Mini Pamukkale: Egerszalók, Hungary

by Agnes Felber October. 26, 2014 3597 views

Egerszalók is an open-air spa and village (population 2,311) located in northeastern Hungary. The springs yield 68°C (154.4 F). mineral water from an aquifer located under the volcanic Mátra Mountains.
Before entering the spa pools, the steaming water runs down a series of cascades backed and lined with travertine; the gleaming mineral has precipitated from the water as it interacts with air at atmospheric temperatures. The travertine is locally called “salt,” and the cascade of water is called Salt Hill.
There are only three places like this, the best known travertine spa is the Unesco World Heritage PAMUKKALE [] in Turkey, and the only other one is in Yosemite National Park in the USA, which is also a designated World Heritage site.

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Jacki 5 years, 12 months ago

Very interesting place!

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Hajdara Istvan 5 years, 12 months ago

7-én már én is itt ázok :)

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Moira 5 years, 12 months ago

Intriguing TFS

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Chris Cann 5 years, 12 months ago

Looks fabulous. Do people sit in the pools in a sort of spa way. I would like to see this place. Thanks for a interesting post.

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