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The Vidraru Lake-accumulating lake with the impressive dam belonging to the Arges hydro-electric power station (“light citadel”), it stretches between the stone walls of the gorge, the lake leads your eyes into the dazzling man-made abyss (166 m height). Downstream of Vidraru a series of lakes have been built, together with small power stations: Onesti, Cerbureni, Curtea de Arges, Zigoneni, Bascov, Stefanesti.

The Fagaras Mountains-the highest mountain ridge of the entire Romanian Carpathians, with the highest altitudes of our country (Moldoveanu peak-2544 m and Negoiu Peak-2535 m). These heights have determined French geographer Em. de Martonne to call the Southern Carpathians “The Transylvanian Alps”. The rivers, rich and numerous, rush down from high altitude springs or glacial lakes, cutting deep valleys with many waterfalls and rapids. The mountains are crossed by the Transfagarasan road, situated at the highest crossing altitude of the Carpathians, 2055 m, with an 845 m tunnel. A great portion of this road crosses the alpine regions, offering an incredible view;

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Additional Photos by Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748)
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