Dzūkija National Park
Dzūkija National Park

Dzūkija National Park


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National parks of Lithuania leave indelible impression on tourists. In the territory of the Baltic country more than 300 reserves, parks settle down which offer a tourist various variants of entertainments: beginning from passive and finishing productive leisure.

In the southeast of Lithuania Dzūkija, one of the regions of the country which has kept the cultural traditions from the last years, settles down. The tourists coming here are surprised by goodwill, sociability and amiability of the local residents among whom there're a lot of smiths, joiners, potters, woodcarvers. The Dzūkija region is rich with woods and exactly here a well-known Dzūkija National Park is situated.

Dzūkija National Park is the biggest park in Lithuania. In the territory of 55900 hectares there is a plenty of the rivers, springs and lakes. You can go in for aquatics, make a boat excursion on water space of the park. For this purpose a plenty of routes of various complexities are prepared here in advance. If you are not a fan of water walks then you can make excursion in dense woods of the park where more than 147 kinds of flora and fauna live, many of them are chronicled in the Red book, or amuse yourself gathering mushrooms and berries. In the wood it is possible to see hollow pines which especially draw attention of tourists. They are declared to be objects of natural heritage.

Also original villages can't but surprise you, their local residents continue to observe ancient customs and traditions. Villages are famous for masters of black ceramics whose works are known even far abroad. Some of these villages are declared to be cultural monuments of the country. 10 architectural monuments and more than 40 monuments of art are in the park. For example, the remains of the stone tower. Near them there are churches of the Sacred Trinity and a Dominican monastery which were constructed in 18 century. Temples are well-known for the family altars in the rococo style which are ones of the most beautiful in Lithuania. The fact that the parks existed and in war time, prove the restored guerrilla dugouts, the remains of refuges which also do not remain without visitors' attention.

Dzūkija National Park is remarkably equipped. In its territory there're a plenty of cafes and restaurants where it is possible to have a rest and to eat tasty. And at night tourists can stay at comfortable hotels, and also at the manors of local residents.


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