Tajan Natural Monument

Tajan is a mountain in central Bosnia bordering the municipalities of Zavidovići and Kakanj. Its highest peak is 1.297 m above sea level. The greater Tajan area, covering 50 km2, was designated a protected area in 2008 under the category of Natural Monument.

The Natural Monument area abounds in pristine water streams, canyons, natural stone bridges, caves, endemic plants and endangered fauna. Mašica Canyon is one of the most beautiful canyons in the northern part of the country. During heavy rainfalls, the canyon overflow creates the beautiful Suhodol Creek.

The canyon is full of caves, the perfect dens for bears during their winter sleep. Trajan cave is noted for its extensive archeological finds: 15,000-year-old bones of extinct cave bear, cave hyena and red dear. Lukina Cave is at the foot of the precipice of Srednja Cliff. The cave of Srednja Rock, located near Lukina Cave, was discovered in May 2003. It is famous for its beauty and a wide array of speleothems, particularly a stalagmite resembling the statue of a mother with a child. Over 100 caves have been discovered within the Monument area.

The area around Tajan is also known for its natural beauty and is popular among tourists and nature lovers. There are several hiking trails in the area that offer stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Visitors can also enjoy picnics and camping in the nearby forests.

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