The first question that comes into out mind when we have to decide the country where we'd like to spend our holidays is: "Why should we go toÃ¢â‚¬Â¦?" Well, why should you visit Romania? The straight answer is because "it is one of the most beautiful countries of Southeast Europe" or because "few regions offer a more dazzling display of cultural and artistic treasures, or it has "regions that seem bastions of a medieval past long since lost elsewhere".
Situated in the Southeastern part of Central Europe, Romania is the second largest country in the area, after Poland. Its territory features splendid mountains, beautiful rolling hills, fertile plains and numerous rivers and lakes. The Carpathian Mountains cross the center of the country bordered on both si
des by foothills and finally the great plains of the outer rim. Forests cover one quarter of the country and the fauna is one of the richest in Europe. The legendary Danube River ends its eight-country journey through the European countries at the Black Sea forming one of the biggest and most interesting wetlands in the world, the Danube Delta.
One of the regions that attracts thousand of tourists each year is the Black Sea: warm climate, miles of sand beaches, ancient monuments, vineyards, modern resorts. Due to the fact that the hotels can be quite crowded it is advisable to book a room in advance so that you don't have any problems. Besides going to the beach, you can visit traces of ancient Greek culture or can join organized trips from the seaside to a number of locations in the country, including the Danube Delta, the painted monasteries of Bucovina, to the nation's capital city, Bucharest, or to nearby Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
The monasteries of Bucovina are the most picturesque treasures of Romania. Many of them are protected by UNESCO as part of the humankind's world heritage. These richly decorated houses of worship are "albums" of fresco art that have survived since the 15th century.
If you are interested in medieval culture Romania's numerous castles and fortresses illustrate the country's medieval heritage. The castles feature unique architectural elements and styles that reflect local traditions, customs and purpose.
Should you be interested in the local traditions the countryside is the heart and the soul of Romania, where peasant culture remains a strong force and medieval life prevails. Rural tourism has begun to flourish but most hosts do not speak English and this could turn out to be an inconvenience.
On the whole, visit Romania can be one life-time opportunity, so if you have the chance to do it, do not hesitate because you won't regret, not even a minute spent there.
Travel to Romania written by Herminne Tonita for FamousWhy.com
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