Hațeg Country UNESCO Global Geopark
Hațeg Country UNESCO Global Geopark located in southwestern Transylvania is the first International Geopark from Romania and East Europe. This park has become a UNESCO site, for its geological and cultural heritage for education, science and tourism.
The unique beauty of the place takes you on a time journey of the history of our planet. It is enhanced by “elements of special geological interest, along with elements of ecological, archaeological, historical and cultural interest.”
The uniqueness of the park consists of the discovery of dwarf dinosaurs (they are unique in the world).
Shortly, the beauty and uniqueness of the geopark are given by:
- “The discovery of nests with eggs and embryos of dinosaurs, of contemporary dinosaur mammals and a flying reptile (Hatzegopteryx), from the group of pterosaurs.”
- lichens like a small forest of algae
- rare butterflies
- sundew – a small carnivorous plant
- stories in stones (about volcanoes, nature’s sculptures, giants)… http://www.hateggeoparc.ro/
English Terra brochure here: http://www.hateggeoparc.ro English Nature brochure here: http://www.hateggeoparc.ro An English Geosite book here: http://www.hateggeoparc.ro
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