Top Tourist Destinations in Romania

Romania, the eighth largest country of the European Union has many travel destinations. Destinations having unique surroundings, enchanting monasteries, friendly people, cool climate, vast history, etc. make it a best city in the whole Europe. Most of the time it’s recommended as a “Latin Island in a Slav Sea”. Many tourist attractions are there that are unique all across the globe.

10. Morii Lake

It is the largest lake in Bucharest having an area of 246 hectares approximately. Built along a dam 15 m high and a total length of 7 km. This lake captivates the crowd with a large number. It was made in 1986, mainly to protect the city against the floods as it occurs many times across the city. On the north side of the lake, an island is situated named Morii Lake Island. It is the only island in Bucharest. Many music concerts are available there. This lake is used as a recreation site by visitors. Boat-rides, water-sports, contests, music festivals and other concerts organized there. Windsurf and water-ski are the most popular water sports on the lake.

Windsurfers in Morri Lake

Windsurfers in Morri Lake
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9. Tampa Mountain

Tampa Mountain is the most famous place of Brasov, Romania. Due to its height, one can see it from the every corner of the city. Most of the part of the mountain is made up of limestone and looks like risen up gradually from the Earth’s crust. Its most of the part is declared a nature reserve as many rare species of plants and animals found there. The cable car facility is available to make the journey from the restaurant CASA Padurarului located at the base of the mountain to the Restaurantul Panoramic located at its crest. The summit of the mountain offers you the spectacular view of the city and also the entire Burzenland is visible from there.

Tampa Mountain

Tampa Mountain from Brasov old town
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8. Statue of Decebalus

A 40-m high statue of the Dacian King Decebalus is the tallest rock sculpture in the whole Europe. It is located near the city of Orsova, Romania on the Danube’s rocky bank. This huge statue took ten years from 1994 to 2004 to complete. Twelve sculptors designed it beautifully. Below the sculpture of Decebalus, a Latin inscription is written over there which reads like a quote “DECEBALUS REX – DRAGAN FECIT” means “King Decebal—Made by Dragan”.

Statue of Decebalus

Statue of Decebalus
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7. Sinaia Monastery

As the name suggests, this monastery is located in Sinaia, Romania. It was named after the great Mount Sinai and situated in the Prahova Valley. The location and structure of monastery are very exquisite. It consists of two courtyards and in between them there is a small church. Many monks enchant in these churches. The monastery contains a library in which valuable jewels belonging to the Cantacuzino family, earliest Romanian translation of the Bible are stored in a large number. Gold mosaic paintings in the monastery in a neo-Byzantine style flourish the monasteries beauty.

Sinai Monastery

Sinai Monastery
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6. National Museum of Art of Romania

One of the best places on our checklist is the National Museum of Art of Romania. It is located in the central Bucharest, Romania. This museum is pretty cool. Eminent collections of medieval and modern Romanian art are the main features of the museum. In 2005, it organized the exhibition of French paintings and turned out to be the largest French painting exhibition shown in the Whole Europe. The paintings included the masterpieces of painters like Poussin, Ingres, Picasso, Delacroix and Braque.

National Art Museum

National Museum of Art of Romania
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5. Sphinx

A natural rock formation in the Bucegi Mountains in Romania, located at a height of 2,216 meters is really a unique structure. It was in 1900, when the first photograph of this Great Bucegi Sphinx was taken and only after that it was named in the year 1936. This grotesque structure surely fascinate anyone.

Sphinx in Bucegi Mountains

Sphinx in Bucegi Mountains
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4. Scarisoara Cave

Apuseni Mountains of Romania contain one of the biggest caves named Scarisoara Cave. The locals considered it as one of the natural wonders of Romania. It was discovered by Emil Racovita, located at a height of 1165 meters above sea level and 105 m deep and 720 m long. The entrance shaft leads to a large chamber. From this point, three openings are visible, one leads to the church, another one leads to the great Reservation and the last one leads to the Coman Gallery. This ice cave was formed about 3500 years ago but nobody knows the exact date when it was discovered. The temperature inside the cave is up to +1 degree Celsius in the summer and down to -7 degree Celsius in the winter.

Scarisoara Cave

Scarisoara Cave
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3. Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

The famous Village Museum is located in Bucharest, Romania. It is an open-air ethnographic museum boasting traditional Romanian village life. It is large enough as extending to over 100,000 square meters and contains 272 credible peasant farms and houses from all over Romania.

National Village Museum

National Village Museum
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2. Sala Palatului

Sala Palatului, also known as The Palace Hall, located in Bucharest, Romania. Basically, it is just a conference hall situated behind the National Museum of Art of Romania. From olden times, it has been the site of conferences. Its main hall has the capacity to hold 4,060 spectators. Many festive events held there. Eight small conference rooms are there for small meetings gathering 20-30 people only. It is one of the worth visiting places in the dazzling country of Romania.

