Romania, located in Southeast Europe, is one of the largest countries in the European Union. The country offers both historical heritage as well as natural beauties waiting to be visited. Apart from that, it has become a popular medical tourism destination for international patients, and have you ever wondered why? Health care in Romania is quite affordable compared to other countries, but that’s not all.
Healthcare in Romania
After the country became a part of the European Union, the healthcare system received massive funding and investment from private healthcare groups. In 2014, the government again received funds from the World Bank and used them to modernize and improve hospitals and other healthcare facilities all around the country. Doctors and medical staff have advanced medical training and qualifications. These are the main reasons for Romania's becoming a popular destination for ones who are searching for plastic surgery or dental implants abroad alternatives.
Consequently, about 20.000 health tourism patients come and get health care services in Romania every year, and most of them are visiting for treatments in the field of dentistry and plastic surgery.
Also, the majority of dentist and plastic surgery clinics in Romania offer translation services in French, Spanish, English or Hungarian, very convenient for European medical travel patients. Most of the patients come from Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel because certain treatments are expensive in their country.
Apart from being one of the best countries for dental implants, there are other elements compose the essence of Romania tourism which makes everyone visit Romania at least once in a lifetime.
Here are some places which you might want to see:
See: The Danube Delta
Different from the rest of Europe, Romania has many unspoiled areas that you may enjoy. For example, the Danube Delta, the best-preserved delta in the continent, is the second largest river delta in Europe. It is one of the National Heritage sites of UNESCO and also, hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species and lots of plants.
Bucharest, which is the capital of the country, is a popular destination for tourist. The city is nicknamed “Little Paris” – it is the trade center of Romania, and it offers many entertainment places like operas, theaters. In Bucharest, you can travel around tree-lined boulevard and walk in pleasant parks such as Herastrau Park.
See: The Palace of Parliament
The Palace of Parliament is the largest and heaviest administrative building in the world used for civilian purposes, and also the second largest administrative building overall, after the Pentagon. It’s also the most expensive administrative building in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Brasov is one of the important cities of Romania located in the center of the country. It is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. You can find many mountain resorts with skating facilities.
See: Black Church
There is an impressive gothic church in Brasov called the Black Church, which is the symbol of the city. The church is a Lutheran church that Lutheran services are held in it every Sunday. Also, it is a museum open to visitors.
See: Bran Castle
There is another place which you might be excited about if you love Dracula. The Bran Castle, also known as Dracula Castle, is located near the Brasov. It has a gothic architecture, and it has been standing since the 1370s. The castle is now a museum open every day for its visitors.
See: Merry Cemetery
Romania as a whole country has a great history and culture. You may encounter traditional streets, rural areas, different costumes, and some other interesting things during your trips. Don’t be surprised if you see a “Merry Cemetery”, known as the Cimitirul Vesel, located in northern Romania. Each grave in this cemetery is embellished with lively paintings, original poems, carved wooden crosses. Some tell heart-breaking stories or tragic events such as accidents and illnesses.
Things to Do in Romania
If you love natural springs and winter sports, Romania should be at the top of your destinations. Alpine activities, hiking, and hunting are definitely worth recommending while visiting Romania.
There are many towns where you can find mountain resorts for activities, such as the town Sinaia. The touristic landmarks of the town are historical castles and a monastery named for Mount Sinai. Plenty of mountain resorts are located nearby the Monastery.
Besides all of these, you may enjoy traditional meals which are full of comfort dishes, from starters to the main course to the rich desserts, large and affordable food portions, local drinks and many tasty wines of Romania.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in April 2019.