Here are some pieces of information gathered from different websites or sources, which include Romanian tourist attractions in different classifications. This is the only place on Internet you will be astonished to see so many of these info put together! Let's see what the world has to say about the best of Romania!
We have the only lake in the world changing its color according to sun light or people swimming in it - Blue Lake, Maramures (www.fewpeopleknow.com)
The Bear Lake in Sovata is the largest heliothermic lake in the world (heliothermic - the combination of sweet waters at the surface with salty waters at the bottom - www.foxcrawl.com)
Timisoara is the first city in Europe to use horse trams (1869) and electricity on the street (1889) (Wikipedia)
Sibiu is the 8th most idyllic place in the world (Forbes Magazine)
The main landmark of Brasov is the Black Church - the biggest Gothic church in Eastern Europe. It also houses the narrowest street in Europe - the Rope Street (Wikipedia)
Sighisoara is the 12th best preserved medieval town in Europe (www.bigboytravel.com)
Cluj-Napoca is the friendliest city for foreigners (Office for National Statistics);
It is also sometimes referred to as the Silicon Valley of Europe
Mamaia Resort at the Black Sea is the 3rd best place in Europe for a summer party (Trivago)
Maramures houses the tallest wooden church in the world - Peri-Sapanta, 78 meter high (Guinness Book)
Transfagarasan is the most beautiful road in the world (Top Gear)
Bigar is the most beautiful waterfall in the world (The World Geography)
Vasile Alecsandri Theatre in Iasi is the 2nd most beautiful in the world (BBC)
Fagaras Citadel is the 2nd most beautiful castle in the world (Huffington Post)
Huffington Post has also named Corvin Castle in Hunedoara among the 10 castles in the world straight out of fairy tales
The statue of King Decebal of Dacia is Europe's biggest sculpture (Trip Advisor)
In Bukovina, we have the Sistine Chapel of the East - Voronet Monastery (Wikipedia)
The Danube Delta is the 2nd largest and the best preserved in Europe. It also houses the northernmost subtropical forrest in Europe (Wikipedia)
Therme near Bucharest is Europe's biggest complex for relaxation, wellbeing and entertainment (www.therme.ro)
Turda Salt Mine is the coolest underground place in the world (Business Insider)
Scarisoara Cave in Apuseni Mountains hides the 2nd largest underground glacier in Europe (Romania Journal)
...and, to top things off:
Transylvania is the top tourist destination for 2016 (Lonely Planet, Best in Travel 2016)...
.... while Bucharest has been considered in many ways, among which: "little Paris" for its architecture, "new Berlin" for its vibrant music, the 2nd coolest city in Europe (www.slate.fr), one of the cheapest cities to live in (CNN) - basically one of the most attractive cities in Europe!
These are all perspectives of international experts who have given a chance to Romania. From my part, I am far for being an expert of such calibre, but I do love my country and passionately write about it. Both on this blog and beyond. For example, we can get closer in touch and find some of my work here - a collection of more than 50 of my favorite places in Romania, which you can use to better understand how diverse tourism opportunities can be!
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