Indonesia’s Komodo dragon theme park located in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province was nominated as a finalist in the contest to appoint New Seven Wonders of Nature, news portal reported on Thursday.

Citing to a statement issued by Indonesian Culture and Tourism ministry, the prominent news portal reported that Komodo dragon theme park brushed aside more than 440 candidates from 220 countries to be nominated as a finalist in the contest.

"Komodo theme park becomes one of 28 finalists in the contest. It was announced by New Seven Wonders of Nature Foundation on July21 at 1207 GMT or 19:07 West Indonesian Part (WIB) time," it said.

The foundation will officially declare the theme parks eligible to be appointed as the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011.

The Komodo dragon theme park is located in a secluded island called "Komodo island" in Manggarai regency, Flores district at Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province.

The island is a home to an endemic animal, called Komodo, which is believed the remnants of animals living in Jurassic period.