Bâlea Lake
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Bâlea Lake

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Balea Lake is a glacial lake (formed in a cirque) located at an altitude of 2.040m, the Fagaras Mountains, on the border of Arges and Sibiu.

Lake dimensions are 360 m in length, area of 46,508 square meters and a depth of 11.35 m.

At Balea Lake can be reached by car in summer, the Transfagarasan, and for the rest of the cable car, the cottage "Balea Cascada. Fagaras Mountains and lakes also was Capra, Podragu Mic, Podragu Mare, Avrig, Urlea, etc..

In 2006 was built near Lake Balea the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe.

An area of about 180 hectares around the lake Balea was declared scientific reserve since 1932, which houses many plants (including the edelweiss - Leontopodium Alpinum, bulbucii - Trollius europaeus, vortex Earth - Pedirularis Oederi) and protected the animals (goat Black - Rupicapra Rupicapra, lynx, golden eagle).

A mountaintop lake and a landscape that gives you a feeling of tranquility, away from bustling cities, will convinced you to go on Transfaragasan.

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Nearby images in https://www.360cities.net/cs/area/arges-county-romania

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A: Balea Lake

od Adi Mera, 50 meters away

Balea Lake

B: Balea Lac

od Neculai Gabriel, 80 meters away

Balea Lac

C: Balea Ice Church

od Eugen Festeu, 110 meters away

The church is raised here every year using blocks of ice and every year thousands are visiting it. Th...

Balea Ice Church

D: Balea Ice Hotel

od Eugen Festeu, 110 meters away

The Ice hotel is build here every year close to Balea Lake. All you need is an extra blanket and some...

Balea Ice Hotel

E: Balea Lake

od Eugen Festeu, 180 meters away

Balea Lake

F: Transfagarasan Road

od Adi Mera, 200 meters away

Transfagarasan Road

G: The Transfagarsan and the Balea Lake

od Michael Pop, 230 meters away

The Transfagarsan and the Balea Lake

H: Transfagarasean

od Neculai Gabriel, 330 meters away

Transfagarasean

I: Balea Creek and the Transfagarasan

od Michael Pop, 820 meters away

Balea Creek and the Transfagarasan

J: Transfagarasan Road

od Lajos Kovacs, 830 meters away

Transfagarasan Road

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This county has a total area of 6,862 km². The relief can be split into 3 distinctive parts. In the north side there are the mountains, from the Southern Carpathians group - the Făgăraş Mountains with Moldoveanu Peak (2,544 m), Negoiu Peak (2,535 m) and Vanatoarea lui Buteanu peak (2,508 m) towering the region, and in the North-East part the Leaotă Mountains. Between them there is a pass towards Braşov, the Rucăr-Bran Passage. The heights decrease, and in the center there are the sub-carpathian hills, with heights around 800 m, crossed with very deep valleys. In the south there is the northern part of the Romanian Plain.

The main river that crosses the county is the Argeş River in which almost all the other rivers coming from the mountains flow. In the south the main rivers are the Vedea River and the Teleorman River.

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