1000 Wonders of the World!
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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Japan
Best of: Island, Reserve, Wildlife
Located in the interior of Yaku Island, at the meeting-point of the palaearctic and oriental biotic regions, Yakushima exhibits a rich flora, with some 1,900 species and subspecies, including ancient specimens of the sugi (Japanese cedar). It also contains a remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest that is unique in this region.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Yakushima", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.