On your trip to Belarus, make sure you visit one of its national parks, tour its castles and check out a museum or two. Depending on when you visit, you may even be able to check out one of Belarus’s festivals or folk holidays. Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is a well-known national park in Belarus. There are nearly 60 kinds of animals roaming and 900 types of plants, including Wild European bison and trees that are 500 years old. You should tour the Brest Fortress and the Mir Castle. Brest Fortress was used during WWII to withstand the German forces. Today, it houses a museum showcasing its history and the men who fought to defend the fortress. The small town of Mir is home to the stunning Mir Castle. This medieval castle makes for a great picture to add to your vacation photo album, and the tours let you explore the castle and its grounds. If you’ve never been to Minsk, visit the Church of Saints Simon and Helena, the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus and the diamond-like shaped National Library of Belarus.