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Primeval beech forests of the Carpathians

Uholka-Shyrokyi Luh - the largest virgin beech forest of Europe

Europe's largest virgin beech forest is located in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine in the geographical heart of the continent. It constitutes a natural heritage of worldwide significance and is today part of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, together with other virgin forests. Far from the noise of planes and light pollution, you can find here many tranquil spots and above all lots of "pure nature".

In 2007 the Primeval beech forests of the Carpathians (Ukraine/Slovakia) were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. They have the potential to become a real Mecca for a great number of naturalists.

A short documentary about Primeval beech forests of the Carpathians is available here:

The collection of photos taken during multi-year visits of these Treasures of the World is available here:


Posted by lukzem 03:44 Archived in Ukraine Tagged ecotourism Comments (0)

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