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Trakai Island is located near Vilnius and is easily accessible by bus or train. A 20 - 30 minute walk from the station on a sinuous peninsular road surrounded by lakes leads to the castle. The lakes are huge and provide for great walks or boat rides. On a hot summer's day, locals enjoy a refreshing swim in the clean water. The place has several lakes and a national park.
Trakai is also significant for its demographics as it is home to a fairly large Polish and Karaite population. The Karaite people are a Turkic minority living here since the 14th century and they make a delicious pasty called Kibinai.

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  • Copyright: Prajwal Madhav (pmadhav) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 15] (38)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-07-04
  • Categories: Castles
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 10:10
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