The Bükk Mountains (literally meaning Beech Mountains) is a section in the North Hungarian Mountains of the Inner Western Carpathians. The majority of the area is included in the Bükk National Park. Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu shared Attis Photo’s breath-taking photographs of a year in the Bükk Mountains.
Listed below are some interesting facts, which prove that the Bükk Mountains would make it into a lot of Hungarian toplists:
- It is the tallest mountain in Hungary from the aspect of average height.
- It was named after its most common tree, the beech (bükk = beech). Hungary’s biggest coherent forest region can be found in Bükk. It is almost 100,000 hectares big.
- This is one of the rainiest regions of Hungary; it has an average of 700-800 mm precipitation/year. Jávorkút set the Hungarian record with its 1500 mm precipitation in 2010.
- The 959 metre tall Istállós-kő was thought to be the highest point of the Bükk, but in 2014, the southern peek of Kettős-bérc was found to be higher (960,715 metres) at an unofficial measuring. On the list of the 100 highest Hungarian mountains, the Bükk Mountains are the absolute winners with their 59 peeks.
- There are known to be more than 1100 caves in the region, out of which many can be visited without any type of qualification (for instance the Anna Cave, Stephen Cave, Szeleta Cave or the Kecske-lyuk). The Miskolctapolca Cave Bath is nurtured by thermal water. Its 52 caves are under increased protection for their unique fauna, for their geologic value, for their palaeontological importance, for their archaeological importance, or for the combinations of these. Prehistoric men’s caves can be found in the Bükk Mountains as well, in which significant finds were found. The deepest cave of Hungary is the Bányász Cave (Miner’s Cave) with its 275 metre depth.
- The most interesting part of the Bükk Mountains is the Bükk Plateau, an almost horizontal region interlocked by steep cliffs and downhills, which is quite difficult to climb. Its swallets provide for the drinking-water supply of half a million people living in its vicinities.
- Some of the main sights, tourist attractions are Lillafüred, the Szalajka Valley, Bánkút with its ski resort, the ruin of the Cistercian Abbey and Monastery in Bélapátfalva and the Forest Tarin in Szilvásvárad.
“I regularly go around the Bükk with my camera. This is where I grew up, this is my home. I want to share some precious moments through my photos. This is how I see this amazing mountain range” said Attila Béres, the owner of the photos. Enjoy his photos!
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