Monday, April 19, 2010
Hungary - Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
Sent by my great friend Antal from Hungary. It shows Hortobágy National Park (or the Puszta), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The landscape of the Hungarian Puszta , an outstanding example of a cultural landscape shaped by a pastoral human society, preserves intact and visible the evidence of its traditional use over more than two millennia and represents the harmonious interaction between human beings and nature. The Puszta consists of a vast area of plains and wetlands in eastern Hungary. Traditional forms of land use, such as the grazing of domestic animals, have been present in this pastoral society for more than two millennia.