Fishermen, merchants and amber prospectors (the town's coat of arms comprises an amber necklace) have made Palanga their haven through the centuries. Since the 19C its lovely beach has expanded the local population, drawing holidaymakers, visitors to the spa and retired people. Despite its popularity and relentless party atmosphere in summer, the ever-present backdrop of pine trees means that it retains a certain wildness. To the south is an unmissable botanical park.
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