Romania is an extraordinary country in Southeast Europe that inspires millions of tourists every year with its magnificent landscapes, amazing culture and unique landmarks.

If you still haven’t had a chance to travel to Romania, you should revise your vacation planning for 2016 and include this wonderful country on your list. Whether you prefer exciting mountain adventures or if you are looking for cultural enrichment, Romania is the best place for both and even more.

You’ve probably heard about the Dracula’s Bran Castle from the tourist guides, but this gorgeous European country is not just about that.

Here is our list with the top 8 attractions in Romania that are really worth visiting, recommended by locals.

#1 Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization, Sibiu

Muzeul Satului, Sibiu, Romania The "ASTRA" Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization (Romanian: Muzeul Civilizaţiei Populare Tradiţionale "ASTRA") is located in the Dumbrava Forest, 3 km south of Sibiu, on the road towards Răşinari, and is easily accessible by car, bus or tramway. Occupying an area of 0.96 square kilometres, it is the largest open air museum in Romania and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. It contains houses and workshops of the traditional Romanian folk culture from the pre-industrial era. Over 300 houses and other buildings are situated in the forest around two artificial lakes with over 10 km of walkways between them. A mill in the Museum of the Traditional Folk Civilization. The exhibits are organised into six thematic groups: * food production and animal husbandry. * production of raw materials. * means of transportation. * manufacture of household objects. * public buildings. * an exposition of monumental sculpture. Some of the most spectacular buildings are a group of windmills from the Dobrudja area, a playing area for popice (skittles, an early form of bowling) from the Păltiniş monastery, a small mine from the Apuseni Mountains, a few water-mills, a wooden ferry, and a fishery from the Danube Delta. Also there are houses of shepherds, pottery workshops, iron workshops and others. There is also a working inn, a small pub and a dance pavilion. In the museum there is a wooden church from northern Transylvania brought in 1990-1992 from the village of Bezded in Sălaj County. A series of festivals and fairs take place in the museum annually, the most popular one being The Folk Craftsmen's Fair which takes place each summer around the Saint Mary's Dormition, an Orthodox holiday in the middle of August. Also, permanent and temporary exhibitions can be seen in a special pavilion inide the museum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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#2 Turda Saltworks, Turda

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#3 The Sphinx in Bucegi Mountains

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#4 Danube Delta

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#5 The Ice Hotel

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#6  Rasnov Citadel

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#7 Transfagarasan Highway

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#8 Retezat Mountains

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