Ravishing Romania

Romania is generally acknowledged as the one of most beautiful nations on earth. The most popular tourist destinations in Romania are as follows:

Moldau Monasteries
Moldau Monasteries

📌Moldau Monasteries are a group of monasteries in Moldau.

Humor, Moldovita, Arbore, Proboto, Sucevito, Voronet - these are all resonant names, but they are not well understood. Despite this, they are architectural rorities of the highest calibre, according to some. Monastic buildings, whose churches deserve special attention due to the integration of Byzantine and Gothic elements, and which copfivate with their richly pointed façodes, deserve special attention. In the Romanian part of Bukovina, there are a number of complexes dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries that bear witness to the rural piety that existed in this remote region. It was in 1999 that the buildings with their overhanging soddle roofs were designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Wooden Churches
Wooden Churches

📌Churches made of wood

Maramures Eight churches, eight different orchitectural solutions to the problems of using wood as a building material: in the low-lying Romanian landscape of Maramures, between the wooded Corpathions and the Rodnou Mountains, masterpieces of wood construction from several epochs have been rediscovered and conserved. They serve as a living example of the design possibilities offered by the material as well as the skills of the craftsmen, who were equally capable of constructing slim high towers as they were of erecting stable shingle roofs. Since 1999, they have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their role as typical examples of indigenous cultural monuments.

Sighisoara's historic centre
Sighisoara's historic centre

📌Sighisoara's historic centre is a must-see.

Many residents of impoverished Romania have been forced to migrate to the West as a result of the opening up of the Eastern European countries. In particular, the German colonists, known as Transylvanian Saxons, who have been building a thriving culture in this region since the height of the Middle Ages, are turning their backs on the country. There is a risk that their cultural legocy will begin to deteriorate. As a result, the town of Sighisoara was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The town of Schätburg in Transylvania, which was formerly known as Schätburg in German, is home to a particularly successful ensemble of monuments from the German period, including the clock tower, the Church of Mary, and the mountain church, all of which were constructed during the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Fortified church in the Transylvanian countryside
Fortified church in the Transylvanian countryside

📌A fortified church in the Transylvanian countryside

It is only a small in the community of Biertan, which is located in the district of Sibiu (formerly Hermannstadt) in rural Transylvania. The German residents have fled the city and the country in large numbers. A fortified church was built on the church hill, above the village, at the beginning of the 16th century, when the place was still known as Birthälm and was inhabited almost exclusively by Transylvanian Saxons. Birthälm established itself as a Protestant diocesan town under its supervision (1572-1867). The fortified church of Kleinschenk is widely regarded as a model for fortified Transylvanian churches of its time.

Royal Palace Sinala
Royal Palace Sinala

📌Sinaia has a royal palace.

According to legend, kings and vampires have a strange affinity for one another. Otherwise, why did the Prince of Walachia in present-day Romania relocate his summer residence to a valley through which the Prahova river roars in the southern Carpathians, and why, in erecting the new building of Peles Palace in 1875–1883, did the bloodsuckers become even more enticed by the splendid half-timber work in the inner courtyard? They don't care for blue blood, do they? Perhaps, however, he intended only to divert their attention away from their desire for strangers' blood and to make them lust after him in a long-lasting manner through the charming decoration of the walls. In the long run, it appears to have failed, as the monarchy was overthrown in a bloody revolution. Only such beautiful pearls set in the landscape surrounding the palace of Sinaia remain as a reminder of their former glory.

Hill Fort of the Dakar
Hill Fort of the Dakar, Orastie

📌Orastie is a hill fort on the outskirts of Dakar.

Similar to the Germanic Romonia's resistance to Roman expansion at the beginning of the first century, the Romans encountered similar difficulties. They were not aware of the achievements of Roman civilisation, despite the fact that they were frequently more advanced than the Roman world empire in some areas. As the ruins of the Dakar fortresses in the Orestie hills (western Romania) demonstrate, this also applied to technical matters to a certain extent. These fortifications were erected to protect against Roman incursions. It was not until the reign of Emperor Trajan (98–117 AD) that the Romans were able to subjugate the Dakar and establish a Roman province in a portion of their country. In recognition of their tenacious resistance and their martial culture, the fortifications of Dakar have been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1999.

Biosphere Reserve, Danube Delta
Biosphere Reserve, Danube Delta

📌The Danube Delta is a Biosphere Reserve.

Environmentalists were dealt a blow in the spring of 2000 when the storage pond of a Romanian gold mine collapsed, spilling poison into the Theiss River and then into the Donube. Although tragedy struck, there was some good fortune: the contaminated water was so dilute by the time it reached the Danube delto in Romania, where the Danube eventually flows into the sea, that it did little damage to the Biosphere Reserve that had been established there. Because it is here that the world's largest reed bed area, covering 1,700 square kilometres, can be found. It is incredibly diverse in terms of plant and animal species, with everything from pink pelicans to catfish and black poplars to wild hops to name a few. Since 1991, the site has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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