The Czech Republic is a small country with a big package, offering something for its every visitor. Evolved as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, this country exhibits its enriched culture through its magnificent castles, museums, cathedrals, medieval towns and lying at its heart, the culture-crammed capital city, Prague. Often tagged as 'city of a thousand spires', Prague is adorned with incredible architecture, rustic cobblestone streets, noteworthy churches and medieval bridges. The city is also a haunt for night birds, offering fine dining, old breweries, zesty jazz clubs and buzzing markets. As a tourist, the Czech Republic leaves no leaf unturned to entertain its visitors, be it through stylish spa resorts or the picturesque national parks. The country also has some of the finest beer in the world.
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The Czech Republic consists of two main areas: Bohemia in the west and Moravia in the east. These two areas are categorized into eight general regions including Central Bohemia, West Bohemia, North Bohemia, East Bohemia, South Bohemia, Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, North Moravia and lastly South Moravia. Where Bohemia comprises of undulating plains, hills, river basin and highland bounded by low mountains, the Moravia based on river basin is a hilly region located most strategically with an area that is an ancient land route between the North European Plain and the Danube. Most of the terrain of the Czech Republic is exceptionally stunning, and still amazingly well preserved.
May - October is the best time to visit Czech Republic
Rich culture and heritage. Awe-inspiring architecture. Natural beauty. Breweries. Local food.
Overcharging taxi drivers. Reserved attitude of locals. Racism and xenophobia at some places.
The Czech Republic offers plenty of hotels and other places to stay but for those on tight budget do not have much options. However, the rates lower down during off-season and thus witnessing a good flow of travellers. Hotels in Prague are quite expensive as compared to other cities of the country offering restored historic buildings, boutique hotels etc. Outside Prague, tariff tends to be a bit low although one will find some luxurious hotels in cities like Ostrava and Brno. Another option is a pension, which is a small place run by a family with not more than half a dozen rooms. These are quite common in rural areas and a little formal. There are also campsites in the Czech Republic with a space for both tents and caravans along with a common toilet and shower block. Chaty or unheated huts or bungalows are also accessible for rent by the night, which are available from March through October. Those who are travelling the country for business or quite a number of days, there is an increasing trend of renting private apartments that prove better worth than hotels. At last, one can also find hostels that can vary from being a proper backpacker accommodation and dorms in student halls of residence to sporting club facilities.
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