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Bicaz Canyon (Cheile Bicazului)
Located in the Eastern Carpathians, on the Bicaz River, making the connection between Transylvania and Moldova, it has a length of 8 km (from Red Lake to the village Bicazul Ardelean). Bicaz Canyon is crossed by a winding road and offers views of rare beauty. The limestone walls of Bicaz Canyon are a result of their “sawing” by fast waters of Bicaz, giving the impression of medieval fortress walls; One can admire the "Altar Stone" (Piatra Altarului) – a 1120 high rocky mountain, impressive by its verticality; rocky massifs "Pinteștilor Stone" (847 m) (Piatra Pinteștilor) and Piatra Arșiței (835 m).

The Red lake 
Natural dam lake, lies at an altitude of 980 m, near Bicaz Canyon, at a distance of about 26 km from the city Gheorgheni (Harghita county), on DN 12/C in the resort of the same name. 10 m deep (maximum depth of 10.5 m), with an area of 12.7 hectares and a 2830 m circumference, the lake formed recently in the summer of 1837. Then, after heavy rains, a large quantity of rocky debris on the northern slope of the „Killer Rock” (Stânca Ucigașului) slipped, blocking the road of Bicajel creek and thus water has accumulated and formed a natural dam lake.

Bicaz Lake (Mountain Spring-Izvorul Muntelui)
The "Mountain Spring" storage lake, also known as the "Bicaz lake" is the largest artificial lake (anthropogenic) arranged on the interior rivers in Romania. Located on the upper Bistrița River, the lake was formed by the construction of the hydroelectric dam of the same name. It feeds the hydroelectric dam Bicaz-Stejaru. 

Secu Monastery 
 It is located at about 22 km from Târgu-Neamț, on Secu river valley (DC 160), in a clearing at the foot of Vasan Mountains. Secu Monastery looks like an impressive fortress, being surrounded by imposing walls which combine at the corners of the enclosure with strong defense towers.

Agapia Monastery
Agapia Monastery is one of the best known and most popular monuments in this part of the country, a priceless treasure of art, unique in its ability to reveal the specificity and originality of Romanian spirituality.
Văratec Monastery
12 km from Târgu Neamț, located in a natural setting, Văratec Monastery is undoubtedly one of the best known and most visited monuments of Neamt county. 

Sihăstria Monastery 
Destroyed by weather and hordes of Tatar raids from the early eighteenth century, this church was collapsing around 1730, which induced the Bishop Gideon to build a new shrine dedicated to the "Virgin Birth". Works began, apparently, in 1730 when Gideon was bishop of Husi, ending in 1734 when the founder passed to episcopal chair at Roman. In 1741, on September 28, voivode Grigore Ghica issued a Royal Charter that establishes - at the request of the founder - a number of privileges and exemptions.
Neamț Monastery
Is located on the road to "Dragos Voda" reserve (DJ 155 C) and it is the oldest and most important monastic settlement of Moldova.
Sf. Ilie Monastery in Toplița 
It is a settlement built by Ujica (Pop) together with his sons Ion and Ștefan in town Stânceni, between 1845-1847 and moved by Bishop Miron Cristea in the town of Toplița around 1910. The church so moved was developed between 1924- 192. Icons here date from 1928 and were painted by D. Belizarie and Gh. Rusu. In the entrance building entrance was founded a museum.
Durău Resort
Located at an altitude of 780-800 m in the famous Ceahlau Massif, the resort is located in a mountainous region frequented from the eighteenth century. At Durău there is a small church painted by famous Romanian painter Nicolae Tonitza. Visiting the surroundings, visitors can admire the well-known Duruitoarea waterfall with an impressive running water and deafening noise (where it derives its name from), Fântânelele chalets, Dochia and Izvorul Muntelui (Mountain Spring). The tonic-stimulant subalpine climate, clean and fresh air, free of dust and allergens, ozone-rich atmosphere are the main natural cure factors. The resort is suitable for recreation and treatment of asthenic neurosis, weakness, anemia, for recovery from mental or intellectual effort.
There is a possibility to organize trips in the surrounding mountains (Ocolașu Mare - 1907 m and Toaca - 1904 m, both peaks being part of Ceahlău Mountains (Massif), Duruitoarea waterfall, nature reserve Ceahlău) and to practice winter sports (ski slope with different degrees of difficulty, skating rink).