Lake Beleu – a relic from other times long passed with a length of 5 km, width of 2 km and a depth of 0.5 – 2 meters is one of Moldova’s biggest natural lakes. The lake dates back almost 6,000 years, when much of the Danube Delta was still under the waters of the Black Sea. The lake is annually hosting the flocks of migrating pelicans in their journey to the Danube’s Delta. For several weeks a year, the arrival of pelicans is an occasion of great celebration for the locals, admiring them at sunset or sunrise, when thousands of birds roam the sky.
The lower part of Moldova, particularly, is home to one of the region’s most outstanding natural, cultural elements and well-preserved traditional communities, concentrated around the Beleu Lake and the Lower Prut Natural Park. In Valeni, one can admire the “Golden Hills” – a natural monument of rocks from the paleontological era and enjoy the natural surroundings and the enchanting landscapes of the Lower Prut Natural Park and exploring the millennial ancestry of the Beleu Lake.