This group of islands in Indonesia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only place in the world where you'll find Komodo dragons, the world's largest extant lizard species. They're about as close as you'll get to living dinosaurs. A type of monitor lizard, Komodo dragons grow about 10 feet long and can weigh about 300 pounds (more than a baby elephant). If you're not up for chasing these massive lizards (or being chased by them -- they're quick on their feet), Komodo National Park is also known for its diverse marine environments. Its waters are popular for diving and host over 260 species of reef-building coral, 70 species of sponges and over 1,000 species of fish.
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