Slovenia is a land of many natural treasures. This country stands from others by its gorgeous national parks and reserves. The tourists flow in Slovenia to contemplate the beautiful landscapes and gorgeous scenery. One on of those beauties is depicted on a new Slovenian stamp issue.
StampNews.com invites our readers to appreciate the beauty of Slovenia with this philatelic release.
The Ljubljansko Barje wetlands are a unique blend of meadows, fields, hedges and channels where open green spaces meet the sky and the Ljubljanica, the river that has helped create this area over the course of history. Thanks to the traditional methods used to cultivate the land, the area is still distinguished by great biodiversity and diversity of landscape.
Water meadows, flood meadows and thousands of kilometers of drainage channels attract moisture-loving representatives of the animal kingdom. The Ljubljansko Barje offers a home to several hundred species of birds and to numerous butterflies, dragonflies and amphibians. The mutually dependent habitats of the Ljubljansko Barje clean the air, water and soil, help cool hot summers and offer people an opportunity for relaxation and discovery in the direct vicinity of Slovenia's capital city.
Six thousand six hundred years ago the Ljubljansko Barje was a lake, on the shores of which more than forty piledwellers' settlements grew up over the course of 3,000 years. In 2002 the oldest wooden wheel in the world was discovered in the Ljubljansko Barje. Part of a two-wheeled cart, it was made by an expert wheelwright 5,200 years ago.
In 2011 two groups of Barje pile-dwellings were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of their outstanding universal value. This combination of valuable natural features and rich cultural heritage today enjoys protected status within the Ljubljansko Barje Nature Park. The best way to discover its treasures is on foot, by bicycle or by boat.