Hortobágy National Park Hungary

As we have to take a booked sightseeing carriage in the Hortobágy National Park. We leave the Kunhegyes village and are going to Hortobágy hastily.

Scenery from Kunhegyes to Hortobágy Hungary

Scenery from Kunhegyes to Hortobágy Hungary

Hortobágy is an 800 km2 national park in eastern Hungary, rich with folklore and cultural history. The park, a part of the Great Hungarian Plain, was designated as a national park in 1973, and elected among the World Heritage sites in 1999. The Hortobágy is Hungary’s largest protected area, and the largest semi-natural grassland in Europe.

The sightseeing carriage and pair of the Hortobágy National Park.

The sightseeing carriage and pair of the Hortobágy National Park.

The coachman was waiting for us. We get in the carriage and go for the trip of the Hortobágy National Park.

The carriage corps are going to the Hungarian steppe, Pusta.

The carriage corps are going to the Hungarian steppe, Pusta.

Great Hungarian Plain, Pusta

Great Hungarian Plain, Pusta

Herd of Water Buffalo.

Herd of Water Buffalo.

The water buffalo is a large bovid originating in Southeast Asia. Today, it is also found in Europe.

The carriages are moving on the meadow.

The carriages are moving on the meadow.

Hungarian Grey cattle

Hungarian Grey cattle

Hungarian Grey cattle, also known as Hungarian Steppe cattle, is an ancient breed of domestic beef cattle indigenous to Hungary. The breed belongs to the group of Podolia cattle and is well adapted to extensive pasture systems.

The Grey cattle is well trained and works well in obedience.

The Grey cattle is well trained and works well in obedience.

It is moving again.

It is moving again.

We are arriving in front of the cattle shed.

We are arriving in front of the cattle shed.

Getting in the shed, mysterious sheep are in there, it's Racka sheep.

Getting in the shed, mysterious sheep are in there, it’s Racka sheep.

The Racka is a breed of sheep known for its unusual spiral-shaped horns. These unique appendages are unlike any other domestic sheep horns. Originating in Hungary, the Racka has existed since at least the 1800.

We are going to the meadow again from here to see the Majar's equestrian skill.

We are going to the meadow again from here to see the Magyar’s equestrian skill.

Three riding Magyars appear. Splendid horses!

Three riding Magyars appear. Splendid horses!

The equestrian show begins.

The equestrian show begins.

Horses are trained very well.

Horses are trained very well.

The audience can ride a horse. I also tried it.

The audience can ride a horse. I also tried it.

Presently the Magyars went to beyond the meadow. We will also leave here.

Presently the Magyars went to beyond the meadow. We will also leave here.

I had a very enjoyable time. “Hála magyarok, viszlát!” (“Thanks Magyars, goodbye!”)

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