| This beautiful
and densely forested mountainous region lends itself to
several sporting and leisure activities such as bob-sleighing, skiing,
horseriding and tennis. Situated in picturesque valleys
and on mountain slopes are many health and winter resorts,
open all year round and well equipped with ski-hire facilities.
The major resorts are: Borsa, Durau, Paltinis,
Busteni, Poiana Brasov and Predeal (both of which have
illuminated ski slopes), Semenic and Sinaia
(bob-sleigh tracks). All are equipped to cater for a long winter
sports season running from December to April. Impressive
mountain lakes are found in the Fagaras
and Retezat ranges, and caves in the Bihor,
Apuseni and Mehedinti regions. The Hurezi
Monastery, in the Vâlcea county, has been listed
by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.