Pleasant and amiable climate, wide glades and rich pastures sprinkled with mountain springs and strewn with golden pines after which this mountain got its name.
Tara is one of the most beautiful mountains in Serbia, covered in dense coniferous and deciduous forests, meadows and pastures. You can hardly find such an oasis of the untouched nature, one of those undoubtedly being Tara Mountain. The Tara National Park offers excellent conditions for the development of almost all types of recreational activities and tourism.
Mokra Gora is situated in the western part of the municipality of Uzice, nesting between the south-east slopes of Mt. Tara and north-east slopes of Mt. Zlatibor, in the Mokra Gora – Rzav valley. The Šargan – Mokra Gora nature park is 10,713 hectares in size, with an average altitude of 1000m.
Šargan Eight is the most attractive narrow-gauge tourist-museum railway in Europe and a true masterpiece of world tourist heritage. Building the railroad from 1921 to 1925, the designers decided to traverse the difference in height between Mokra Gora and Sargan (300 m in altitude, 3,5km long) by building the famous “eight” - a long loop, 13,5 km in length, above the foothills of Jantare, with 22 tunnels, 5 bridges and viaducts which make the most of the railroad. The reconstruction of Sargan Eight for the tourist purposes started in 1999. At this moment, the entire railroad is revitalized, with the authentic station facilities and original old wagons. "Jatare" and "Mokra Gora" railway stations have been adapted into inns.
The beauty of Mokra Gora is hard to resist – even the famous film director Emir Kusturica, after filming of "Life is a Miracle" on the slopes and pastures of Mokra Gora, decided to come and live here and build his Drvengrad on the Mecavnik hill. Filming at the foot of magnificent mountains for weeks on, he waited for a nice and sunny weather, necessary to complete one scene. As the sun-and-rain game in this area continued, he waited… and waited, until he noticed that, not far off from the spot he was filming on, regardless of the weather conditions in the valley, there was a permanently sun-lit glade. It was exactly that moment, as well as that particular spot, that was forever marked by the imagination and vision of one of the most respected filmmakers in Europe. Drvengrad is, basically, an ethno park featuring collected wooden houses – log cabins, typical residential buildings in the mountain villages of Tara and Zlatibor.
Carried over from neighboring villages or reconstructed, log cabins in Drvengrad have been given a modern function, so today this “city” has a cinema, library, art gallery, gift shop, restaurant with traditional cuisine and a pastry shop where, along with treats, they exclusively serve natural juices. "The moment you step onto wooden cobblestones of this enchanting" Drvengrad ", you've just stepped into a fairy tale whose maker is Emir Kusturica”.
Ethno-village Sirogojno is a unique open-air museum, which represents traditional material and spiritual heritage of Serbian villages.
All building s are authentic and furnished to the likes of old times. Ethno-village features fifty authentic wooden buildings – log cabins, with over 2000 showpieces. There is a resting area for visitors of the Museum.
The Museum is open every day, with more than 100.00 visitors every year. Sirogojno is famous all over the world for its knitters and sweaters.
"Tornik" ski resort is located at an elevation of 1,110 - 1.490m, 9 km from the tourist resort of Zlatibor. The total capacity of the ski area is about 5,400 skiers per hour. Tornik ski resort is equipped with a six seater chairlift, with a capacity of 3,000 skiers per hour, two anchor type ski lifts, with a total capacity of 2,400 skiers per hour. Four runs, Čigota, Tornik, Ribnica and Zmajevac are serviced with artificial snow system, so this resort is no longer dependent on weather conditions.
Stopica cave is situated nearby the village of Rozanstvo. It is a very interesting tourist attraction, primarily for cave decoration and is considered one of the most beautiful caves in Serbia. It has 2000 m in length and 50 m in height. The cave decoration is extraordinary, especially the sinter pools, alcoves lined with stone walls, where the water builds up. The pools flood periodically, making unique cascades.
Gostilje is a typicall Zlatibor village, situated at an altitude of 1000 m. It is known for its natural source of pure mountain water, where the well-known ''Zlatibor voda” is produced. However, what this village id the most famous for is the waterfall, one of the tallest in Serbia. The waterfall is located on river Katusnica and is about 20m high! In the further course of the river, there is a series of small waterfalls. You can see the old water mills, eat brown trout or simply sit and enjoy the sound of water.
Andrićgrad has emerged as an idea of professor Kusturica based on a stone medieval town, inspired by the works and characters of Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric. It is, actually, a vision of Visegrad as it might have looked if it had not been bypassed by the Renaissance and other periods of history. In architectural terms, the city itself is a mix of different eras and styles, rotated through the history of this area: Byzantine style, the Ottoman period, the Renaissance, classicism. During a stroll through the main street-parade visitors will be able to return to the past, "It practically blends two periods - the Renaissance fragments with the Ottoman period and Byzantium"