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Stone Forest, Varna

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At Stone Forest, see natural rock formations resembling animals, frozen fountains, or cascades.The stone formations--mainly between 5 and 7 m (16 and 23 ft) high--do not have solid foundations, but are hollow and filled with sand. It seems as though the pillars are stuck into the surrounding sand. The prevailing theory is that this petrified forest was formed some 50 million years ago while it was still a part of the sea floor. Take a look at our Varna day trip tool to schedule your visit to Stone Forest and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The stone forest near Varna is not a petrified forest however it is petrified coral. Still worth the visit though: it is an extremely eerie place 
    The stone forest near Varna is not a petrified forest however it is petrified coral. Still worth the visit though: it is an extremely eerie place  more »
  • The site is very interesting. The rock formations vary in size and shape, so there is much to see and enjoy. This is only a short experience and will probably take an hour or two to explore in depth.....  more
    The site is very interesting. The rock formations vary in size and shape, so there is much to see and enjoy. This is only a short experience and will probably take an hour or two to explore in depth.....  more »
  • Although I live in Varna and visited the Stone Forest (Pobiti Kamani) in Bulgarian many times. I can say this is definitely a place you can visit throughout any time of the year including winter. If....  more
    Although I live in Varna and visited the Stone Forest (Pobiti Kamani) in Bulgarian many times. I can say this is definitely a place you can visit throughout any time of the year including winter. If....  more »
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  • Fantastic place! Very kind worker helped with history. But better even to read about place before because it’s really fantastic! BUT! Be careful DONT LEAVE YOUR BELONGINGS IN THE CAR! STIFFS ARE AROUND and stealing things
  • Very nice place to visit! They say is a former sea, and the rocks formed by themselves around 5 mil years ago - the man selling tickets is very kind and will let you know all these details. What's visible now has a length of 800 m and is quite wide - the sand is very fine also. This desert with rocks, looks really impressive and should be better promoted.
  • Few people know this, but here is located for of the two desert areas in Europe, the other being in Spain. Magnificent natural formations! Interesting species of flora can be found here: cactus and mountain rose.
  • Beautiful landmark and a very, very kind gentleman who sells the tickets helped us getting a taxi when we couldn’t get through as the operators didn’t speak English. He made our day, we really appreciated his help!
  • A very special place, surely worth a visit!

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