Sala Palatului or The Palace Hall

The Palace Hall
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1. Bran Castle

In all over Romania, this is the most famous site commonly known as “Dracula’s Castle”. Dracula is the word that haunts every person either they are kids or youngsters. This Bran castle is the home of Dracula located in the vicinity of Brasov. This castle is a national monument in Romania. Many people said that once it was the home of Vlad Tepes Dracula. Now, the castle becomes a museum having the inscriptions and sculptures related to Dracula. A small park showing the exhibition of Romanian culture is located beside it. Many shops are also available having Dracula masks, blood, paintings of Dracula, photos of Dracula, T-shirt having the imprints of Dracula. So it’s really the most exciting place to visit in Romania.

Bran Castle

Bran Castle
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5 Ultimate Shopping hotspots in Dubai

Shopping is the only thing through which people especially women get rid of the tensions and if they get the thing that they want, then it’s a jewel for them. There are many shopping centers located in different corners of the world. Dubai is one of the best shopping center places of the world that attracts a large number of crowds. Dubai is very well known for its tallest, largest, longest structures, so, many people visit this place every year. From traditional to cosmopolitan, it has something for everyone. Gold and Spice markets, Mega-Malls, high end designer brand stores entice the people at a great instant that they do not stop themselves by going there. They purchase different items from different places. Some of the popular shopping centers are given below.

5. Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates-Dubai

Mall of the Emirates
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This opulent shopping center is one of the city’s largest and most beautiful mall. Polished marble floors, spacious avenues and stunning skylight that traverses through the windows make it gracious all over the city. The Mall of the Emirates blusters the best selection of shops with many elegant stores, fantastic accessory stores, cosmetics markets, bookshop, cinemas, art galleries, restaurants, etc. Everything is available under one roof. So, one can enjoy there to the fullest and can do shopping at a large scale.

4. Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall-Dubai

Ibn Battuta Mall Gate
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The Ibn Battuta Mall is located far from the town. It is uniquely designed to revere the travels of the popular Arabic explorer Ibn Battuta. It is a combination of six malls. All the malls have different themes like China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia and Andalucia. There are 275 retailers, 50 restaurants, 21 cinemas and 4,500 parking spaces. It has enough shops that you find in the whole Dubai. This thing makes it special and visited by a large number of tourists. Since it opened, it has been consistently busy. One of the main attractions is the exhibition place of Ibn Battuta. Its stunning architecture amazed the visitors very much.

3. Deira Mall

Deira Mall-Dubai

Deira Mall

Deira Mall is also one of the popular shopping centers in Dubai. It is located within a span of 1,300,000 square feet of area and have 340 shops in it. It consists of four floors of parking with 2000 car parking space. It was the largest mall prior to the foundation of Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall. It has multiplexes, food courts, hotels, kids zone, eatery places, etc. This mall attracts over 20 million visitors in a year from across the globe.

2. Gold Souks

Gold Souks-Dubai

Entrance to Gold Souk in Dubai Mall
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Gold Souks are the only things for which Dubai was historically famous for. It is a traditional market in Dubai and located in the heart of Dubai’s commercial business district Deira. Around 300 retailers are there that trade exclusively in jewelry. Gold Souk retailers include both the high-level stores like Damas, ARY Jewelery, Shyam Jewelry as well as the smaller ones that operate only in the gold. Approximately, 10 tons of gold are present there at any time. As Dubai has the largest gold market so, many countries trade with it in terms of gold.

1. Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall Indoor

The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world in terms of area and is home to all the major fashion brands of the world. It is a part of Burj Khalifa complex and contains around 1200 shops. It contains high as well as mid fashion retail outlets that attracts visitors from across the globe. In short, one can say that all the luxury brands can be found in Dubai only in the Dubai Mall. It is an impressive place that surely makes anyone speechless after visiting that.

So, shopping in Dubai becomes fun now-a-days and more fun when it is done at night as the locals also go out to shop there. Even you do not want to do shopping then, you can enjoy watching the people shopping there. This directly displays that rivaling in the street till late night and hitting the pillow late is one of the best moments of the tour. One has to visit Dubai during the Shopping Festival, i.e. between January – February as the city expand its markets widely.

Hong Kong for Ultimate Holiday Experience

Let Hong Kong attractions make your holiday more remarkable. So, set Hong Kong as your next tour destination and experience the days at this magnificent city. Hong Kong, the gorgeous city of China has no explanation. Any kind of presentation about the city will be inadequate until or unless one never watches its spellbinding attractions with open-eyes. The great combination of new and old styled eye-catching infrastructure, intoxicating surrounding and the wide-spread exhilarating attractions add more excitement in your Hong Kong holiday. It could be the best holiday destination for those who wish to spend quality of time with their darling, family or friends. Most of the people think that getting a tour package to Hong Kong or go by their own would be very expensive, but by gaining suitable knowledge about it one can also move round the city even at cheap price.

