Palanga ( pronunciation ) (Samogitian: Palonga, Latvian: Palanga (also till 1934)) is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. It is the busiest summer resort in Lithuania and has beaches of sand (18 km long and up to 300 m wide) and sand dunes.Why is Palanga so famous?
The main reason for this fame and popularity is definitely the large number of tourist attractions and relaxation possibilities within or near the city. One of the most popular places to visit in Palanga online, is the Palanga Pier that is also know as the Palanga Sea Bridge.What to do in Palanga Regional Park?
The Palanga Regional Park, stretching somewhat southward in the direction of Klaipėda, attracts visitors by impressive scenes of wild and severe nature. The resort is home to a very interesting museum of Antanas Mončys, the Lithuanian artist who created in Paris.How did Palanga become part of Lithuania?
In 1919, after the breakup of the Russian Empire, Palanga became a part of Latvia, like the rest of the Courland Governorate. In 1921 the town was peacefully transferred to Lithuania following a Lithuanian-Latvian treaty and giving Lithuania access to the sea. The Tiškevičiai Palace 's park was converted into a botanical garden in 1960.