Entering to the archeological complex Old Orhei you can’t feel where is the limit with the present civilization because of the shock of the first contact with the world of fairy tale carved in stone that suddenly appears in front. Set in a landscape composition of which is strikingly contrasting with the usual general geographic morphology of Bessarabia, Old Orhei is a place with overwhelming surprises. Nobody can not be able to explain the fantastic assembling of unique diversity and thrilling harmony of the Basarabean landscape. It is a beautiful work of art in which the overflowing generosity of nature is supplemented by the human impact.
The archeological complex is located in the valley Orhei Raut, a right tributary of the river Nistru. In the archeological complex of Orhei delineates some monumental stone buildings, which is of a particular interest, both from the scientific point of view, but also in terms of museography. The oldest building at Old Orhei is the fortified fortress on the promontory Butuceni. The northern part of the territory, the high, is rocky and rises above the predicted water Raut. Other places that should be visited at the complex Old Orhei are: the Getic and the medieval city, the old churches, the woods of Old Orhei, the stone monasteries.
The archeological complex area is extraordinarily small for the large number of natural and architectural monuments of history and legend which it meets. Each of these monuments came from another time, has its own story and its own scenery. Each monument, seen in different seasons, changes its appearance, offering a different picture every time. And all together, assembled in a strict harmony form the wonder of Old Orhei, which is actually a challenge from nature and historical destiny of these places to the human ability to play with words and spiritual impressions visually.
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