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SINAIA, town in SE central Romania (Prahova country), situated upstream the river Prahova, at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains (Southern Carpathians), elevation 798-971 m, 62 km NW of the municipality of Ploiesti (seat of Prahova county) and 121 km (79 mi) NW of Romania's capital (Bucharest); population 15,730 (July 1, 1991). Railway station.
Prior to Wold War II and the abdication of the royal family, Sinaia was a summer retreat for Romania's aristocracy. A walk up the mountainside reveals many grand summer homes from this period. The first point of importance to be encoutered is the Sinaia Monastery. This is still a working monastery, with buildings dating to 1695. Many of the monks living here are quite old, wear traditional garb, and are quite happy to show you around and answer any questions you might have. Most of them speak German as well as Romanian.

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