The town has a unique atmosphere. A small, tranquil, surrounded by forest with a beautiful historic architecture. It has many old wooden houses (from 19th century), Ortodox and Catolic chapels. It is multicultural place, its inhabitants are of Polish, Belarusian, German, Tatar and Jewish origin.
Knyszynska Forest - a large forest complex (more than a thousand square kilometers) located on the Podlaskie Voivodeship. Among the trees dominate pine and spruce, and there are also birch, alder and oak.