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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.102

THE ROLE OF NATURAL AND SPEOLOGICAL RESERVATION OF THE SUGAU CAVE (ROMANIA) AS GEOTOURISTICAL RESOURCE

S. Dombay, C. H. Flaviu, M. S. Zsolt
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 775-782 pp

ABSTRACT
The mountain region offers a spectacular view and scenery for all visitors, but not all attractions are above the surface. This is the case of our study, to show, that the
Hasmasu-Mare, Cheile Bicazului National Park attracting lots of tourists, but just
around the bend, at a stone-throw of the main road lies the Sugau Cave natural
reservation and protected area, with breathtaking scenery. In this article we will try to present how this attraction did became one of the main visited areas of the region, and how and why influences the tourism circuit of the region and of the whole county. The cave being known for the native population for the sound it made, was first a shelter, then refuge place in tensioned times during history. But after the 1930’s started to become more and more. It went through different phases of maintenance and shape changes, it was endangered due to unprofessional handling, but after 2006 in the custody of a group of skilled and good intentioned men, it is regaining its worthy place among the most visited sites of the Giurgeu Basin.

Keywords: geotourism, protected area, cave preservation, sustainable management, custody, calcite