18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A ride to the Big Pasture Plateau

The traditional shepherd's cottage on Big Pasture Plateau (Velika Planina). The plateau lies in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in Slovenia and measures around 5,8 square kilometers. It's avarage elevation is 1,500 meters above sea level. The traditional cottages were and in part still are used by shepherds who are taking care of cattle grazing on the plateau's mountain pastures. Many cottages now offer tourist accomodations, traditional food and drinks. The plateau is accessible by a cable car and chairlift.

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Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kamnik, Slovenia
Copyright: © Luka Dakskobler