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Stone Forest

Varna-Sophia Old Road, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Varna
Type: Ancient Ruins
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is really a unique site, unfortunately it is not as well kept as it should be. There are no alleys to walk on, just a sandy stretch of land (just like a beach), which means that wheel chairs can't go there. No toilet (we asked for one and were given a key to an ecological toilet, placed somewhere behind... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you think the rocks cannot intrigue you, try to take a short visit 6 km west from Varna and you will discover a place like nowhere. Old interesting place, where you walk on sand between rocks and listen the silent of the nature. I recommend this place for a short walk between the rocks. Choose the sunset hours for... More

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Yerevan, Armenia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I had thoughts that I cannot see anything interesting about stones because of being from Armenia. I was no right, It's is really amazing and unique. There is a big area of great stones that are like sea spirits. There is a well-known magic cycle discovered by Vanga which helps to be healthy and happy:) There is a stone with... More

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Whyteleafe, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wasn't quite sure what to expect but we got what it says on the tin. Many stone columns dotted around an area of sandy land with no concrete or concrete theory as to how they were formed. The people in the booth were very helpful and the blurb informative. A short drive outside Varna, (make sure you take the Topoli... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Stone Forest has to be my favorite attraction in/near Varna and definitely the most unique that I came across in my trip there. It is a short drive away from the city center (about 20 minutes), and may be accessible by public transportation as well (not positive). There is free parking on the side of the main road if... More

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Hereford, England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Like a very big natural Stonehenge, Nobody is quite sure what these stone columns actually are or how they were formed. A large area, sandy underfoot, full of myth and legend and inspiration for those with a vivid imagination.

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