A question for the Romanian members at mylot
June 18, 2011 4:49pm CST
Next year, in August 2012, I am planning to visit Romania and do a roundtrip through the country. I would like to ask Romanian mylotters what they can recommend visiting. I originally come from Romania, but I left when I was 15 years old. I don't remember anything about Romania, and since then I haven't been there anymore. What is a typical Romanian attraction (except Draculas Castle in Bran and Bucuresti, the capital). I am interested in the countryside and the culture of the Romanians. I am sure Romania has a lot to offer when it comes to culture, because it has a long history. I heard that there are a lot of ruins of castles. Who can give me advice?
28 Jun 11
Greetings ulurtz! There is an unimaginable history beyond hundreds of places all around Romania. First of all, I recommend you Corvinesti Castle, the greatest gothic-style castle out here, located in central Romania, same goes for Fagaras Fortress which functioned mainly as a residence for various princes and their families. Next to Sinaia village, you can't miss the Peles Castle, which is 35 miles away from the Bran Castle and 78 miles away from the capital. Peles Castle is one of the greatest spots I've always loved to visit and I highly recommend it to you if you are a passionate about history, just like me. The main attractions you could visit is the Black Sea, tons of castles & fortresses, medieval towns ( I recommend you Brasov and Sighisoara ), the Carpathian Mountains, and a lot of traditional villages located in central Romania. I'd be really pleased to which one of these interests you the most, so I can come back with another response.
19 Sep 11
Troubled history of this century has not spared even Romania. The fighting in both world wars , the installation of the Iron Curtain after 1945,in the last years of Ceausescu's regime last oppression and xenophobia, and after 1989,transition difficulties, as well as shortcomings in the areas of infrastructure and services, have prevented effective action capitalization an impressive tourism potential. Romania can meet the diverse tastes of tourists. The variety of landforms,from "Transylvanian Alps" the sunny beaches of the Black Sea, the diversity of vegetation and fauna creates a climate for tourism in any month of the year, attracting those who want to retire in nature. Romania, a country with 45% of rural population, can offer those who love art and popular culture forms of life that technical civilization has not changed in history. For those interested in history, the huge sanctuary of the local population speaks Sarmizegetusa Geto-Dacian vestiges of Histria speak Greek colonists who arrived on the coast of the Black Sea 2,500 years ago, the ruins of the bridge built between 103-105 by Emperor Trajan at Turnu Severin,Danube, an important part of ancient art, talks about the genius of Roman builders. Romanian medieval fortified cities is illustrated by the monasteries which is an original synthesis between the Byzantine and Central Europe. Climbers and cavers (in Romania there are about 11,000 caves), passionate hunters and fishermen, water sports lovers and those of winter, everyone can transform dreams into reality in the land of Romania. Some of the 140 thermalspas not only provide facilities for an effective medical cure but there are places with historical meaning. Herculane and Geoagiu for example, dating from the Roman Dacia, and favorite destinations heads crowned Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Napoleon III. We invite you to discover Romania!