Maj Lookout - hidden natural gem of my Czech homeland

phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019 · 2 min read

Hi there my Steemit friends and followers!

I have been showing you cool places from all over the world here on my Steemit blog but I just realized that I actually have not mentioned one of the most beautiful natural spots that you can visit in my homeland, the Czech Republic.

The hidden gem I am talking about here is known as Vyhlídka Máj in the Czech language, meaning the Maj Lookout. A lookout spot usually comes with some nice views of the surrounding landscape but the view that this place offers will literally take your breath away. Just look at these shots that I took up there in summer a few years ago.

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As incredible as it may sounds, this stunning place surrounded by dense forests, green hills and picturesque meanders of the Vltava River is actually located just a short ride (25 km / 16 mi) south of the bustling metropolis of Prague. You can leave your car in a tiny nearby village called Teletin and just walk up to the lookout from there. It is an easy hike that will not take more than a half an hour.

Once on the top, however, you should be very cautious. There are no safety guardrails or anything like that at the site so any unwary move might result in a serious injury or even a fall down.

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While the Maj Lookout is still practically unknown to foreign travelers, it is actually very popular with the locals so make sure to avoid busy times like weekends of public holidays if you want to enjoy some privacy up there ;)

How about you my Steemit fellows, do you also have any amazing natural places in your country that foreign visitors do not know about? If so, feel free to show us these spots in the comment section below, I would love to see them! :)



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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Yay! Thank you so much the resteem and the upvote :)


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dswigle
dswigle @dswigleJanuary 2019

I did visit Vyhlídka Máj when I lived in Germany! Prague was one of my favorite places to visit and could never get enough of the old town, especially having been there when it was still Communist and going through the transition and changes for the next few years... just a couple hours to the south, Český Krumlov was another town that I loved, although I didn't get there nearly as much. I think it was also on the Vltava River, (some river, but I am pretty sure it was the same) with the beautiful castle and the architecturally stunning Baroque buildings.

Your picture is so very beautiful! I agree that the twisting in the tree adds a degree of interest and makes the shot spectacular! When I visited with my cousin, who is from Bratislava, he knew of this place and you are right about being safe when going. As in a lot of Europe, there are no guardrails and it is assumed that people will use common sense when visiting these places. Thank you for posting this!

It truly brought back some beautiful memories!

!tip


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Wow, I am impressed by your knowledge of my homeland! :) I am sure you had a great time being there as you obviously knew where to go and what to see there :) Thank you for this nice comment and for checking my blog. I like your photos and just gave you a follow not miss any of them from now on ;) Have a great day!


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dswigle
dswigle @dswigleJanuary 2019

My parents loved to travel, much to my luck! :) They had a keen sense for adventures.

Thank you and thanks for the follow!


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guchtere
Remy @guchtereJanuary 2019

Wooaah this is in Europe!? Beautifull view you got there for us at the Maj Lookout! Thanks for sharing this hidden gem.


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Yeah, right in the middle of Europe actually :) Thanks for curating this piece man! :)


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The composition of that first shot is certainly breathtaking. The perspective and forms of the gnarled tree really make that shot.


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Thank you, the gnarled pine fits it nicely, agree :)


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This place looks amazing! I'll put it on my list to give it a visit when ever I'm around Prague! Thanks for sharing this spot with us!


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Absolutely :) It should not be a too long ride from your German hometown either.


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Yeah It isn't that far away actually! Need to check it out next time I'm in Germany :D


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tazi
tazi @taziJanuary 2019

Pěkné! ;)


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

Jo, kouzelné místečko :) Byl jsi tam?


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tazi
tazi @taziJanuary 2019

Nebyl. Ale podle fotky tipuju, že stojí za návštěvu ;)


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phortun
phortun @phortunJanuary 2019

To každopádně, navíc je to opravdu jen kousek za Prahou ;) Ty bys tam určitě vykouzlil ještě větší pecky...


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