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Fast Facts

  • Location: Located in either side of Poland and Belarus border, 70 km north of Brest in the southwestern Belarus and 62 km southeast of Bialystok and 190 km northeast of Warsaw in Poland.
  • Attraction Type: Forest.
  • Significance: This forest is the home to a number of rare plants and animals and most importantly the huge bisons.
  • Best time to Visit: Spring.
  • Visiting Hours: During the daytime.
  • How to Reach: Come down to Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw. You will find trains that leave Warsaw every two hours for Hajnowka, which is located pretty close to the forest.
  • Nearest Airport: Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW).
It is referred to as “the last primeval forest in the European lowland area”; it is the place where one can meet 400-year-old oaks; it is the place, which is known for its bison reserve, it is the place, which provides the best of natural habitats to the wild creatures, and it is the place, which provides you the opportunity to see the wilds in its truest form — Bialowieza Forest is truly a paradise for those who die for wilds.

Bialowieza Primeval Forest, popularly known as Bialowieza Forest, is located in either side of Poland and Belarus border, 70 km north of Brest in the southwestern Belarus and 62 km southeast of Bialystok and 190 km northeast of Warsaw in Poland. A part of it also lies in the neighboring Belarus. This 140,000 hectares forest is the home to a number of rare plants and animals. Bialowieza National Park, one of the most popular parts of this forest is located in Podlaskie Vovoidship in Poland.

Things to Do

Exploring Bialowieza Forest is a sheer delight for any wildlife-lover. The biggest attraction here certainly is the Bialowieza National Park.

Bialowieza National Park: Bialowieza National Park is full of rare plants and animals. You can enter into the nature reserve only with a guide. With about 1,100 vascular plant species, more than 3,000 fungi species, around 350 lichen species and about 250 moss species, this national forest has over 12,000 species of animals and about 250 species of birds. But the biggest attraction here is surely the majestic bison. Believe it or not, the 'king size' bison that are available here can weight up to 1000 kg!

Bialowieza Forest Tours: You should also go for Bialowieza Forest Tours, which though cover a small part of the forest, yet provide quite enthralling experience. The costs of the tours start from 165 ZI.

Accommodation

You will find a fair number of hotels in Bialowieza, Poland. Some of those can be named as:

Soplicowo Mansion
17-230 Bialowieza ul.
Krzyze 2a
Bialowieza, Poland

Best Western Hotel Zubrowka
6 Olgi Gabiec Street,
Bialowieza, PL-17230
Poland

Related Links :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gweAVMxTZf0: For excellent views of the Bialowieza Forest, click on this link!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KstS96DN1_U: Check out the wonderful beauty of the Bialowieza Forest in winter time in this wonderful video! You will realize the need to save this ancient forest, one of the last of its kind in the world.

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