Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MONTENEGRO ~ The Tara River Canyon-UNESCO~

...As so often we know about places far away (Grand Canyon) and gems shorter at home we never heard of... This amazing canyon also called "Tear of Europe" is a natural wonder and amazing valley... Thanks a lot Lilia!!

With lovely stamp and clear postmark: Montenegro post issued two postage Stamps to commemorate London 2012 Olympic Games. (Issued 8-6-2012)
The Tara River Canyon , also known as the Tara River Gorge, is the longest canyon in Montenegro and Europe and the second-longest in the world. It is 82 kilometers long and is 1,300 meters at its deepest. The canyon is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a part of Durmitor national park.The Tara River cuts through the canyon.
The Durmitor National Park, created in 1952, includes the massif of Durmitor, the canyons of Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers and the higher part of the canyon plateau Komarnica, covering the area of 390 km². It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1980. There are beatuifull landscapes and unique nature.


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