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Stone Forest, Varna

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At Stone Forest, see natural rock formations resembling animals, frozen fountains, or cascades.The stone formations--mainly between 5 and 7 m (16 and 23 ft) high--do not have solid foundations, but are hollow and filled with sand. It seems as though the pillars are stuck into the surrounding sand. The prevailing theory is that this petrified forest was formed some 50 million years ago while it was still a part of the sea floor. Stone Forest is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Varna Edition.
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  • It is insanely beautiful! Great place! The view, the air, the whole atmosphere is amazing! It's story is amazing! But I won't ruin it for you !  more »
  • An extraordinary feeling. Yes-it's a sinking feeling in time for the Millennium. And believe-your desires come true really.
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  • First I want to say that the Bulgarians simply well done: make money writing stories just on the go. These stones are interesting because they are totally unclear how formed. Why are they there so why are hollow, etc.? Interesting resemble-touch. Edge of the ear heard a story about a circle of power stones, which supposedly there was formed almost a thousand years ago. On some stones need to poteret'sja between some crawl through and you will have good luck. Smiled. For those who are going to go there in summer it is very hot, the Sun literally presses to the ground. If you are travelling independently, in the Navigator you need to clog the stone forest.
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  • An interesting and spiritual place to go. But do not do that during a hot sunny day. You have been warned
  • A cool look at the unexplained stone forest outside Varna. Going early will allow you to walk around and take photos before too many tourists arrive.
  • Magical place! Real natural phenomenon. It's near the city of Varna, has a parking place. There is an option to hire a guide as well that can explain in details the history and magic of this beautiful place.
  • Definitely a must see if by any chance u are passing by. One of the few natural desserts in Europe. Make sure to bring your stamp book for the 100 tourist destinations in Bulgaria.
  • Nature is funny - most of the places are usual but in some rear cases it has a lot to offer. This is the place!