Romania will offer tourists an insight into its Communist past
The infamous 20th century regime of Nicolae Ceausescu looks set to become part of adventure holidays in the Romanian capital of Bucharest as tourism chiefs look to promote the country's Communist past to visitors.
Tourism minister Elena Udrea has confirmed that her staff are working on a special programme to teach locals and international visitors all about the era.
Holidaymakers in Romania may wish to pay a visit to the Communist Party's old headquarters in Bucharest, among other sites in the city that played a key role in this tumultuous period of the country's history.
Like many of eastern Europe's great cities, Bucharest offers a mixed picture of influences from both sides of the political spectrum.
The regal Palace of Parliament, the world's second largest building, was to be the Communist Party's crowning achievement in Bucharest. Today, it houses both chambers of the Romanian Parliament.
As not only the biggest civilian building (only the Pentagon in the US is bigger) but also the world's 'heaviest' building, the palace must be seen for its huge stature to truly be believed.
Its construction is rumoured to have cost billions of pounds and some parts are still yet to be completed.