Nature's Wonders

Turda Gorge

Situated 6 km outside of Turda, this protected natural reservation with its unique landscape was formed by the erosion of the limestone mountain. With its over 300 meters high walls, the Turda Gorge is home to over 1000 species of plants and animal, some of them on the verge of extinction.

Archaeologists discovered in the defile's caves remains of human and animal remains. The excavations exposed remains of mammals from the brazen, bronze and iron age. The Turda Gorge became in 1938 the status of natural reservation and it's included in the U.N.E.S.C.O. list of the most important natural monuments of the world.

Rachitele Waterfall

Rachitele Waterfall is known as The Bride`s Veil and is located in Margau village, Cluj county.

Rachitele Waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Romania because of its unique fall. It is 30m height and during the winter, the rocky wall freezes,  thus becoming an excellent place to hike. The waterfall is located at an altitude of 1000 m on Stanciului Valley.

According to the legend, a bride had fallen off a steep cliff and her veil remained hung on one of the rocks. The wedding guests started to cry and with their tears formed the waterfall. This is why the waterfall is called The Bride`s Veil.

Bicaz Gorge

 

Famous for their over 300 meter high limestone rocks that tower over narrow roads and passes, Bicaz Gorge is considered one of the most spectacular natural structures that Romania has to offer.

Located in the central part of the Easter Carpathians, the gorges wind for almost six kilometers along the course of Bicaz River, in the most narrow part of the gorge, the distance between the massive tower being less than seven meters, in what is called Hell’s Gate.

Bucegi Sphinx

 

Not the same size and glory as the Sphinx in Egypt, the Sphinx found on top of the Bucegi Mountains is not one that should be missed especially because, unlike the one in Egypt that is human made, the Romanian version is carved by nature’s wind and rain throughout millions of years of erosion.

It is easy to get there, all you have to do is ride the gondola and just enjoy the ride to the top of the mountain while admiring the breathtaking scenery that lies under your feet and once you reach the top, a mesmerizing landscape will unveil in front of your eyes.

Danube Canyon 

With a length of over 9 km, the Danube Canyon is part of the Romania’s Iron Gates Natural park and is considered to be the most scenic part of the Lower Danube.

This beautiful stretch of the Danube River includes beautiful natural wonders, steep cliffs, 2 dams which feature giant locks for raising and lowering the water level for passing boats, and of course a hydro-electric power plant which supplies electric power to both sides of the river.

The canyon hosts 2 caves that must be visited. The first one is the Veterans Cave, a 4000-year-old cave that was used by the Neanderthals for shelter, by the people of Dacia to worship the god Zalmoxis and after that, by the Turks for military purposes. 

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