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Welcome to Belarus

Belarus

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

Belarus is a country of rich, cultural heritage. Most of the towns here have museums, theatres and art galleries. 

Visit the legendary Land of Blue Lakes, hundreds of picturesque lakes, unusually landscaped by the Ice Age. The lakes are famous for their unusual landscapes and terrain and you will be able to find over 300 lakes of various sizes, forms, depths and water transparency, as well as the flora and fauna. Because of their unusual beauty, they call the lakes "The Blue Necklace" of Belarus.

For those of you that enjoy the architecture and history Belarus has many temples and monasteries. Grondo is home to the museum of religion and is housed in a former palace styled from the 18th to 19th century. There are amazing, unique, wooden churches, that date back to the 16th & 17th century and are famous for their incredible architecture and unusual crosses. 

Book your holiday though JiveHippo.travel and feel the uniqueness of its culture and see how the locals lived in ancient times from an ethnographic museum or and open-air complex. You will be able to learn about their traditions and and every day life, from their national songs to their national dances and watch the craftsmen at work by making Belarusian souvenirs.

 

Climate

Belarus have mainly mild, humid winters, warm summers and damp autumns.

Belarus is situated in the zone of sufficient moistening. Their average rainfall is 600-700 mm, which 70% of this yearly precipitation falls in their warmer periods. 

Snow can last around 75 days in the southwest and 125 days in the northeast of the country and cab average a depth of 15 to 30 centimeters. 

Duty Free

Over the age of 18 travelers are able to carry, 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco, 3 litres of alcoholic beverages and a personal value of goods up to €1500 and weighing no more than 50kg.

 

Getting Around

You wont be hard up for getting around in Belarus, they have a well developed transportation system and you will be able to move around by choosing the most efficient way for you.

Travelling by train is comfortable and reliable and will be able to get you to over 2100 destinations. 

There are bus stations and bus stops in all the cities and towns and will be able to buy bus tickets for international and suburban buses online.

Considering that Belarus is a fairly small country there are no regular domestic air flights. 

You can enjoy seeing Belarus on the water. There are several ways of water transport that you can take and are available several times a week. Water travelling in the summer is very popular.

Health

There is a common virus from ticks, called Ticl-borne encepphalitis, and is mainly found in the heavily forested areas of Belarus. 

Do try and avoid drinking the water, unless it is bottled and eating food products that originate from affected areas, especially berries, mushrooms and dairy as there can be a risk of radiation poisoning from Chernobyl, however the risk is low. 

Language

Belarus is a country in Eastern Europe. Russian is the second official languages, the first being Belarusian. 

Only just over 40% pf the population declare Russian as their mother language.

Money

The local currency of Belarus is the Belarusian ruble and is not a fully convertible currency, which means that you will not be able to exchange your money before you land in the country. 

There are a large number of exchange offices in all of the cities. 

There are many banks where you will be able to take out cash.

You will be able to use your debit and credits cards in most of the major banks, supermarkets and shopping malls.

Safety

There is a small crime rate in Belarus and crimes against foreigners are even less. 

There are some incidents of robbery, so take the same precaution as you would anywhere else. 

There are several different types of police in Belarus, all over the cities to be able to assist you with any help you may need.

Time

The tome zone in Belarus is (GMT+3).

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