The Telegraph Names Belarus Forest Among 25 Places In Eastern Europe To See In Your Lifetime

The national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha, located at the border with Poland, got 18th place in the list of lifetime destinations in Eastern Europe compiled by The Telegraph.

The Britons are advised to go there for ancient woodland and bison.

“More Britons than ever are eschewing France, Spain and Italy in favour of Eastern Europe, according to research by Travelzoo. It’s cheaper, particularly given the pound’s recent slump against the euro, and perceived as safer, according to the website”, the British website wrote.

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Belovezhskaya Pushcha in Belarus is in the list with such places of interest as the Estonian capital Tallin and Riga in Latvia, the national parks of Montenegro and Lake Bled in Slovenia.

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The journalists described the Belarusian forest as “the largest and best remaining fragment of ancient woodland in Europe” that “lacks little in its diversity of flora and fauna”.

“There are more than 2,000 types of plants and fungi, more than 200 bird species (including the threatened spotted eagle and the elusive black stork) and mammals long lost elsewhere, such as lynx, beaver, red squirrel, pine marten, wild boar, wildcat, and wolf, as well as the biggest beast of them all the European bison, the Telegraph wrote.

Well, nothing more to add, except that you don’t even need a visa to go to Belovezhskaya Pushcha. You can spend there up to three days if you enter through Poland or more if you choose to travel via Minsk Airport.

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