Sinaia is a town and a mountain resort in Prahova
County, Romania. The town was named after Sinaia Monastery, around which it was
built; the monastery in turn is named after the Biblical Mount Sinai. King Carol
I of Romania built his summer home, Peleş Castle, near the town.
Sinaia is about 60 km northwest
of Ploieşti and 50 km south of Braşov, in a mountainous area on the Prahova
River valley, just east of the Bucegi Mountains. The altitude varies between