Pripyat National Park — the Belarusian “Amazon land”.
The greatest wood in Belarus to mention is Polesye. It is the heart of “Pripyatsky” National Park, situated in the south of Belarus, 250 km from Minsk. Polesye spreads on both sides of the Pripyat River. The park’s area is about 190,000 hectares, where you find high wetlands, River Pripyat with its huge flood-lands , oak forests, turf swamps, 500 hectares of cranberry fields.
The area is kept it the special nature preservation conditions with a minimum influence of the human activity. In the undisturbed lands and waters of Polesye and Turau region (as its part) you’ll find about 45 species of wild animals like zubr-European bison, elk, wild boar, red deer, lynx, beaver, badger, mink, dormouse, reptilians, turtles, over 30 fish varieties and over 265 bird species including owls, eagles, black stork, egrets. Higher plants and more than 200 species of moss are representing the richness of the park’s flora. As well as a great place for nature explorers “Pripyatsky” National Park has a historical, archaeological and cultural value. The town of Turau is one of the oldest Slavic towns, the center of the Medieval Age.
The museum of local folklore, a nature museum, science laboratories, ancient churches are there for your visit. Fairs and exhibitions, fishermen and boat racing are waiting for you if you get a chance to visit the festival of ethnocultural traditions “Polesie’s Call”. The authentic dances, songs, the local way of life and ancient crafts might impress you with their ethnocultural identity. The park offers you sightseeing, fishing and hunting tours, ecological photo trips, boat tours, which are the most pleasant ways to explore something new!
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