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Address: Fagaras Mountains | Bâlea Lake Romania, Romania
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Most beautiful place I have ever visited

It is just so beautiful, it makes you want to cry and laugh at the same time. I was amazed by the beauty of the place and could not even sleep well because I just wanted to look... read more

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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is just so beautiful, it makes you want to cry and laugh at the same time. I was amazed by the beauty of the place and could not even sleep well because I just wanted to look out the window and watch the clouds over those breathtaking black mountains. The day before we arrived it was snowing and we... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the top of the Transfagarasan road you arrive to the Balea Lake which is nice and cold. Surrounding the lake are many local stools creating a market and it's very nice even on a rainy day. Taste as many local dishes that you can, they are fresh and tasty

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Alba Iulia, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Balea Lake with my 5 year old son and my 1 year old dog. It is the most beautiful experience to do with all family members. Even my dog ( bichon ) loved it. Crowded or no crowded this place eliberates your soul.

Thank Remeny R
Ploiesti, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The nature has given us this gift. Stunning views, perfect for photographers. Fresh air, nice and calm atmosphere. So relaxing, 5*

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Soest, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is a must for drivers, photographers and all others. The drive uphill to Balea is spectacular. Just be aware, on the summit you will find a traffic jam during the weekend. Getting a parking place can be though. So many people are visiting this place. Also the ongoing road is crowded with souvenir stands. The buzz brings a lot... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Lots of things to do here, from just staying near the lake at the restaurant, to going on hard trails to the mountain tops. Don't visit on weekends (includind Sunday) because it's extremely crowded. We arrived on Sunday at 3PM and there was a one hour traffic line to get here.

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Slovenian Littoral Region, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

In July 2016 we drove the Transfagarasan from south to north and slept there for one night. Great views in all directions great summer hiking routes and great place to stop for few hours to have some lunch, photo session, open air rest in the summer.

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Slatina, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We started our trip at Balea Lac from the Vidraru Dam. When you reach Capra waterfall, you really need to stop a moment to admire the beauty of the place and take a picture. After a couple of hours we reached Balea. Being in the middle of summer (July 16th) was full of vistors. I saw two brides who came... More 

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Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We visited yesterday with a tour from Smart Hostel in Sibiu. The Transfagaran Highway was the highlight of the trip for me, but the lake is beautiful well. There were still some patches of snow around the lake (July 7), so dress warm! There is good too eat by the lake: dried meats, cheese, pastries.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Great roads to and from the lake, very busy when we visited ( it was a National holiday ) and apparently, snow had only been cleared the previous week through the narrow mountain tunnel. Enjoyable.

Thank Richard T

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