In the last two days, we have been screened by a small European country, Serbia. Because of the epidemic, the day when Serbia entered the state of emergency, President Vucic tearfully sought assistance from China.
In life, Serbia may be a country with a low sense of existence, but in the tourism industry, Serbia has already entered our field of vision for a long time. In 2010 and 2019, Lonely Planet was launched. The most worthy places to travel, Serbia and Novi Sad, its second largest city, were on the list respectively. The low price and the beautiful scenery made it one of the top ten most value-for-money in the world by Lonely Planet. Area one.
1. Visa-free, you can just walk away: Serbia is the first European country to grant visa exemption to China. Serbia has opened visa exemption to China since 2017.
2. European scenery and prices in Southeast Asia: Although Serbia is located in Europe, the prices are very friendly. Accommodation, meals and fruits are cheap, all in 7 days Spending 8,000 per capita is common.
3. The landscape is rich and there are many places to play in the surroundings: Serbia often plays with Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro is also conditional on visa exemption (based on specific invitations) , Next door to Croatia is also worth a visit!
4. Friendly to Chinese: The origin of Serbia and China goes back to the Yugoslav period. At that time, they were very friendly to China. Now, they have been to Serbia. People still say that the locals are very friendly to the Chinese. As one of Serbia’s main source countries, Chinese signs can also be seen in some places. I believe that the Chinese will be more welcome after the epidemic ~
Where is Serbia?
Serbia is a landlocked country in the middle of the Balkans, located in southeastern Europe, and Montenegro. , Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania. Known as the crossroads between the East and the West, there were constant wars. The most recent war was only twenty years ago. The capital Belgrade is also the capital of the former Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia in history
When it comes to Serbia, you have to mention Yugoslavia, this It was a country established on the Balkan Peninsula from 1929 to 2003. Based on the Serbian kingdom established by the Serbs, after the Balkan War and World War I, it merged with neighboring countries with similar languages and cultures:Montenegro. , Croatia and other places, in 1929 it was named the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
It was invaded by Germany during World War II. After Germany withdrew from Yugoslavia in 1945, the leader Tito established the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia and renamed the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1963.
The disintegration of Yugoslavia in 1992 and its division into the Yugoslav Union, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995
The Kosovo War of 1999 The Yugoslav capital, Belgrade, was hit by a large-scale air strike for 78 days, in which a missile hit the Chinese ambassador to Yugoslavia
2002, the dissolution of Yugoslavia
2003, The new constitution was renamed Serbia and Montenegro. Yugoslavia officially withdrew from the arena of history as a country name.
In 2006, Montenegro became independent, Serbia and Montenegro disintegrated, and Serbia lost its estuary and became a landlocked country.
Distribution of Serbian cities and attractions
Belgrade is located at the estuary where the Sava River joins the Danube River. According to the Sava River, it is divided into two parts, the new city and the old city. The main attractions are in the old city. Many attractions can be reached on foot.
1. St. Sava Church
The largest Orthodox church in the world, founded in 1935, is dedicated to St. Sava-the first saint of the Archbishop of Serbia. Construction was interrupted during the Second World War, and Yugoslavia was broken down and then rebuilt. It was rebuilt again after 2000. The green iconic dome has a gold-plated cross, and the whole body is pure white marble. The church has a magnificent and atmospheric appearance, and the interior of the church is also brilliant.
2. Grand Duke Mikhailo Street
A casual shopping street in the heart of Belgrade with restaurants, bars, shops and more The most lively place. There are many retro and elegant European buildings on both sides of the road, and at the end is Kalemegdan Castle.
3. Kalemegdan Castle
Located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, it was once a fortress in Serbia, and has now become a large park for citizens. There is a high point at the end of the city wall, which can be viewed from a higher point and is the best point to watch the sunset.
4. Ruins of the Yugoslav Embassy
1999 NATO bombed Yugoslavia The Chinese embassy, although I was still young, still vaguely remembers the anger and weakness of the Chinese people at that time. The Chinese went to Belgrade to suggest that they all go here to see. On the way back to the city from Monze, it was a monument that read:” I would like to thank the People’s Republic of China for its support and friendship at the most difficult time for the people of the Republic of Serbia and to remember the victims Taxi”.
