Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Romania - Bicaz's Gorge
ROMANIA - Harghita - Bicaz's Gorge (The Bicaz Canyon).
Sent by Tatiana from Romania.
This is from Wikipedia : The Bicaz Canyon (Cheile Bicazului -- literally The Keys of Bicaz in Romanian, Békás-szoros in Hungarian) is one of the most spectacular places in Romania, located in the north-east part of the country, in Neamţ and Harghita counties. The canyon was dug by the waters of Bicaz River and it serves as a passageway between the Romanian provinces of Moldova and Transylvania. It is a noted location to see the wallcreeper, an uncommon cliff-dwelling bird. The road along the 8 kilometres of ravines, often in serpentines with rock on one side and a sheer drop on the other, is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. Also within the Chei is Lacul Roşu (the Red Lake), with its traditional cabins, hotels, and its famous lake (situated at 980m altitude) caused by a landslide in the 19th century.