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Joensuu Sights and Landmarks Guide, Finland


Joensuu is actually a municipality of the North Karelia, eastern Finland. It is situated in Eastern Finland province and makes a part of the North Karelia’s region. This city was found in the year of 1848 and sports a population of over 58,000 people. It is basically a very active student city and as it has great educational facilities to offer, a great deal of aspirants travel here to pursue their educational dreams.

Amazing tourist attractions

 A lot of people visit Joensuu for recreational purposes as there is far more the place than just educational institutes. So, people come here to relax and enjoy their holidays as well and have great fun with their family and friends. Some of the amazing tourist attractions that are much cherished by people all over include the following places:

Harila holiday village is located on the Orivesi shores, near Liperi. It is a great relaxation spot and a resort.

Ilomantsi is a great Orthodox wooden church, and the largest church in Finland. This church is actually dedicated to Prophet Elias and is among the most spectacular of the sights here.

The Koli Hills are among the very enchanting visiting areas of Finland and lies on Lake Pieleinen’s South Western Shores. These hills are actually due for being designated as a great national park.

The Town Hall is an amazing building made of red brick with a huge tower that houses a great Municipal theater. This is another great tourist attraction of the place.

Freedom Park lies between the market square and the Town Hall. Near the river is a quay which is used by boats to Koli and Savonlinna and by the cruise ships. It is famous as a great medium for sightseeing via boats.

Tropical butterfly garden This is a garden that is full of incredible free flying butterflies and birds along with ponds that have turtles, boa constrictors and fish in their very own section. There are amazing butterfly collections, primitive art gallery and a snake garden as well. The botanic displays, the wildlife area, zoo collection and a bird sanctuary that it has make it ever so favorite among the visitors.

Northern Karelia Museum

This museum was actually founded in the year 1954 in order to promote the Karelian culture. There is a great beach and a historical museum that attracts people here. In fact, the folk people and their customs can be witnessed to its best here.

As there are so many interesting places to visit in Joensuu, people travel here I increasing numbers every years and enjoy to their best.

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