Buna River – the hidden diamond below the cliff.

Let’s go and swim a little bit.

Did you know that the source of the Buna is one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe?!

This is the finest example of an underground karst river. The underground river flows out of a 200 meter cliff wall and forms the Buna River. There is no surprise that the Ottoman sultan was impressed, and ordered a tekke (tekija – Dervish monastery) to be built right next to it.

This house/monastery from 16th century  was built for the Dervish cults and is still one of the most mystical places in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is open to visitors all year round and you can enjoy cold drinks, tea and tTurkish coffee in a beautiful garden overlooking the mouth of the Buna River.

Meanwhile Blagaj is a nearby village-town (kasaba) in the south-eastern region of the Mostar basin, in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Above the village towers the old Blagaj fort (Stjepan grad) which is the birthplace of Bosnian queen Katarina Kosača-Kotromanić. Unlike other fortifications serving as residences in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Blagaj fortress is located on a natural level area above steep cliffs to the south, west and north. The walls have survived for much of their length to a height of 12 or 14 m. The interior defended area is relatively small, similar to that of the fortress in Jajce.

Bosnian Valley of Pyramids

Bosnian Valley of Pyramids – the world’s oldest pyramids in the Balkans

The Bosnian Valley of Pyramids is the largest complex of pyramid structures in the world. The Pyramid of the Sun (Visočica) which at a height of over 220 meters, is much higher than the Cheops Pyramid – The Great Pyramid of Giza. The second pyramid is the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon (Plješevica) which stands at 190 meters, followed by the Bosnian Pyramid of the Dragon (Buci) of 90 meters, and cultivated hills Temple of Mother Earth (Krstac) and the Pyramid of Love (Cemerac).

The Bosnian Valley of Pyramids is one of the oldest man made constructions ever built on the planet. They are the only remaining pyramids on Earth that have drawn energy data and provide energy impact that raises the spiritual activities of human civilization – a prominent Russian researcher of pyramids Valery Uvarov said in Sarajevo.

The Valley of Pyramids is located in Visoko which was Bosnia’s capital during the Middle Ages, where you can find ruins of a medieval fortress is located atop Visočica hill. The fortress was built over an old Roman Empire observation post, which in turn was constructed over the ruins of an ancient settlement. Which dates the pyramids themselves as beyond ancient.

Bosnian Valley of Pyramids Tour
The Ravne Labyrinth Being shown by Dr. Semir Osmanagich

The Bosnian Valley of Pyramids play an important role in raising spiritual awareness. Located underneath the complex of the Bosnian Valley of Pyramids is the underground labyrinth Ravne. The labyrinth itself is complex and is tens of kilometers long. The air inside is fresh throughout the entirety of its length which is due to different ceiling heights that cause difference in air pressure and act as a natural fan. There is no negative radiation in the labyrinth and the atmosphere was tested and is clean of bacteria and viruses. There is a great deal left to be discovered and the archeological team working round the clock to uncover history can be seen daily on location working hard to discover and preserve such an ancient relic.

Check out more:

10 Facts About The Bosnian Pyramids

If you want to find out more about the Bosnian Valley of Pyramids take a look at our guided tour.

Wild Horses of Livno

Wild Horses of Livno

Wild horses of Livno here we bring you the beautiful and cute story of these amazing animals.

The wild horses of Livno  are a breathtaking site and they live on a  plateau named Krug. As a result of mechanisation the  horses were set free and gathered in groups, as that’s how horses live –  together. In the nineties, the increasing population was under pressure from poachers, later they became protected by law, and today they are a tremendous attraction and an unforgettable once in a lifetime sight to behold.

Today these are actual wild horses of Livno as they are descendants of domestic horses that were used in agriculture. For almost half a century there has been no organized care for them by the state, they passed dozens of kilometers to be fed and watered. In spite of unfavorable weather conditions, the many threats of the wild, animals these wild horses of Livno survived thanks to the rich pastures of the plateau.

