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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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  • We drove through the mountains in mid May 2017. Words cant make justice to the scenery, so I will refrain from being superficial and just post pictures. Just a piece of advise, if you visit Romania, r...  more »
  • Clean, cool air. Amazing view from every direction. Great hiking trails that are suitable for families with children. It's really a paradise. One of the most beautiful places. Must take hot clothing ....  more »
  • great nature and view i even seen, so powerfull and relaxing, would never forget this moments, its never ending fantasy  more »

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Well-known for its location within the Carpathian Mountains, Sinaia serves as a resort town that offers both luxury and rustic accommodations. You'll find lodging with historical charm in castle-like buildings as well as upscale resorts with spa facilities. Book a room in one of the hotels in the city center for easy access to the shops and restaurants. Find a place farther out of the city to enjoy the natural surroundings that it is known for.
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