|Nature Trip to Belarus – Some Unforgettable Spots|
|Tourism in Belarus - Sightseeing Belarus|
It happens sometimes that the same thing can evoke such various emotions in different people: Belarusians, who live in the countryside, crave for big-city infrastructure, while big-city dwellers (especially from overcrowded and busy Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, etc,) feel amazed when they see impenetrable forests and untouched nature spots. The virginal beauty of the Belarusian nature is that very thing, which attracts most sophisticated tourists, who have already explored various tourism and travelling attractions all over the world and feel they need something new, something extraordinary. If you decide to see the extraordinary nature of Belarus with your own eyes, here’s a short review of 5 really must-see places in Belarus!|
1. Her Majesty, Belovezhskaya Pushcha
In 1992 Belovezhskaya Pushcha was included into the list of world nature heritage by UNESCO. The role, played by this unique reserve, is so huge, that in 1997 it received European Council Certificate.
AGE: In 2009 the oldest park celebrated its 600th anniversary
WHERE: South-western part of Belarus, 350 km from Minsk (Brest and Grodno Oblast)
WHAT TO SEE: Mighty European Bizons (called Zubr), ancient trees (100-200 years or even 300 years), 59 species of mammals, 10 000 species of plants and trees.
SPECIAL: Travel Mail, one of the world biggest Internet portals, included Belarus (mentioning Belovezhskaya Pushcha) in its Top Ten Recommended World Travel Destinations List. Belarus, as well as Australia, Egypt, the USA, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands, were recommended as most fascinating travelling destinations.
2. Belarus – The Kingdom of Lakes
11 thousand lakes and more than 20 thousand rivers – no wonder, Belarus has been known as the blue-eyed land for centuries. Undoubtedly, the Braslav Lakes, are the pearl of nature in the north of Belarus. There landscapes are sometimes compared with Finnish and Swiss, but they are absolutely genuine. The peculiarity of the region is the sudden change of scenery – lakes, hills, forests, and again lakes
WHEN: The Braslav Lakes were formed under the influence of glaciers, which impacted the unique ecological area.
AREA: 183 sq km
LAKES: Lake Strusto (with a small island, where another tiny lake is located)
Lake Voloso Yuzhny – the deepest in this nature reserve, famous for water transparency – up to 8 metres!
WHAT TO SEE: more than 800 species of plants (including 20 extinct ones), diverse fish fauna (or ichthyofauna) including famous eel, 45 species of birds which were included into the Red Book, such animals, as badgers, European lynxes, bears, squirrels, deer, wild boars, roes.
Belarusian bogs… In the 1990s the Germans proclaimed our bogs “Lungs of Europe”
3. Bogs in Belarus – Life, Culture, Mentality…
To Be Continued and Fleshed Out...