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12 Most Beautiful National Parks in the World

  • banff national park
  • doi inthanon national park hiking trail
  • moon over mungo national park
  • tiger at jim corbett national park
  • torres del paine road
  • krka national park waterfalls
  • yosemite national park
  • virgin islands national park
  • serengeti national park great migration
  • milford sound fiordland national park
  • corcovado national park
  • glacier bay alaska
Some of the most beautiful destinations in the world are national parks, protected and preserved for their unparalleled landscapes -- oceans, lakes, forests, jungles, mountains -- with unique flora and fauna that only entice us more.

From the blue glaciers of Torres del Paine in Patagonia to the lush cloud forests of Costa Rica's Corcovado, these are the most beautiful national parks in the world. Click any image to start the slideshow.

--written by Amanda Geronikos