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Friday, January 15th, 2010

Doboj (Добој) is a city and municipality in north of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s one of the oldest cities in Bosnia, as well the most important urban center in the North of the country. The city is situated in the northern part of the Republika Srpska entity on the river Bosna. Doboj, is also the largest national railway junction within the country. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 90 thousand people.

When traveling to Dojob, the nearest international airport is Banja Luka, when arriving by plane you can travel via Beograd/Serbia, Sarajevo/Bosnia or Zagreb/Croatia. Dodoj can also be reached by bus through international and domestic destinations. Once arrived in Doboj you will notice it’s one of those Bosnian towns where you can find historic Orthodox and Catholic Churches and Mosques nearby city center and the downtown areas. The town itself is spread out wide, therefore it’s advised to make use of the local buses when going to see sightseeing’s, to a restaurant or to local convenient stores.

The city has very few, yet unique sightseeing available for locals and tourists. Including the Oboj Fortress, which is famous throughout the country. Enhanced in the 13th Century by the Bosnian aristocracy Kotromanic, today’s cultural fortress is still in tact, and it’s hilltop view worth the climb. Further more there’s a 13th century St. Nichola’s Monastery near Petrovo which is the best known in the city, and a beautiful lake around 5 miles outside city limits named Goransko lake where you can camp, swim, barbecue or simply relax outside city life.

Travelers to Doboj need a valid passport and return ticket. American citizens don’t need a visa to visit the city. The warmest time to visit Doboj is in July. The city has a continental climate with warm summers and harsh winters.