The Augustow Canal is an outstanding hydraulic structure of the 19th century, one of the largest canals in Europe, a speciman of hydraulic architecture, located in a specially protected UNESCO zone. The waterway of about 102km long starts from Lake Serva near the Polish town of Augustow and runs all the way almost to the Belarusian Grodno. Artificial channels with a length of 45km connected eleven rivers (35km) and seven lakes (22km). In the vicinity of the Augustow Canal there are interesting monuments of history and architecture of Belarus.
Photos by Oksana Manchuk