Orheiul Vechi, Moldova

While we were staying in Chisinau, We planned a few day trips in Moldova. We visited Orhei Vechi, a monastery built on a cliff by a river. The view was really nice and it is in a very remote and quiet location. After an hour of minibus to get there, we walked up to the monastery on the small gravel path. We were the only visitors there at the time. The church is still used for the 3 small surrounding villages. There was also a cave monastery which was dug out in the 13th century. There was apparently monks living there, sleeping on bedrocks, decades at a time.

The Monastery

Inside the church
The church courtyard
The view

Going to the Caves
Where the monks used to sleep

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