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What would locals like others know about Hungary? = Mit tudnának a helyiek Magyarországról? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:

Headlines
The Low-Key Brilliance of the Hungarian Snacking Tray
The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die – NYT

Recommended Listening
Rewriting Hungary’s past – A recent controversy over Budapest’s latest memorial statue has highlighted the government’s campaign to rewrite history.

Tourism Portals
tourinform.hu
hungary.com

Twitter
@zkun1971
@abouthungary
@visit_hungary

Balaton
Lake, which is one of the most famous tourism destination

Győr
Wikipedia

Székesfehérvár
szekesfehervar.hu
Wikipedia

Záhony
Wikipedia

Parks
There are 10 national parks in Hungary, 5 are considered as IUCN Category II, 5 as Category V areas (but in fact all of them is category V)
Hungary Tourism Board’s website on National Parks in Hungary

This website has some information about each national park separately. However they ave their own website too
Aggtelek National Park (along the border with Slovakia)
Balaton uplands National Park (north of the lake Balaton) -> excellent wine!
Bükk National Park
Duna-Dráva National Park (two rivers along the border with Croatia and Serbia)
Duna-Ipoly National Park (just North of Budapest and along the border with Slovakia)
Fertő-Hanság National Park (along the border with Austria)
Hortobágy National Park (which is probably the most famous, the so-called Puszta)
Kiskunság National Park
Körös-Maros National Park
Őrség Nemzeti Park (along the border with Austria and Slovenia)

There are plenty of other protected areas in various categories such as landscape protected areas and nature conservation areas
The uniqueness of Hungary’s protected areas is the protection of the Pannonian biogeographical region of the European Union

Ecotourism companies in Hungary
There is an official webpage run by the tourism board
but there are also committed tour operators. However most of these companies are offering ecotours outside Hungary, but might be a good reference point when requesting information
Baraka
Ecotours
Travel2Wild

Cultural and Natural values
if you are interested in nature images
World Heritage Sites in Hungary (cultural, natural and mixed sites)

River cruises
vikingrivercruises

Elsewhere
hungarytoday.hu@HungaryToday

FYI
Size: 93,000 km2
Population: a little less than 10 million people
Official language: Hungarian (finn-ugric language group)
Politically: parliamentary republic, democracy, member of EU (but not member of EURO zone), member of the Council of Europe
Currency: HUF (Hungarian Forint)

Hungarian Language
Hungarian language

Wikipedia
Hungary
List of rivers of Hungary

Cities

Planeta.com

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