Photographer's Note

Pieniny Canyon of Dunajec (slow. Pieninský prielom Dunajec) - the limestone gorge of the Dunajec crosses across the Pieniny appropriate. On the stretch of less than 2.8 km in a straight line (from the Red Monastery to Szczawnica) overcomes the river 8 km long and 20 m drop, creating a large loop 7 with violent twists. On both sides of the turn of the steep rock walls, and turn rising up to 300 m in height, and tapering to just 100 meters wide. Here view on the Canyon from the turn of the precipitous mountain Sokolica.

This is one of the most beautiful river gorges in Europe, which is quite a tourist attraction of Pieniny. Since the nineteenth century, organized rafting here: the Polish side - from the village Sromowce Nizne to spa Szczawnica, and even further to the town Kroscienko and the Slovak side - from the Red Monastery in the village Lesnica.

Right bank of the Dunajec (in Slovakia), laid out in the mid-nineteenth century the so-called. Pieniny Way (slow. Pieninska Cesta) which runs along the Pieniny Gorge.

The creation of the Dunajec Gorge is the subject of many researchers dispute. The most interesting are folklore on the subject. One legend has it that the gorge has done with his sword King Boleslaw the Brave. Another legend tells of a knight Ferkowicz, king snakes pursuers, who fled his body fell down the ravine, marking the path of the river.

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