Thursday, 14 April 2016

Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta

This park is the largest protected area in Hungary. The T-shaped sweep wells and the Nine-holed Bridge are two of its most famous symbols.

The Puszta
This postcard was sent by Dóra

The nearly 75 000 ha area of the World Heritage property “Hortobágy National Park – the Puszta”, located on the Great Hungarian Plain in the eastern part of Hungary, is an outstanding example of a cultural landscape which preserves intact and visible evidence of its traditional pastoral use over more than two millennia and represents the harmonious interaction between people and nature. ThePuszta consists of vast plains where specific land-use practices such as animal husbandry, including grazing of hardy livestock breeds adapted to the natural conditions of alkaline pastures, steppes, meadows and wetlands. - in:

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