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Plitvice Lakes National Park is a national park in Croatia. It is located in the Plitvice Lakes municipality, in the mountainous region of Like.

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a region of flowing waters over limestone, karstic rock and chalk which over the millennia, have deposted travertine barriers. The travertine barriers are the result of accumulated moss, algae and bacteria. These create natural dams and ponds, resulting in many beautiful lakes in the region, punctuated by caves and overflowing with cascades and waterfalls.

The forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park are mainly of beech, spruce and fir trees. The forests are the homes to many rare species of birds, as well as bears and wolves.

In recognition of its natural beauty and outstanding universal values, Plitvice Lakes National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt, on 22-26 October, 1979.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park shares many similarities with Jiuzhaigou UNESCO World Heritage Site and Huanglong Scenic Area.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 44 52 40 E 15 36 52 in the county of Lika-Senj, 10 km east of Bihac
Inscription Year: 2000
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, VIII, IX

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Croatia Local Tours

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