Croatia’s “Great Wall of China”

Posted on 30 November 2010 oddy88

Everybody must have heard about the great wall of China, but what about the great wall of Croatia? Not lot of people know about it, but it goes by the name Walls of Ston, and it is actually hundreds of years old. An impressive thing about it is that it is the longest complete fortress system around any town of Europe with more than five kilometers in length.

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The walls are isolated on Peljesac Peninsula that is located about 60 km from Dubrovnik. The purpose of the walls was to protect the important commodity; salt, and today it serves as a center for salt mining. The walls were built by local master builders, and one Italian and a Frenchman also.

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Today you can visit the walls of Ston and taste the delicious oysters they have to offer, they claim they got the best oysters in the world – visit and judge yourself. Other attractions of Croatia are these incredibly beautiful lakes, the Plitvice Lakes.

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Via Kuriositas.

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