Dunajec River Canyon is a gorge and a famous tourist attraction on the borders between Poland and Slovakia. Due to its beauty and uniqueness of Dunajec River Canyon it is also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The canyon separates the Małopolska Voivodship (Poland) and Prešov Region (Slovakia). It is a natural phenomenon where the Dunajec River breaks through the Pieniny mountain range and creates a narrow valley and a romantic ravine in the limestone reefs. The area is home to the rare plants and animal species. Dunajec is the only river that takes waters from the Slovak territory to the Baltic Sea.
Dunajec river canyon is very popular among tourists. Visitors can pass on the river on a flatboat and enjoy unforgettable adventure. This tradition dates from the early 19th century.
Towering cliffs along the canyon reach an average height of 300 meters. Dunajec River Canyon is a narrow gap in which the river has created seven turns. Most of the Pieniny national park is forested. Local peaks are generally conical shape.
You can find there many architectural attractions such as Castle Niedzica, or ruins of the castle Czorstyn directly above the Dunajec river. Slovak village Červený Kláštor is an excellent starting point for walking or cycling along the canyon.
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