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One of the most well known touristic attractions of Romania is the Turda Gorge (Cheile-Turzii). The gorge is a breathtaking view. The high cliffs, the luxuriant vegetation and plentiful fauna impart a unique experience. Thanks to its beauty this place is a natural reserve since 1938. The bear’s garlic (Allium ursinum), the dwarf- (Iris pumila) and the bearded iris (Iris variegata) and variouse species of ferns (Pteropsida sp.) are some of the typical plants of this place. The sea grape (Ephedra distachya), the English yew (Taxus baccata) and the Primula columnae are some of the protected plants of the reservation. The fauna of this place is also very diverse: wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), fox (Vulpes vulpes), wildcat (Felis silvestris) and polecat (Putorius putorius). The myriad of climbing routes of all kind (from easy to difficult, and from short to long) make this place extremely popular not only among local climbers but among foreign ones too. Because of the peculiar local climate it is a beloved place of the paragliders as well.