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Royal Chitwan National Park
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1984
Location: Asia, Nepal, Chitwan District of the Narayani Zone
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Description: Chitwan, sitting at the foot of the Himalayas, is among the few remaining untouched 'Terai' region’s remnants, which in the past stretched over the Indian and Nepalese foothills. The site is particularly rich in flora and fauna. The park houses one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros, it is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Chitwan National Park (RCNP), covering an area of 932 km², is the oldest national park of Nepal. Established in 1973, it was granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. The RCNP is located at the foot of the Himalayas in the Terai region, and the park is rich in flora and fauna, which include one of the last populations of single-horned Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) and the Bengal tiger. The area used to be known as the Chitwan Valley. It was a place for big game hunting and until 1951 it was a hunting reserve. At the park there is canoeing, elephant rides, and guided jungle walks. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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