7 of the most beautiful protected forests in the world

Trees still rule in these protected natural areas.

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Enter a leafy world

Despite the unstoppable expansion of the world's urban areas, in many hidden corners of the world, forests still thrive. Some of the most pristine tree-filled areas are actually protected by law and overseen by people trying to keep the ecosystem intact.  

Because Mother Nature is given priority, many of these protected forests lack the kind of infrastructure that makes them easily accessible to humans. However, there are no better places to come face-to-face with the beauty of the natural world and escape the stresses of city life. The following seven protected forests are the perfect places to appreciate natural landscapes that are still thriving in the rapidly developing modern world. 

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