Umoljani is village on the Bjelašnica mountain. Village od long-living people, healthy food, myths, legends and tradition.
Umoljani are one of the oldest villages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Situated on the southern slopes of the Olympic Bjelašnica today defy the evil time. Here, nothing is false. Wooden huts covered with metal sheet, peaceful and gentle people, healthy and untouched nature. The village is full of legends and myths. The latest is the story of umoljanskoj mosque, which gatački Chetniks on 1st of August 1993 could turn into site of fire, and before that were even burned roost in the village.
If not above, in the heights the southern slopes of Bjelašnica did risen up village Lukomir, Umoljani, would be mentioned as a village situated on the biggest altitude of the country. What it only miss is an hour walk to such the record.
Umoljani could called a sinewy (Žilavo selo) village. Throughout history has been burned to the ground in several occasions, but every time the life would be born here again.
So it was on the 1st of Augustof 1993, when gatački Chetniks burnt everything. On the ruins were born new houses and even castles of Umoljani people, who after muhadžirskih (refugee) years in BiH and Europe returned to their birthplace.
And most of the other house was very similar. Wooden beams erected on stone blocks, all covered with metal sheet.
Locals call them cottages, which are of invaluable importance. If they had not burned in the previous aggression in Bosnia, where most Bjelašnica villages burned to the ground, some would be older than one hundred years.
Complete rural neighborhood just slightly spoils the first part of the village, where nickel modern buildings due to the reached paved road, electricity and telephones.
Umoljani are a magnet to foreign tourists. They come here in summer and winter. Walk, take pictures, run around, sing and plays in the evening, buy cheese, cream, milk, wild fruits.
For tourists amusement and summarizing of historical facts, legends and customs of Umoljani, are always in charge 84-year old Mosque mutevelija More Bandić and his wife Šerifa. Their guests, invited or invited, are always honored by the sour milk or buttermilk. Šerifa believes that the buttermilk blows away high blood pressure, just overnight.
Many tourists come because of snake, and some even talked that just near it some strange thing happen. Deceased Mušan Ismić used to say that down at Glavice he saw the man a few meters high, and forze of fear.