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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
56 helpful votes 56 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Bucharest
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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