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The Stone Mushrooms, Kardzhali Province

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The Stone Mushrooms is a rock phenomenon near Beli plast village in Bulgaria, on the road between Haskovo and Kardzhali. They are about 2.5 metres tall. The 3 hectares area was declared to be a natural resource on May 13, 1974, according to №РД-552 bill of the Ministry of Environment and Water. Interesting kinds of birds can be observed in the area: short-toed eagle, Egyptian vulture, red-rumped swallow, black-eared wheatear etc.
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  • The rock forms are produced by differential erosion of materials that form them, being easier to erode in its lower part. The resulting morphologies resemble rock mushrooms, very photogenic. We must not pay input, and is a small enclosure next to the road, within easy reach. On the way to or from Perperikon is a recommended stop to have some different pictures. Some minerals at a small table where they are exposed are sold next to the enclave. Nothing out of the ordinary.
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  • Really unusual weathered rocks. A great explanation of how they were formed in one of the comments below. Please read the other comments. They made us want to go and visit and we did not regret it. Am...  more »
  • Appreciate by geologist probably,rare stone forms, there should be something to protect it from the weather conditions ... 
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  • Just few rocks
  • It might be too small to give it a separate trip, but if it's somewhat on your way, YOU SHOULD SEE IT!
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  • Very beautiful natural phenomenon Reserve stone mushrooms a beautiful place worth a visit
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  • Represents the natural monument-natural phenomenon-resembling enlarged petrified mushrooms. It's worth a visit. Good place for pictures. Can be combined with a visit to the perperikon. There is a junction in the vicinity, which can be parked. The entrance is free.
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