Spanning half of Hungary, the Great Plain is home to Hungary’s national parks and its key horseriding region – horseriding being a core part of Magyar folklore: this warrior people’s stunning success in conquering this part of Europe is often attributed to their skill and agility as archers on horseback. The prime destinations here are Debrecen, and the nearby Hortobagy National Park. Further south, between the Danube and the Tisza rivers are Kecskemét and Szeged, both towns with some interesting turn-of-the-century architecture and well worth a stop.
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