After two members of the Bored Panda team traveled to Romania on vacation, they were absolutely inspired by this country. This often-overlooked tourist destination is a hidden gem filled with beautiful forests, regal castles and epic mountains.
Transylvania, Romania’s loveliest region, is full of oddities. There are the obvious sites related to Dracula and vampires and forests, but beyond those is a wealth of eccentric attractions with unusual claims to fame. This list includes some off-the-beaten-path destinations that show how much cultural, natural, and historical variety there is in Ardeal, as Romanians call the mountainous and historically rich area.