Natural beauty of Bjeshket e Nemuna mountains, ranked among global touristic destinations
15/04/2013-Dukagjini region, particularly the city of Peja and the mountains that surround it, are the main point of reference for global tourists, who visit Kosovo. This interest comes mainly due to the scenic beauty of the Alps, most of which lie in the municipality of Peja.
Thanks to the touristic values, the municipality of Peja entered the finale as a global tourist destination along with 3 other states. In competition with Singapore, Bhutan and Dubai, the World Tourism Organization, picked the winner Peja with the Peaks of the Balkans project "Tourism Tomorrow Award" with its 192 km long path, which consists of touristic signaling and mountain recreational sports.
The importance of this victory, as the most favorite touristic spot, is that the touristic potentials of Peja are being promoted throughout the world, which shows the seriousness of the municipality to promote natural beauty, touristic resources and cultural heritage of the city.
Due to this competition, which was held in Abu Dhabi, the Municipality of Peja will be able to further promote its eco-touristic values. The status of National Park, of Bjeshket e Nemuna mountains will serve for further development of ecotourism of this area; and this will be an additional motive for global tourists to visit this region.
Furthermore, the commitment of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, particularly Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency, with the establishment of the National Park Department Bjeshket e Nemuna is an additional attempt that will aid the promotion of touristic and natural values of these mountains.