The north of Moldova has always been different from the rest of the country because of its natural and cultural diversity. It is believed that some of the most fertile soils in the world are concentrated here, in the North, especially in the Balti Steppe. Irresistible agriculture growth rates and mandatory supply schedule during the Soviet era led to the fact that most of the hills, forests and meadows of this zone were plowed. This changed the local landscape a lot. However, the natural beauty of some places has remained original, and together with old manors, colorful towns and villages, it turns the North area of the country into one of the most attractive tourist destinations.