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Hungary, or officially the Republic of Hungary, is a landlocked country found in Central Europe, bordered by the countries of Slovakia to the North, Ukraine and Romania to the East, Serbia and Croatia to the South, Slovenia to the Southwest, and Austria to the West. Situated in the Carpathian Basin, the country is one of the member countries of the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Visegrad Group, and the Schengen Area.

Originally influenced by the successive habitation of Celts, Romans, Huns, Slavs, Gepids, and Avars, Hungary has become a multicultural country while remaining loyal and faithful to mother Europe. The first foundation of the country was laid in the 9th century by the grand prince of Hungary, Arpad, in the homeland-conquest or Honfoglalas. Later on, his great-grandson Stephen I ascended to the throne in 1000 CE, converting the country to a Christian kingdom. From there, a lot of occupations have set and passed – from Ottomans to Habsburg rule, towards the creation of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Today, the country is a unitary parliamentary constitutional republic with a very high Human Development Index. It is also a popular destination for tourists (almost 11 million per year) due to attractions not found anywhere else in the world.

What to see & do

As said, Hungary is a popular tourist destination due to the fact that it is home to the largest thermal water cave system and is home to the second largest thermal lake in the world, Lake Heviz. Given that Europe's climate borders on the cooler or rather colder side (high up the equator), the thermal waters are popular and are sought-after. Moreover, the country is also home to the largest natural grasslands in Europe, namely the Hortobagy National Park. The Hortobagy National Park is an 800-kilometre national park in Eastern Hungary, a part of the Alfold or the Great Plain, and is also a World Heritage Site. Aside from the natural wonders, the country's neoclassical, art nouveau, baroque, classical, and renaissance-inspired centres, architecture, and lifestyle captures the heart of many a tourist, with the cities of Eger and Pecs presenting a rather beautiful scene – fine museums, mild climate, an illustrious past, and monuments here and there, making the visitors stay, worry a little less, and enjoy a little more.

The capital, Budapest, is the staggering main city in the country. Bordered by the Buda Hills to the west and the Great Plain to the East, it is as much a city of Angels as it is a city of man. Established by the God-given talents of people who have toiled and lived by the Danube River, the city is an architecture treasure trove: off-shoots of Baroque, Neoclassical, and Secessionist influences can be seen from every corner. Buildings are a marvel to look at, while the past just sits with the modern-day living Hungarians. Moreover, Budapest (and the entire Hungary, for that matter) has beautiful and taste-tickling cuisine. Arguably next in line after French and Chinese food, the Hungarian Magyar cuisine is just something that will leave you craving.

How to get around within Hungary

Like many European countries, Hungary has a reliable and efficient public transportation system. Railways, roads, and waterways are all developed, with the presence of a metro system, a national rail system, a bus network, and riverboat systems. Cars, bicycles, and taxis are also available for rent from within the city centres as well, so travelers may well choose their means of transportation. The government also subsidizes most of the transportation means, so some systems including the national railways provide discounts at certain days for children and the 'young people' (under the age of 26).

How to get there

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