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Destination: Bosnia

Updated on February 24, 2016
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Geography and Population

Only the size of half of Kentucky, Bosnia is a hidden gem in the heart of Europe. With a population of less then 4 million, it thrives in natural resources and high cultural differences. Large mountainous terrains, medieval villages, sophisticated towns and Christian and Muslim landmarks paint the small Balkan peninsula country. Each city, each village lives up to its own potential and each is unique and Beautiful in its own way. Bosnia sees an influx of tourists from allover the world who come to the place that has been named several times by prestigious travel agencies and magazines as one of the most beautiful places on earth.


Angelina Jolie, among many others well known actors, at the annual Sarajevo Film Festival
Angelina Jolie, among many others well known actors, at the annual Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival held each year in Bosnia's capital has become the largest and most famous film festival in the Balkans and South-East Europe. Actors from all over the world attend. The event is held every year in August.

A popular attraction, Perucica is the last remaining primeval forest in Europe. It rests quietly on the border of Montenegro and is part of Sutjeska National Park. The tallest mesured Norway Spruce is nestled in this forest. Among rivers and other landmarks, the forest is the home to a 75 meter tall Skakavac Waterfall.

Experience the beauty in photos

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Piva Canyon
Piva Canyon
Pocitelj
Pocitelj
Vrelo Bune Spings
Vrelo Bune Spings
Jajce
Jajce
“Valley of the Heroes" memorial at Sutjeska National Park
“Valley of the Heroes" memorial at Sutjeska National Park
Blagaj Bunar River
Blagaj Bunar River
Una River
Una River
Ostrozac Castle near Bihac
Ostrozac Castle near Bihac

Is that a Pyramid?

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Bosnia Has Pyramids!

In the town of Visoko stands a pyramid like structure, covered for centuries by foliage. A decade ago, Dr Semir Osmanagic discovered the biggest Pyramid on earth. The Pyramid of the Sun stands 220 meters high, about 75 meters higher then the Pyramid of Egypt. The area is open to public and welcomes visitors from all over the world every year. If you happen to venture into Bosnia, this is a must see location!

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Interesting fact about the Pyramid of the Sun

Researchers have found an electromagnetic energy beam coming through the top of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun. The radius of the beam is 4.5 meters with a frequency of 28 kHz with a strength of 3,9 V.
According to researchers the beam is continuous and its strength grows as it moves up and away from the pyramid. This phenomenon contradicts the known laws of nature, physics and technology and might as well be the first ever “tangible” proof of non-herzian technology found on Earth

Dr. Semir Osmanagic

Sarajevo

The capital city, Sarajevo is Nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River. It is called the "Jerusalem of Europe" due to its diversity in religious and cultural aspects.

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Bascarsija is a Turkish quarter in Sarajevo built during the Ottoman empire. Tourists enjoy the surroundings of the Sebilj where cafes and restaurants line the streets and the sweet aroma of Cevapi leaves an everlasting love for the town.

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Do not leave without trying the traditional, popular main course meal called Cevapi! Basicaly, it is minced meat sausage (beef, lamb) served on a flatbread with sourcream and onions.
Do not leave without trying the traditional, popular main course meal called Cevapi! Basicaly, it is minced meat sausage (beef, lamb) served on a flatbread with sourcream and onions. | Source

Jajce

The beauty of each town is stunning. Comparing the villages and the towns is like looking at two different worlds. Many visitors travel to Bosnia each year, returning to inhale the sheer beauty and the passion of the people.

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Pliva Lakes in the city of Jajce is a popular spot for tourists. It's tranquil mountains rich in forests and abundance of nature and wildlife captivate the new comer. Pliva lake is famous for its crystal clear water and abundant underwater life that attracts fishermen from the region.

Mostar

Sitting over Neretva River, the Mostar bridge and its architecture draws visitors to explore the beauty of the town. Mostar is located South of Sarajevo and is the 5th largest city in Bosnia. Its population is just over 100,000 but the pure hospitality of the people around will make you want to come back again and again.

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Bihac

Una National Park in the municipality of Bihac is a complex of waterfalls, mountains, forests lakes and the Una river. It is a very valuable asset for conservation of the total landscape and biodiversity. You will enjoy water rafting, canoeing and exploration.

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Brief Recent History

"In April, 1992, as the Bosnian war was beginning, the Bosnian Serb regime announced on the radio that it was taking over the town and the surrounding areas. On May 31st, Serb nationalists ordered all non-Serbs to mark their houses with white flags or sheets, and to wear a white armband if they left their homes. Over the next few months, they initiated mass expulsions of an estimated fifty thousand Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) and Bosnian Croats. An estimated twenty-five thousand people, including some women, children, and elderly people, were taken to concentration camps outside the town, where, according to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (I.C.T.Y.), many were tortured or raped, and more than three thousand were killed. Massacres like this one were occurring across Bosnia, but, until Srebrenica, in 1995, none was larger than Prijedor." -Source: Sevic, Nidzara- The New Yorker.

Living in Peace

Despite all of the hardships brought upon the people of Bosnia it is fair to say that three main groups of people, Croats, Bonians and Serbs, no matter the nationality or religion, have lived side by side and in peace, overcoming hurdles of post-war life. The humility and hospitality of the people is respected and appreciated among the visitors. Make your next destination an unforgettable experience by visiting Bosnia!

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