Not far from the small city of Rupea, you can find another impressive Transylvanian commune of Racos. This commune is renowned for two important sights which are located in the area, the first important sight is the Emerald lake and not far from the lake, the second important sight is the crater of an old large volcano.
Inside the volcano’s crater
When you visit this place, for your safety stay on the paths. You will find many many areas with smaller but very steep valleys. Also you can spot around the crater many traces of volcano activity.
Since this place was not very far from Viscri, after we left the amazing Transylvanian village we have decided to drive to another beautiful destination which was the Emerald lake located on a larger hill, not far from the village of Racos.
The entire lake is actually surrounded by steep cliffs and what is even amazing, is the color of the lake’s water which has a brighter green color, almost the same as the emerald’s color.
Despite that outside was more then 30 degrees Celsius, a lot of the tourists drove next to the lake in order to explore this beauty of nature.
A lonely tree next to water
Near the road which leads to the lake I found this lonely tree and I’ve decided to include it into a photo with the green lake as well. Actually somewhere not far from this place you will find a smaller path which will take you right next to the lake’s water.
Mixing daylight with sunset
This photo was among my last ones at the Emerald lake. Now you can see a larger part of the lake and it also gives you a perspective regarding the lake’s size.
Since this place was a former basalt quarry, the entire lake is surrounded by steep rock walls. You can even get right next to the lake’s water by following multiple paths down to the lake. In the photo below, you can actually see one of the paths towards the green lake.
Since this was a basalt quarry a long time ago, you can spot some beautiful basalt columns in the area, unfortunately when I’ve visited this place, we didn’t had enough time to explore the columns as well. So don’t forget to check them if you are in the area. It’s almost 15 minutes away from the lake by walking.