The Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in south-eastern Europe and was one of the first natural monuments ever to be included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. It is located in the hilly karst area of Central Croatia, about 55km as the crow flies from the Adriatic coast, is world-famous for its cascading lakes and still houses all the species of animals in the sanctuary, which were before the settlement of people in this area. Through the untouched nature there are also animals like brown bears, which have already been eradicated elsewhere in Europe.
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