Valley of Roses
Valley of Roses
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Steve L
Lincolnshire, IL589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Harvest season in the Rose Valley is May-June so visiting during that period you are assured of lots of activity and a beautiful smelling environment. Our small tour group stopped and visited a rose field as the roses were being harvested--the men working were friendly and allowed lots of photos as well as the opportunity to walk in the field. We then went on to Skobelevo where we visited the rose oil plant (Ethnographic Complex Damascena) and saw how the rose oil is produced. They provide a short tour through the production plant and a small museum area. It happened to be their opening day when we visited and we were invited to join a celebration with snacks, drinks, music and dancing...a nice time! The operation includes rose gardens, a gift shop, a stream coming down out of the mountains and a pond with swans and other birds.
Written June 21, 2014
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GreggSusan D
Minneapolis, MN27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
Rose oil is a major export from Bulgaria. Roses are grown in fields In the Valley of Roses and they are harvested in May and June. The first weekend in June brings out the joy and pride of the people who live and work with these beautiful flowers. The major Rose Festival is celebrated in the city of Kazanlak, but there are also other celebrations in the area. My family and I enjoyed meeting everyone at a small festival held in a rose field along a rural road. Such fun with singing, dancing, food and the aroma of a crown of roses in your hair or a rose lei around your neck!
Written July 12, 2014
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Jacklyn R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
I finally had the opportunity to visit Kazanluk for the rose festival this year! I'm so glad I did. There is a schedule starting late May into June for which villages are hosting the festival. It usually happens every weekend. We went on a Sunday to a village just outside of Kazanluk. You park on the side of the road. When you get there don't forget to buy a ticket, I just walked right in because I didn't know you needed a ticket. The ticket was 15 leva and this included a small bucket in which you can hand pick your own roses! I filled mine to the top and my husbands! If you want flowers with stems bring gloves because the thorns are sharp. From there you can wander the vast fields of flowers picking the best ones! I also purchased a flower crown for 5 leva. They had singing and dancing all adorned in rose crowns and leis. Fantastic experience and I highly recommend going if you have the chance! I dried my flowers and my room still smells like Bulgarian Rose :) you can even sample and buy freshly made distilled rose water 🌹🌹
Written June 4, 2017
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alinasha
Tel Aviv, Israel74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
The valley is filled with rose fields all in blume and diligent workers (if you visit in the right season). When there make sure to visit a local distillery. There you can learn a little bit about how rose oil and rose water are made from the Damascus rose grown in Bulgaria and even pick up a souvenir or two.
Written June 6, 2014
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BettyLeon_12
Rishon Lezion139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
In Bulgaria, the valley of Roses is near the town of Кazanlak and it is the place where roses of a special kind are grown. At the end of Маy/beginning of June. the roses are gathered early in the morning, and sent to be made into oil which is used in the cosmetics industry. The ritual of gatherings the roses is an old Bulgarian ritual, people are wearing folklore garments, there is an orchestra playing folk music and it is full of excitement for the visitors.
We were there beginnning of June 2012 and were welcome by young girls dancing and singing, we were given a lot of gathered rose petals and garnished with whreaths. At the end we had a small amount of rose liqueur to dring and rose jam to taste and all was delicious
|ZAfterwards we visited the museum of roses where we all bought a few bottles of liqueur and a lot of creams made with rose oil -an unforgettable experience
Written January 29, 2013
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shiv M
Greater London, UK193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is soemthing which is not very much publicised , but if you have the time, then do not miss this. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip
Written January 17, 2014
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maiakat83
Perth, Australia106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
It was a great experience being in the Valkey of roses. When you get there you can loose your mind from the amazing smell of roses. The rituals of picking roses are breathtaking. If I have a chance would love to see it again.
Written June 5, 2019
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Carole S
Bloomfield, NJ84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
The Iskra History Museum contains breathtaking archeological discoveries from the Valley of the Thracian Kings dating from the 3rd - 4th Centuries BC.
Our guide was rightly proud of his Thracian heritage.
Written September 30, 2018
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