Hungary, a landlocked country in Central Europe, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. While most visitors to the country have been from neighbouring European countries, Hungary’s popularity with other countries is growing. The country’s capital and largest city, Budapest, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary. Many attractions and landmarks can be found in Budapest including the Matthias Church, Hungarian National Gallery as well as the Buda Castle and Danube River embankments, which are both listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hungary is also popular for being a top spa destination thanks to its numerous thermal springs – estimated to be around 1,300 – used by spas across the country. These thermal springs are used for easing aches, cleansing and relaxation. Tourists can find many such baths or spas along the embankments of the Danube River. Other than thermal springs, another popular tourist attraction would be the various caves situated under Budapest. The Pálvölgy Stalactite Cave is considered to be the most popular and most visited cave in the city.
While Budapest is an undoubtedly the most popular city in Hungary, the country has many other cities worthy of a visit. So when planning a holiday in Hungary, travellers have many options to choose from on where to go, what to do and what to see while in the country. Here are just a few of the top tourist spots in Hungary to add to the itinerary:
Hollóko – Described as an ethnographic village – a settlement portraying complete historical and cultural characteristics of life of the Palóc, a subgroup of Hungarians – Hollóko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located around 91 kilometres from Budapest, the village is situated in a valley of the Cserhát Mountains. This village is worth a trip when in Hungary as this is where travellers can see beautiful old houses and locals in traditional costumes set against a scenic setting. Hollóko is one of the few villages in the country where the traditional way of life is still very much alive.
Siófok – Located in Somogy County, Siófok is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary. It is well known for its beautiful beaches and exciting night scene. Travellers looking to enjoy some nightlife should head over to Siófok. Its location on the shores of Balaton, the largest lake in Europe, and the many clubs in the area attract many local partygoers and foreign tourists.
Esztergom – Located north of the country, Esztergom was once the capital of Hungary until the mid-13th century when the royal seat was moved to Buda. However, the city continues to be the seat of the country’s Roman Catholic Church. Esztergom is also home to the Keresztény Múzeum, which houses the country’s largest ecclesiastical collection and the Esztergom Basilica, which is the largest church in Hungary.
Visit Hungary now and experience its unique culture and rich history. It is said that the best time to visit Hungary would be from April through October with the peak tourist months happening in the months of July and August. So start searching for the cheapest flights and best airfare to Hungary on Skyscanner Singapore.
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