Bialowieza Forest, Bialowieza

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Białowieża Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. The forest is home to 800 European bison, Europe's heaviest land animal. UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) designated the Polish Biosphere Reserve Białowieża in 1976 and the Belarusian Biosphere Reserve Belovezhskaya Puschcha in 1993. In 2015, the Belarusian Biosphere Reserve occupied the area of 216,200ha, subdivided into transition, buffer and core zones. The forest has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an EU Natura 2000 Special Area of Conservation. The World Heritage Committee by its decision of June 2014 approved the extension of the UNESCO World Heritage site “Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Białowieża Forest, Belarus, Poland”, which became “Białowieża Forest, Belarus, Poland”. It straddles the border between Poland (Podlaskie Voivodeship) and Belarus (Brest Voblast and Hrodna Voblast), and is 70km north of Brest, Belarus and 62km southeast of Białystok, Poland. The Białowieża Forest World Heritage site covers a total area of 141,885ha. Since the border between the two countries runs through the forest, there is a border crossing available for hikers and cyclists.
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  • A wonderful place that appreciate not only compatriots but people from all over the world, which meets here and there. Not feel the crowds because they are distracted. It is worth exploring by bike, ride by narrow. On the road to places of power we saw bison. Make sure to go with a guide to the reserve.
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  • Peace, tranquility and spectacular view-so at a glance you can specify Białowieżę. Place Very charming just in time for the walk or relax with the family or with friends. Recommend.
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  • A moment of de-connection and reconnecting with nature, its beauty, its calm and serenity. I highly recommend!
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