Welcome to Ploieşti
Ploieşti, the main city in the Prahova region, is the centre of Romania's oil production and ranks as one of the country's most important industrial cities. It's had an oil-refining industry since 1857 and this is a source of enormous pride for its inhabitants. That said, it's not a leading destination for visitors, and your main reason for coming is likely to be practical – the city sits at the centre of the country's rail network, with excellent connections to both Bucharest and Braşov. There are several good hotels and restaurants and some decent museums to pass the time.