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Bucegi Mountains, Sinaia

Categories: Mountains, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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The Bucegi Mountains are located in central Romania, south of the city Brașov. They are part of the Southern Carpathians group of the Carpathian Mountains.To the east, the Bucegi Mountains have a very steep slope towards the popular tourist destination Prahova Valley (a.o. Bușteni and Sinaia). At a higher elevation is the Bucegi Plateau, where wind and rain have turned the rocks into spectacular figures such as the Sphinx and Babele.The Bucegi is believed to be the Dacian holy mountain Kogainon, on which the God Zalmoxis resided in a cave.NameThe exact origin of the name "Bucegi" is disputed by philologists. "Buceag" or "bugeac" seems to be the source of the name, a word designating in the language of mountain people both the moss in the forest and the wilderness or the junipers. Archaic version of the name "Bucegi" is "Buceci", name still used today by elders in the mountains, and about which linguists say it's derived from "huceag", "buceag" or "bugeac".Linguist Sextil Pușcariu claims that the name of Bucșoi, one of the mountains that reach the Omu Peak, derives from "Buc", "Bucur", just as "Buceci", "Bugeci" derives from "Buc" with the same suffix like "Măneciu" or "Moeciu". And "Bucur" is a genuine Dacian name. In Iorgu Iordan's work, Toponimia romînească, the name of the mountains is derived from Slavic buk, meaning "beech".
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  • I reckon there are a few countries in the world with mountains as amazing as Romania's. Even though they have never promoted tourism because of different reasons as soon as you discover it you immedia...  read more »
  • Routes totally signposted and easy to of follow, the environment is amazing and leaves of be crowded once you alejas of where takes the cable car.
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  • Amazing natural stones shaped by the winds (I guess) as a huge sphinx and a few mushroom shaped stones, up in about 2200 meter over sea level, amazing landscape Can be reached using the cable cart tak...  read more »
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