5 Natural Wonders of Romania

If you ever want to have a Romanian bucket list, then this is for you. The areas of interest in this list are all natural. A fairy tale-ish waterfalls, a naturally formed bridge, a salt mine, a part of the infamous Danube Delta, and a fire breathing land - these are what Romania's natural wonders are all about.

If you would like to visit all of these places, I suggest that from Bucharest, you go first to the Danube river, then to the living fires, next is the salt mine, next is the waterfalls, and finally God's bridge.

1. Delta Dunării aka The Danube Delta

Delta Dunării / Danube Delta, Foursquare.com

Delta Dunării / Danube Delta, Foursquare.com

The infamous Danube river, which runs across Europe, found its way in Romania. Its a UNESCO world heritage with over 300 bird species. It can be found in Tulcea county, eastern part of Romania.

Name:
Delta Dunării / Danube Delta
Address:
Delta Dunării, Crișan, Romania
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Salina Turda aka Turda Salt Mine

Salina Turda, Foursquare.com

Salina Turda, Foursquare.com

It's a salt mine and amusement park in one. Imagine it has a basketball area, a mini-golf course, Ferris wheel, and an underground lake with boats to rent. It's located in Cluj county, northwestern part of Romania. It was even coined as the most beautiful underground place by Business Insider.

Name:
Salina Turda
Address:
Aleea Durgău nr. 7, 401200 Turda, Romania
TEL:
+40 364 260 940
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

3. Cascada Bigăr aka Bigar waterfalls

Cascada Bigăr, Foursquare.com

Cascada Bigăr, Foursquare.com

This is probably the most beautiful of them all. It is located in Caraș-Severin County, in the southwestern part of the country. It even tops the list of the eight most wonderful waterfalls in the world.

Name:
Cascada Bigăr
Address:
Parcul Național Cheile Nerei - Beușnița (DN57B), Bozovici, Romania
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

4. Podul Lui Dumnezeu aka God's Bridge

Podul Lui Dumnezeu, Foursquare.com

Podul Lui Dumnezeu, Foursquare.com

The bridge is naturally made from a cave that collapsed years back. It is found in the southwestern part of Romania, in Mehedinți county. It is the only natural bridge in the whole of Europe, so you should definitely give it a visit.

Name:
Podul Lui Dumnezeu
Address:
DJ670, Ponoarele, Romania
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

5. Focul Viu aka The Living Fires

Focul Viu, Foursquare.com

Have you ever seen the ground breathe fire? They do here, in Focul Viu in Lopătari, Buzau county, southeastern part of Romania.

Name:
Focul Viu
Address:
sat Terca, 127306 Lopătari, Romania
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

Conclusion

These natural wonders of Romania are just a few of what the country has to offer. There are more in the whole country that houses 20 million people in 238,391 km².

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?