Each country is unique in its own way, and any point on the map keeps its secrets and legends that make this place particularly interesting. Amazing Moldova is no exception. What do we know about it? This small state in the south-east of Europe, tightly clamped between Ukraine and Romania. Immediately come to mind rock monasteries, wine cellars, smashed parks everywhere, hilly green linens of fresh grass. And what is so unusual about this region?
It is surprising that the Moldovan river, which gave the name to the Moldavian principality, is not located on the territory of this country, but flows through the expanses of neighboring Romania.
The bison, symbolizing the country, for three centuries did not exist in the regions of Moldova after the mass extermination, and only recently this beast decorating the state coat of arms was again brought into its territory.
The national dish of Moldova is considered to be hominy – porridge on corn flour. But very few people know that gold cobs were brought into this country only in the 17th century, while the rest of Europe overtook Moldova in maize tasting for two centuries.
This small country ranks seventh in the world for growing walnuts.
Which is not surprising, because the Moldavian chernozem is included in the list of the most fertile soils in the world.
Moldova is famous not only for its agrarian achievements – cultural values also have a place to be. The country was once visited by the great Russian writer, “The Sun of Russian Poetry” – Alexander Pushkin. In memory of this event in Chisinau, there is a pedestal with a bust of literary genius. The monument was installed on the residents’ own money.
The language of the Gagauz, which is preserved in the south of the country, is protected by the world organization of UNESCO, as disappearing.
On the territory of Moldova is a multi-level cave Kriva, which is one of the largest caves in the world.
In Moldova, the medieval churches of the 18th century were preserved in their original form.
To the note to the modern practical tourist: in Moldova you can inexpensively solve your “dental” questions, as dental treatment in this country is quite inexpensive.
The history of Moldova is inextricably linked with wine, which is very remarkable, as the outlines of this country on the map resemble a bunch of grapes.
Vineyards occupy a huge area, more than one-fourth of the country. Almost 25% of the local population are engaged in the production of Moldovan wine.
Quite curious and the fact that the vines appeared on the territory of Moldova long before it emerged as a state.
Perhaps, that is why the winery “Malye Milesti”, located in Moldova, ranks first in Europe in terms of the number of units of the “drink of the Gods” assembled in it. Just imagine – more than two million collection wines in one place! For this local attraction was awarded a record in the Guinness Book of Records.
Despite all these facts, Moldova, according to some sources, is still the least known European country. On the territory of the country there are many historical monuments, however, while this does not contribute to the development of the tourism industry.