Romania is a beautiful amazing country, with nice and welcoming people. With the end of the Communist regime in 1989, Romania became a country with many opportunities for the tourists.
A trip to rural Romania brings a sense of return in time as it was a hundred years ago as if time had stopped. Alongside picturesque villages and towns, there are few cities that have begun progress. In the villages, the peasants travel on horse-drawn carts. There are places where the grain is still harvested in the old way, without a combine.
The Romanian cuisine combines a number of cultural influences, and it is evident that the various cultures that influenced the history of Romania are intertwined. Romanian cuisine is mainly influenced by Balkan cuisine and Turkish cuisine, but it also has more distant influences, such as German cuisine and Hungarian cuisine.
Romania is located in Europe and borders with Bulgaria (South) and Serbia and Hungary (West), and with Ukraine (North and East) and the Moldovan Republic, which was part of Rumania until 1940, on East. It has a total area of 237,500 square kilometers and a border length of 3,200 km.
Topographically, there are large differences in height between the mountainous areas in the North and center of the country where the Carpathians are located, which surrounds the level of Transylvania to the plain that characterises the South. These mountain ranges extend over 900 kilometers in the form of a crescent moon and their height reaches 2,500 meters in some places (Moldoveanu peak). To the South and East of these mountain ranges lie hillsides and the wide plain of the Danube. About a third of the country is plateaus and two-thirds are mountain areas or mountainous areas.
Three-quarters of Romania’s territory is covered with forests.
Romania is rich in many water sources and in fact there are several large rivers that cross it and connect to the Danube on its way to the Black Sea.
Tourism to Romania focuses mainly on the beauty of nature and the historical wealth of the country. After trade, the tourism sector is the largest service sector in the country, Transylvania is a preferred destination with cities in Brașov, Sibiu, Cluj, Sighișoara, Sinaia and others in the Carpathians. On local folklore and tradition, in Romania, 6 cultural and 2 natural sites have been recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO:
- Churches of Moldavia (1993,2010)
- Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains (1999)
- Historic Centre of Sighişoara (1999)
- Monastery of Horezu (1993)
- Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania (1993,1999)
- Wooden Churches of Maramureş (1999)
- Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (2007,2011,2017)
- Danube Delta (1991)