The Daugava loki (bends) are eight picturesque curves – one of the few places where the natural course and flow of the Daugava has been preserved. The Daugavas loki Nature Park is located on the ancient Daugava valley between Krāslava and Naujene and is home to remarkable natural and cultural monuments – the ancient Daugava valley, the Juzefova estate park with its gully, the Vecpils castle mound with ruins of a 13th-century Livonian Order Castle and the Markova nature and history trail, as well as the Adamova precipice, the Daugava vārti (Gate), the Mālkalns spring, the Sandariški karengravas (gullies) and the Sproģi gullies, the Ververi precipice, the Slutišķi ethnographic Old Believers’ Village and other important sites.
Ancient Zilupe valley
St Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church in Pasiene
Ludza with lakes and castle ruins
Latgalian crucifix in a country scene