According to statistics, Moldova ranks as one of the least visited places on Earth. This may be due, in part, to the fact that the country lacks any significant tourism sites. But one thing is for sure, if you ask any local what you should see in the country, it is almost guaranteed the first answer will be Orheiul Vechi. A short drive north of the country's capital, and slightly outside the town of Orhei, an old monastery stands on the edge of a cliffside perched over an ancient winding river. The monastery complex, the Church of the Ascension of St. Mary, is the first thing that visitors will notice. However, it is the descent into the darkness of the underground monastery that is the real draw. Luckily, for those with a bit of claustrophobia, fresh air and lovely views over the fertile valley are never too far away. Remember not to visit on a weekend or holiday, unless you like being squished in with pretty much half of the population of picnickers from the city!