Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Situated in the Karst area of Croatia, and founded in 1949, Plitvice Lakes National Park, is the oldest recognised national Park in South East Europe, and the largest National Park in Croatia. 

The Park is famous for its lakes, which are arranged in such away that they "cascade" into each other, and currently 16 lakes can be seen on the surface of the Park. The Lakes are all connected by water flow, but are separated by natural dams, formed by algae, bacteria and moss, and these dams grow at the rate of around 1cm per year. Aside from the stunning beauty of the Lakes, the area is also famous for the colour of the lakes. Depending on the season, and therefore the amount of bacteria in the lakes, as well as the mineral content, the colour can change from blues to greens to grey.

To find out more about the lakes, head to the links below.


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