Bucegi Mountains, Sinaia

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The Bucegi Mountains 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".RangesThe mountains are grouped in three ranges: Bucegi Mountains (Omul Peak - 2505 meters) Leaota Mountains (Leaota Peak - 2133 meters) Piatra Craiului Mountains (Baciului Peak - 2238 meters) The Bran Pass separates the Piatra Craiului and Leaota ranges; it was marked by border crossings between Wallachia and Transylvania, and was defended by the Bran Castle.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Site that is accessed in a jeep, while there is a cable car that allows us to go to the top, but in times of great affluence of tourists, the waiting time is very high.
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  • August 17, 2017
    At 2200 meters above sea level, a monolith top eight meters long and 12, near the Sphinx are two other important things called Babel. Is not binding the climb, from Busteni is a convenient cable car. Beautiful spectacle of nature.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The hiking is suitable for every age and the views are amazing! Fresh air and so many things to do. 5*  more »

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