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.

Owing to its rich medieval history, Romania is positively saturated with beautiful castles in various states of repair. The country also has a huge amount of undisturbed forest (and the largest population of brown bears in Europe), making it a great destination for nature lovers. With the Carpathian mountains running through the center of the country, the combination makes for some unforgettably memorable views.

If you're from Romania or if you've been there on vacation, we'd love to see your favorite sights! And don't forget to vote for your favorite photos on this list.

#1 Bigar Waterfall

Bigar Waterfall

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LucindaHester 4 years ago

Beautiful!!

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#2 Romanian Tunnel Of Love

Romanian Tunnel Of Love

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IuliaManda 4 years ago

where is this one exactly?

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#3 The Moss Swamp

The Moss Swamp

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WeeGee 4 years ago

Dreamy

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#4 Bucegi Mountains

Bucegi Mountains

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PaulaBecerra 4 years ago

Love nature.

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#5 Bucegi Mountains

Bucegi Mountains

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KarinArcas 4 years ago

Whaou.... Is it a dream ?

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#6 The Transfagarasan, Transylvania

The Transfagarasan, Transylvania

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RenanCSouza 4 years ago

unbelievable

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#7 Autumn Morning Fog In The Village Biertan

Autumn Morning Fog In The Village Biertan

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AlfredaSamsanaviciene 4 years ago

A fairy tale castle.

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#8 Ceahlau

Ceahlau

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KrasimirChurov 4 years ago

This is amazing <3

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#9 Maramures

Maramures

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AdrianPopan 4 years ago

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#10 Bran (dracula) Castle

Bran (dracula) Castle

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BarbaraDelahunty 4 years ago

Bran Castle, one of my favourite spots

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#11 Sunflower Fields

Sunflower Fields

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AndrewsEmpire 4 years ago

looks like a concert.

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#12 Corvin Castle

Corvin Castle

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CoruiAnca 4 years ago

<3

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#13 Rodnei Mountains, Romania

Rodnei Mountains, Romania

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FlorinUlar 3 years ago

I grew up in these mountains. These flowers (Rhododendron) have a wonderful flavor, my mother used them to make a delicious syrup or jelly.

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#14 Peles Castle

Peles Castle

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PaulaBecerra 4 years ago

My dream, yes!

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#15 Decebal

Decebal

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PaulaBecerra 4 years ago

Waters

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#16 Retezat National Park, Carpathians

Retezat National Park, Carpathians

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AndroneOlimpiu 4 years ago

That is Bucura lake. Is a glacier formation.

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#17 Rodnei

Rodnei

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HimanshuPanchal 4 years ago

mystical!!

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#18 Apuseni Mountains

Apuseni Mountains

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MegaWirasetra 3 years ago

i can see the tiny house right there,,,

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#19 Spring Afternoon In The Hills Of Holbav Village

Spring Afternoon In The Hills Of Holbav Village

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PaulaBecerra 4 years ago

So nice!

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#20 Brasov

Brasov

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MaureenDaniels 4 years ago

Starting at the top of this picture you could not guess that it will end in traffic! I loved being able to view it this way.

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#21 Sighişoara

Sighişoara

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FrankBarba 4 years ago

excelente los callejones me encantan

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#22 Mountain Road

Mountain Road

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AdrianTanasa 4 years ago

Thank you for adding these beautifull pictures. I sometimes forget why I still live here :)

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#23 Sibiu

Sibiu

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#24 Sunrise At Magura

Sunrise At Magura

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AdrianPopan 4 years ago

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#25 Ţara Bârsei

Ţara Bârsei

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rakesh.S.C 4 years ago

Beautiful!

#26 Balea Lake

Balea Lake

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GuineaGeorgeta 4 years ago

I've seen it, it's not modified..This is our country, our nature..i love it.

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#27 The Merry Cemetery, Maramures

The Merry Cemetery, Maramures

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VlassaTudor 4 years ago

It unique in Europe and the stories are really funny

#28 Moeciu De Jos, Bran

Moeciu De Jos, Bran

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#29 Cave Scarisoara

Cave Scarisoara

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AndreiFărcaș 4 years ago

The most impressive fact, not revealed by this picture, is that there is a glacier inside the cave! :D

#30 Mine Salt In Turda

Mine Salt In Turda

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AndreiFărcaș 4 years ago

And the main hall with the additional annexes is even more impressive, this is just the entrance ;)

#31 Black Sea

Black Sea

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Tekla Parajdi 4 years ago

too bad the seashore is full of garbage :(

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#32 Morning In Rural Romania

Morning In Rural Romania

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AlexandraTeodorescu 4 years ago

https://500px.com/photo/80852007/tranquility-by-catalin-caciuc Copyright of Catalin Caciuc...

#33 Cazinoul Din Constanta

Cazinoul Din Constanta

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AndreiFărcaș 4 years ago

The old casino, built in the first years of the 20th century :D

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#34 Bran Monastrery In Brasov County

Bran Monastrery In Brasov County

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AncaNienna 4 years ago

Lovely photo!

