Why you should not miss Plitvice lakes

Plitvice wasn't on my to-go list while I was in Croatia. To be fair, nothing was on my list as the trip was quite a spontaneous adventure for me. The only thing I planned ahead was the flights out and back. After 1 day exploring Split  and 1 day wandering around Hvar island, I ran out of things to do. So I decided to pack a small bag and go to Plitvice upon the recommendation of a traveller I met in Split. It turned out to be the highlight of my trip. Who would've thought?!

Plitvice Lakes national park is one of the oldest and biggest national parks in Croatia. Located halfway between the capital Zagreb and Zadar, the lakes have become one of the most popular destinations in Croatia. I went there in May, which wasn't busy season and the place was already packed with so many tourists.

Plitvice is known for its sixteen lakes  connected by a number of waterfalls , the tallest of which is about 78m tall. I was so amazed by the exceptional natural beauty of the park. The emerald green of the water perfectly blended in with the surrounding woodland. White flowers along the way made the whole scenery even more mesmerising. A fascinating fact that I learned from the tour guide is that the colour of the water changes with season so don't be surprised if you see  different shades of green or blue.

Here are some more photos of the lakes and waterfalls. My photos surely don't do the place enough justice! Bottom line is don't miss Plitvice if you're in Croatia !

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