Kudowa-Zdrój [kuˈdɔva ˈzdrui̯] (German: Bad Kudowa, Czech: Chudoba) is a town located below Stołowe Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, which is the southwest part of Poland, about 400 m (1,312 ft) above sea level. It has a population of about 10,000. It is located right at the Polish-Czech border, just across from the Czech town of Náchod, and some 40 km (25 mi) west of Kłodzko.
Kudowa-Zdrój is a historic spa town where heart and circulatory system diseases were cured. In the downtown area, there is a park, styled on 17th century revival, with exotic plants and a mineral water pump room. Due to its location, the town is a used as a place for tourism, walking, biking, and as the departure point for trips. Among the notable locations of the region are The Chapel of Skulls, The Moving Nativity Scene in Czermna, The Basilica in Wambierzyce, The Bear Cave in Kletno, and the heritage park in Pstrążna as well the natural surroundings of the nearby Table Mountains. It is situated 3 km (2 mi) from the center of the town to the Czech border and about 140 km (87 mi) to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.