5. The small town of Monze, it looks like a small, more refined Belgrade. The Kaldorszta is the tallest building in Monze, and the tower can overlook the entire Zemun. Old town and winding Danube river. You can also eat at a riverside restaurant and shop at the Free Market.
Serbia is one of the countries with the richest nightlife in the world. Belgrade is rated as”the top ten best nightlife cities in the world”. Do n’t forget to experience the bars here in Serbia ~
Novi Sad-Serbia’s second largest city
Novi Sad is located northwest of Belgrade, and the Danube River passes through the city. Compared to Belgrade, Novi Sad has a smaller city, and citizens’ English communication is more difficult than in Belgrade.
1. Novi Sad Church
Novi Sad Church, Novi Sad’s largest and tallest church, is located in the ornate Gothic building on Liberty Square.
2. Novi Sad Street
Near Liberty Square is the center of the old town of Novi Sad. The Catholic and Orthodox bishop’s palaces are on both sides of the pedestrian street. . There are many restaurants, bars, and cafes nearby. The European-style buildings and the citizens sitting under the umbrella shed drinking coffee and talking about leisurely days exude a taste of laziness and leisure. Novi Sad’s weekend is very pleasant.
3. Petrovaradin Fortress
Also known as the Petrovaradin Fortress, known as”Gibraltar on the Danube”, the fortress overlooks the entire Novi Sad, When the weather is fine, the sky is clear, and the red roofs complement each other.
Srems The town of Kikarlovci
Sremski Karlovci is the most romantic in Serbia The wine town, located on the banks of the Danube, is like a fairy tale town, with beautiful scenery and very tranquility. Compared to Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci retains a classic temperament and slow pace, which is the name A little longer.
People who go to Serbia usually play Montenegro together. Montenegro is the same for China Visa-free, just need a specific invitation letter. Unlike Serbia’s landlocked countries, Montenegro has a beautiful coastline, the most worth visiting are Kotor and Budva .
The ancient city of Kotor is a small medieval town on the east coast of the Bay of Kotor, southwest of Montenegro.
The ancient city of Budva is a true beach The ancient city has a long history of 2500 years. On Montenegro’s coastline, there is the longest beach in Montenegro. This is a small city surrounded by blue.
Serbia must know before traveling
[Visa] China and Serbia since January 15, 2017 Formally signed visa-free agreements, one entry can stay for 30 days, this white can travel. A return ticket and itinerary can be prepared for spot checks.
[Exchange] The Serbian currency is the dinar (RSD). It is recommended to exchange Euros at home or at the airport, and then exchange them in Euros after arriving in Serbia. Most hotels, restaurants and shopping malls can use Visa. And Master credit cards, but does not support UnionPay.
[Time difference] Serbia is located in Dongyi District. Winter time is 7 hours later than Beijing time, and summer time is 6 hours later than Beijing time.
[Language] The official language is Serbian. English is spoken in the city or the service industry. Young people speak more English. Older people or small cities will have less. With some translation software.
It is recommended to fly to the capital Belgrade first. At present, there is no direct flight from Serbia to Serbia. Transit is required. Transit in Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Poland. Check in advance if your country of transit needs a transit visa.
There are no flights in Serbia. For long distances, cars are recommended, trains are slow, and there are many stops, but they can be experienced once as an experience project, such as from Belgrade to Novi Sad. If conditions permit, you can rent a car. The traffic rules there are the same as we drive left and right. For transportation in Belgrade, buses can buy cards, which is more cost-effective than a single ticket purchase.
[Best travel time] Serbia has a temperate continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The best travel season is April to October. Remember to bring sunscreen and moisturizers.
[Price] Serbia’s prices are very beautiful. A cup of coffee only needs about 1 Euro, a fast food can be eaten at around 5 Euros, and 30 Euros is already a gourmet and wine specification for high-end restaurants ~
[Voltage] 220V, double round hole socket, need to use the European standard conversion head.
If you do n’t have Been to Europe, or want to experience Europe and want to travel poorly, I really recommend that you go to the Balkan countries Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, visa-free + low consumption + beautiful scenery + friendly attitude, really I ca n’t praise it. After the epidemic is over, let ’s go to Serbia ~
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