Salina Turda Romania’s Amazing Salt Mine turned Museum (33 Pics)

The historic region of Transylvania has long been associated with vampires. Yet there is something in Transylvania which predates even the legends of blood-sucking fiends: salt mining has been going on in the area since Roman times.

Salina Turda is an ancient and wondrous example of a salt mine, now a museum and center for halotherapy - with a distinctively modern twist.
It has, since it reopened in 1992, become something of an underworld theme park. Visitors play minigolf, bowls and billiards or simply relax in futuristic rest rooms and breathe in the salty atmosphere which many consider to be beneficial to health, all of this hundreds of meters below the ground.