Uz Bencze

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Overview

Harghita-Bai is situated 22 km far from Miercurea-Ciuc, 46 from Odorheiu-Secuiesc. It lies in the Central Harghita, at the foot of the Harghita-Ciceu Peak (1,761 m).
The resort is famous for its kaolin exploitation, mineral water springs and mofettes. In winter-time it is the ski-paradise of the region, in summer-time it is a memorable place for people who would like to rest, and relax. The mofette is good for treatment for cardiovascular, nervous system and digestive affections.

Harghita-Bai is a suitable place for hiking. There are footpaths with blaze to the Kossuth Rock (1,399 m), which rises in the vicinity of the „Borhegyese slope”, the Harghita-Ciceu Peak (1,761 m), The 'Owl Rock' –Bagolyko- (1,679 m), and to the Harghita-Madaras Peak (1801 m), which is the top of the Harghita Mountains.

Trips can be organised by car or by bus. The nearby points of interests are:
Towns: Miercurea Ciuc, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Sighisoara, Brasov, Targu Mures
Spas: Sovata, Baile Tusnad, Baile Homorod
Lakes: Saint-Ann Lake, Red Lake between the Suhard and Ghilcos Mountains.
Monasteries of Moldova and Bucovina.
Dracula Castle

In the settlement there are 4 ski-trucks with lifts for tourists, who are fond of winter sports.
The snow suitable for skiing usually lasts from November to December. In winter the average snow level exceeds 60 cm.
The Uz Bence Hostel lies at 1,345 m altitude above sea level. The hostel was built in 1942 by the EKE (Transilvanian Carpatian Association) The name of the hostel „Uz Bence