Tallest observation tower opened in Labanoras Regional Park2015-09-22
Today, Minister of Environment Kęstutis Trečiokas has opened a new exclusive sight – the tallest observation tower in the protected areas. It is situated in Labanoras Regional Park, close to Mindūnai. The height of the observation tower is 36 metres.
The observation deck located on the top of the tower offers sights of the Lakajai landscape reserve comprising the waterholes of the Baltieji and Juodieji Lakajai lakes and a picturesque panorama of Lake Siesartis with its islands and the famous Labanoras wood. Lovely sights of the landscape give a feeling that one is on the roof of a nine-storey building. Those who are willing to enjoy this impressive natural panorama will have to climb 214 stairs.
The architecture of the new observation tower reminds of a slender tree trunk rising upward. Next to the tower, there are outdoor furniture, bicycle stands and a billboard. Visitors who have come by cars are invited to leave them further away and cover the distance of several hundred metres to the tower on foot.
The observation tower in Labanoras Regional Park was built under the project “Management of Protected Areas”. The project was initiated and implemented by the State Service for Protected Areas under the Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the Directorate of Aukštaitija National Park and Labanoras Regional Park and the Molėtai District Municipality. The project was co-financed using the European Union Structural Funds.
The observation tower is built next to the Mindūnai camping site. Visitors can reach the site by the road Molėtai–Ignalina, taking the direction of the sign “Tourist sight” in Mindūnai (at the crossroads of Muziejaus St.).
Public Information Division
22 September 2015