| Muntenia and Oltenia|
Arges County - Braila County - Bucharest County - Buzau County - Calarasi County - Dambovita County - Dolj County - Giurgiu County - Ialomita County - Ilfov County - Mehedinti County - Olt County - Prahova County - Teleorman County - Valcea CountyOther zones : Crisana and Banat - Dobrogea - Maramures - Moldova and Bucovina - Transylvania The two historical provinces are situated in the south of the country, between the Carpathians and the Danube.
The visitor can admire various landscapes: the Danube Waterside Meadow, depressions, high hills and mountains: Fagaras - the highest mountains in Romania - Parang, Retezat, Godeanu and its karsts phenomena, cliffs imagining anthropomorphic forms (the Sphinx and the Old Women in Bucegi, the Dove and the Bear in Ciucas), caves, gorges and natural bridges.
Many glacial and saline lakes in the hills offer to the tourists the possibility to practice nautical sports, to fish and hunt, to have a good rest or to heal diseases and affections. The rich thermal and mineral waters enabled the development of spas along Olt Valley (Olanesti, Calimanesti, Caciulata, Govora) and also in the Subcarpathians (Slanic Prahova, Pucioasa, Telega, Sarata Monteoru).
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is a real museum-garden and hosts many historical and architectural monuments. Nearby Bucharest you can visit palaces and monasteries, such as Snagov, Caldarusani, Mogosoaia, Cernica, Pustnicul.
The villages in Muntenia and Oltenia preserve an extraordinary genuine architecture - wooden or stone households - especially in the mountain areas. You will be impressed by monumental gates, well-adorned porches and peasant furniture.
Also, this is the place where you will find fine pieces of popular art: pottery in Oboga and Horezu, vividly colored carpets, folk costumes.
Source: Romanian Travel Guide / Publirom