Belarus is considered the lungs of Europe. The main reason behind such a title is the beautiful nature that is spread all over the country. Braslav Lakes National Park is one of the most attractive places where you can feel like a part of nature. Belarusians call this place “the blue necklace” of Belarus because of the beauty and clear water of the lakes. Hundreds of lakes are located on the territory of the Braslav Region, and they are connected to each other with small rivers. Therefore, I am going to tell you more about this place, where you will meet the unusual nature.
Firstly, the Braslav Lakes Recreation Center was opened in 1958. In the 19th century, local aristocrats had their summer houses in this territory. Braslav Lakes National Park was established in 1995, and it is located 250 km away from Minsk. It is spread over 70 thousand hectares that unite different kinds of lakes. The main aim of creating the national park was to protect the natural landscape and keep flora and fauna safe. The government of Belarus also wanted to make this place attractive to tourists and create healthy conditions for locals. Nowadays, the park is a unique site where you can see wild and primeval nature.
The administration of the park is located between the lakes of Drivyaty and Novyato. The largest lakes are Drivyaty, Strusta, and Snudy. The shapes of the lakes are extraordinary, and they create many picturesque semi-islands. The ancient glacier left beautiful stones of different sizes on this place. There are around 30 species of fish, more than 200 of birds and many other sorts of animals in Braslav. Visitors can also see the historical and traditional buildings and churches from the 19th-20th centuries on this territory.
Visiting Braslav Lakes National Park is already a guarantee that you will have many pleasant emotions. Apart from making great pictures and enjoying nature, you can also go fishing in the park. Each fisherman is allowed to catch around five kilograms of fish per day. If you love hunting and you have a special license, you can also hunt different kinds of animals such as deers, boars, wolves, etc. It is a great place to relax with family or friends. Different recreation centers are created on the Braslav Lakes, where you can find accommodation. The administration of the park offers several interesting tours that are fun to do for tourists.
If you have several days in Belarus, do not miss the chance to visit Braslav Lakes National Park. It is “the blue necklace” of Belarus, and it can make your trip memorable. You can easily reach Braslav by car, bus or train. You can book the hotel in advance if you plan to stay overnight. Don’t forget to share your emotions with your loved ones after you visit this amazing place.
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