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Sv: Big underground thermal lake unveiled in Hungary
« Svar #15 p: 03.01.2009 00:45 »
"Cave expert Szabolcs Leel-Oessy said: "Since we found the room, we have opened the tunnel with our hands, hammers and electronic drills, so now not only 10 divers can go inside, but practically everybody."

Hungary was part of the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century and has a legacy of Turkish baths which remain extremely popular with local residents as well as millions of tourists who flood the city.

Officials in Hungary are now planning to apply to UNESCO to have the cave system declared as a World Heritage Site.

Mayor Zsolt Lang said: "I will be lobbying ministers and the government, to preserve this whole cave system with its lakes under Buda. I think this is an extraordinary, natural beauty of its kind in the world.""

"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
W.H. Auden, "In Praise of Limestone"