Durgau – Salt Valley is a natural reservation from Turda city, Cluj County, which covers an area of10 hectares. Is part of Natura 2000, the main instrument to defend biodiversity in the European Union.
This place is surrounded with halophiles vegetation specific to areas with large deposit of salt. Wonderful Durgau – Valea Sarata (Romanian: Durgau – Valea Sarata) hosts one of the most known tourist attraction from Romania – Turda Salt Mine. Here tourists can find a great deep inner world with a temperature of 10 grades. Even if its summer or winter, visitors need to keep in mind that they need warm clothes, because the temperature is pretty low. In the heart of the mine the fun begins. In this area they will find plenty of activities dedicated to all ages. The beautiful lake located is an interesting area to visit and for the brave ones we recommend to take a ride with the boat. To discover this hidden salt palace people can take the elevator or use the stairs. The salt ceiling has a high of 13 floors and is a onetime experience.
Durgau – Valea Sarata is also known as a medical and recreational area having six beautiful lakes. All six are part of the Lake complex of Durgau.
Carolina Lake took its name after the Empress Karoline Auguste von Bayern (1792-1873) that visit this place in 1817. Was formed after the salt mine “The Great Saltern” collapse (Romanian: Ocna cea Mare). This lake has unstable banks and is continuously crumbles and slides. In its beginnings was an old saltern with an interesting form.
Durgau Lake was formed after the collapse of the Big Durgau Saltern (Romanian: Ocna Durgaul Mare). It has a depth of about 2.8 meters and in its beginnings had one or two small saltern.
Sweet Lake used to have two pools, but eventually dried up and collapsed. In the middle of the lake are two wells with a depth of 46 m.
Saltern Lake was created after the collapse of an old salt mine. In the south-east of this lake is an outcrop of rock salt.
Circular Lake is placed in the eastern most saltern from Durgau area.
Sulphurous Lake was made in the oldest saltern from Durgau.
Don`t miss visiting this temple of salt and natural beauties.