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in the countryside
The name of the village, situated at the border with Italy, descends from the Slovene expression oglar (a charcoal burner). The village exhibits numerous old wells (štirne), among which stands out one that was carved out of a single block of stone, and several arches (kalon). On one of the arches has an engraved relief, whereas another semi-circular one is 300 years old. Three throughs used for feeding cattle have also been preserved. In the centre of the village stands a monument to the WW II combatants, however the historical treasure is considered to be the Kažun shepherd`s house. Orlek`s natural heritage includes the Draga valley, the growing area of the lovely primrose, two crags and a cave tunnel (precipe in the Stršinka dolina valley), where speologists found an undergound river. Various Karst phenomena can be spotted, while following the Ludvik strolling path to Lipica. The villagers constantly prepare Shrovetide and Midsummer Eve festivities, village picnics etc...
Automobiles : When driving towards Lipica, at the end of Sežana, take the right turning for Orlek.
GPS Northing (N) : 45,6901
GPS Easting (E) : 13,8437