Only about two hours and a half drive from Bucharest, a unique landscape reveals itself to the eager eye of the
traveller: the magnificent mud volcanoes of Buzau county.
From Bucharest, head to Buzau and then continue towards Berca.
Then follow the road sign to the mud volcanoes (Vulcanii Noroiosi), which will lead you the area called
Just near the lone motel with restaurant, the strange lunar landscape appears suddenly among the green hills.
Not only the mud volcanoes themselves are interesting, but the entire area, with its strange rock and clay formations
shaped by water, wind and sun.
Further on, if you continue the trip on the country road, youíll reach a second area with mud volcanoes, known
as Paclele Mici. Itís trickier to get here, but itís worth it - they say the landscape is even more
interesting than at Paclele Mari.
Get back to Berca and then follow the signs to Magura, boasting two major
attractions of the region: Ciolanu Monastery and the open-air
workshop of modern sculpture.
From Magura, if you don't like getting back on the same road, you can continue towards
Valenii de Munte, or even better - towards Brasov, through the
beautiful landscape of Siriu Mountains. Just before Brasov you'll have the opportunity of visiting the peasant
citadels of Harman and Prejmer,
but probably you should allocate an extra day for the trip.