Nature’s Wonders of the Balkans: Montenegro’s Water Tree

For an open mind traveler, who appreciates all things natural and wonderful, a trip across the Balkans to Montenegro may be worth while, to experience an exquisite sight of a lifetime.

Located in the village of Dinoša, the locals have no mystical folk tails or superstitions surrounding the amazing phenomenon, that is the Montenegro Water Tree. It’s all simply a rare, yet beautiful occurrence of nature, that has been happening for the last 20 to 25 years.

The old Mulberry tree surrounded by a meadow, with countless underground springs has been standing strong for 100 to 150 years old. Due to it’s age, the sturdy bark of the tree has been hollowed out from the core, which in turn creates this magical phenomenon. Every time after a heavy rainfall, the surrounding underground springs become flooded,so the overflowing water is pumped upwards and it gushes out through the center of the tree bark. This exquisite sight makes the Water Tree look like a makeshift fountain, that presents a special sight for visitors.

This definitely is an excellent spot for travelers, who have an eye for unique and natural wonders in the world, which has become the pride and joy of the village of Dinoša.

Looking for something similar, with an extra punch of mystical superstitions? Then venture forth to the Estonian town of Tuhala next and look for the Witch’s Well. It’s a well, that is strategically located above an underground river, which causes water to shoot out over half a meter high after a heavy downpour when the rain floods the underground river. This phenomenon has been attributed to a tale told by the locals where the witches of Tuhala would gather in a sauna underground and often beat each other with birch branches that caused the water to shoot out from the well ever so often.

So, if you are an adventurous traveler looking for unique and wonderful marvels of nature, while others would cower away from rain clouds, you should keep an eye out for them! And on your next heavy rainy day, make sure to head over to Dinoša to watch the Water Tree overflow. Also, don’t forget to visit the witches in Tuhala at their well! Wherever your travels may take you, look for the unique things in life that make our world magical.


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