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Stone Forest

Address: Varna-Sophia Old Road, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #5 of 31 Attractions in Varna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

18 km west of Varna on the highway to Sofia is a very interesting geological site, actually a stone forest. In Bulgarian: Pobiti Kamani. Several hundred meters of stone pillars, mostly round and about 6-8 meters high form a strange forest dating 50 million years ago. So its worth a trip to see this place.

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a fantastical landscape worth a detour and up to a couple hours of your time. Just to walk among these formations and marvel at them works the imagination. There is no tourist development to speak of, so it really is just this vast expanse of formerly underwater rock formations, but a great place to walk, and imagine, or... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I love this place. It is amazing, full of energy. With interesting forms and interesting story for some stones. The guide will explain you what will happened when you find the stone with heart.

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Munich, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This piece of landscape is so beautiful and unique that I totally recommend a visit! You can walk around on the area for probably an hour. Entrance staff is really friendly. Entrance fee: 3 Leva. The only bad thing about it is, that it is hard to reach with public transport. There is only the bus 43, which goes to... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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