Daca mergi de la Bucuresti la Focsani pe drumul european, poti sa vizitezi Focul Viu! Trebuie sa ajungi la Andreiasu de Jos, la circa 37 de km de Focsani. Destinatia este printre foarte putinele locuri in lume cu acest fenomen!
Site-ul romania-insider.com descrie pe scurt ce ai de vazut la Focul Viu.
While ‘the eternal flame in Andreiasu’ is the generic name, there’s more than one flame burning in Vrancea county, where Andreiasu mountain locality is located.
It all starts with gaseous hydrocarbons emissions – some of which have the so-called ‘spontaneous combustion’. Which means the gas will turn to flames once it reaches the air, but they can also be ignited.
Flames are colored in yellow, red and even blue. Yes, they’ll make great pictures. Flames can reach from 20 centimeters to one meter high. The number of burning flames is not the same throughout the year.
Andreiasu is not the only place in Romania where such phenomena happen – but it is the the biggest such area – it lays over 400 sqm. The natural gas debit is also high- 50 tonnes of gas a year.
Unfortunately, as with many other places in Romania, it is not promoted so much as a tourist destination. Very few people know about this unique phenomenon and about that area, which is easily reachable.
foto Florin Ghinda