Travel destination in Romania, among NYT 52 places to go in 2020
A travel destination nested in Romania has been ranked among the 52 places to go in 2020 by the New York Times.
The “Transylvanian Alps” in Romania, the spot that Prince Charles has named “a priceless natural treasure” are promoted next to other famous destinations such as Bolivia, Washington, Paso Roble or Sicily.
“To experience a piece of real wilderness without having to go to the ends of the earth, look no further than Romania,” journalist Gabriel Leigh says.
“Of all the old-growth primary forest that remains in Europe, 65 percent of it is there. These forests, home to bears, wolves and an incredible array of flora and fauna besides, are found all around the country, but you could do worse than head to the Southern Carpathian Mountains, also known as the Transylvanian Alps, for the full experience,” he continues.
The NYT proposes to travelers a visit to “the Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park“, or the Fagaras mountain ranges farther east,” that provides, besides hiking, camping, swimming under waterfalls, among others, a wide area of “truly untouched nature”.
“Romania’s very decent roads (one of which, the Transfagarasan, is a destination in itself for motoring enthusiasts) make it possible to reach all of this, even on shorter trips.”
The prestigious publication also reminds of the tragic logging, mostly illegal, happening in the Romanian secular forests.