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- Balea Lake The Most Impressive Glacier Lake in Romania
- Turda Salt Mine An Underground Amusement Park
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- Corvin Castle – an Inspiration for Dracula
- The Iron Gates in Romania
- Clay Castle upon the Valley of the Fairies
- Experience Nature Bigar Waterfall
- The Cultural Harbor / Port Cultural Cetate
- Skigyimes Alpine Coaster in Romania
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If you thought Transylvania was home only to vampires, you will be quite surprised to know that it also houses a Valley of the Fairies. Located in the picturesque area of Sibiu, this clay castle was built in Porumbacu de Sus by a couple who fled the Capital. It’s made of only natural materials, 100% organic clay and straws and not an inch of paint!
Guarded by the spectacular Carpathian Mountains and offering a stunning backdrop, this place will soon be opening its doors to accommodate guests. For now, you can enjoy visiting the rooms, having a drink on the sparking sides of the river that flows nearby and, why not, take a relaxing afternoon nap.
There is a small fee to be paid. By small I mean actually small. The entrance was 5Lei – that’s close to 1.2 EUR. It’s open all week, from 10:30 to 17:30. The owners charge this fee as it helps them continue building this fine place. Soon, there will be a restaurant serving only organic food, supplied by locals.
It’s great to visit this place in the summer. Take your blanket and a couple of sandwiches and savor your picnic. You have wooden tables setup to have drinks and hay “chairs” to rest your feet. Loosen up, breathe easy and you will and up feeling like home.
Kudos to the couple for being brave enough to just cut off from the everyday life, quit their corporate jobs and shape this phenomenal place. Once you step foot in the Valley, you do find yourself living a fairytale!
Don’t forget to bring your camera! You can take as many pictures as you want, at no extra charge.
If you’re thinking of visiting Dracula’s castle, then be sure not to miss this adorable castle!
Official website: ValeaZanelor.ro and Facebook here
P.S.: 2 photos were taken from their website. I’m not such a good photographer 🙂