The place with beautifull attractions
Indeed, there are rare places that can boast of numerous natural resources on a relatively small geographical area such as the town of Jajce.
Nature has given this Bosnian-Herzegovinian gem water, forest and mountain riches, creating unusual landscapes, leaving visitors breathless.
There are not many cities that have a combination of natural and cultural-historical attractions such as Jajce.
However, what Jajce makes recognizable in the world is certainly a 21 meter high waterfall, one of the 12 most beautiful in the world and the only one in the world in the city center.
Aside from its beauty, attracting more than 60,000 tourists a year, the waterfall is host to the “Jumps from the waterfall in Jajce“ event, which is one of the most attractive in BiH and the region.
The Pliva lakes, which include the Great and Small Lakes, created by the transformation of the Pliva river, are among the largest natural hydro accumulation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In many respects this space represents a unique area in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Pliva Lakes area enjoys protection as the National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2007.
These lakes hosted the world’s largest and european kayak competitions and canoeing on calm waters, and in 2015, the Great Fly Fishing World Championship was held in Great Lakes. The waters of the Pliva Lakes provide excellent conditions for coaching kayakers, canoes and rowers.
The source of the Pliva River occurs at the northeastern foothills of Vitoria, at a height of 481 meters. The two springs are close, and the third is 400 meters north and creates a remarkable sight. Water temperature is 8 to 10 degrees Celsius. The abundance of water that flows from the limestone nudes quietly, silently, with the departure from the spring increases its speed becoming sparkling.
The smell of flowers and greens, the purity of the air and finally the incredible water are indescribable.
The Vrbas River in the Jajce area enters south along the Draganovce and leaving north where Jajce municipality is on the line of demarcation with the municipality of Mrkonjić Grad. The length of the flow through this river through the municipality of Jajce is about 62 km and flows first through the canyon valley from the slopes and several extensions such as Vinac, Skela and Prudi. Pliva flows into Vrbas in the center of Jajce where it creates a seductive waterfall.
Vrbas has excellent conditions for diving, kayaking or rafting. Although for all these recreational and sporting forms of tourism there are no suitable conditions in the municipality of Jajce but outside the municipality in the north, the availability is excellent, so it is an integral part of Jajce’s tourist offer.
Ugar is the right tributary of Vrbas. It flows below the mountain Vlasic, and ditches the cascade corridor, collecting water from a multitude of streams and mountain springs.
MILLS – WATERMILLS
Five kilometers from the center of Jajce, watermills were built, popular in Jajce called “mlinčići”. More than four hundred years ago, of oak wood, nineteen watermills were built.
Due to its natural, historical, architectural, geological and scientific value, the Pliva lake landscape with a complex of mills on the Pliva river in 2009 was proclaimed for a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The town of Jajce is surrounded by medium-hight mountains (Ćusine, Bukovica, Hum, Dnulučka Planina, Kik and Ranče), which are covered with white and coniferous forests. In the mountains there are cold and healthy water as well as a large number of streams and rivers (Komotinski potok, Sedinac, Lučina, Raševik and Rika).
There are many winds and cascades in these rivers. Hiking on the mountains makes it easy by hiking trails and several huts available to visitors. The mountains, in addition to natural beauty, are also rich in monuments of the past: medieval necropolises, medieval towns (Vinac and Komotin), as well as a large number of religious buildings: churches, mosques and turbets.