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Stone Forest

Varna-Sophia Old Road, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in Varna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

it is possible to cast your mind back to how it would of looked submerged in times gone bye. you could easily wander around this for 15 minutes, just enough time to take pictures or use your imagination and soak up some atmosphere. An hour would be long enough unless you have children who could play in the sand and... More

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Tartu, Estonia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the place what you should visit in Bulgaria. Great views and peaceful place. Not far from Varna.

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Horsens, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
15 helpful votes 15 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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