Would you like to swim in a cave or enjoy a natural formation that is similar to the limestone terraces in Pamukkale, Turkey? Or would you prefer sitting in a healing gas bath, fully dressed? All this and more is possible in Hungary, since the country is a superpower when it comes to baths located in special natural surroundings. Let us see which the most intriguing ones are.
Egerszalók: spectacular salt terraces
Everyone has seen the world-famous salt and lime stone terraces in Pamukkale, if nothing else in photos. But did you know that there is a place just like it in Hungary? The minerals released from the thermal water of Egerszalók dripped down the hillside and created a 1,200-square-metre, awe-inspiring landscape consisting of snow-white terraces, very much like those in Pamukkale and in Yosemite National Park, USA. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to go directly up the hill because the water that bubbles up is around 65-68ºC, but you can enjoy the view of this unique formation from a safe distance of 4-5 metres just the same. At night, it is lit up in all colours of the rainbow.
The calcium-magnesium-hydrogen-carbonated thermal water of the nearby Saliris Resort Spa and Wellness Bath effectively cures atherosclerosis, joint and rheumatic pains, bone injuries, nerve inflammation, metabolic disorders and also certain gynaecological and skin problems. Of course, you will also find some pampering wellness services here, combined with saunas and massages.