Daugava, while creating the valley in section between Krāslava and Naujene, has created a unique nature site – “Gate of River Daugava”. This is peculiar narrowing of the ancient valley of Daugava down the Slutišķi village, the narrowest section of the valley between the scarp of bank in Slutišķi and the scarp of bank in Ververi. In the process of meandering, creating the flow in accordance with the features of the relief, on both banks have been created 42-43m high scarps, although the valley of the river is only 0.5-0.6km wide. “Gate of River Daugava” is included in “Green Pearls of Latvia”, top 10 of the most important landscape features of the Republic of Latvia.
Naujene parish, Daugavpils district (Naujenes pagasts, Daugavpils novads), GPS: 55.8937, 26.877193