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Stone Forest

Varna-Sophia Old Road, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #5 of 30 Attractions in Varna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Horsens, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Petrified Forest near Varna is a very special place because it looks like there's just suddenly a desert with rock tree trunks in the middle of the landscape. I don't know why it costs money to go in there, because there are no signs or explanations in the area, only a few posters inside the ticket office/souvenir shop. It's... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was a very busy site when we visited. All of the guides were allocated so we bought a paper guide (full colour) and set off. There are numerous historic stone formations which have been given names identified by their appearance. Some quite funny. You can ramble about for hours or cover it in about 1hr 30 mins. Value for... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Enjoyed a few hours looking at all the stones in the forest trying to see the connection to the book very good for children playing hide and seek. Nice safe place

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Bergamo, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very interesting geological phenomena whose origins are hypothesized as microbial oxidation around seepages of natural gas. The origin of cementation is around 50 million years ago and has been exposed consequently the erosion of the sediments unconsolidated . This area has a wide extension and is unique in Bulgaria. It is worthy of a visit.

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Krakow, Poland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Place looks really amazing. At ticket office, on the wall, there is description of place and the hypothesis of stones genesis (also in English). It is worth to go few kilometers (~15km) away from Varna to see thise area. Visiting time: 30-60 minutes. Ticket for adult: 3 lev

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Varna, Bulgaria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This place has a really good potential if it has a guide who can explain what these rocks are, what's their history, etc. It's ridiculous that they still require a fee to get into this place full of .. rocks.

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Manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

You need a guide otherwise its just like looking at some stone rocks, needs some investment from the local government tourist agency as its got potential to be a good tourist attraction ..... if your really bored then take a trip

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Southern Nevada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Stone Forest is not like the Crystal Forest in Arizona. You won't find beautifully petrified trees. This stone forest is rock left behind when the sea receded. 10 to 15 minutes stretching your legs and shooting a handful of picts is all you need.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Overated and strange but interesting! Not worth all the hype! Like everything in Bulgaria, it was covered in graffiti!

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Bucharest, Romania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Great old place, too bad trip advisor mismapped it but i did manage to get there. Not too good kept but nice and very old energy.

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