5:57:45 PM (UTC+02:00)
Friday, May 24, 2013
The Protected Land-scape Area Kysuce lying in the far north-west of Slovakia is the world of hamlets, a unique narrow-gauge railway and mysterious stone balls.
The Protected landscape area Poľana situated in the very heart of Slovakia is typical for dense forest and wonderful alpine meadows. For its assets this PLA has been included among the World Biosphere Reserves.
The PLA Strážovské vrchy in western Slovakia is an attractive world of bizarre rocks, dense forests and picturesque basins and valleys.
The natural setting of the mountain range Štiavnické vrchy stretching in the centre of Slovakia is protected since 1979 in form of the Protected landscape area Štiavnické vrchy, which includes a unique set of mining monuments and the gem among the Slovak towns - Banská Štiavnica (the UNESCO monument).
The Protected landscape area Východné Karpaty is situated in the north-eastern tip of Slovakia - it forms hinterland to the National Park of Poloniny. It is the realm of beech woods and home to wolves and lynxes.
The charming landscape of hamlets is situated at the frontier between Slovakia and Morava. It is picturesque and replenished with fine views. The round forms often alternate with limestone rocks, which are protected phenomena on both sides of the frontier as the Protected landscape area of Biele Karpaty.
The Protected landscape area Cerová vrchovina stretches in the territory of the eponymous mountain range in the south of central Slovakia. This territory is unique in Slovakia because it is the landscape of extinguished volcanoes.
The PLA Dunajské luhy with abundant occurrence of waterfowl is among the very recently designated PLAs in Slovakia.
The dominant of the PLA Horná Orava lying in the north of Slovakia is the majestic mountain Babia hora. The PLA contains thick forest, humid peat bogs, typical villages as well as the “Sea of Orava” - the water reservoir.
The PLA Malé Karpaty occupies a substantial part of the eponymous mountain range, which separates the lowlands Záhorská and Podunajská. The PLA represents the “green lungs“ of the mostly deforested and flat south-western Slovakia.