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Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

Bulgaria
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Ranked #278 of 331 Attractions in Bulgaria
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Bodrum
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Replica of original. But given that many visitors cannot be trusted not to use camera flashes or touch surfaces - probably necessary. Having said that it provides all relevant information and evokes the experience

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Brussels
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were very disappointed by our visit at Kazanlak, one can only visit a replica of the Tracian Tomb, of low interest and the museum of the rose was of little interest.

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Moscow, Russia
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410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

In a stroke of inspiration on how to solve the problem of frescoes deteriorating because of number of visitors, the local authorities have actually made a copy of the real tomb right next to it and admit tourists there. It is apparently only possible to enter the original tomb if you're an archaeologist or a historian and wearing special clothes.... More 

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Horsens, Denmark
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As other visitors we were disappointed to see the Thracian Tomb in Kazanlak. We didn't know that it was 'just' a copy, we were allowed to see. Seeing the copy from the inside made us realize why it has to be like that, as the tomb is very small. However, we stayed in the nearby village Shipka which turned out... More 

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Gainesville
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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I realize that Unesco world heritage sites are not necessarily major, but I did expect a bit more. First, you do not get to see the real thing, you see a replica. Fair enough. It was not well sign-posted, and we parked on the side of a rough road. The "museum" in the lobby of the tomb had a few... More 

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited the Thracian tomb at Kazanlak and were very disappointed. Parking is very limited and then you hike up many steps (poorly maintained, deteriorating concrete steps) to find a closed building that contains the actual tomb. You cannot visit as it is closed and temperature/humidity controlled. Then you go a bit farther and come to the very small, underground... More 

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Stara Zagora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Thracian tombs near Kazanlak are not just a replica or a single tomb, but a large number of tombs spread around the area. The main one is near Shipka and has a good display in 3 or 4 languages and shows the stone construction. Its a bit like a mini pyramid. You can arrange private tours from here to... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

There is to be seen a copy of the tomb and it is maybe interesting for archeologists but that's it. The rest of the city is relaxed but not that interesting

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Apriltsi, Bulgaria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

No access to the real tomb, only the copy. And the explanations in the copy are misleading and uninformative. Better do the virtual tour online.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Drove a fair distance to see this famous place and after walking up hill to the tomb - is closed. Looks fairly permanent. A sign says original tomb. Another sign says copy and an arrow pointing to a bunker. Ok it may be a good "copy" but who knows if you can't see the original. It's like walking into the... More 

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