Ecological Society Borova Glava and Livno municipality are making an effort to care for these horses. They are hard to spot on your own, you may see a small side group or a few of the wild horses of Livno, but the truly breathtaking site of the whole heard of wild horses of Livno is not easily described in words.

From 2013 the wild horses of Livno are protected by state laws.

 

Prokoško Lake – a gem on the mountain Vranica.

In this post we bring you great story about lovely Prokoško Lake.

Prokoško Lake is located on Vranica mountain between Debelo brdo (1858 m), Glavičice (1691 m), Trbević i Ćosa (1864 m).

The surface area is 48.000 m2 and the lakes maximal depth is 13 meters.

The formation of the Prokoško Lake was strongly influenced by fluvial, gravitational and other processes. Glacial processes didn’t have a big impact on the morphology of the terrain as the circumstances weren’t ideal for forming glaciers.

Prokoško Lake is a nature monument declared by law as of 2005, including it’s protected surroundings.

It was declared a nature monument because of the great number of endemic species of animals and plants and because of the water richness of the surrounding area.

Prokoško Lake is home to an endemic subspecies of the Tritius alpestris reiseri. It differs from the typical species with its un proportionally large head.

It was discovered in 1891. by Othmur Reiser and described in 1902. by Werner.

The small Tritius alpestris reiseri reaches a maximal length of 12 cm and lives in shallow waters and on the lake banks. It feeds on insects and snails that it finds in the water.

 

Unfortunately, recently the Lake has been loosing its original beauty due to illegal buildings, houses and sewage system, which are really harming the lake and its natural surrounding.

Počitelj- with a secret of 400 years old

Počitelj a city of Herzegovina with amazing picturesque houses, forts, towers, and the remains of old buildings more than 400 years old, attracted a team Anatolia news agency. They visited Počitelj – a small town where every family and every building has its own story. This historical settlement with Oriental-Mediterranean character is located in the valley of the Neretva River and is one of the most beautiful cultural and historical entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Počitelj is home to a small and predominantly elderly population of natives. They are mostly descendants of the first inhabitants of this medieval city, and among them are the descendants of the Dizdar family that has been based within the walls of the city of Počitelj for five centuries , and whose continuity is held up to the present time.
Pocitelj - Safet Zec
Pocitelj – Safet Zec
“Currently, within the walls there are 13 families and five families out of the city. The City of Počitelj is permanently inhabited by 40 people, which is made up of mostly older population. This tendency is fatal for the city and its continuing tradition. International and local art colonies have been hosted in the city of Počitelj for years and all of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s greatest artists have made a subject of this beautiful city in their art. 
This beautiful city is a great pleasure and creative well to visit, it has been an inspiration for artisans and creatives for centuries and is well worth a visit.

 

National Park Una is one of three national parks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As National park was declared on 29 May 2008. The park encompasses the area of the canyon part of the river Una upstream from Lohovo, the canyon of the lower Unac river from its mouth upstream to the Una and the area between the two rivers.

National Park “Una” spreads from the valley of the river Una and Unac river valley, right tributary of the Una, to the river Krka on the west . This area is a unique natural complex in this part of Europe, is very valuable for the maintenance of overall landscape and biological diversity , especially due to:

  • position on the border of three climate areas
  • karst formations and hydrography, who together with basin Korana and Krka unique in European terms
  • landforms that have created one of the few natural pathways to the Adriatic Sea
  • mosaic of habitats, the great diversity of plant and animal species, and the presence of rare and endemic species

This area is also in the cultural and historical sense, an area that is rich legacy of archaeological sites and historical monuments, and the special position of the space on the transit route to the sea led him in the past under the influence of many cultures, from where come the rich archaeological sites, the remains of medieval fortresses and sacral objects of different religions and cultures. Special connection between the river Una (lat. Una = one first) and the local population is one of the significant features valuable for the preservation and protection of the space.