Latvia is a country of low-lying plains. The highest point peaks at an altitude of 1,024 ft.
From the Gulf of Riga, in the north-west, to the coastline around Liepaja in the south-west, the Latvian coast stretches over 330 mi. The sandy coastline is equipped with beach amenities worthy of any seaside resort in the summer - Latvia's seaside is something to explore and enjoy for its unspoilt nature, but also for its architectural character, especially in Jurmala.
Latvia is known as the 'singing country': the tradition of dainas or folk song is a millennium old. It survived the Soviet era, as it was a way to assert national identity in the face of communist authority. Nowadays, Latvians preserve and present their cultural heritage at the junction of the great paths of European History.