Voted as one of the "New Seven Wonders of Nature" in 2011, Komodo National Park encompasses a spectacular array of diversity. A stark contrast is found between the desolate and ragged volcanic islands straight out of King Kong (the films were inspired by American millionaire W Douglas Burden's expedition here in 1932) and the seemingly endless displays of abounding life underwater.
The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rinca; and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km². The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, which is found on all three of the large islands. After discovering that the park was much more than what met the eye on land, the national park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.
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