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Bialowieza Forest

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Address: Bialowieza, Poland
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Old pristine forest

This is a remarkable place. For what it means, for the landscape, for the bisons... Whether you are a nature lover or not, this should be a place on your bucket list!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Boliden, Sweden
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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a remarkable place. For what it means, for the landscape, for the bisons... Whether you are a nature lover or not, this should be a place on your bucket list!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had the privilege of being guided through the restricted area of this beautiful forest, but not before we managed to get up close and personal with two male bison. Our guide was excellent and knew just where to take us. It was 9.15am and a cloudy but clear day. The bison were feeding in a field of green grass... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Unfortunately, due to fungi and insects, many trees are dead or dying, but the forest is great and offers many images, animals, and stories. Controversy on tree logging and the fact that not all the area is protected makes a visit to Bialowieza a very interesting one.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Precious primeval forest. The variety of fungi was marvellous. Guide was really good with explanations and answering questions. Amazing place to visit. Treasure all ancient woods and the wildlife

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our host at our accommodation was kind enough to arrange an English speaking guide for us so that we could enjoy the restricted part of the forest. Usually, the groups are no larger than 6 people but ours had 7 which was fine as it meant we only had to pay 33 zly (£6.80) each for a 3 hour tour.... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It is always a good idea to visit this forest, no matter the time of the year. The nature is really stunning here also there is a huge possibility to see wild animals and birds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We did not visit the high-preserved places, we only took paths in the freely-accessible areas. But still - in our 18 km walk we discovered the many layers that this magnificent forest has. You should definitely visit this place, if you want to know how real forest looks like. But I was happy to realize, that we have similar places... More 

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Alges, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It was a nice 3 h walk. We had the chance to see, according the guide the oldest original florets in Europe. Huge diversity of fungi. The guide was very nice and the English not bad but she has this task as an hobby -so no well prepared for a scientific visit.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Make sure you get a guide so that you can go into the restricted parts of the park and bring plenty of heavy duty mosquito repellent. The forest is lush and magical.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

First, go to the Natural History Museum. Then walk or cycle in the forest. The silence can be defining, it's an amazing experience. Bialowieza has a smallish supermarket near the petrol station and a little shop nearer the entrance to the NP. In the two days I've been here (Late July) it has thundered both afternoons, 3-5 pm. Not sure... More 

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