Despite the deforestation that takes place around the world, there are still plenty of incredible forests spread throughout. From China to Poland, some of the best sights to check out are the local trees. Amazing beauty can be contained in just a few special trees, doesn’t matter if the forest is small or large. Take a look at the list of most beautiful forests around the world.
1.Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan –One of the most interesting facts about Sagano Bamboo Forest is the sound which the wind makes while it blows amongst the bamboo. Amazingly enough, this sound has been voted on as one of the “one hundred must-be-preserved sounds of Japan” by the Japanese government.
2.Amazon Rainforest, South America- The Amazon Jungle, as it is commonly known in English, is a magnificent broad-leafed rainforest in the heart of Brazil. It is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America.
3.Crooked Forest, Poland – A grove of oddly-shaped pine trees. This young forest was planted around 1930 and has about 400 pines. It is generally believed that some form of human tool or technique was used to make the trees grow this way, but the method and motive are not currently known.
4.Black Forest, Germany- The Black Forest happily plays up to its image as a land of cuckoo clocks, cherry gâteaux, outlandish traditional garb, hefty half-timbered farmhouses and hill upon hill of dark evergreen forest.
5.Tongass National Forest, Alaska- The 17 million acre Tongass National Forest is the earth’s largest remaining temperate rainforest. Located in southeast Alaska, it covers many islands and mainland shores along the famous inside passage. Besides the trees, flora and fauna that make the forest home, many Alaska native tribes, towns and communities live in the region, including Ketchikan and Juneau, Alaska’s capital city.
6.Western Ghats, India- The lush Western Ghats are some of the most welcome heat relief in India. The Western Ghats, a mountainous ridge running parallel to the west coast of India’s ancient peninsula, has a rich and intriguing history.
7.Daintree Rainforest, Australia – A tropical rainforest on the north east coast of Queensland, Australia. It is probably the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet, having existed continuously for the past 110 million years. This rainforest has a wide range of animals including kangaroos, wallabies and platypuses
8.Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina- Nantahala National Forest. “Land of the Midday Sun” in the Cherokee language. It covers 830 sq miles and is home to some of the largest old growth hardwoods on the eastern coast of the United States, multitudes of waterfalls and hiking trails.
9.Coconino National Forest, the United States- Located in Arizona, the Coconino National Forest is a high elevation forest, with trees growing along mountains at up to 12,000 feet. The majority of the trees are either aspen or Ponderosa pines, making a beautiful mix of foliage. The Coconino is so named because it runs over the Mogollon and Coconino plateaus.
10.Durmitor National Park, Montenegro- A land of jagged, pine-cloaked mountains and alpine pastureland, Durmitor is the most scenic place in inland Montenegro, and a hive of outdoor activity throughout the year. Dozens of 2000m-plus peaks drop down to the spectacular Tara Canyon, a 1000m-deep rip in the Earth bisected by a crashing river. Durmitor is a prime spot for skiing, hiking, camping, rafting and far more.