Fortified churches and painted monasteries stand regally amid a pristine landscape. In the cities, former Saxon settlements such as Sibiu and Bra_ov ooze charm, while vibrant Bucharest is all energy. Romanian history is filled with tales of heroic princes battling fierce Ottoman warriors. The hilly geography and lack of passable roads necessitated the emergence of literally hundreds of self-sufficient villages, where old-school crafts such as bread making, pottery, tanning and weaving were honed to an art. The Carpathian Mountains draw a wide arc through the centre of the country, leaving a swath of exposed rocky peaks surrounded by groves of pine and deciduous trees, and stretches of bright green meadow below. Bicycle trails skirt the peaks, and a network of mountain huts provides somewhere to rest your head at night. Europe's second-longest river, the Danube, marks Romania's southern border before turning suddenly northward and emptying into the Black Sea. The Danube Delta is a vast and unique protected wetland, perfect for hiking, fishing, boating and birdwatching. A country is only as good as its people, and you'll find Romanians in every region to be open, friendly, proud of their history and eager to share it with visitors. The land that gave us Dracula has no shortage of jaw-dropping castles pitched precariously on rocky hilltops. There's spooky Bran Castle of course, with its spurious connection to Bram Stoker s fictional count, but don t overlook beauties such as Hunedoara s 14th-century Corvin Castle or King Carol I s sumptuous 19th-century pile, Pele_ Castle, towns and villages that seemingly stepped out of the Middle Ages, complete with hay racks, horse carts and stately wooden churches!
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