Belarus has a wealth of attractions to tourists and offer significant opportunities to investors in this sector. Here is a short profile of one of Belarus’ major attractions:
Belarus is home to the oldest National Park in Europe: Belavezhskaya Puscha, which celebrates its 600th anniversary in 2009.
Belavezhskaya Puscha is the last surviving primeval forest in Europe. Located next to Brest, a city regarded as one of the most beautiful in Belarus.
The park is a haven for rare animals, and is home to a large population of European Bison; one of only two sites where they can be found in the wild. The park is also home to Dikoye; one of the largest swamps in Europe.
Alongside its natural wonders the park also contains a number of man-made attractions including settlements of the Stone Age, burial places and shrines and one of Belarus’ most significant landmarks: Belaya Vezha (the White Tower Citadel).
Winter gives the park a festive feel and the “Father Christmas experience” is a top attraction families. Shooting excursions, museum visits and organised tours are some of the other activities on offer throughout the year.
In terms of accommodation there is something for everyone; from the luxury Kamenyyki hotel with its sauna and tennis courts, to the tourist cottages scattered throughout the park for those who want to be closer to nature during their stay.
Restaurant “Belavezhskaya Pushcha” is the parks leading restaurant with fine examples of Belarusian cuisine.