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Rakov Skocjan - Big Natural Bridge 

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Rakov Skocjan is the Karst valley of the brook Rak. The Big Natural Bridge is the remainder of the cave roof from the distant past, when the entire stream of the water was under the land. The central part of the valley, where the sank began, is the oldest. In the original and sinkhole part is the melting of the rocky stratums continuing. The bridge is built from beautifully stratified limestone, which was taking shape in the bottom of the former sea more than 100 million years ago. The strong tectonic powers lifted this stratums and juted them out. The lower, mechanically crushed part of the fault water later excavated and shaped into the present image. On the wall can be seen expressive black, yellow and red spots. These are different sorts of algae and crust lichens, who can only survive in this uneasy place to live. The Big Natural Bridge is 10 metres high and 40 metres long arch. Through it flows the river Rak. On the drain side is 37 metres high, wide is enough, so the road can go here from the western side to the restaurant.


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Big Natural Bridge - Rakov Skocjan - Big Natural Bridge

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Rakov Skocjan - Big Natural Bridge
Big Natural Bridge - Big Natural Bridge

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Big Natural Bridge
Big Natural Bridge - Big Natural Bridge in Rakov Skocjan

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Big Natural Bridge in Rakov Skocjan
Big Natural Bridge - Big Natural Bridge and river Rak

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Big Natural Bridge and river Rak
Big Natural Bridge - Below Big Natural Bridge

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Below Big Natural Bridge
Big Natural Bridge - Big Natural Bridge and reflection

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Big Natural Bridge and reflection
Big Natural Bridge - View of the east side from the road above Big Natural Bridge

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View of the east side from the road above Big Natural Bridge
Big Natural Bridge - Vista platform

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Vista platform
Big Natural Bridge - View of river Rak and Tkalca cave in background where river Rak sinks

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View of river Rak and Tkalca cave in background where river Rak sinks
Big Natural Bridge - Road above Big Natural Bridge

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Road above Big Natural Bridge
Big Natural Bridge - Descent to the Big Natural Bridge from the west side

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Descent to the Big Natural Bridge from the west side
Big Natural Bridge - View of the bridge during descent

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View of the bridge during descent
Big Natural Bridge - View through the Big Natural Bridge

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View through the Big Natural Bridge
Big Natural Bridge - Big Natural Bridge from the west side

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Big Natural Bridge from the west side
Big Natural Bridge - Mossy stones

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Mossy stones
Big Natural Bridge - Big Natural Bridge and river Rak below

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Big Natural Bridge and river Rak below
Big Natural Bridge - Wall above Big Natural Bridge

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Wall above Big Natural Bridge

Hotels, Apartments and Rooms

Postojna
from 100 €
Cerknica
from 33 €
from 50 €
Planina
from 45 €
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Data

Municipality: CERKNICA (11226 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Cerknica (3928 population), Rakek (2152), Begunje pri Cerknici (658), Unec (524), Grahovo (482),

Dolenja vas (473), Martinjak (316), Dolenje Jezero (230), Ivanje selo (228), Žerovnica (202), Slivice (176), Lipsenj (135), Selšček (124), Bločice (114), Zelše (107), Gorenje Jezero (99), Bezuljak (91), Podskrajnik (85), Topol pri Begunjah (72), Goričice (71), Bloška Polica (69), Dobec (65), Kožljek (62), Osredek (57), Sveti Vid (46), Kremenca (43), Hruškarje (43), Gorenje Otave (38), Ravne (35), Bečaje (33), Podslivnica (31), Dolenje Otave (27), Otok (26), Ponikve (26), Cajnarje (24), Lešnjake (24), Brezje (23), Štrukljeva vas (22), Otonica (20), Stražišče (19), Laze pri Gorenjem Jezeru (18), Mahneti (18), Tavžlje (17), Jeršiče (17), Župeno (17), Milava (14), Slugovo (13), Zala (13), Kržišče (11), Pikovnik (11), Reparje (11), Beč (11), Pirmane (9), Rakov Škocjan (9), Rudolfovo (8), Hribljane (6), Krušče (6), Zahrib (4), Gora (4), Čohovo (4), Koščake (3), Korošče (2), Zibovnik (0), Kranjče (0), Ščurkovo (0)

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