Nature

Secrets of Luokesai Lake Bottom

3 kilometers South from Molėtai there is a Luokesai lake. It distinguishes with its clear water, beautiful environment and quietness, thus local inhabitants and Molėtai city guests like the resort created here a lot. However,  the lake is even more beloved by underwater archeologists nowadays as the Luokesai lake was revealed to hide the entire settlements from Stone and Bronze Ages at its deep bottom.

Pašiliai Wisent Breeding Reservoir

The wisent is the biggest wild animal now living in Europe. A giant of usually 3 meters length, 2 m height and 1 tone weight would undoubtedly make an unforgettable impression once unexpectedly met in a wild forest. However, the possibility to meet it in a wild nature is pretty small as this breed now is on a strict preservation. It is one of vanishing species preserved and breed mostly in special reservoirs, parks or zoos.

Dūkštai Oak Wood

Oak was always an extraordinary tree in lands of Balts as well as in Lithuanian pagan mythology. Thus,  since pagan times the mystic respect is felt to this tree among Lithuanians. It was believed that gods appeared in holts of oaks so it was forbidden even to chip a small oak spray. Miracle holts were often used as places to pray, oaks were thought to take souls of departed. There is no doubt that oak as a tree is an important part of Lithuanian mythology and still is very meaningful.

Nemunas

The longest Lithuanian river is Nemunas, called the father of rivers. It is the biggest and the most important river in Lithuania used for fishery and transporting. Nemunas outflows from the Belarus territory. In this Lithuanian neighbor country the river is called Nioman.

Drūkšiai Lake

The biggest lake in Lithuania named Drūkšiai is located in Zarasai district crossing the borderline between Lithuania and Belarus and faces to borderline between Lithuania and Latvia too. This record lake is the biggest not only in the area it holds, but in capacity of water too. The lake has an interesting history as well as the present.

Trakai Historical National Park

The Trakai Historical National Park is extremely close to the city of Vilnius and is a one among the total of five national parks that Lithuania has and is the smallest among them. The main distinguishing feature of the Trakai Historical National Park is mere twenty five kilometres from the capital city of Lithuania called Vilnius. This is that it is situated in Trakai that also happened to be the ancient centre of all political activity in Lithuania.

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