Those who have been to Saharna want to return, and the reasons are quite obvious. Known for its Holy Trinity, the magnificent nature and the surrounding rocks covered by forest, it has a unique feeling of calm. Sit by the shade of the old trees near some waterfalls of outstanding beauty to enjoy the silence, thencross the brook and visit the monastery complex, one of the biggest pilgrimage centers in the whole country.
This is one of the most important nature reservations in terms of size and variety, Rudi-Arionești consists of three forges with sharp and woody brinks and is filled with odd forms made by wind. Wander around the natural monuments such as the Dragon’s rock, the Green spring or the Cave of the deceased and listen to the harpa eoliane or wind harp: the melodic, enchanting sounds fissures emit during windy days.
Being the largest nature reservation in Moldova, the Royal Forest includes several tree species such as oaks, willows and poplars. At the same time, it is home to many birds like herons that nest in the trees near Prut River, giving Padurea Domneasca a second nickname: “the Land of Herons.” Whether you go fishing, picnic, visit the bison farm or simply take a walk and breathe the fresh air, you will certainly not regret spending a day to admire the beauty of the north.
Address & telephone number: Cuhnesti village, Glodeni, Moldova, +373 249 24 998 / 26 178
The Hundred Knolls
A unique natural phenomenon between the Prut and Nistru rivers, these knolls were probably formed by the seasonal floods. In reality, there are over three thousand knolls of various heights surrounded by mystery and giving birth to a lot of legends related to ancient civilizations. If you want to truly discover the charming world of rural Moldova, this is an absolute must-visit.
Located in the heart of the country, the most known forest in Moldova is made up of valleys and ravines hosting more than a thousand protected plants along with various mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects. Take the chance to see some endangered species, and after you enjoy the beauty in the wild, do not forget to stop by the Nature Museum for a better insight.
Address & telephone number: Lozova village, Straserni, Moldova, +373 237 47 386
By Maria Menegaki