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Rrajca

Rrajca is a protected area located in the district of Librazhd. Rrajca is located in the northern and eastern slope of Shebeniku Mountain and contains glacial lakes, which constitute a natural attraction to visit. These lakes have an average length of 100 meters and an average width of 80 meters. They are located at a height of 2200 meters above sea level. Tourists should follow the paved road Përrenjas - Rrajcë to come to these lakes and then, from the village to Rrajca lakes by walking.

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Gashi River Valley

This area is located in the district of Tropoja and includes the area on the northeastern edge of Albania, the highest point of the border between Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. Gashi River Valley, which flows into Valbona, starts from the Dobërdol glacial areas. The flow of this valley is well known for its natural beauty, with a narrow range of enlargements creating very attractive features. In one of its segments, the valley narrows too much thus taking the form of a narrow canyon. Slopes of the valley are lined with oak forests, especially with coniferous and beech.

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Biza

Biza mountain, is located in the district of Tirana, in the comune of Shën Gjergj. The distance from the capital is 85 kilometers. The field of Biza is located 1200 meters above the sea level. It is 4 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide and has fresh air all year round. The fields are surrounded by the craggy mountain slopes, especially from the southeast and north western side. The field of Biza is crossed by the river with the same name, which then disappears within a cave near the village of Val.
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Shtam Pass National Park

The Park is located 25 kilometers to the northeast of Kruja with an area of 2,000 hectares. The water source "Queen Mother" is one of the most attractive spots in the Park with clean, cold and curative water. The Park is frequented by a large number of visitors.

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Dajti National Park

Dajti National Park is situated in the east of the capital and has a surface of 3,300 hectares. It is located in the eastern part of the scope of Tirana, 26 km east of the capital and 50 km from "Mother Teresa" airport. This park is highly frequented by day visitors and is considered "The Natural Balcony of Tirana". Dajti National Park can be reached by car, following the national road, or by a cable car, thus enjoying a spectacular panoramic view.

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Karavasta Lagoon

Karavasta Lagoon is the biggest lagoon  along Albanian coast, with an area of 4,330 ha. It is one of  twelve National Parks of Albania, and it has many important values for bio-diversity. Karavasta Lagoon is the western point of Europe where nests curly pelican (pelicanus crispus). There is 5 % of its worldwide population. For these values Lagoon of Karavasta is under protection of International Convention of RAMSAR, since 1994. It is a very interesting experience the observation of these pelicans if you go by boat near the island where they usually perch.

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Tomori Mountain National Park

Tomori Mountain National Park. Just east of  the city of Berat, lies this scenic mountainous gem. Resembling a natural castle framed by lofty peaks, Tomorri Mountain covers 4,000 ha and reaches upward to a height of 1,200 m. It is snow-covered in the winter and holds tremendous religious significance for the Abaz Aliu . The Bektashi sect also calls this area home and organizes a large religious festival every August.
 
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Gjocaj Grit National Park

Gjocaj Grit National Park is another wonderful park 40 km northeast of Burrel town . Featuring a variety of springs and ravines, it is resplendent in natural beauty.
 
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Valbona Valley National Park

Valbona Valley National Park is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Albania. Located 25 km from Bajram Curri, the park features impressive scenery comprised of high alpine ridges and the Valbona Valley. Diverse plants and animal species invite recreation, sightseeing, and scientific study. Alongside the valley there are several villages which provides accommodations in traditional houses. 

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The Fir of Hotova National Park

The Fir of Hotova National Park is located in the region of Frashëri, 35 km northeast of Përmeti. The “Hotova Fir” is a significant regional species and graces the countryside throughout the park. Nature lovers flock here and appreciate the park for its many recreational and camping opportunities.
 
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