn't be forgotten here.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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Singapore. A country where even the dog park down the street is a national park.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:15 PM
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Location: Ontario
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USA is arguably has the best.....Canada is a close second ....it has about 45 stunning National Parks,
most of which are much less crowded than the US National Parks, which is good thing
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Beauty is subjective and no doubt every country has some beautiful national parks but the question is best selections and you just can't deny the diversity of the US. This also includes extremes of Hawaii and Alaska and the territories if you count those. The US has a great national park (and state park) system and it would take a lifetime to explore them all.

I agree with Canada being a close second. A lot of Canada's parks aren't as well known or accessible so probably not getting the credit they deserve. However, less people is definitely a plus and they beat the US in this regard (minus Banff).

China is up there but yes, the national park system is more undefined. Plus everything in China is crowded and been bastardized by tourism seeing as how they have 1+ billion people along with all the neighboring countries.

India and Pakistan are underrated but the park system is probably not as developed. I haven't been but that is my impression.

A more interesting question might be the quality of park systems and best experiences for an outdoorsmen. Would definitely level the playing field and learn a lot about lesser known places.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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One limiting factor to this question, is that national parks are very rarely accessible except by your own vehicle, or by tour-bus. A traveler would never see a national park, without making a special effort to join a group tour to the park. I've been in 150 countries, and I've seen very few national parks, so I have no idea what they are like. I think the only one's Ive been in are USA, Canada, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Jordan, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, India, Korea. All of them required prior arrangement with a tour outfitter, or my own private car. I think Kaziranga NP in India is the only one I've been to that can be reached by just getting off a regularly scheduled bus.

Does the OP mean "best" national parks from which standpoint:
--Best scenery
--Best tourist access and accommodation
--Best protection of environment
--Best governmental dedication
--Best access to features
--Most remarkable features

I've been in several countries where one simply passes a road sign saying "Entering National Park", but everything remains the same and there are no visitor amenities at all.. Mexico has quite a few of those.
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