#35 Bucovina

Bucovina

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#36 Sarmizegetusa Regia

Sarmizegetusa Regia

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Ana-MariaStoica 4 years ago

it's Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulpia_Traiana_Sarmizegetusa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarmizegetusa_Regia

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#37 View From Cetatea Poenari

View From Cetatea Poenari

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AndreiFărcaș 4 years ago

And the Poienari fortress itself is really nice to visit! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poenari_Castle

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#38 Sibiu

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AndreiFărcaș 4 years ago

A view from the Bridge of Lies (the legends says that whoever tells a lie there the bridge will collapse with them) :D

#39 Romanian Sphinx

Romanian Sphinx

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BarbaraDelahunty 4 years ago

Bucegi Sphinx, which looms above the Prahova valley between Busteni and Azuga

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#40 Two Worlds - Sf. Ana Lake

Two Worlds - Sf. Ana Lake

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Andrei Fărcaș 4 years ago

This is in the Szekler Land and it has its own legend, you should ask the locals! ;)

#41 Frozen Black Sea And Casino Constanta

Frozen Black Sea And Casino Constanta

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#42 Magura

Magura

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#43 Peles Castle, Sinaia, Romania

Peles Castle, Sinaia, Romania

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Leen Van de Walle 4 years ago

Prettiest castle I ever visited!

#44 A Part Of Wedding Celebration In Sat Sugatag In Region Of Maramures.

A Part Of Wedding Celebration In Sat Sugatag In Region Of Maramures.

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Wojtek Tyluś 2 years ago

cóż za nogi! super zdjęcie!

#45 Borsa, Maramures

Borsa, Maramures

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Mermaid Channel -Entertainment Fun 4 months ago

May I take pride in asking which camera was used for all these splendid pictures?

#46 Shepherd At Sunset (miorita) - By The Mud Volcanoes (vulcanii Nroiosi) - By Tudor Jelescu

Shepherd At Sunset (miorita) - By The Mud Volcanoes (vulcanii Nroiosi) - By Tudor Jelescu

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#47 Maramures County - © Alex Robciuc

Maramures County - © Alex Robciuc

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#48 The Black Church - Brasov

The Black Church - Brasov

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#49 The Tower Clock, Sighisoara

The Tower Clock, Sighisoara

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#50 Cluj Napoca

Cluj Napoca

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#51 Iasi,romania

Iasi,romania

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Felinda-Ioana PIRTAC 4 years ago

home ...

#52 Peles Castle-sinaia

Peles Castle-sinaia

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BarbaraDelahunty 4 years ago

Another of my favourite places

#53 Sibiu , Romania

Sibiu , Romania

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#54 Sibiu , Romania

Sibiu , Romania

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#55 Iași City

Iași City

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ElenaHuff 4 years ago

Thank you Bored Panda. Brings back magical childhood memories.

#56 Făgăraș Ridge

Făgăraș Ridge

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#57 The Garden Of Bran Castle

The Garden Of Bran Castle

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#58 Danube Delta

Danube Delta

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#59 Lake Colibita

Lake Colibita

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#60 Bucegi Mountains

Bucegi Mountains

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#61 Ceahlau Mountains

Ceahlau Mountains

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#62 Sibiu

Sibiu

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#63 Inside The Salt Mine Praid / Romania

Inside The Salt Mine Praid / Romania

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#64 Caraiman Cross, Bucegi Mountains

Caraiman Cross, Bucegi Mountains

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Andrei Fărcaș 4 years ago

It's full of light bulbs and a generator inside its base, so every night it is lighten up, so you can see it from miles away!

#65 Bucovina

Bucovina

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#66 Winter In Jiu Valley

Winter In Jiu Valley

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#67 Muntii Bucegi

Muntii Bucegi

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#68 Tihuta Pass

Tihuta Pass

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#69 Dream Winter In Jiu Valley

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#70 The Ice Hotel

The Ice Hotel

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#71 Hunedoara Castle Interior

Hunedoara Castle Interior

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Andrei Fărcaș 4 years ago

The medieval chapel of the castle

#72 Hidden Waterfall In Jiu Valley

Hidden Waterfall In Jiu Valley

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Ammis Håkansson 2 years ago

Lovley

#73 Winter In Transylvania

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#74 The Tunnel Of Love Again

The Tunnel Of Love Again

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#75 Danube Delta

Danube Delta

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#76 Ciucas Mountain

Ciucas Mountain

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#77 Cluj-napoca, The Heart Of Transylvania

Cluj-napoca, The Heart Of Transylvania

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Cosmin Addrian 4 years ago

Cluj-Napoca*

#78 Danube Delta

Danube Delta

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#79 Tmf Sesia Valley / Geamana / Alba

Tmf Sesia Valley / Geamana / Alba

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AndreiFărcaș 4 years ago

A lake with toxic residual water from a goldmine exploitation. The village was evacuated in the 70's, but the houses are below the "water"..

#80 Gura Portiței

Gura Portiței

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#81 Near Bear Lake Sovata / Romania

Near Bear Lake Sovata / Romania

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#82 Transilvania

Transilvania

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AnamariaPopescu 4 years ago

Brasov, the Black Church, gothic architecture

#83 Colorful Romania

Colorful Romania

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#84 Sunset Over Mandra Lake - Parang Mountains

Sunset Over Mandra Lake - Parang Mountains

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#85 Beusnita Waterfall

Beusnita Waterfall

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Ammis Håkansson 2 years ago

Magnifikt

#86 Hiking Towards Rooster's Crest (creasta Cocoșului), Gutin Mountains, Maramureș

Hiking Towards Rooster's Crest (creasta Cocoșului), Gutin Mountains, Maramureș

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#87 Tureni, Cluj County, Romania

Tureni, Cluj County, Romania

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AndreiFărcaș 4 years ago

The Turda's Gorges! Wonderful sights! :)

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#88 Sighisoara By Night

Sighisoara By Night

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#89 A Place Where The Time Has Stopped / Maramures

A Place Where The Time Has Stopped / Maramures

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#90 Botiza, Maramures

Botiza, Maramures

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#91 Dobrogea

Dobrogea

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