Latvia one of the three Baltic states, and its most famous travel spot is the capital Riga, a World Heritage Site. There are also many other great places to see, both urban and rural, such as Liepaja with its unique former secret military town of Karosta and a magnificent beach. Kuldiga with Europe`s widest waterfall and Cesis with its medieval castle ruins are also interesting. Tourists can also enjoy the wild beauty of Latvia's unspoiled sea coast, which is 500 km long and consists mainly of white, soft sandy beaches. Forests, which cover approximately half of Latvia's territory, offer many nature trails and nature parks that are rich with wildlife.