Latvia ? the most mysterious country in Europe


Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by the Russia and Belarus and to the west by Blatic. The main ethnic groups in Latvia are Latvian (59%) and Russian (28.3%), in addition to other ethnic minorities. Historically, Latvia was colonized by many neighboring countries. On November 18, 1918, the Republic of Latvia was officially established. Until 1940, Latvia was annexed by the Soviet Union, and then became a socialist country under the name Republic of Socialist Soviet Latvia. In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed; therefore, Latvia became an independent nation again. It can be seen that Latvia is a country with mysterious attraction. Besides, this country has both its own unique customs which have been existed for centuries and modern civilization. Let’s enjoy the images of this mysterious country!


The Riga Radio and TV Tower is located on a small island on Daugava River.


This is one of the shortest bridges but the most expensive in the world.


In recent years, the government has been trying to preserve the oldest things.


Latvia used to be colonized by many neighboring countries.


Domsky Cathedral – the highest pinnacle in the picture.


Castle Turai


In Riga, after the ceremony of marriage registration, couples often visit this bridge and then hook up a small padlock to celebrate their first day.


Walking on the streets of Riga, you can see a lot of beautiful old buildings. For example, you can read the numbers on the wall: 1646.


This cannon was dug and restored by achaeologists to be on display.


The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia honoring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918 – 1920).


The guards at the foot of the Freedom Monument are changing shifts, which attracts tourists’ attention.



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