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Stone Forest, Varna
(4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This great location I knew until now not yet. Very much recommended. Visited this time of year when the weather is great and totally alone I could marvel at this. Greetings Rudi Klier
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  • We were in October and were alone. Of course, this is a huge plus. View this stone "the Exposition" created by nature-caused questions: why are they hollow inside, as it formed, etc.? BUT! It still rocks, the effect of "wow"-was not. It was with this boring, but interesting.
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  • I love wonders of nature and this is one of them. Great for whole family. I guess, there should be better parking, though. 
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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!