Marcinkonys Things to Do
The place represents the life of people of Dzukija national park territory. Park is valuable due to big percentage of forests, the ground of most forest consist of seif dunes. People here hundreds years ago till these days are not too much into agriculture, as ground not thankful for it. Anyway, the picking mushrooms activity is so popular here, that there is a phrase: “if not mushrooms and berries, Dzukija girls would be nude”. Thanks for these gifts of forests some people could earn some money as add to their salaries.
Here you could see old photos from village life, some ecquipments for daily life, you could buy souvenirs here as well.
The wooden church of Marcinkonys stands on a small hill. It was built in 1888, style is considered to be as folk – sacral. It is pity I haven’t been inside; usually churches in villages are opened just for a mass time. There is 10 significant arts works in Sts Simon and Judas church.
There is cavalry around church, with 14 stops.
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Marcinkonys Off The Beaten Path
Zervynos village is not as big as Marcinkonys, actually much smaller, without museums and (maybe?) shops. Otherwise, place is more unique, as mostly all housings are wooden, with folk decorations, from end of 19th century – beginning of 20th century.
Ula river divides Zervynos into two sides. Actually river is very popular for canoeing, so place is used for short stops, some canoe – renting businesses run here.
Zervynos is about 14 kilometers away from Marcinkonys.
Exposure is just near the road of villages Manciagire and Ziurai. Down there you see forests and a turn of Ula river. The stream of “Eye of Ula” is about 10 minutes walking down. The stream is big one, water of it has 1,3 times more manganese and 2 times more iron than usually.
Folklore mentions this “eye” as well. Old people talk that in older times here was much bigger “eye”, like a lake. The ox drowned here and appeared in the other, Daugu lake. From that time lake started to diminish time by time and only “an eye” left.
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