Visiting Belarus? Read brief travel information about the country
The time in Belarus seems to slow down. The country's quiet charm at the heart of Europe should appeal to travelers willing to open their soul to this island of calmness.
Belarus is a landlocked country with relatively flat terrain that contains large tracts of marshy land. Polesie is the largest marsh territory from the country and among the biggest in Europe. Belarus is covered by forests and lakes rich in wildlife. The biggest river crossing the country is Dniepr. Belarus is bordered by Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
The country experiences temperate continental climate. The weather ranges from harsh winters with average temperatures −8 °C (18 °F) to −2 °C (28 °F) to cool and wet summers 15 °C (59 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F). Waterproofs are advisable throughout the year.
The majority of Belarus citizens are native Belarusians comprising 81,2% of its inhabitants, Russians are the second largest group making up 11,4%.
Belarus has historically been a Russian Orthodox country with minorities practicing Catholicism, Judaism and other religions.
1 USD= 2,14 Belarus Ruble
Belarus has many sites worth to visit for example the picturesque village of Raubichi, with an interesting ethnographic museum housed in a disused church, the idyllic Minsk Lake, dotted with numerous islets and surrounded by dense pines, the Museum of Folk Architecture that s situated in Ozerto not far from Minsk.
The capital of Belarus, Minsk was first mentioned in 1067, but little of the old city now survives except a few 17th-century buildings. The cultural scene is very diverse with the Belarusian Ballet and numerous museums such as the National Arts Museum, the National Museum of Belarusian History and Culture, the Museum of History of the Great Patriotic War. It is a great site for tourists looking for cultural heritage of the country. Minsk rentals
will surprise you with their comfort and affordability. Beyond Minsk natural beauty as wide plains, deep forests, scenic landscapes and thousands of lakes await tourists.
Going to Belarus you can enjoy the sites of ancient castles and monasteries, picturesque villages and onion-shaped domes of Russian Orthodox churches that dominate the landscape throughout the country.
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