România - Transylvania - Szekely Land - Hargita Mădăras
The Harghita area is part of Szeklers land, a maghyar speaker's minority, and a picturesque place, full of legends, where two populations by different origins, languages and religion leave together in peace.
Is a good opportunity to discover a etno-folklore diversity in the same area.
Today the settlement belongs to Miercurea-Ciuc, and it is a real ski-paradise for the inhabitants of the town.
It was registered in 1898. Until World War I, the settlement belonged to Ciceu commune.
It is an alpine-type resort lying at 1,300 - 1,400 m altitude.
The Kossuth Rock (1,399) rises in the vicinity of the Borhegyese slope.
The name of Harghita-Bai is closely related to the kaolin-exploatation, mineral water springs, and mofettes as well as to the vast variety of sport facilities.
Leaving the area of Tinutul Odorheiului towards Miercura-Ciuc along National Road 13A, turning left to the steep, we can approach the village along the 7 km long 138A county road.
The village is situated 22 km far from Miercurea-Ciuc, 46 from Odorheiu-Secuiesc, 18 km from Siculeni, at 1,400 m altitude above sea level.
Harghita-Băi lies in the Central Harghita, at the foot of the Harghita-Ciceu Peak (1,761 m) at 1,350 m altitude.
The Bagolykő - 'Owl Rock' (1,679 m) can be approached from Harghita-Ciceu.
Harghita-Băi has become famous for its kaolin-exploitation, strongly carbonic mineral water springs and mofettes that prove an intensive post-volcanic activity.
The snow suitable for skiing lasts 4 months a year. In the winter the average snow level exceeds 60 cm.
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