Near Slănic Prahova, Prahova County, there is a small salt mountain beside a salt-lake, called Baia Baiului. It has the appearance of a cup on its side, with the salt-lake in the cup, overshadowed by the mountain.
The lake was always cold, and over thirty meters deep. Experts who examined this lake many years ago found in it fresh water springs. They predicted correctly that the fresh water would dissolve the salt and destroy the walls of the cave.
The most interesting story of the local area is that of ‘The Bride’s Cave’, inspired from the real and unfortunate story of a young bride who committed suicide. The story knows many versions, but the most widely circulated is that six years after the cave was formed, in 1920, four days after her wedding, a young girl threw herself into the lake as she was unhappy with the man chosen by her family for her husband. She died, drowned in the salty lake created as the fresh rainwater and springs dissolved the salt in the mountain. Those who visited this lake are forever struck by the surreal green of the lake’s waters and the very low temperatures inside the mountain.