Plitvice Lakes National Park was granted Unesco World Heritage status in 1979. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. The national park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres. Veliki Slap, the largest waterfall, is 70m tall.
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