Snapshot: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera) was one of the places that we had a chance to visit during our trip to Europe. I find this place to be really beautiful, and if given the chance, I would definitely like to come back here again someday!

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Map of the park located at the entrance. You have to buy a ticket in order to get in. I think that rates vary – price of the ticket depends on whether you go during the peak season or not.

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As soon as we passed by the entrance, we were greeted by this wonderful sight.

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Do you see it? A rainbow! Ahh, so awesome.

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We didn’t have trouble going around, as the paths are well maintained. There were wooden planks, gravels, and paths made of rocks. During our visit, there were even people who brought strollers (and with that, babies lol) with them and they didn’t seem to have that much trouble navigating through the paths.

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Close-up shot of the rainbow.

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The water here is so clear! Some of the fishes that we saw during our trip.

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We actually had some bread and ended up feeding some of the fishes lol. Anyway, apparently there are also bears and eagles, and even wolves here! However, during our visit, we didn’t see any.. Well, we did happily settle with seeing these fishies haha.

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I love this place, and I wish that there were national parks of this sort in the Philippines too.

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Little waterfalls.

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There’s also a boat ride here if you wish to avail of that, and you are free to ride it as it’s a service that is already included in your ticket fee. The boat will ferry you from one point to another. Sadly, I have no photos of this – or misplaced them, most likely lol.

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I’m really kicking myself now because it’s only recently that I learned how to do long exposure photography and, aaah, with so much little falls here I think I’d be able to get a lot of good shots! \cry

Well, I guess that is something to look forward to if and when I can come back here, hehe.

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A memorial plaque dedicated to Gustav Janeček, a Czech from Zagreb. He founded the Society for the preservation of the Plitvice Lakes (Croatian Društvo za uređenje i poljepšanje Plitvičkih jezera), which aimed to preserve the lakes. It was during his 80th death anniversary that the Croatian government placed this plaque at the entrance of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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During our visit there wasn’t really much of a crowd so it was really easy to enjoy and drink in the beauty of nature.

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On our way back, we encountered this creature. Not exactly a bear, but it was still sort of exciting to see it, haha. After searching, I think this is a Fire salamander, apparently they live in central European forests and are a common sight in hilly areas.

To end this, if you find yourself in Croatia for vacation, do consider visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park! ❤


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