The archeological complex Old Orhei is situated in the valley of a right tributary of Dniestr – Raut River, between the villages Trebujeni and Butuceni, district of Orhei, 60 km North East from Chisinau. The name of the archeological reservation, and respectively, of the museum complex, derives from the name of historical settlement, the medieval city Orhei, existing on these lands since the XV-XVI centuries. The name evolved to Old Orhei after the settlement was left and a new city was founded, having nowadays the same name. The museum complex Old Orhei is a system of historical monuments and natural landscapes.
In 2004 26 thousand non - Moldavian citizens came to Moldova. It is estimated that about half of them were tourists. The number of tourists visiting the country has increased with 10,6% compared to 2003 and 29,2 % compared to 2002. The greatest number of people visiting Moldova comes from USA, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey.
In comparition, in 2005 only one city in Poland - Krakow - attracted about 7 million tourists! The statistics shows clearly that Moldova - as a whole country - is totally of the beaten path... Just ideal for someone who love peace and quiet.:)
The Monastery on the Nistru River
The Japca Monastery on the right bank of the Nistru River!
It's near to Camenca (in Transnistria on opposite bank) and it's the only monastery in Moldova which was not closed during the communist regime.
The Monastery with traditions kept and in a marvelous place of earth on the Nistru River.
...on the picture, there is a village on the opposite bank of Nistru - it's Podoimita (the village my father is from)Related to:
- Religious Travel
Stroesti (or Stroinet)
Another beautiful place in the north of the country in Transnistria.
The beauty of this places cannot be descibed in words, you should come and see it for yourself!
Vineyards on the rocky hills of the Nistru produce one the finest and greatest wines. Being cultivated on this rocky hills and near the NIstru river with more sun the wine from here is just fine! As I heard some french about 500 years ago brought some species of wine which is cultivated here till now.Related to:
- Wine Tasting
- Adventure Travel
Visit Camenca with it's hills like small mountains with people like nowhere else in Moldova, people that keep old traditions and where not so long time ago (about 30 years ago) you could meet people in the street in national costumes.
In any museum you will find national costumes, carpets and other things from Camenca.
The Nistru River! The secular vineyards on the hills!
just one tiny problem! It's in Transnistria - the region which right now is under Russian Occupation, and if you are foreigner it will be quite hard to get there. Hope soon (don't know when) the criminals from Transnistria will be locked up and you will have the opportunity to visit this pitoresque lands!Related to:
- Adventure Travel
- Arts and Culture
Get your fortune read!
Go to Maximovca, 15km outside Chisniau. Ask ANY villager in the town to "Baba Maria's" house...they WILL know the way. Maria is older than dirt and a world famous fortune teller!
Note: Bring someone who speaks either Romanian or Russian, as Maria does not speak English!
It just great to see some Moldovian villages. They are almost all in blue colour! Moreover, there are lots of street chapels and wells, both in the same colour.:) I have visited Ivancea and Trebujeni.
TRANSNISTRIA, this 'state'...
TRANSNISTRIA, this 'state' which is a construction with a comparable reputation and international recognition as North Cyprus. A sorts of Soviet Theme Park. For the really curious traveller....
See my Transnistrian Travelogue
There is some decent Moldovan wine.
Purcari offers a Pinot Noir, a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Cahor. The wines are not bad- but the winery expeirence a different story.
If you want to stop by and pick up a few bottles - why not?
But our lunch was overly-priced and mediocre.
Even though we visited during the off-season, and were the only tourists in sight, we didn't feel particularly welcomed. One person in our group purchased quite a bit of wine, and still received no warmth or customer service. Also- they didn't provide her with an option for wine-tasting nor did we get a tour! Oh well!
I can state, however, that the grounds were immaculately maintained. The decor tasteful and the dining area very grand. There's even a small gift shop.
Go to the different parks. ...
Go to the different parks. There is one called the Rose Park. It is huge, scenic and beautiful. It is worth stopping to smell the roses.
On the walk up to the Cave...
On the walk up to the Cave Monastery, these farmers were harvesting their crop of corn. It was quite an experience because I've only seen corn come from a can.
I booked one of the rooms on the floor where the rooms were meant to have been refurbed. You would...more
Trebujeni, Orhei, MD-3552, 300 meters from the bridge (entrance to the village) nearby Orheiul Vech
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