Transylvania establishes slow tourism and banishes Dracula image to the world

Published on : Thursday, January 4, 2018

indexWith the mention of Transylvania, pictures of just one thing come instantly in mind, the legend of Count Dracula. But, the region is fast transforming into becoming a famous spot for a different type of tourism, not associated with the vampires, garlic, and wooden stakes though.

Lately, Transylvania is improving its repute in terms of ‘slow tourism’ with the help of hiking, horse riding, and other rural pursuits, all increasing in popularity. Majority of the area’s appeal comes from how amazingly unspoilt the countryside is. It has been truly described as “the last truly medieval landscape in Europe”. Hikers come across brown bears, wolves, lynx, and other wildlife creatures while wandering in this region.

On a horse riding trip, Krishan George fell in love with Transylvania and left behind a busy life as an economist.“I was riding around and saw this place in the valley and basically said what is it,” he explained. “[The guide] said it was an old state farm and that it was up for auction. He asked: ‘Do you want me to put in a bid?’ I didn’t think about it for three months – and then I found out I had won the bid. “[So then, it was] what do I do with this? By the time I’d got here, everything was stolen – the rooves, walls, electrical wiring, everything had gone.”

Eleven years ago and ever since then his Ferma Indianului near Rupea has turned out to be the epitome of slow tourism. At present, it’s a working farm with a herd of water buffalo and guests are asked to assist with the daily work.


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