I didn’t know such beautiful places existed in the world. Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia has some of the most magnanimous combinations of waterfalls and lagoons I have ever seen, including places viewed on TV.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

The waterfall system at Plitvice Lakes National Park has a grand waterfall, and you have to hike down a mountain and then walk on a boardwalk through a river and along a cliff to get to the water, which is so clear, it’s like looking in a mirror. Nothing is hidden here.

From the bottom of the first waterfall, you head back up the boardwalk for a 1-3 mile walk along the river on another extension of the path to view ten or more waterfalls that all have their own pools at the bottom. You get to walk right in front of each one until you get to a lake where there is a dock to catch a boat to the upper waterfall system, which is another five to ten waterfalls mixed with lagoons.

At the halfway point between the upper and lower systems there is a restaurant and rest area at the boat docks. At the very end there is a bus that carries you back to your car. There are also trails that run on the rims of the mountain cliffs above—you want to view them from up there.

I know this sound like a journey, and it is, but thousands of people a day make this trek because this system of waterfalls are that amazing.

Now that was Plitvice Park waterfalls system.

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