Hong Kong

 

Here, are some of the biggest attractions of this worldwide famous tourist destination:

Ocean Park

This most famous attraction of the city is located on the South of Hong Kong Island. The park has six main areas to visit such as Marine Land, Lowland Gardens, Kids World, Bird Paradise, Headland Rides and Adventure Land. These captions will give you some splendid ideas about what to do or what should one expect after visiting these areas. The beauty and excitement of this marine life theme park not only attracts the kids, but also its appealing adventurous features even lure the elder one as well.

Victoria Peak

If there is any place from where the panoramic view of the entire city can be captured then it is Victoria Peak. It shows the finest harbor view, which tourists can visit by climbing on this famous vintage point. Visit to Victoria Peak always engaged with savor of its delicious dining options that ranges from casual to classy. These all budgeted palates give the most authentic taste of Chinese cuisines. Reach the place before sundown to watch the varicolored brilliance of city lights.

Ten Thousand Buddha’s Monastery

This most precious monastery is located in Sha Tin New Territories on the hill. The site consists of five beautiful temples, four pavilions and one pagoda. The concrete 430 steps of uphill is very challenging that slowly drives you to this religious place. Gold painted ten thousand Buddha’s statues are beautifully positioned on the entire areas which are unlike from each others.

Disneyland

Come out from the T.V shows and make your dream fulfill, visit Disneyland. Both kids and adults are mostly frequented at this place from all over world to spend some time at this place. Hong Kong holiday package gives you the opportunity to see the inimitable sense of Chinese culture by driving at this incredible place. Accompany of Mickey Mouse and Disney friends will let you feel about this fantastic world of magic. Its delicious Chinese and Asian foods are very famous and those lure many visitors and Disney fans.

Western Market

The four storied red colored Edwardian building serves as a great shopping center for tourists. This is the perfect place for picking up some rare memorabilia during your holidays in Hong Kong. The market is full of souvenir shops and curio sellers. Rare silks and other unique fabrics are also found over here.

Nest in the Hills of Lonavla

Hill stations are known as places where the atmosphere is placid, natural air surrounds you, cool air enthralls you, weather gives awesome feeling and green vegetation is on par. Lonavla is the right place that has savor of all things. It is located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. This place becomes very active during the monsoon season as the countryside turns lush green with sparkling waterfalls and ponds. The cool air touches the face make anyone stunned for a moment.

View from hills in Lonavla

Lonavla is a popular holiday destination chosen by many people during the monsoon season. It was discovered by Sir Elphinstone in 1871. It is located on the 2,047 ft above the sea level. A large number of people travel to this place throughout the year. Even some people are buying houses at this place so that during the vacation, they stay there comfortably and enjoy the fullest.

Lonavla

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For avoiding the hustle bustle of the Mumbai city life, many people travel to this place during the weekend. They come here to relax themselves from the traffic and noise polluted environs of Mumbai. People come here to relax not only from Mumbai, but from other parts of the country. Even a large number of foreigners come to this place as Mumbai is the part of their tour, so they visit this place to relax after a hectic schedule of tours.

Chikki

Chikki by Harsh Alkutkar on flickr.com

Chikki, a candy sweet, is a special item in Lonavla and also famous among the tourists. Major tourist places in Lonavla that are visited most are Rajmachi point, Ryewood Park, Valvan Dam, Lonavla Lake, Duke’s nose, Tiger’s point, Karla Caves, Khandala, Bhaja, Bedsa Caves, Lohagad Fort, Lion’s Point and Tungarli Lake & Dam. All these are fun sites to visit in Lonavla during holidays or honeymoon.

Rajmachi Point

It is also a romantic gateway for honeymooners. Many honeymooners need a place that is away from the buzz of the city and Lonavla is the right place for them. The pleasant climate of the place helps the honeymooners to intimate with each other and enjoy the precious moments of life. Hiking and trekking is also very common in the hilly region so, adventure lovers go there in a large number to do their best. It also offers panoramic views of the Deccan plateau on one side and Konkan coast on the other that varies its beauty to a great extent.

Lonavla

Lonavla by Haley_Dale on flickr.com

Besides the cool climate, eye catching sightseeing, beautiful lakes, many luxurious resorts, hotels, restaurants is located here with modern architecture and all luxurious kind facilities. As it is a small town, so traveling to the nearby places is very simple. One can hire any car, rickshaw, auto, taxis or even bicycles. The best way to explore the surrounded places is through rented bicycles, through this one can take a glimpse view of surrounded hills, lakes, etc. and can able to take photographs to make the trip a memorable one.

Bhushi Dam

Bhushi Dam

Thus, Lonavla is the place having all the things in one place. The climate of this place is same throughout the year so, it is full of visitors all round the year. If you are planning for a trip to Mumbai, then do not miss to visit the Lonavla as it is a haven in Maharashtra and one of the best places in India for hill station holidays.