Category: Towns, villages, districts

Płazów (Poland)

Płazów is situated within Subcarpatian Voivodeship in south-eastern Poland.
In XVII-XVIII century it was a town and, despite never getting significant meaning, it still was vibrant local craft and trade centre. Płazów lost its town privilegies at the end of XVIII century and today it’s a village with population of 480 inhabitants.
If by some reason you come to Płazów, it’s worth to have a look on an abandoned Orthodox church here as well as another, Catholic church, which is still in use and cemetery or just have a walk on the streets of the village where still you can see some old houses.

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Lanckorona (Poland)

Lanckorona is a village located 30 kilometres south-west of Kraków in Lesser Poland. It lies on the Skawinka river, among the hills of the Beskids. It is known for the Lanckorona Castle, today in ruins. Apart from the castle, you can also find there well preserved 19th century wooden houses, situated in the centre of the village, which, as well as a beautiful view on the area around from there, makes Lanckorona worth to see place.

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The Port Baikal (Russia)

The Port Baikal in Russia is a settlement located near the Lake Baikal on the left bank of the Angara River. Rare ferry connections mean that Port Baikal remains largely uncommercialised, lacking tourist attractions and also crowds. At the same time it makes the place popular with more meditative visitors. First thing which you see there after getting out of the ferry is rusting watercrafts which make this place look a bit industrial. The view around changes when you leave the port—going further you’ll see a settlement of old wooden houses. Describing this area it’s also hard not to mention the nature there, which together with the great Lake Baikal makes this place especially beautiful.

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Verkiai (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Verkiai is a nothern district in Vilnius (Lithuania). Forests, lakes surrounded by wild bushes, a beautiful old palace with a huge park and some cosy village houses around make you feel as if you were far away from the modern world, no matter this place is a part of the capital city of Lithuania.

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