Discover wild and beautiful Romania
I was born in Romania so trust me when I tell you that you have no reason to doubt your decision to visit this amazing country. It is safe, it is friendly and it is amazing. It hasn’t been found by the crowds, it is very diverse and it is cheap. Do you need more arguments? Let me help you with that. All this suggestions are my personal favorites, so I have been to all of them and I highly recommend you to include as many of them on your list.
1. Bicazului Gorges (Cheile Bicazului)
It took me a long time to decide, but I did – Bicazului Gorges is the most amazing place in Romania. It is surreal how the gorges go on and on and every turn just leaves you more impressed than before. Just to make a point of how beautiful they are, the first time I was there I had to vised them 3 times just to grasp what they are about. I was overwhelmed and could not compute the first time, so I returned for the second time and still wasn’t enough I had to return for the third time into the Gorges.
2. Danube Delta
Danube Delta is a place to get lost, to forget your daily routine and float on the waters. You can not grasp the impact of this place until you have been there.
3. Mohos Peat (Tinovul Mohos)
Tinovul Mohos is a strange ecosystem because you basically walk on a 6 meters of peat above a lake. The story goes like this: first there was the Mohos Volcano that exploded, 2000 years later Sfanta Ana (Saint Ana) volcano erupted and covered the near-by lake of Mohos formed in the crater with the ash and other pyroclastic material. On this newly formed layer it started to grow some special plants: a special type of pine that likes the acidity of the peat, some carnivorous plants and bilberry. And the lakes have 20 something meters below and communicate with the underground lake. And they have a petrol-like color.
4. Muddy Volcano
This is so unusual to watch. It’s something you don’t see every day. Volcanic effect minus the heat and the destructive force of a real volcano.
5. Scarisoara Ice Cave
As you go down, even in a hot summer day, you feel that every step it gets cooler and cooler. You are entering a cave that hosts an ice block, isn’t that something?
6. Ochiul Beiului Lake
The blue and clarity of this water will mesmerize along with the story of this place.
7. Trovants for Ulmet
Strange shaped rocks that grow every year – this pretty much summarizes it.
8. Racos volcano
This is an volcano crater that you can go down in. Everything is black and red and the blazing sun creates a special feeling.
9. Cazanele Dunarii
Gorges carved by the Danube River. It is called Cazanele (The Boilers) because the water is very deep and there are a lot of currents that make the water seem like is boiling.
10. Bigar Waterfall
One of the most famous and spectacular waterfalls in Romania
11. Bear Cave (Romanian: Pestera Ursilor) in Chiscau, Bihor County
Stalactites and stalagmites mark the way to the remaining skeleton of a bear trapped in the cave
12. Banitei Gorge
This is a very secluded gorge. Most people don’t know how about it, but it is spectacular. In order to cross it you need to go in the icy cold waters.
13. Babele ( old ladies) and The Sphinx in Bucegi Mountains
Natural carved rocks in anthropomorphic shape.
14. Praid salt reservation
Like a futuristic decor contest this reservation has a very white bubbly cover to everything it meets on his way.
15. Red Lake
It is a natural dam formed on Red River. Presumably it came into being during an earthquake in 1838 and the forest got covered in the waters and in the meantime it got petrified . The stubs are visible today.
16. Valul Miresei (Brides Veil) Waterfall (Rachitele, Cluj County)
A spectacular 30 m height waterfall with a sad story about a bride.
17. Neajlovului Delta (Romanian: Delta Neajlovului) in Comana, Giurgiu County
18. The Rusty Pit (Romanian: Groapa Ruginoasa) in Vartop, Bihor County
Translated as The Rusty Pit , it offers a great view over a yellowish land slide. It is part of the Apuseni National Park,
19. Poiana Stampei Peat (Romanian: Tinovul Poiana Stampei) in Poiana Stampei, Suceava County
One kilometer of wood path in the peat in Dorna Depression
20. Danube’s Saint George Branch (Bratul Sfantu Gheorghe) in Sfantu Gheorghe, Tulcea County
21. Dambovicioarei Gorges (Romanian: Cheile Dambovicioarei) in Podu Dambovitei, Arges County
A brutal and steep rocky entry in this amazing gorges.
22. Putna Waterfall (Romanian: Cascada Putna) in
This is the slide waterfall. As putna river came down on a rocky side it carved into it like a bobsleigh contest
23. Vadu daffodils reservation
Lands of natural grown daffodils and irises
24. Balea Lake
Balea Lake is a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Făgăraș Mountains. It can be reached on the Transfagarasan alpine road.
25. Beusnita Waterfall
A 12 meter high travertine waterfall with intricate lacing
26. Turda Gorges (Romanian: Cheile Turzii) (Turada, Cluj County)
27. Pisoaia Waterfall
28. Caraorman forest and sand dunes
29. Ursu Lake in Sovata
30. Balea Waterfall (Romanian: Cascada Balea)
31. Racos Basalt columns (Romanian: Coloanele de bazalt de la Racos) in Racos, Brasov County
Volcanic rocks in rectangular shape.
32. Zarnestiului Gorges
33. Bear Grotto (Romanian: Grota Ursilor) (Borsec, )
34. Varghisului Gorges (Romanian: Cheile Varghisului)
35. Sfanta Ana Lake (Romanian: Lacul Sfanta Ana)
36. Detunata goala
37. Valea Cetaii Cave
38. Alionte Branch
39. Dolosman Head (Romanian: Cap Dolosman)
40. Focul Viu
41. 12 apostoles
42. Emerald Lake Racos
43. Sacalin Island
44. Razim lake (Romanian: Lacul Razim), in Sarichioi Tulcea
A lagoon separated from Black sea with a strip of land and sand. It is a huge water surface (almost 400 000 square km) with only 3 meters depth.
45. Dobrogea Gorges (Romanian: Cheile Dobrogei) in Cheia, Contanta County
Some of the oldest mountains in Europe. Eroded gorges of a once majestic mountain
46. Pestera Bolii