In 2000, almost the entire ecosystem of the Somes River was destroyed by a cyanide spill at the Aural gold mine in Baia Mare. Then about 100 thousand cubic meters of water contaminated with cyanide fell into a tributary of the Tisza River - the Somesh River. Ecologists estimated the damage at the rate of death of 80% of all aquatic fauna downstream. For a long time, fishing was prohibited in this place.
Today Romania closely monitors environmental standards at its factories, especially after joining the European Union; they need to adhere to European standards. That is why Romania is one of the tourist countries that attracts tourists with the beauty of nature and rich history. It's no joke, and it was here in the 15th century that the bloody prince of Wallachia, Vlad III Basarab, lived, from whom Bram Stoker wrote off his immortal hero, Count Dracula. Of course, the tourist flow in Romania is much less than in other European countries, but lovers of history, medieval castles, and fantastic stories come here every year.
Romania is famous for its beautiful views, river valleys, ancient villages, and delicious cuisine. Traveling by car, you can visit different cities and towns and enjoy the hospitality of the locals. And although Romania is a bit of a Gothic country, with a disturbing flavor, stories about vampires, witches, and other wickedness. People here are very responsive and open.