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Bucegi Mountains, Sinaia
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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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  • This is definitely a place to see since here you are with no doubt surrounded by nature. These mountains, with its landscape it's by far one of the greatest that I've ever seen 
  • חובה טיור גיפים בשלג נוף מהמם .אגם גדול ויפה בין ההרים ו מערה מדהימה.אבל דורשת מאמץ לא קטן .לא מתאימה לקשישים שמתקשים ללכת 
  • Bucegi mountains is where everyone goes hiking or skiing in Romania, these being the most popular and also easy accessible from both Bucharest and from Transylvania, due to accessibility. Lots of sky ...  more »