Turda Gorge is a large natural reserve which is located 6 km west of Turda and is around 15 km south east of Cluj-Napoca which is located in Transylvania. Formed as a result of years of erosion, the canyon that makes up this reserve is 2,900 meters long. The canyon walls reach an impressive height of around 300 meters. With over 1,000 different species of plants and animals, a few of them endangered, it is an exotic and rugged landscape which attracts a number of people to it each year.
Turda Gorge, Romania by Cristian Bortes
With regards to the history of the Turda Gorge, the entire site has been traced back to the Neolithic period. So far there have been 67 species of birds, amphibians, fish, and mammals which have been identified in this region. There are also a number of caves throughout the reserve, so far totaling 60. A majority of these caves are fairly small in size, with the largest one measuring a total of 120 meters.
There are certain tourist attractions around this area, including Cheile Turzii which is only just a few km from several other canyons, including Cheile Borzesti and Cheile Turului. The Ciucas waterfall is another very beautiful attraction which draws in a number of tourists from around the world. When it comes to rock climbing in Romania, Cheile Turzii is by far the most popular place for those who enjoy this particular activity.
The Turda Gorge is located on the Hasdate River and is home to many different types of plants and animals. Its geography is made up of steep cliffs, rocky dells, and sharp crests which make it a truly unique landmark in the area. The breathtaking beauty of the karst landscape is considered to be one of the main natural attractions in all of Romania.