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Stone Forest, Varna

(4.3/5 based on 280+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • I think everyone should visit this place! And Feeling like a game of thrones location makes it even more remarkable! :D  more »
  • Place, in my opinion, totally outer! No one knows exactly how did this "Stone Forest". There are a lot of assumptions and guesses, but exactly where it came from, cannot say no scientist. I do not see much sense to come here with a guided tour, it's best to arrive privately and walk among stones, enjoy the scenery and atmosphere. If not on a weekend day, when the main flow of tourists arrives, you can always chat with employees that sells tickets and souvenirs (not so much), humorous Bulgarians have all OK) highly recommend to visit-impressions for a lifetime!
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  • Holly historical place, fool of energy. Used for spiritual rituals.Great place! The view, the air, the whole atmosphere is amazing!  more »
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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!