PLAIUL FAGULUI (LAND OF BEECHES) NATURAL RESERVATION
The Plaiul Fagului (Land of Beeches) Natural Reservation is located northwest of Chisinau near Ungheni. It was established in 1992 on the territory of a former hunting reserve, Radenii Vechi. The reserve covers an area of 5,642 ha, the majority of which is forested; beech, oak, ash, hornbeam and English oak trees predominate.
It is rich in flora and fauna, with more than 900 plant species, 40 species of animals, including deer, 140 bird species, and more. The reserve is picturesque and part of the greater Codru forest ecosystem. It contains narrow summits with deep valleys, steep slopes, and clear spring waters feed streams that flow into the Bic River. The reserve is situated on some of the highest ground in the country, nearby Balanesti hill (480 m), Moldova’s highest point.
|Location:||Radenii Vechi village, Ungheni, 75 km distance to Chisinau|
|Accessibility:||Access is grated by reserve administration|
|Contact:||Tel: (+373 236) 95 535 / 93 571|
|Entry Fee:||5-10 lei for local
25 lei for international tourists