The Danube Bend (Dunakanyar in Hungarian), marks a point in the Danube where the river literally makes a sharp bend (the direction of the current does not change direction though). The Danube Bend is not a town, but a region or certain length of the Danube which is dotted by a string of small riverside towns north of Budapest. Both Hungarians and foreign tourists find this a popular excursion destination. Just after Esztergom, about 40km (25 miles) north of Budapest, the Danube swings abruptly south. This marks the beginning of the Danube Bend region if approaching from the north. The river then swings sharply north again just before Visegrád, and then heads south once more before reaching Vác. Vác typically marks the end of the Danube Bend. The charming towns along the meandering Danube Bend - particularly Szentendre, Visegrád, and Esztergom - can easily be vistied on day trips from Budapest since they are all close to Budapest.
China - Map Postcard - Map postcard of China in red. Thanks to Jarod of China using stamp of Qilian Yu island (Paracel Islands).
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