Romania is located in south-eastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. It is a coastal state, washed by the Black Sea. It borders with Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria. With an area of almost 240,000 square kilometres it is the largest Balkan State.
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The landscape of Romania is formed mainly with mountains and forests. You can find numerous mountain ranges here, in all the northern, central or western part of the country. If you like the beach life, Romania has several great seaside resorts to offer.
Romania has recently been a popular destination mainly for tourists from Central Europe. They are coming here due to low prices but also for a wild, beautiful and vast nature. With the rising standards of living and quality of service, Romania is becoming an interesting travel destination also for the people from UK, France and other Western European countries.
In Romania you can explore the original culture and respect for traditions.
Many residents of this country are still very faithful, and in some small villages you may find women in traditional costumes, hurrying to Sunday mass. In these villages can be seen the original wooden architecture with beautifully carved gateways. The Romanian uniqueness is associated primarily with the size of the country and with a relatively high percentage of rural population living in isolation deep in the mountains sometimes over 2,000 metres above the sea level.
If you come to Romanian cities, you can no longer expect so cheerful and happy people, but here is perhaps more interesting to watch the remains of one of the worst and most specific European dictatorships of the 20th century. Everything is still evident in the ruined monuments or monstrous apartment buildings, next to which you can often see cows or other livestock.
So if you are interested in exploring the magical mountain ranges and the life in the villages Romania is the right choice for you!
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