Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

 

a national park in Croatia, Yugoslavia. Located in the upper course of the Korana River between the Velika Kapela, Mala Kapela, and Pljeŝevica mountain massifs, which are composed primarily of limestones. Its area is approximately 19,000 hectares (1974). The park was established in 1949 for the preservation of a unique cascade (with a fall of 156 m) of 16 karst lakes, arranged like terraces and joined by channels. There are 140 waterfalls and numerous caves, grottoes, and springs. The forests consist of beech, fir, spruce, yew, and other tree species. The park is inhabited by bears, fox, wild goat, and wild boar. It is visited by approximately 200,000 tourists a year.

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Rescue services in Croatia used Twitter to ask tourists to "stop taking stupid and dangerous selfies" after a Canadian miraculously survived a 75-meter (250-foot) fall in the Plitvice Lakes region.
"Look at the proximity of Plitvice Lakes, only 40 km, whereas Zagreb is two hours away.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is another watery wonderland with emerald pools and tumbling waterfalls best viewed on hikes along its network of paths.
However, if you are planning to travel outside the normal tourist resorts beware of unexploded mines in war-affected areas like Eastern Slavonia, Brodsko-Posavska County, Karlovac County, areas around Zadar County and in more remote areas of the Plitvice Lakes National Park.
He said Croatia still has a lot more to offer, such as the renaissance town Dubrovnik, beautiful islands and the UNESCO-registered Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Our first stop was Plitvice Lakes National Park, a huge forest reserve known for its 16 interconnected lakes, joined together by waterfalls.
Start at its best known, Plitvice Lakes National Park next to the Bosnian border in central Croatia.
Spis Jerusalem is a place people can visit during a trip to the more famous Spis Castle, said Kosice Region Tourism's head Lenka Vargova Jurkova, as reported by Korzar.Another place worth visiting is the village of Ruska Bystra in the Sobrance district, whose wooded church became part of the UNESCO list in 2008.The ambition of the tourism organisation is also to further promote the old quarry near the village of Beatina, reminiscent of the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia.
More delights came with an overnight at Zardar and later a trek around the Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of oldest in south Eastern Europe and Croatia's largest.
It was just like a miniature of the images I've seen from the Krka National Park or Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, however not so crowded and without expensive entry tickets.
If you hope to get a glimpse of a spray moonbow, some of the best locations include Yosemite National Park in California, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in Kentucky, Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa, Waimea in Hawaii, and Plitvice Lakes in Croatia.