The Petrified Wedding

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Denista Stoyanova
Sofia, Bulgaria33 contributions
The legend behind this rock formation
Jun 2019 • Family
The Stone Wedding are rock formations located 5 km from the town of Kardzhali.
Interesting is the legend that tells about these rock formations – when the wedding went, everyone who saw the face of the bride got frozen. So, at a wedding, a wind blew, took off the veil hiding the face of the bride, and all the wedding guests were frozen instantly!
Written March 11, 2020
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Natural phenomenon
Mar 2019 • Family
The name of the phenomenon comes from the fact that rock formations resemble people gathered in one place. The legend for this place tells that a young lad from the village of Zimzelen fell in love with a girl from a neighboring village. During the wedding, on the way to the village, a wind suddenly blew and took off the bride of the bride. In front of her indescribable beauty, all the wedding guests conceived, and the father-in-law envied her son. Natural forces petrified everyone for the unclean thoughts of the father-in-law. Only the bridegroom remained alive, and through bitter tears he asked the wind to steal him. The natural element fulfilled its request, and as a result, the Stone Wedding phenomenon still stands next to a puddle, which is considered to be the tears of the unfortunate bridegroom.
Written April 7, 2019
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Euhenio B
London, UK38 contributions
Very weird and bapeautiful place
Jul 2018 • Family
Bad road, but very worth a visit. This is very close to Kardzhali. If you have time, walk across the valley, there are more strange natural forms there.
Written October 14, 2018
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iviliyana
Sofia, Bulgaria199 contributions
Just wonderful
Jul 2018 • Couples
The place is amazing. The nature is brilliant to create those rocks. If you have imagination you could find different figures. We tried to go with Google maps typing Stone wedding but the location was wrong but there are signs so it is ok. It is better to have confotartable shoes. If you go in the summer you can also eat black barries!! :)
Written July 24, 2018
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cruzader1
41 contributions
Amazing stone spiritual place
Jun 2018 • Solo
Just next to my town Kurdzhali in southern Bulgaria, magical place.I remember it since i was children, definitely must visit that treassure!
Written June 18, 2018
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Slaveya H
Kouvola, Finland67 contributions
Stunning views
Jul 2017 • Friends
Beautiful nature made sight. Astonishing figures and interesting stories told about it. Extremely interesting!
Written July 3, 2017
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StellaDimova
Sofia, Bulgaria47 contributions
Thought it was called the Stone Wedding
Sep 2016 • Family
Whatever the name, this place is enchanting - very peculiar and beautiful rock formations that, according to some, picture a wedding. I, personally, recognised the bride and groom, a couple of camels, and some other shapes. Combine with Perperikon and the Stone Mushrooms.
Written October 7, 2016
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movtcharova
St. Petersburg, FL230 contributions
Amazing!
Jul 2016 • Family
Really cool, in the middle of nowhere. Who needs to go to see the hoodoos in Utah, we have such amazing things in Bulgaria!!!
Written September 1, 2016
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Ushnish S
Oakville, Canada4 contributions
Geologic formations in various shapes of people and animals
Jul 2016 • Couples
The Petrified Wedding is most recognizable for the dual towers in most pictures. The site definitely has a number of other unique structures which could be considered the "guests" of the wedding including many structures resembling humans or animals. The location is easy to find from the road signs. Wheelchair or disabled access is nonexistent like most other sites in Bulgaria. The walk from the parking lot is about 300 meters, a few different paths but they all lead to the same place. The Bulgarian government would do well to preserve this amazing site for other tourists.
Written July 10, 2016
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DanSSwing
Stuttgart, Germany150 contributions
Fascinating rock formation. Easy hike from Kardzhali.
Oct 2015 • Solo
Stone Wedding is about a one-hour hike, mostly on paved roads, from the Kardzhali bus station. I haven't seen any decent directions to it so I'll give them here. From the large traffic circle in front of the bus station, look to your 10 o'clock and start walking up Belomorski Blvd. After almost a kilometer, turn right on General Vladimir Stoichev Street. This will take you uphill and out into the mountains. Shortly after you cross a bridge, the road will split. You can get to Stone Wedding from either direction. Continuing straight is the easiest and will approach the formation from the bottom. This trail-head is clearly marked from the road and will go down into some trees then weave around the west side of the rock formation and give you some easy paths up the rocks to get better views of it. If you were to turn left when the road splits, it would eventually curve right but you'd want a smartphone with loaded map and GPS to help navigate you to the site from there because I didn't see any directions on that road. If you go in rainy weather, be aware that some clumps of mud may look exactly like rocks, so be careful before committing to a step.
Written October 13, 2015
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