This beautiful region is located in northwest Romania, bordering Ukraine along the Tisa River. It is the most isolated and undeveloped land in Romania and is also the only region never occupied by the Romans. Its inhabitants are farmers living in small villages throughout the valley, still following the same traditions as their ancestors. The region is famous for its wooden churches and elaborately carved cemetery gates, its colorful costumes of red, white and black, and hand-dyed and woven rugs.

PUBLISHED: July 23, 2013