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Vidraru Dam

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Address: Arges River | between Fruntii Mountains and Ghitu mountains, Curtea de Arges 115300, Romania
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This is the Dam seen in Top Gear. A fantastic monument with epic views both sides. Worth nipping out the car to take a look.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Island of Gozo, Malta
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Island of Gozo, Malta
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Dam seen in Top Gear. A fantastic monument with epic views both sides. Worth nipping out the car to take a look.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took a slow drive on the winding and narrow road to get there (it was worthwhile on its own because of the fantastic mountain views). At the dam you can see the artificial lake as well as the river gorge going downhill. We were able to see many snowed mountains in the distance. On top of the hill there's... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from the dam as well as from the observation deck above it are absolutely priceless. The Carpathian mountains in Romania are really worth seeing.

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Thank Paweł C
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Yes, its just a dam,but its impressive and the sights are awesome. Very crowded during summer (july+august)

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

It's a must see location but unfortunately they won't let you stop the caron the bridge for pictures. You better stop and walk. Great view!

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Turda, Romania
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

It offers great views. Best views are from the Top of the Mountain, near Iron Man or from the Restaurant at Valea cu Pesti.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's very beautiful place with great views. You must see it if you are on the way... I don't think it would be really the place to go just to see it. You must visit it if you are coming to transfagarasan road and you going by car and this place is on the way!

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I found amazing to see and understand the necesity of this dam. Not only it provides energy also the viewa are stunning. The lake is huge, alows little boats, jetskiing, fishing and relaxing.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a wonderful dam located on the way to Transfagarasan. It's a good place to stop by before going to Transfagarasan. Since there is no public transportation to come, you should either use a car/taxi or get a hitchhike. Because we had no car, we started from Sibiu, took a bus to Ramnicu Valcea, a taxi to Poienari(or a... More 

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Romania
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The dam is 166 meters tall and some 300 meters long. Too bad the area is pretty filthy. During the summer season, boat-trips are available on the Vidraru lake. A few restaurants and a hotel can be found in the area.

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