Sunday, 19 January 2020

Balkan Travel Part 21: Bihac, Bosnia And Herzegovina

The tranquil town of Bihac was the last I saw of Bosnia And Herzegovina. Relatively unheard of compared to places like Sarajevo and Mostar, this town is actually quite a gem. We were put up in a hotel here because of its proximity to the border crossing into Croatia which is just 14 km away and Plitvice National Park which is less than 40 km away. Accept for accommodation, no itinerary was arranged to tour this town so I planned one myself. The only time I could find was in the early morning before checking out. I started my walking tour at 6 am.
Bihac centers around a very beautiful river called Una which in its course has created many rapids and magnificent waterfalls. The river runs through the town and it is obviously Bihac's greatest attribute and asset. 
The town is very scenic with many picturesque panoramas but I had to wait for the first streaks of dawn to capture some of these images.

The river is crystal clear and if you are trying to figure out what's in this pre-dawn picture, it is ducks swimming where you can see right to the bottom of the river.
The town is split into two by River Una. Seen here is the main bridge road that connects the two parts.
Most shops were still closed but I found this bakery on the other side of the bridge which already opened for business.

The main hub of town was still sleeping when I walked around. Except for the supermarket, all other shops were not yet opened.

Bihac has a history that dates back many centuries so it can be considered a historic town. I visited Fethuja Mosque which is the oldest mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located right in the centre of Bihac. Built in 1266, Fethija Mosque, originally a catholic church was converted to a mosque during the Ottoman Rule.

The hotel I stayed in, Opal Exclusive is beautifully located on the bank of River Una. The most beautiful part of the hotel is its restaurant where you can dine and see the beautiful river and rapids.

To get to know Bihac is to love it. I won't be coming back here so it's nice to have taken these memorable photos of it.

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Balkan Travel Pt 1: [ Romania] Bucharest Sightseeing
Balkan Travel Pt 2: [Romania] Bucharest Walking Tour
Balkan Travel Pt 3: [Romania] Peles Castle , Dracula's Castle & Romanian Scenery
Balkan Travel Pt 4: Bulgaria Attractions
Balkan Travel Pt 5: [Bulgaria] Sofia Attractions
Balkan Travel Pt 6: [North Macedonia] Skopje A City Of Mutifarious Statues
Balkan Travel Pt 7: [North Macedonia] Memorable Moments In Skopje
Balkan Travel Pt 8: [North Macedonia] Ohrid Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Pt 9: [Albania] Glimpses Of Albania and Its Capital City Tirana
Balkan Travel Pt 10: [Albania] Walking Tour Of Tirana
Balkan Travel Pt 11: Montenegro Scenic Drive
Balkan Travel Pt 12: The Charms Of Koto Montenegro
Balkan Travel Pt 13: [Montenegro] The Old Town Of Kotor Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Part 14: [Croatia] The Charms Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Pt 15: [Croatia] The Old Town Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Part 16: [Croatia] The Elaphiti Islands Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Part 17: [Croatia] Plitvice National Park Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Part 18: [Croatia] Rastoke Villagel

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