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1. From Bãile Homorod -- Bãile Harghita -- Miercurea-Ciuc -- Sumuleu, the visit of church -- Lunca de Jos, Lunca de sus, the visit of thousand year old border.

Harghita Bai is a settlement belonging to the municipality of Miercurea Ciuc, and it is the favorite ski paradise of the people living in Ciuc region. It is local interest mountainous bath and holiday resort. On the territory of the settlement there are several sulfurous and carbonic acidulous mineral water sources: the Vallató-bath has 6-7 degree cold water, 8 hot watered cabins, and two sulfurous pits which has benefits in cases of general weakness, Basedow illness, nervousness, physical and mental exhaustion. The curative effect of the mofettes from Harghita Bai was early realized. After a treatment in the mofettes the health of ill people is improving, the joint inflammations are reduced.

Nowadays Bãile Homorod has a national significance holiday camp with abounding in water. It is just 18 kilometer from Odorheiu-Secuiesc.

From 1567 Sumuleu is the place of Whitsun pilgrimage, which center is a grace statue which represents a woman which is attired in Sun.

The Pentecost Pilgrimage from Sumuleu Ciuc is the most important feast of Szeklers. Many people participate in the pilgrimage, Szekler, "Csángó" people (catholic people from Moldova, with Hungarian origins), and other visitors from all around the world. The most important moment of the pilgrimage is on Whit Saturday. That day, at 1 p.m. is the procession and mass kept on the lawn of the pass between the "small" Sumuleu hill, upon the church, also called the Jesus-Mountain, and the forests-covered, 1035 m high "big" Sumuleu- Mountain. Every year more hundred thousand of people participate pilgrimage, the mass is usually transmitted live on Duna TV channel.

Ghimes In Lunca de Jos and in Lunca de Sus you can familiarize with the traditions and with the culture of "csángó". The defile from here is the most interesting part of Tatros"s valley.

The historical border in this part is setting near the Csülemér ridge, from the Csülemér brooks valley to the Tatros. Here puts up the frontier column number 59. Here we can found the one-time customs-house, the ruins of the house of finance and the foundation of old warehouse.

2. From Red Lake -- Bicaz Gorge

The Red Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of the country. It is a national rareness which comes from the remains of a forest which is placed under water. The lake arised in 1837 when a clayey rubble of slope crashes down from the eastern part of "Gyilkos k?" (Killer rock) blocked up the "Bicaz" brook.

The defile of Bicaz is the biggest mountain-gorge of the eastern part Carpathians. Walking in the defile we can find rock faces which are 200-300 meter long.

3. From Tusnad Spa -- Saint Anne lake -- Mohos

Tusnad Spa has a national and international fame, it is a spectacle, it is the only city in the country-side. Thanks to the therapeutic bath, to his mineral water it has this fame.

Saint Anne Lake is the only big crater lake in Europe. The living word of the lake is scanty which demonstrates the decrease of minerals. In the twin crater of Ciomatul Mare is the basin if the Mohos lake.

The Mohos Lake Due to continuous filling up today it is an alpine muskeg. The flora of the Mohos Lake is very special, there is 20 kind of moss, and very rare plants, like peat-rosemary, and peat-cranberry.

The ruins of the Balvanyos Castle are at 45 minutes distance of the bath, on a 1029 m high hilltop. It was the property of the Apor family, and a lot of legends are about it. According to these Jókai Mór, the writer wrote his novel, "Bálványosvár".

4. From Odorheiu-Secuiesc, the museum -- The "Székelytámadt" (Castle) -- Jesus Chapel -- "Szejkefürd?", the tomb of Orbán Balázs

The history of Odorheiu-Secuiesc is about Csicser, Budvár, and the "Székelytámadt" castle and about the mountain of "Szentmiklos". The oldest history has Budvar, because how the legend says, Buda, the younger brother of Attila, who was a "Hun" king, built this castle which was demolished by Tartar in 1241.

The "Székelytámadt" castle sometimes it was a monastery and it could be find in the center of the city. In 1562, during the reign of János Zsigmond, the Szeklers had rebelled which revolt ends in failure. From here comes the name of the castle.

In the official register of the monuments of Harghita County (1992) it is marked as a monument. At the southern entrance of Odorheiu-Secuiesc, at the bottom of the Salvator hill (Köször?k?), at the lower part of the valley of Nagy rivlet, at the territory of the ancient settlement, Gyárosfalva, close to curing spas there is a small chapel, surrounded with walls. This is the Jesus chapel, named also the Heart-of-Jesus Chapel.

Szejkefürd? is the leisure center and the holiday camp of Odorheiu-Secuiesc. Here can be found the tomb of Orbán Balázs. Here is a paraffin mineral water, a sulphured warm bath, and a therapeutic mud.

5. Lupeni, the tombstone and the memorial house of Tamási Áron - Corund, the potter open-air market - Praid, the salt-pit - Sovata, the Bear-Lake

Lupeni is the place where is the tombstone of the well known writer, of Tamasi Aron. This tombstone is visited daily. The Tamasi"s memorial house is visited especially during the summer.

Corund is one of the most well known settlements in the country-side which name is inseparable from the folk-ceramics, from the national pottering.

Praid is famous for his salt-pit, it is a typically mountains settlement. In the salt-pit a bus takes down to the pit the visitors and the persons who are suffering from asthma.

Sovata is the most popular summer resort and spa of the Land of the Secklers. Sovata is in the so-called Salt Region which was given this name owing to the thick salt layer under the ground.

6. The "Harghita Madaras" mountain, which is the highest top of the center part of the mountain Harghita. It is 1801 meter high. In the country-side has frequently sulphur-hydrogen and carbon-dioxide gas escapes, kaolin, pirit and ore creatures.