Salina Turda Salt Mine (or Turda Salt Mine) located in Turda, Transylvania, Romania. Turda Salt Mine is a very old, being mentioned by Hungarian chancellery for the first time in Middle Ages (1075AD) . In 1932 after more than 900 years of constant Salt mining, the salt extraction was stopped due to low productivity and the mine closed. Sixty years later, the mine has been reopened, this time for tourism (It has a bizarre Amusement park including ping pong tables, bowling, boat renting and a Ferris wheel! a Museum of salt mining and as a place for Halotherapy – Salt therapy for respiratory ailments, skin irritations). One can visit three old mines: Iosif – the Echo Room, Terezia – with a depth of 120 m (a small lake and a salt cascade) and Rudolf – the largest of them all (42 meters deep, 50 meters wide and 80 meters long). The temperature remains constant at a 10–12 °C year round, so it’s a great place for escaping hot weather, just don’t forget a sweater.
For more information visit Wikipedia – Salina Turda
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Photos by Marius Pacurariu (visit his Blog)