The Prahova Valley ethnographic zone extends from Azuga in the north to Filipeștii de Târg in the south. Included in the Prahova Valley zone are the villages on either side plus the villages in the Doftana Valley. The town of Câmpina was the customs post on the trade route from Brașov, via valea Doftana and Predeal. The comuna of Valea Doftanei was formed from the two villages of Teșila and Tăisteni in the Doftanei valley. There was a mountain pass through to Brașov via Predeal, so a connection both for trade and between the shepherding communities, however the modern road through the Prahova valley now provides easier access. The first documentation comes from the Țara Româneasca ruler Radu Paisie (1535-1545).
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