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    Romania.

    The land of Count Dracula, Gheorghe Hagi and Ilie Nastase, George Enescu and Nadia Comaneci, Constantin Brancusi and Hertha Muller, Lucian Bute and Daniel Negreanu, Stefan Odobleja and Nicolae Paulescu, Henri Coanda and Aurel Vlaicu and even George Pomutz, an American Civil War general. You may or may not have heard of the people I listed above but in their respective fields all of them have made a considerable impact throughout their lives.

    And all of them come from a country in Eastern Europe called Romania.

    Many of you have heard about this Eastern European country and with this thread I hope to shed a light on the beauty of Romania and hopefully help you to make a decision with regards to a possible visit.

    To start off the thread, I will present a couple of quick facts and figures to give you a better idea about Romania.

    The first remains of human activity in Romania are from 42000 years ago, from the "Cave With Bones", whilst the earliest known written evidence of people living in the area are from Herodotus's writings mentioning the local tribes called "Getae". The Dacian Kingdoms which controlled the area later under the reign of Burebista (82BC - 44BC) and later on Decebal were conquered by the Roman Empire and colonised in 106AD.

    Later on in the Middle Ages, the first medieval kingdom in Romania was founded in 1330 and up until the Declaration of Independence in 1878 with a new Kingdom of Romania, the territories in modern day Romania have been either independent or under foreign rule.

    The creation of the Kingdom of Romania in 1878 under the reign of King Carol (Karl) I ensured stability and prosperity that culminated with the creation of Greater Romania in 1918, comprising of Wallachia, Moldavia, Transylvania, Bucovina, the Quadrilater and Bessarabia. After World War 2, Romania was a Communist country, led by Gheorghe Ghiorghiu Dej and later on by the infamous Nicolae Ceausescu.

    Since the fall of the Communist Revolution in 1989, Romania has made the transition to democracy using a system of bi-chamber Parliament and a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Bucharest and under the guidance of the current incumbent Traian Basescu.

    Romania celebrates on the 1st of December, since 1918, the Great Union Day of all of the main regions of the country. Since the collapse of Communism in 1989, 1st of December has been declared the National Day of Romania.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day_of_Romania


    For those interested in Romanian mythology, check this post - Romanian mythology

    For those interested in the Romanian monarchy, check this post - Romanian Royal House


    And without further ado, here's some wonderful pictures, almost all of them taken from this wonderful Facebook group called "273 places you have to visit in Romania."

    http://www.facebook.com/273.ro


    Bodi Lake



    Calimani Plateau



    Corcoaiei Gorges



    Peles Castle - built by King Carol I



    Dawn at Costinesti, Black Sea



    Postavaru Plateau, 1600m




    Brasov - The Black Church, centered




    Curtea de Arges Cathedral



    Bran Castle - Dracula's wrongly attributed residence (Vlad Tepes's castle was Poenari)




    Top 5 Things to Visit in Romania





    Promotional ad to be featured on major media channels




    National Anthem of Romania




    The thread will be frequently updated with more pictures, couple of videos and other information regarding Romania, including a special lengthy post about the capital Bucharest, so stay tuned.

    Furthermore, if you wish to visit Romania, do not hesitate to post in this thread. I'd be more than happy to give you information where to go, what to visit, where to stay...

    Here is the official website of the Romanian tourism - http://www.romaniatourism.com/

    Thank you and I hope you enjoy.
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    *second post reserved for information and more pictures*

    Quick links to comprehensive posts

    For those interested in Romanian mythology, check this post - Romanian mythology

    For those interested in the Romanian monarchy, check this post - Romanian Royal House

    CIA Factbook about Romania - https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/ro.html

    Christmas in Romania - Christmas celebrations
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    Those pictures look absolutely stunning! Makes me want to visit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Custer View Post
    Those pictures look absolutely stunning! Makes me want to visit!
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    I am glad you enjoyed it.

    More pictures coming up.
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    I've always wanted to visit Romania, though not for any particular reason. Personally Romania's geography and topography don't really impress me, but it has a pretty decent history so that's cool.

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    great info and great pics!
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    Here's a couple of images of Little Paris - Bucharest.

    Bucharest in 1837



    Palace of the Parliament - heaviest building in the world and second biggest building by volume



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    Romanian Atheneum



    Triumphal Arch



    CEC Palace




    The second post will be updated with these photos and many more, so come check them out.
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    Several images from salt mine of Turda




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    Several images from salt mine of Turda













    Last edited by diegis; May 02, 2011 at 07:26 AM.

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    Carpathian Mountains, the Sphinx from Bucegi





    Another strange big rock, in Calimani Mountains (same Carpathians)



    Again Bucegi Mountains











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    Wow diegis, excellent photos of the salt mine. Looks surreal!

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    Indeed, I've seen the salt mine inside, it's absolutely spectacular. You could also see lots of kids running around, salt mines are full of them because they help children with respiratory difficulties.
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    And they provide them with valuable knowledge of their future employment.

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    great pics diegis & Leandros...have some + rep
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    Couple of more pictures, taken from a spectacular Facebook group - 273 Places to Visit in Romania
    http://www.facebook.com/273.ro


    Brasov in winter by night




    Romanian Atheneum, inside




    Traditional Romanian wooden gate



    Snow covered forest



    Narrow street in Sighisoara




    All credits go to their respective photographers.
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    Great initiative, BL. I have a collection of photos of Romanian monasteries. I'll post a few as well.

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    Wooden Church from Maramures
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    Sambata de Sus Monastery


    A wooden Church from Maramures


    Targu Mures Culture Palace
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    Wow amazing pictures! Very lovely Romania!

    I want to visit the Bran Castle, Ive heard that you can sleep there... Am I correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordKainES View Post
    Wow amazing pictures! Very lovely Romania!

    I want to visit the Bran Castle, Ive heard that you can sleep there... Am I correct?
    Inside the castle itself you cannot, it's just a museum housing the old Royal Family collection.

    Just outside the castle, near the grounds, there's lots of hotels and hostels you can check in so you can rest and enjoy the superb scenery.
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