From Seychelles to Mexico, we've compiled a list of the 20 greenest jungles, mistiest rainforests, and most mysterious woodlands.
Surrounded by greenery
The forests and jungles of the world have been fascinating urban humans for centuries. Green swaths of nature swallowing up the familiar is both unsettling and tantalizing, opening the door for endless curiosity. These 20 jungles are some of the most beautiful and mystifying on the planet, with boundless secrets and surprises.
North of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean lies Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles islands. The Morne Seychellois National Park covers a vast 20 percent of the island and is home to a wide range of plants, from sea coconuts to carnivorous pitcher plants. Although most visitors flock to the island's luscious coastal beach, the national park offers ample opportunities for hiking and nature walks surrounded by dense, verdant jungle.
Lacandon Jungle, Mexico
Stretching a massive 1.9 million hectares, this jungle crosses borders from Chiapas, Mexico, into Guatemala. The Lacandon jungle has suffered some of the worst deforestation in the world, with only around ten percent being virgin forest. As well as its notable biodiversity, the area is also home to many archeological sites such as the Temple of Inscriptions.
Masoala National Park, Madagascar
This beautiful national park covering over 2,300 square kilometres of land, is known for its ten different species of lemur, all of which are native to Madagascar. If you're lucky, you might also spot the incredibly camouflaged leaf-tailed gecko, also endemic to the island.
Danum Dalley, Borneo
The Danum Valley is situated in the northeastern part of Malaysian Borneo, and is home to many rare species such as the Bornean Orangutan. However, the area is mostly popular among birdwatchers, who can enjoy spotting wildlife from the many canopy-level bridges within the forest.