Wallachia is one of the core regions of Romania. Also known as Muntenia, it occupies the southern third of Romania, the area whose western, southern, and eastern boundaries are defined by the Danube River and its northern boundary defined by the Southern Carpathians. While the legend of Dracula is associated with Transylvania (which lies on the northern side of the Carpathians), the inspiration for the book, the 15th century nobleman Vlad the Impaler, was actually a Wallachian prince. In addition to being home to the national capital Bucharest, Muntenia is home to the spectacular Prahova Valley, as well as many magnificent medieval castles and fortresses. Here are some of the best videos from this ancient province, which united with the Principality of Moldavia to form modern-day Romania in 1862. Aerial photo: “Peles Castle, Prahova County” by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Nikolaikarpatov.
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