Lainici Sphinx Nature Reserve
The Sphinx of Lainici Nature Reserve is located near Lainici Pass, close to Bumbeşti-Jiu, Gorj county.
Since the reserve is in a mountainous area you will need mountain gear.
Part of the Jiu Gorge National Park and with an area of only one ha, the Sphinx of Lainici Nature Reserve harbours a spectacular geological monument of nature: the Sphinx of Lainici. The rock shaped as a human face is located on the left bank of the Jiu River. Nearby you can visit Lainici Monastery or Rafailă Rocks Nature Reserve.
Did you know?
The Sphinx of Lainici has a good vantage point over some of Jiu’s bends.
The Sphinx of Lainici is a geological landscape reserve of national interest.