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Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

Bulgaria
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Ranked #271 of 327 attractions in Bulgaria
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Gainesville
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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203 reviews 203 reviews
76 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Near the city called Kazanlak (which is a boring industrial city), close to the road to the Shipka pass, there is an ancient Thracian tomb of a Thracian King, alongside of other Thracian tombs. You need a car to get to the tomb – but if you are travelling in the area, I recommend you stop and see this tomb,... More

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Mellieha, Malta
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

The tomb first of all is extremely small - even with close inspection you will not spend more than 3 minutes to examine the tomb and perhaps another 5-10 minutes to visit the small exposition of recovered artifacts from the tomb. There are two options - a visit to a museum and a reconstruction of the tomb for 2Lv, or... More

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Stara Zagora
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2008

The Tomb of Seuthus III Just outside Kazanlak, along the road to the Shipka pass, lies the tomb now thought to belong to Thracian King, Seuthus III. From the outside the tomb looks little more than a large mole hill covered in grass. In fact all over the flat valley bottom, there are mounds just like this, some large, some... More

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