Ethno park in Sovljak
On the area of the planned ethnic park, with an area of about 1.5 hectares, there is a typical Mačva homestead from the region 19. and the beginning 20th century. The yard consists of a central, spacious residential building and several auxiliary buildings (barn, garden shed, stable, wheelhouse, bread oven, porch for agricultural tools), located mostly around the perimeter of the yard.
A spacious yard with an old, branching linden tree and low, lush boxwoods gives the yard a special ambient value.
Sovljak is located on the road Bogatić – Crna Bara, five kilometers from the municipal center of Bogatić and the same distance from the river Drina. In the Ethno-park, a piece of old Mačva has been torn away from the past – an authentic courtyard with a garden, more than a hundred years old. The courtyard is dominated by a house, built in the second phase of construction in Mačva, of the “Osećan” type, typical for that time – with two entrances, i.e. entrance and exit and a sundial indicating the exact time. Next to the house is an old linden tree whose trunk is 1.80 meters in diameter and which provides shade with a 30-meter diameter with its magnificent canopy.
In the yard, there is a sculpture in which in the past newlyweds started their life together, a porch – the upper part of which was used for corn storage, and the lower brick part as a storeroom or cellar. Means of transport were kept in open sheds – carts, carriages, sledges and sledges. Today, these, once the only means of transport, are preserved as museum exhibits. The wheat thresher reminds us of past times and harvest customs.
The Polish furuna, where bread and strudel were baked, and where plums were dried in autumn, and the barn where wheat, oats and barley were stored in the past have also been preserved. The interior of the house is authentic to the last century. There are: a bed, a sinija, a loom, a dubak, a kolekevka, a horsehair and other objects that were used in the household. The house also has a permanent exhibition of painters from Mačva.
The ethno-park in Sovljak is a unique tourist destination in Western Serbia. It is open for visits by students and other excursions, and in addition to visiting this ethno-complex and staying in a pleasant environment, trips to the Drina River and sightseeing of historical sights in the area of the municipality of Bogatić are organized.