Territory of Balan commune

The Dragon Garden is a protected area of ​​national interest, a geological and landscape nature reserve, located in Salaj County, on the administrative territory of Balan commune.

The protected natural area is located in the central-eastern part of Salaj County, 10 km. distance from the town of Jibou, in the Almasului basin, in the western territory of the village of Gâlgau Almasului and covers an area of ​​2 hectares.

The Dragon Garden nature reserve declared a protected area by Law No. 5 of March 6, 2000, includes an irregular set of rocks with the names of: “, with bizarre shapes (towers, mushrooms, needles, rocky cliffs), arranged at the base of the hill” Dumbrava “, formed by the action of air (frost-thaw, wind, temperature), water (washing, sanding) and gravitational processes ( collapse, collapse).

The Garden of Dragons is the name that appears in tourist guides, but the locals also call it “Catana’s Girl”, according to the legend that tells of a girl in love with a catana and transformed into a stone sheepfold by her stepmother’s curse.