SK: Liptovska Kokava – Machy Nature Reserve
Liptovska Kokava is a quiant town spreading below the majestic peaks of the Western Tatras. Today, we visit the invaluable locality of Machy.
The Machy Nature Reserve has been a protected area since 1965 even though the area uner protection is not designated clearly. The reserve covers an area of 25,5 hectares. The reserve area is unique and it preserves pine trees and turf associations in different stages of development.
Right upon entering the reserve you will feel the local climate (cold) which creates unique ecosystem. There are rare and endangered plants such as small cranberry (Oxycoccus palustris), tussock cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum), Vaccinium uliginosum, common sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) and many more.
The area is administered by Tatra National Park. Hence you need abide by all the visitor rules and move on designated walkways. This great area offers wild nature, mysterious forests, beautiful green moss carpets with mushroom and ferns dotted with dew pop up from moss. There are also some small lakes around.
An interesting thing about this locality is that the Machy Nature Reserve which is being used for research purposes. A similar one is situated in the region of Orava. Diverse fauna and mysterious atmosphere make this place very photogenic. Also, there is a bike trail nearby.
So if you intend to leave hustle of a city behind you, try to visit this quiet and beautiful place in the region of Liptov.
GPS: 49°07'35.4"N 19°53'52.2"E
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: HIK, o.z.
Since we like hiking, today we will take you to one beautiful place. Our starting point will be the picturesque village of Liptovská Anna (Liptovský Mikuláš District), the origin of which dates back to the year of 1396.
Today we will take all tourist enthusiasts to the picturesque village of Kalameny, which is located in close proximity to the famous Lúčky baths. From here we head to the highest castle not only in Slovakia but also in Central Europe - the ruins of Liptov Castle.
For the second year in a row, the Infoglobe web magazine in cooperation with the town of Liptovský Mikuláš organize the Infofest international travel festival, which will take place on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of July in the Namesti osvoboditelov square and in the House of Culture in the town Liptovský Mikuláš.
In region of Upper Liptov , on a way across the Low Tatras through the Certovica klippe, you should stop in the picturesque village of Vysna Boca. Awaiting you is an exhibition at the Miner´s Museum that has preserved traditional village buildings and beautiful surrounding nature, possibilities of hiking in the mountains and skiing.
The Infoglobe website in the cooperation with the town of Liptovsky Mikulas, organizes the first annual Infofest international travel festival, which will take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of July on Namesti Osvoboditelu and in Liptovsky Mikulas convention center.
We are about to spend the following weeks in the Liptov region. There we learn about its many beautiful nooks. Today we go to Liptovska Mara and see the open air archeological museum of Havranok which is also a sight of cultural significance.
Couple of kilometers from Liptovsky Hradok, a town we saw last week, there is Liptovsky Mikulas – a district town, social and cultural center of the Liptov region. Today we take a tour in this town.
This time we visit West Tatra Mounains, 10 kilometers northeast of Liptovsky Mikulas. There we visit the quiant town of Ziar.
After our visit in Kalameny village we remain in the Liptov region. We move couple of kilometers to the smallest town of Liptov. It is rich, however, on natural, cultural and historical sights. The town we talk about is Liptovsky Hradok.
Today we visit one of the most interesting towns in Liptov. It is interesting for its history, art, architecture, and nature. The town we talk about is Liptovsky Jan. The town is set in the mouth of Janska Valley at the Nizke Tatry.
On this day, we visit Namesti Zadosti Slovenskeho Naroda, a square in Liptovsky Mikulas quite hidden from sight. On this small piece of land adjacent to historic center of the city, significant historic events took place.
The Liptov region in central Slovakia is very diverse. Every year it lures many visitors. It is thanks to its beautiful nature, very diverse in fact. Except for tourist and bicycle trails it has a lot of beauty left in the underground. There are also thermal springs or you can learn a lot of about history there. Also people loving adrenaline will enjoy it.
The distinct region of Liptov offers many beautiful places to visit. Today, we take a look to the villages of Vavrisovo and Pribylina where we introduce you some interesting sights and tell you more on their history.
If you belong to those who cannot imagine a summer without swimming and having fun in the water and you do not like crowded swimming pools or water parks and rather prefer swimming in lakes, ponds, rivers or ponds, you certainly know Liptovska Mara.
After a visit in a small yet very interesting museum called the Underground below the Towers in Liptovsky Jan. The museum is focused on coins from their very beginnings deep below surface until they are actually made in the mint. We quickly moved from Janska Valley to see this. The guide from Stanisovska Cave had been waiting for us there.
Our vacation got little bit ugly due to cold and rainy weather. This was why our initial goal was almost abandoned. We wanted to enjoy biking and walks in beautiful nature.
If you will travel through north road-line from west to the east of Slovakia (or vice versa) and will not be in a hurry, and would like to reflect on, which sightseeings will be worth to visit (or where you wish to have a rest for relax), so we have one reference for you: would you leave the highway at exit Liptovsky Hrádok and drive in direction to Pribylina.
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