Buză can boast of areas that every geography enthusiast should visit at least once in his life. One of these would be Mânzălești. What's so special here, in this northern part of Buzăului?
The huge salt mountains that put the town on the tourist map of Romania. The slopes have 5-6 m deep canyons with widths of 0.5 - 3 m and slope breaks of 2 m.
The salt is usually seen in the mine, deep underground, and here we pass through a salt ravine. We can also reach a salt mountain by climbing one of the many peaks.
If we were to be one hundred percent fair, we should point out that it is not in fact a mountain made entirely of salt. Mountains wear a light coat of earth beneath which lie tons and tons of salt. Because of this, it seems like it's always...winter in the area.
This phenomenon is due to the enormous salinity of the soil in the area. And as if that weren't enough, the site is criss-crossed by dozens of kilometres of natural salt caves, unique in Europe.
The 6S Cave stands out from the rest, whose 3234 m of growth has long placed it first in Europe and second in the world after the Malham Cave in Israel with its 6850 m.
Photographed and mapped by cavers, the cave is not, at least for now, open to visitors. Perhaps this will change in the future and nature lovers will see the wonders inside.
The Meledic Plateau and all the area surrounding it is a protected area of national interest located in the Curva Subcarpathians, in the Slănic river basin. And the icing on the "salt cake" is the salt scree on the Meledic Plateau.
Seduced by the beauty of the area, Alexandru Vlahuță devoted an entire chapter entitled "Meledic" in his work "Romania pitorească"
For locals, the salt mountain proves more accurate than any weather report. Locals say that when the hills suddenly darken, they predict rain. If, on the other hand, they are bright white, drought will not let them rest for the next few days.