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The Ibar River

By Stanislav Žolnaj (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
The Ibar River
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The River Ibar is Famous For Rafting.

The river Ibar comes to Serbia from Montenegro and Kosovo and it flows through municipalities of Raška and Kraljevo creating Ibar gorge (65 km long). One part of this gorge is known as the “Kings Valley” or the “Lilac Valley” because many medieval monasteries were built there by Serbian kings.


The river Ibar empties in the West Morava river in the town Kraljevo (translation: King’s). The place near Kraljevo, through which this river also flows is called Mataruška Banja and it is a natural spring of water rich in sulfur.


There are 10 hydroelectric power plants on the river Ibar and many mines in the vicinity.


Tourists mostly like to enjoy its fast water flow while rafting/kayaking.