|UNESCO #100 - Tara, Durmitor - MONTENEGRO|
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Tara Canyon, Durmitor National Park - MONTENEGRO - UNESCO #100
The second card Justine sent is a wonderful view of the Tara River Canyon, which has the deepest gorges in Europe, right in the heart of Durmitor National Park (a place she visited last year for the first time and it was absolutely breathtaking (her exact words)). Thank you very much Justine, after reading about your country I really want to visit it one day. Well, with this card my UNESCO collection grows to 393 WHS (588 to finish) and another country completed! This postcard took 11 days to arrive!
This breathtaking national park was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Durmitor National Park comprises Mount Durmitor plateau and the valley formed by the canyon of the River Tara, incorporating three major geomorphologic features: canyons, mountains and plateaux. Because of its geographical location and range in altitude, the park is under the influence of both Mediterranean and alpine microclimates, which has resulted in an exceptional range of species.